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Academy wins True Value Foundation’s “Painting a Brighter Future” grant.
A fresh coat of paint brightens up any room, and this summer Ava Victory Academy has received up to 40 gallons of paint to refresh its learning environment. Ava Victory Academy was selected as the winner of a paint grant through Cooper Lumber’s partnership with True Value Foundation’s ‘Painting a Brighter Future’ program. A True Value Foundation paint grant helps renew an atmosphere that sets a positive tone for educators to teach and children to learn.
Partnering with True Value Foundation, Cooper Lumber, notified neighborhood schools of the grant last fall and encouraged them to apply.
‘Painting a Brighter Future’ is the signature program of the True Value Foundation, a philanthropic organization of True Value retailers nationwide. Serving as ambassadors for the foundation, True Value retailers introduced the ‘Painting a Brighter Future’ program to their towns, championing the cause of enhancing the educational environment in their respective communities. Who better than a hardware store owner to help convince local school officials on how 40 gallons of paint can enhance the learning environment for area students.
An extensive judging process evaluated several aspects of the school, including student population, involvement with the surrounding community and the reasoning behind the school’s request. Using this set of criteria, an advisory committee of True Value Company professionals identified the top applicants as grant winners, each of whom were notified by their local True Value hardware store.
True Value Foundation was established in 2008 to unite True Value retailers in helping people in their communities build stronger lives through charitable programs. Through the foundation, American’s local hometown True Value hardware stores are encouraged to support youth programs, create solutions for community and social issues, and inspire adults to continue to learn through new experiences. By uniting retailers in this mission through local initiatives, the foundation brings positive change to more people in True Value communities.