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The Home Depot Canada Foundation Commits $10 Million To Help Homeless Youth In Canada

“We’ve always been committed to helping affordable housing in Canada, and we know that you are more adversely affected the younger you are. By focusing our efforts on youth and housing, we can maximize our resources, help youth realize their potential and build brighter futures.”
– Paulette Minard, General Manager
The Home Depot Canada Foundation

In October 2013, The Home Depot Canada Foundation released its Thought Leadership White Paper on Youth Homelessness and pledged $10 million to help put an end to youth homelessness in Canada.

We have named this initiative The Orange Door Project.

Over the next three years, along with our community partners, The Home Depot Canada’s suppliers, customers and associates, we will support renovation and repair projects, life skill development programs, and research and collaboration programs that benefit homeless and vulnerable youth.

Together, we can give our youth the opportunity to realize a brighter future.

Learn more about this issue by reading our White Paper.

Charity Classic a big success!

Thank you to more than 400 participants who took part in the 2013 The Home Depot Charity Classic on August 13th at Angus Glen in Markham, Ontario. Together we raised more than $1-million! The proceeds from this event will support our commitment to helping put an end to youth homelessness in Canada.

Thank you again to our supplier community for your generosity.

Affordable Housing Grant Program – 2014 Recipients

The Home Depot Canada Foundation provides grants of up to $25,000 to Canadian registered charities making repairs, refurbishments and/or modifications to a housing accommodation that benefits youth in need. Thank you to all charitable organizations that expressed interest in this program and congratulations to the recipient organizations.

En Marge 12 – 17 celebrates our partnership and the beginning of their renovation project!

En Marge 12 – 17 offers vulnerable and homeless youth alternative solutions to life on the street as well as support for their parents.

On July 9, representatives from En Marge 12-17, associates from The Home Depot and actor and En Marge 12–17 spokesperson, Daniel Brière, gathered to celebrate their regional partnership. As part of this partnership, the Foundation made a $100,000 grant to enable renovations at En Marge 12-17’s youth shelter.

Local The Home Depot associates will assist with a number of components of the renovation project which will take place over the next eleven months.

In addition, during The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign that took place from May 29 – July 2, customers at The Home Depot Beaubien Ouest store purchased $2 ‘paper doors’ totalling more than $7,000. These funds will also benefit En Marge 12-17.

Thank you for your support!

From May 29 – July 2, The Orange Door Project, a campaign to help bring housing and hope to homeless youth in Canada took place at all The Home Depot stores across Canada. During this time, customers were invited to purchase a (paper) ‘orange door’ at the checkout.

We are pleased to announce that together, we raised more than $946,000 for youth-serving housing charities across the country! Thank you for your support!

Click here to find out which charity benefitted from donations made in your community.

Annual Report Click here to view our 2013 Annual Report