The Home Depot Canada Foundation wrapped up its Orange Door Project fundraising campaign this week.
Through donations, and the campaign’s matching program, the foundation will distribute more than $900,000 in support of 120 youth-serving charities to prevent and end youth homelessness.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Red Deer and District will receive funds as part of the project. The money will be used to purchase groceries, mattresses and essential program delivery supplies for the 49th Street Youth Shelter.
Funds raised at The Home Depot Canada’s 27 stores in Alberta will result in $148,240 being distributed to 11 local charity partners.
“I want to thank our customers and our associates for rallying behind this important cause,” said Pam O’Rourke, foundation chair and a vice-president of The Home Depot Canada.
“Youth homelessness exists in all of our communities, and the generous donations provided during The Orange Door Project campaign helps 120 charity partners provide the local support needed to help secure brighter futures for vulnerable or homeless youth.”
The fundraising campaign is part of The Orange Door Project initiative, through which the foundation has pledged $50 million by 2022 to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada.