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Team Depot

Giving back is a core value at The Home Depot and is a passion for our associates.

Through Team Depot, our associate-led volunteer program, The Home Depot associates are encouraged and empowered to take a leadership role in the community.

From updating a youth shelter with a fresh coat of paint to improving storage solutions at a local transitional home to enhancing outdoor spaces, our associates work with local charities to improve the homes and lives of thousands of deserving Canadians in need.

Annually, The Home Depot associates contribute more than 60,000 volunteer hours to community projects across Canada. In 2015 Team Depot associates across Canada have worked with a variety of community partners to complete more than 285 projects.

Check out our associates in action on our success stories, photo and video gallery pages.

Team Depot associates in Toronto give back for the holidays

December 2015

A number of associate teams at The Home Depot Canada’s Store Support Centre in Toronto, ON wanted to do something special during the holiday season.  So, they partnered with three youth-serving charities across the city - Covenant House Toronto, Kennedy House Youth Shelter and Youth Without Shelter – to complete a number of projects and spread cheer throughout the month of December.  Specifically, Team Depot associates:

  • Prepared a warm breakfast for the residents at Youth Without Shelter
  • Wrapped presents for youth supported by these charities.
  • Decorated the charities’ shelter spaces to bring Christmas cheer and a create feeling of “home” for the youth residents.

St. John’s Team Depot helps decorate for the holidays

December 2015

As a leading retailer for décor, The Home Depot knows that the right decorations set the mood, get people into the holiday spirit and provide a backdrop for holiday memories. That’s why Team Depot volunteers at The Home Depot St. John’s, NL store, helped decorate Stella’s Circle for the holidays.

Stella’s Circle provides housing and support services  is the leading social services agency in St. John’s that offers  housing and support services to youth and adults in the community.

 “Our team went to Naomi Centre to set up holiday decorations hoping to make the young women staying there feel more at home during the holiday season,” says Joel Stenbaugh, Team Depot Captain and specialty assistant store manager.

Team Depot helping spread holiday cheer to those in need

December 2015

Associates from a number of The Home Depot stores in Lower Mainland of BC spent the day volunteering at Aunt Leah’s Place - an organization that provides safe, secure housing and programs that give young people the practical skills they need to make a successful transition to adulthood and independence.  Volunteers helped pre-load 60 holiday hampers with items such food and gifts for youth that have transitioned out of Aunt Leah’s Place.

“This project was about our stores getting out and partnering with an organization that helps ensure youth in the Lower Mainland have something special to open this holiday season,” said Ferd Meloche, Store Manager at The Home Depot North Surrey store. “Giving back to the community is part of our core values at The Home Depot and we are thrilled to have been a part of this project.”

Toronto, ON - Team Depot associates cook a warm break for youth at Youth Without Shelter

St. John’s, NL - Associates decorate Naomi Centre for the holidays

Associates from the Store Support Centre assist the new Cooper Koo YMCA with their rooftop garden

Kingston associates volunteer with St. Vincent De Paul Society

Winnipeg associates build beds for youth at Teen Challenge

Associates in Toronto volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Associates in Winnipeg volunteer at the Canadian Red Cross training exercise

Team Depot is ready for the Coldest Night of the Year event in Windsor in support of the Downtown Mission

Team Depot Associates in Fredericton host a workshop for the Multicultural Association of Fredericton.

Associates in Vernon, BC fix up the property at the North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society.

Winnipeg, MB - MacDonald Youth Services gets spruced up by our associates in Winnipeg

Montreal, QC - Homeless youth at Dans la rue enjoy an inviting space to learn essential life skills after associates repainted their day centre.

Vancouver, BC. – Associates pause from volunteering at Covenant House to take a team photo

Edmonton, AB - McMan Youth, Family and Community Services’ clients have a fresh outdoor space thanks to Team Depot associates in Edmonton

Team Depot 

MacDonald Youth Services (Winnipeg, MB)     

Street Culture Kidz (Regina, SK)     

Youth Empowerment & Support Services (Edmonton, AB)     

Youth Emergency Services (Peterborough, ON)     

360°Kids (Markham, ON)

Youth Without Shelter (Toronto, ON)

Boys and Girls Club of Niagara (Niagara Falls, ON)

Ottawa Community Housing Foundation (Ottawa, ON)    

Boys and Girls Clubs  of Calgary (Calgary, AB)    

Wyndham House (Guelph, ON)

Phoenix Youth Programs (Halifax, NS)

Okanagan Boys and Girls Club (Kelowna, BC)    

Our Place Peel (Mississauga, ON)   

Covenant House (Vancouver, BC)

Volunteer Canada
  • The Home Depot is committed to supporting and empowering associates to make a difference in their local communities through volunteerism. We believe in the capacity of volunteers to bring change to communities; that's why we support Volunteer Canada, the national voice and leader of volunteerism. In 2005, The Home Depot helped form Canada's first Corporate Council on Volunteering, consisting of more than 20 corporate leaders from a variety of industries across Canada. Today, the Council is focused on the development and sharing of best practices for engaging the private sector in the charitable sector through volunteerism.

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Charitable Registration Number: 828431015RR0001

QUESTIONS?
Send your questions to canadafoundation@homedepot.com.
Please note that all funding requests must be made using the online application form link found on the Grant Programs page.

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