Team Depot is The Home Depot's associate volunteer program. Through Team Depot, associates are encouraged and empowered to take a leadership role in the community by organizing and volunteering on projects with local and national partners.
In September, The Home Depot associates celebrated The Home Depot Canada's Celebration of Service month, a volunteer campaign delivered by Team Depot associates across Canada.
Celebration of Service sees The Home Depot associates contributing their time and hands-on expertise to complete projects that make a difference in their community. You can read about some of these projects below!
Annually, The Home Depot associates contribute more than 60,000 volunteer hours to community projects across Canada.
In 2013, Team Depot associates across Canada have worked with a variety of community partners to complete more than 150 projects. To see a complete list of those projects click here.
Team Depot Success Stories
Team Depot associates from The Home Depot Coquitlam store partnered with Tri-City Transitions House, a non-profit organization that helps abused women and their families in the Tri-City area.
Volunteers rolled up their sleeves for the day, tackling a variety of indoor projects at their transitional home including updating the floor, painting and making some minor updates around the home.
“It is great to partner with an organization that makes such an impact on the community,” said Rhonda Brayshaw, Store Manager of The Home Depot Coquitlam. “It is such a great feeling to leave a project at the end of the day knowing a difference has been made."
Today, ten associates from The Home Depot Ontario stores across the greater Durham Region partnered with Durham Youth Housing and Support Services (DYHSS) which operates Joanne’s House - a 13-bed shelter for homeless youth aged 16 – 24.
Over the course of the day, the associates taped, painted and touched up the walls on the main level of the house, giving it a fresh, clean look.
“We were excited to partner with DYHSS, and give the youth a warm and inviting place to call home,” said Michelle Garcia, Store Manager of The Home Depot Ajax store. “It’s amazing how much a coat of paint can transform a space.”
Durham Youth Housing and Support Services (DYHSS) is also a recipient of a $25,000 grant through The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s 2013 Affordable Housing Grant Program.
September 24 - 26
Associates from The Home Depot Kelowna and other area stores completed a three-day project in partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Kelowna Youth Shelter. By the end of day three, they had made repairs to the dorms and walls, added a fresh coat of paint and replaced ceiling tiles.
“We are completing this project to show our thanks to Boys and Girls Club of Kelowna for all they do to help ensure that youth in our community have a safe place to stay in times of need,” said Derry Loughrey, an associate at The Home Depot Kelowna store. "We hope the youth find the new and improved living space warm and inviting."
More than 60 Team Depot associate volunteers from The Home Depot locations across Edmonton spent three days painting the exterior and interior of the Crystal Kids Youth Centre, an organization that nurtures and supports at- risk urban youth in the community by providing a variety of programs and services in a safe and inviting space.
“One of the reasons I enjoy working for The Home Depot is our commitment to giving back to the community. When I spoke to associates in the store, many remembered using the program themselves when they were younger,” said Ivan Ternovoy, Store Human Resources Manager of The Home Depot Edmonton Clareview store. “Working together we were able to give the space a fresh new look, while supporting an organization that has been dedicated to serving youth at risk in the community for decades.”
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