The Home Depot’s Marcus Drive store has raised $9,500 for the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth through its Orange Door Project fundraising campaign.
The Sudbury Action Centre will use the donations to provide youth in Sudbury with meals and the life skills necessary to go back to school, maintain housing, and acquire employment.
“Thank you to everyone who stopped by The Home Depot to learn more about our organization or to donate a toonie to the cause,” said Julie Gorman, Youth Program Coordinator, the Sudbury Action Centre for Youth.
“We are so grateful for the support and generosity of our community in helping to build brighter futures for youth.”
Between June 1 - July 2, Home Depot customers supported the campaign by donating $2 in exchange for paper orange doors. All 182 Home Depot Canada stores took part and raised a record total of nearly $1.3 million for 121 youth shelters, drop-in centres and aid organizations across Canada.
“Giving back is an important part of our core values,” said Jeff Kinnaird, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and president, The Home Depot Canada.
“We’re proud that 100 per cent of donations will stay in the community to help prevent and end youth homelessness.”
The Orange Door Project campaign was established by The Home Depot Canada Foundation to help prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada.
The Home Depot Canada covers the campaign’s administrative costs and matches the donations raised at its top 10 stores.