Thursday, May 28 – Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Home Depot® Canada Foundation’s fundraising campaign directs 100 per cent of funds raised to local youth-serving organizations
TORONTO, ON (May 28, 2015) – As part of its commitment to help end youth homelessness in Canada, The Home Depot® Canada Foundation launched its annual The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign today, which collects $2 donations from customers and gives 100 per cent of the proceeds to local youth-serving organizations.
Customers shopping in the Victoria Saanich and Victoria Langford Home Depot store[s] can donate $2 at the checkout in exchange for a (paper) Orange Door. One hundred per cent of proceeds stay in the community and go to support the housing and life-skills development programs at Threshold Housing Society. The campaign runs until July 2, 2015.
Threshold Housing Society provides transitional housing to youth who have been abandoned, are escaping violence or are leaving foster care. They operate two programs: one that employs a semi-independent model and the other is a supported independent model. Both housing programs are augmented by a life-skills program called “self-worthshops.” This program aims to build self-esteem by lessening the effects of trauma through intense youth engagement with emphasis on inclusion and connection. Once stabilized, youth receive the resources they require to complete their education, job training or seek employment until they are ready to transition to full independence.