Lowe’s India announces donation of 1.2 million rupees to SOS Children’s Villages India
Inaugurates Basketball court in Bannerghatta village as part of Phase 1 commitment
Bengaluru, 19th December 2017: Lowe’s India, the global in-house center of Lowe’s Companies Inc., a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company headquartered in Mooresville, NC, U.S., today announced the donation of INR 1.2 million to SOS Children’s Villages, as part of its ongoing commitment to serving communities in India.
Phase 1 of this commitment came to life as Lowe’s India inaugurated the basketball court in SOS Children’s Village in Bannerghatta road today. Since its inception in 2014 in India, Lowe’s has extensively engaged with communities and will soon be announcing new projects with other community partners in the coming months.
Inaugurating the basketball court, Mr. James Brandt, Managing Director – Lowe’s India said, “With a purpose to help people love where they live, we at Lowe’s strongly believe that social responsibility is a foundational characteristic of our culture. It defines who we are and helps us live our value to ‘make a difference in somebody’s day every day’. As a home improvement company, a home is at the center of everything that we do as a business. Our association with SOS Children’s Villages of India aligns completely to our vision and core as a company.”
Applauding the support, Secretary General of SOS Children’s Villages of India, Ms. Anuja Bansal said, “Corporate partners like Lowe’s India provide encouragement and strengthen us to reach out to many more children in need, in our country. I thank Lowe’s India for their support to our efforts towards improving lives of thousands of children under the care of SOS India.”
Lowe’s India’s focuses on housing, education and environment as part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives. Employee volunteerism is a strong foundational concept at Lowe’s, and every year Lowe’s employees are encouraged to participate and give back to the communities.
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) is a FORTUNE® 50 home improvement company serving more than 17 million customers a week in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With fiscal year 2016 sales of $65.0 billion, Lowe’s and its related businesses operate or service more than 2,370 home improvement and hardware stores and employ over 290,000 people. Founded in 1946 and based in Mooresville, N.C., Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects.
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About Lowe’s India
Lowe’s India is the global in-house center for Lowe’s Companies Inc., and is based out of Bengaluru, India. With over 1300+ employees, Lowe’s India defines and delivers innovative solutions in technology, analytics and shared services to help Lowe’s achieve enterprise productivity and growth. Our technology teams deliver projects in digital operations, e-commerce, mobile, infrastructure and corporate systems, and data analytics teams enable in making data-driven decisions in merchandising, store operations, finance and supply chain. Since its inception in 2014, Lowe’s India has contributed to the community through programs that focus on housing, education and environment.
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