The Home Depot® Canada Foundation raises $1,253,370 for youth-serving charities across Canada
TORONTO, July 8, 2015 /CNW/ - By purchasing a paper door for $2, our customers generously supported 182 Home Depot stores across Canada to raise $1,253,370 in 36 days, with the goal of putting an end to youth homelessness.
One hundred per cent of our customer donations support housing and life-skills development programs such as counselling, financial literacy, and employment preparation to give youth the practical tools they need to live to their full potential.
"We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of The Orange Door Project," said Kevin Jon Gangloff, director, Orillia Youth Centre. "The Home Depot Canada Foundation is our ally in putting an end to youth homelessness. As a local, non-profit organization, this partnership allows us to raise funds on a larger scale than what we could do on our own."
"Many youth-serving charities rely solely on grants, fundraisers and donations to deliver much needed services to help vulnerable youth build brighter futures," said Bill Lennie, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and president, The Home Depot Canada. "Through the support of our customers and the commitment of our associates, we made a measureable impact in the lives of vunerable, Canadian youth. We are absolutely one step closer to eliminating youth homelessness across the country."
The Home Depot Canada Foundation match program means the top 10 fundraising communities based on top dollar sales and top sales as a percentage of transactions will receive a dollar-for-dollar match. This means:
- Bridging the Gap Halton in Milton, Ontario will receive $43,736
- Crisis Centre North Bay in North Bay, Ontario will receive $30,860
- Eva's Initiatives for Homeless Youth in Toronto, Ontario will receive $50,548
- John Howard Society of Durham Region in Oshawa, Ontario will receive $34,312
- Ktunaxa Nation Council in Cranbrook, British Columbia will receive $20,104
- Maison Raymond Roy in Victoriaville, Quebec will receive $12,100
- Orillia Youth Centre in Orillia, Ontario will receive $34,908
- Our Place Peel in Etobicoke, Ontario will receive $55,860
- The Table Soup Kitchen Foundation in Huntsville, Ontario will receive $20,144
- Youth Impact Jeunesse Inc. in Moncton, New Brunswick will receive $23,248
About The Home Depot Canada Foundation:
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that help 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, in 2013 the Foundation made a three-year, $10-million pledge to support long-term solutions that will put an end to youth homelessness in Canada. In collaboration with community partners, thought leaders, The Home Depot Canada's suppliers, customers and associates we are focused on improving places through renovation and repair projects and supporting programs that give youth the resources they require to build brighter futures. For more information, please visit: www.homedepot.ca/foundation
SOURCE The Home Depot Canada
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For further information: To coordinate a media interview or photo opportunity, please contact: Emily DiCarlo, public relations specialist, The Home Depot Canada, 416-412-4142, Mobile: 647-539-9059, Emily_DiCarlo@homedepot.com