The Orange Door Project Campaign Raises $1.3M To Prevent And End Youth Homelessness

100 per cent of funds raised will support youth housing and life-skills programs at charities across Canada

TORONTO, July 11, 2017 /CNW/ - Thanks to its generous customers, The Home Depot Canada ® Foundation's Orange Door Project campaign raised nearly $1.3 million through in-store and online donations between June 1 and July 2. This is the highest amount the campaign has raised since its inception in 2007.

"Thank you to our customers, associates and partner charities for coming together to support better futures for young people," said Jeff Kinnaird, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and president, The Home Depot Canada. "We're proud that 100 per cent of donations will stay in Canadian communities to help prevent and end youth homelessness."

Every dollar donated to the Orange Door Project campaign will support organizations that provide safe, stable housing and life skills development programs for homeless and at-risk youth. The Home Depot Canada covers the campaign's administrative costs and will match the donations raised at its top 10 stores.

About The Home Depot Canada FoundationThe Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to helping prevent and 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, the Foundation has pledged $20 million by 2018 to improve housing options, support life-skills development programs, and invest in research that ensures funding is directed to the most effective solutions designed to help youth build brighter futures. For more information, visit orangedoorproject.ca.

SOURCE The Home Depot of Canada Inc.

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