The Home Depot Canada Foundation Launches 7th Annual Buy A Hammer, Build Our Community Campaign
TORONTO, May 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Starting today, customers shopping at any
of the 180 Home Depot® stores across the country can donate $2.00 to
purchase a paper hammer and help support affordable housing initiatives
in their local community.
Housing is a basic human necessity. There are many young people who do
not have access to safe, stable and affordable housing, that's why The
Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting the housing
needs of Canada's youth. Running until July 3, 2013, all proceeds
raised through the campaign will benefit local housing charities,
including many that provide housing support to youth-in-need.
"The Foundation believes safe, stable, affordable housing matters," said
Peg Hunter, Chair, The Home Depot Canada Foundation. "Working together
and supporting affordable housing, we can help build brighter futures
and stronger communities for everyone."
The Buy a Hammer, Build Our Community campaign has helped more than 250 local charitable organizations,
including Habitat for Humanity, Nipissing Transition House and My
Friends House in Collingwood, to name a few.
More than 1,250,000 paper hammers have been sold across Canada.
One hundred per cent of all funds raised by the community stay in the
Since 2009, The Home Depot Canada Foundation has invested more than
$10-million to help improve homes and communities across Canada.
About The Home Depot Canada Foundation:
As the charitable arm of The Home Depot Canada, The Home Depot Canada
Foundation is committed to using its time, knowledge and resources to
support affordable housing and create strong communities for Canadians
in need. Our primary focus is to support housing initiatives that
benefit Canadian youth because safe, stable, affordable housing
matters. It is the cornerstone of vibrant, strong communities and is
directly linked to helping youth realize their full potential and build
Bringing together volunteerism, do-it-yourself expertise, product
donations and monetary grants, the Foundation supports affordable
housing projects and local small-scale improvement projects that make
lasting, physical improvements to the neighbourhoods it serves. Each
year, associates from The Home Depot volunteer over 60,000 hours of
hands-on service on community projects across Canada through Team
Depot, the company's associate volunteer program. For more information,
please visit homedepot.ca/foundation.
SOURCE: The Home Depot Canada
For further information:
Erika Botond, Manager, Public Relations and Communications
The Home Depot Canada
(416) 412-6760 or 416-338-1856