The Home Depot Calgary store associates raise $44,482 to support vulnerable and homeless youth in Calgary through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign.
For 35 days, associates at The Home Depot Calgary area store associates and their customers rallied together to help local, at-risk and homeless youth.
From May 29 to July 2, all customers were invited to purchase a ‘paper door’ as part of The Orange Door Project, a campaign to help bring housing and hope to homeless youth in Canada.
The $44,482 raised during the campaign by The Home Depot store associates at nine Calgary area stores will benefit The Tree House affordable housing accommodation for youth operated by Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary (BGCC).
Boys and Girls Clubs across Canada provide a safe, supportive place where children and youth can experience new opportunities, overcome barriers, build positive relationships and develop confidence and skills for life.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary is one of only a few Clubs in Canada that offers emergency, short-term and longer term housing, life skills development programs and support services to local youth.
In addition to support generated through the in-store fundraising campaign, The Home Depot Canada Foundation is proud to have provided support for The Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary Script program (outreach and life skills development program) as well as renovations at The Tree House affordable housing building as part of their 2014 regional partnership program.