Published October 22, 2018 21:45
Giving back is a core value at The Home Depot and is a passion for their associates.
Through Team Depot, their associate-led volunteer program, The Home Depot associates are encouraged and empowered to take a leadership role in the community. Thanks to the dedication of associates and management from The Home Depot in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Vernon much needed upgrades and projects at our Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs were made possible.
Over the past six years, a total of 12 projects have been completed. “Their expertise, committed employee volunteers and donations of gift cards from The Home Depot Foundation have made these extreme makeovers possible.” stated Jarrod Stocker, OBGC Director of Facilities and Transportation. From updating our youth shelter with a fresh coat of paint to enhancing outdoor spaces at our Armstrong Club, the associates work with our Facilities and Transportation department and the local Club staff to carve a day out and come together to make a difference. Enhancing our facilities and the lives of thousands of deserving local children, youth and families that are in need and accessing our Clubs!
Most recently, five Kelowna and five West Kelowna associates packed up and headed down south to the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs – Penticton facility. Where they joined six Club staff members and refreshed the walls in the coat room, lego room, school aged child care room, as well as the club entrance and hallway! In just six hours with $1,400 in supplies and hours of volunteer work Team Depot finished the upgrade, brightening the Penticton Club with two coats on all the walls and trim.
All the individuals involved enjoyed their time mentioning great conversation and lots of laughs. The Hope Depot Team enjoyed their time spent with the Penticton staff so much so they have already booked their next Team Depot Day back in Penticton for spring 2019!
At the Okanagan Boys and Girls Clubs we recognize that it takes a community to achieve our mission of providing a safe, supportive place where children and youth experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships, and develop confidence and skills for life. “The impact of The Home Depot support for our facilities has been enormous and at this point I would not know what to do without Home Depot. From every young person or family that walks through an OBGC door, We Thank you.” Jarrod Stocker, Director of Facilities and Transportation.