The Home Depotâ€™sCollingwood store has raised $5,613 for Home Horizon through its Orange Door Project fundraising campaign. Home Horizon will use the donations to support its Youth Program which provides housing, counselling and support for homeless youth in the Southern Georgian Bay region.
"Thank you to everyone who stopped by The Home Depot to learn more about our organization or to donate a toonie to the cause," said Garth Martin, Board Chair, Home Horizon. "We are so grateful for the support and generosity of our community in helping to build brighter futures for youth."
Between June 1 and July 2, Home Depot customers supported the campaign by donating $2 in exchange for paper orange doors. All 182 Home Depot Canada stores took part and raised a record total of nearly $1.3 million for 121 youth shelters, drop-in centres and aid organizations across Canada.
"Giving back is an important part of our core values," said Jeff Kinnaird, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and president, The Home Depot Canada. "We're proud that 100 per cent of donations will stay in the community to help prevent and end youth homelessness."
The Orange Door Project campaign was established by The Home Depot Canada Foundation to help prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada. The Home Depot Canada covers the campaignâ€™s administrative costs and matches the donations raised at its top 10 stores.
About Home Horizon
Home Horizon is a non-profit registered charitable corporation that has been serving the needs of homeless women, children and youth in Southern Georgian Bay for the past 11 years. The Youth Program focuses on transforming the lives of homeless youth through support, counselling and transitional housing. The youth live at the Home Horizon Barbara Weider House which provides a safe and welcoming communal environment â€“ something many of these youth have never had. In addition counsellors work closely with the youth to help them develop critical life and independent living skills in addition to self-esteem, hope and opportunity.
About The Home Depot Canada Foundation
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to helping prevent and put an end to youth homelessness in Canada. On any given night, more than 6,000 young people are without a place to call home, making youth homelessness one of the most urgent social issues facing Canadians today. Through The Orange Door Project initiative, the Foundation has pledged $20 million by 2018 to improve housing options, support life-skills development programs, and invest in research that ensures funding is directed to the most effective solutions designed to help youth build brighter futures. For more information, please visit our website.