TUCSON, Ariz. – Feb. 7, 2014 — Lowe’s stores across the country will once again team up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for the 32nd annual Shamrocks mobile program to help raise funds for children and adults affected by muscle disease.
Now through March 31, customers can spread some extra luck to MDA families by purchasing and signing a $1 green, $5 gold or $20 platinum Shamrocks mobile while shopping at a Lowe’s store in their area.
“We appreciate the support and enthusiasm of our employees and customers throughout the past several years,” said Lowe’s Director of Community Relations Joan Higginbotham. “Their dedication helps strengthen our commitment to our neighbors and communities, and we know we can count on them to help make the Shamrocks program a success again this year.”
Lowe’s first teamed up with MDA in 2001. To date, Lowe’s and its customers have raised more than $38 million for MDA.
“We’re grateful to have the support of a company like Lowe’s that is devoted to improving the lives of its employees and communities while helping more than 1 million Americans affected by neuromuscular disease,” said MDA Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Income Development Ann McNamara. “With Lowe’s support, we are able to fund life-changing programs and MDA summer camps for the families we serve.”
Funds raised from Lowe’s Shamrocks sales will help send thousands of local children affected by muscular dystrophy and related diseases to a weeklong, barrier-free MDA summer camp at nearly 80 locations throughout the United States.
Lowe’s supports the communities it serves through programs that focus on K-12 public education and community improvement projects. The company’s signature education grant program, Lowe’s Toolbox for Education®, has donated more than $38 million to 8,000 K-12 public schools, benefiting more than 5 million schoolchildren. Lowe’s Heroes employee volunteers support local community projects and our national nonprofit partners such as Habitat for Humanity, Rebuilding Together and the American Red Cross. Since 2007, Lowe’s and the Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation together have contributed nearly $200 million to improve communities in the United States, Canada and Mexico. To learn more, visit Lowes.com/SocialResponsibility and LowesInTheCommunity.tumblr.com.
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. It does so by funding worldwide research; by providing comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and by rallying communities to fight back through advocacy, fundraising and local engagement.