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.
Recently, The Home Depot associates at The Home Depot Park Royal store in West Vancouver presented representatives from Hollyburn Family Services Society with a cheque for $29,582.
The cheque represented a $25,000 Affordable Housing Grant awarded to Hollyburn to support small renovations required at both their Transition House and Youth Safe House as well as proceeds raised by store associates during The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign in June.
Hollyburn Family Services Society offers a continuum of housing options and support services to the homeless and victims of violence. Some of their programs are tailored to meet the unique needs of homeless youth.
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is proud to partner with Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa and Youth Empowerment & Support Services (Edmonton) as part of our shared commitment to preventing and ending youth homelessness in Canada.
Each agency will use their partnership funding to complete physical improvements to the housing accommodations they operate for homeless youth as well as to administer critical programs designed to help youth prepare for independent living.