Home Depot collects $6,000 for John Howard

The Home Depot Campbell River’s Nicky Williams

The Home Depot’s Campbell River store has raised over $6,000 for The John Howard Society of North Island through its Orange Door Project fundraising campaign.

Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9 Home Depot customers supported the campaign by donating $2 in exchange for paper orange doors, with the full $2 benefiting The John Howard Society of North Island. The society will use the donations to create starter kits for youth participating in its Barnett House and Independent Living programs.

Each starter kit will be tailored to the needs of an individual youth. The starter kits will provide items that a youth on his or her own can’t afford but needs to survive, such as plates, cutlery, pots, pans, sheets, a pillow and blanket, towels, hygiene items, and a flashlight.

“We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of The Orange Door Project,” said John Howard executive director Wendy Richardson. “The Home Depot Canada Foundation is our ally in putting an end to youth homelessness. This partnership allows us to raise funds on a larger scale than what we could do on our own.”

The Orange Door Project was established with the goal of eliminating youth homelessness in Canada.

Over 180  Home Depot Canada stores took part in this year’s campaign by selling orange paper 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.

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