Central Albertans who visit Red Deer Home Depot can donate $2 in-store or online until Dec. 22 to the 49th Street Youth Shelter through The Orange Door Project. (File photo by Advocate staff)

Red Deer gets behind The Orange Door Project

Fundraising project continues to Dec. 22 at Home Depot

Red Deerians are in second place nationally in their support of The Orange Door Project to help homeless youth.

Shoppers who visit Red Deer Home Depot can donate $2 in store or online until Sunday at 6 p.m. to the 49th Street Youth Shelter.

Shelter manager Rose Hatfield said based on per capita contributions, Red Deer has shown a lot of community support.

“If they come in first, Red Deer is going to be a real leader,” Hatfield said.


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The local project is trying to raise $10,000 from the public, and the Home Depot Canada Foundation will match that contribution.

Youth HQ representatives will be at Home Depot throughout the campaign to answer questions about the shelter and its initiatives.

Santa will be at Home Depot on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and people can get their picture taken for a small donation. A barbecue will also be held Saturday and Sunday.

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