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How The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

Published May 30, 2018 12:11

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to ending youth homelessness, pledging to invest $20 million over five years through The Orange Door Project. This initiative will give homeless youth the housing, support and hope theyOrange Door need to live safe, healthy and productive lives. One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign.

From tomorrow until June 24, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity. All funds raised at The Home Depot Kelowna and West Kelowna store during the campaign will support Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs (OBGC) - Downtown and Westside Youth Centres.

Encourage your friends, family members, neighbours and colleagues to support the campaign today! Learn more at orangedoorproject.ca. Click Here.

"We are so excited to be partnering with The Home Depot stores in West Kelowna and Kelowna on the Orange Door Project. This small donation of $2 for a paper door has a huge impact and we are looking forward to the campaign being a great success." said Richelle Leckey, community Engagement Coordinator, OBCG

Youth in our community come from all walks of life and need our support in a variety of ways. Each of our Youth Centres (West Kelowna and Kelowna) provide programs to meet the needs of the young people who walk through our doors everyday. In some cases that is a supportive,caring relationship and for others it's employment counseling, life skill development, a healthy meal or shelter out of the cold. We are there for them wherever they are at, welcoming them and providing a safe place to belong.

The financial support of The Home Depot is huge in helping us run the programs and services provided. It doesn't stop there.....they are there whenever we need them as well. Whether is is volunteering to renovate or upgrade our faclities, donating appliances or kitchens or providing gift cards so we can purchase needed supplies, they continue to be a major contributor and a true partner in our work.Team Picture

We hope you will take some time to go into The Home Depot stores in West Kelowna or Kelowna, purchase a orange door and thank the staff for the amazing working they are doing for the youth in our communities.

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