The Orange Door Project campaign raises $1.15M to help end youth homelessness

100 per cent of funds raised will support housing and life-skills programs at charities across Canada 

TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2016 /CNW/ - Thanks to its generous customers, The Home Depot Canada® Foundation's Orange Door Project campaign raised $1.15 million through in-store donations across all 182 locations between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9.

"I want to thank every customer who took the time to support the Orange Door campaign in their community, and every associate for their commitment to the cause," said Jeff Kinnaird, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and president, The Home Depot Canada. "With your help we are one step closer to eliminating youth homelessness; every dollar raised goes directly to our charity partners."

The Orange Door Project was established in 2013 with the goal of eliminating youth homelessness in Canada. One hundred per cent of funds raised will support housing and life-skills development programs at charities across Canada, giving youth the practical tools to reach their full potential.

About The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to putting 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 made a three-year, $10-million pledge to support renovation and repair projects and programs that provide vulnerable youth with access to safe, stable housing and support services. For more information, please visit: www.orangedoorproject.ca.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world's largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,276 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2015, The Home Depot had sales of $88.5 billion and earnings of $7.0 billion. The Company employs more than 385,000 associates. The Home Depot's stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor's 500 index.

SOURCE The Home Depot Canada

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For further information: To coordinate a media interview or photo opportunity, please contact: Kathleen Rose, Public Relations Specialist, The Home Depot Canada, 647-292-4591 / Kathleen_A_Rose@homedepot.com

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