100 per cent of funds raised by the Sault Ste. Marie Home Depot store will support local youth
The Home Depot Canada Sault Ste. Marie store has raised $3,022 for Pauline’s Place, through in-store and online donations during The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign. Pauline’s Place will use the donations to support youth who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in our community by providing shelter, outreach, and advocacy services.
“I want to thank our customers and our associates for rallying behind this important cause,” said Pam O’Rourke, chair, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and vice-president, merchandising, 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.”
“We cannot thank The Home Depot Canada Foundation enough for their support and dedication to our cause year after year,” said Anne Penney, Executive Director, Pauline’s Place. “Youth homelessness is a very real concern in our community. The Orange Door Project helps us bring awareness to that and raises funds that stay local to help us make a difference in the lives of homeless youth.”
The Home Depot Canada Foundation established The Orange Door Project with the goal of eliminating youth homelessness in Canada. All 182 stores took part in this year’s campaign and together more than $900,000 will be distributed to 120 charity partners in support of vulnerable and homeless youth.
The Orange Door Project 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.