Canada's Home Depot stores sell 'orange doors' to help end youth homelessness

Buy a $2 paper orange door on your next Home Depot visit to help give hope to homeless youth

TORONTO, June 1, 2017 /CNW/ - Home Depot stores across Canada kicked off the annual Orange Door Project in-store fundraising campaign today to help end youth homelessness. Until July 2, customers shopping at Home Depot Canada stores or garden centres can support the campaign by donating $2 at the checkout in exchange for a paper orange door.

"In Canadian neighbourhoods, kids as young as 13 are experiencing homelessness. Together, we can shine a light on this serious social issue and inspire our friends, family members and neighbours to take action to help," said Jeff Kinnaird, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and president, The Home Depot Canada.

Donations to The Orange Door Project campaign support organizations that provide safe, stable housing and the life skills development programs that lead to brighter futures for homeless and at-risk youth. The Home Depot Canada covers all administrative costs of the campaign, ensuring that 100 per cent of customer donations benefit local youth shelters, drop-in centres or aid organizations.

Donations can also be made online, at orangedoorproject.ca.

Quick Facts

  • According to Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey, homelessness can begin as young as age 13 – and if not addressed, can lead to years on the streets
  • Since 2007, the Orange Door Project campaign has raised $6.6 million and helped more than 300 Canadian non-profit organizations.
  • In November 2016, The Home Depot Canada Foundation reached its $10 million goal to help prevent and end youth homelessness and doubled its commitment to $20 million by 2018.
  • The 10 stores that raise the most funds during the campaign will have their donations matched by The Home Depot Canada Foundation.

About The Home Depot Canada Foundation

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to helping prevent and 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, the Foundation has pledged $20 million by 2018 to improve housing options, support life-skills development programs, and invest in research that ensures funding is directed to the most effective solutions designed to help youth build brighter futures. 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 2,281 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces and Mexico. In fiscal 2016, The Home Depot had sales of $94.6 billion and earnings of $8.0 billion. The Company employs more than 400,000 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 of Canada Inc.

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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