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Huge thank you to The Home Depot customers, associates and The Home Depot Canada Foundation

Published July 08, 2015 16:06

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The Home Depot Canada Foundation was established in 2008 as a registered charity. Its primary focus is to help put an end to youth homelessness in Canada.

In 2013, The Home Depot Canada Foundation set a new challenge to address youth homelessness because far too many of our young people are facing challenges with access to safe, stable and affordable housing. This initiative, known as The Orange Door Project, includes a three-year, $10-million pledge to support initiatives that help prevent and put an end to youth homelessness in Canada.

From Thursday, May 28 to Thursday, July 2 The Home Depot customers across Canada were empowered to be a part of the change by making a $2 donation in support of a local charity that provides housing and supportive services to homeless youth.

The Kelowna and West Kelowna The Home Depot stores both eagerly accepted the challenge of trying to raise much needed funds to support the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs programs for homeless and at risk youth. The staff were committed to sharing the message and encouraging customers to share in their efforts.

We are excited to say that the Kelowna The Home Depot store raised $13,184 and the West Kelowna The Home Depot store raised $6,504. All the money raised will stay in the community and help ensure that the youth who need us the most are provided with a safe place to belong where they can learn life skills, work through challenges and grow to be successful and active participants in society.

Thank you to all who donated $2 to purchase a ‘paper orange door’, to the associates who encouraged and shared our message and to The Home Depot Canada Foundation for understanding the need to support the young people who find themselves homeless.

Learn more about The Home Depot Canada Foundation. www.homedepot.ca/foundation

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