Thank You Home Depot!
Waterloo, November 2nd, 2016: The Home Depot’s Kitchener West and Waterloo store raised $13,952 for Lutherwood’s Safe Haven Shelter through its Orange Door Project fundraising campaign.
From September 1st to October 9th, the colour orange splashed the aisles and doors of Home Depot locations across Canada, and customers purchased a “paper door” for $2 at the checkout. For three years, proceeds raised through The Orange Door Project by associates at The Home Depot Waterloo and Kitchener West stores have supported Lutherwood’s Safe Haven Shelter.
“The teams at Home Depot Waterloo and Kitchener West are such incredible champions for Safe Haven and The Orange Door Campaign. We are so thankful for the continual support and partnership of The Home Depot” said Donna Buchan, Executive Director, Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation. “The two stores have raised more than $50,000 over the past three years to help kids looking for a safe alternative to life on the street.”
Lutherwood’s Safe Haven shelter is a place where each year more than 500 children between the ages of 12 to 18 find safety, shelter and support. At any time of the day or night, a child can knock on the door and ask for a safe place to sleep, eat and receive counseling to help them find a better direction in their lives. Many of these children are experiencing conflict and family breakdown, struggling with mental health issues, poverty, conflict with the law, addiction and abusive home situations.
“We were very happy to support. Our team takes this program to heart and we honour the work that Lutherwood does every day in the support of this initiative” said Herman Randhawa, Kitchener West store manager.
“The team at the Waterloo Home Depot is proud to support the Lutherwood Safe haven Shelter, and are thankful for the services they provide for the youth in need in the KW community” said Jason Joyce, store manager.
The Orange Door Project was established by The Home Depot Canada Foundation with the goal of eliminating youth homelessness in Canada. One hundred eighty-two Home Depot Canada stores took part in this year’s campaign by selling paper orange doors in-store, and by rolling up their sleeves to help local charities complete renovation projects.
Across Canada, the 2016 Orange Door Project campaign raised $1.15 million with 100 per cent of donations benefitting youth-serving organizations.
About The Home Depot Canada Foundation:
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to supporting initiatives that help put an end to youth homelessness in Canada. On any given night, more than 6,000 young people are without a place to call home, making youth homelessness one of the most urgent social issues facing Canadians today. Through The Orange Door Project initiative, in 2013 the Foundation made a three-year, $10-million pledge to support long-term solutions that will put an end to youth homelessness in Canada. In collaboration with community partners, thought leaders, The Home Depot Canada's suppliers, customers and associates we are focused on improving places through renovation and repair projects and supporting programs that give youth the resources they require to build brighter futures. For more information, please visit: www.orangedoorproject.ca
For more information, please contact:
Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation
519-884-7755 ext. 1144
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