Home Depot opens door for NOYFSS

Fundraising campaign raising money for educational and counselling programs

Vernon’s Home Depot Canada branch will launch its Orange Door fundraising campaign Thursday to support North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS).

Customers can donate $2 at the store’s checkout in exchange for an orange paper door until July 2. All donations will help NOYFSS provide counselling and educational programs that promote healthy development of children, youth and families within the North Okanagan.

“In neighbourhoods across Canada, kids as young as 13 are experiencing homelessness for the first time,” said Jeff Kinnaird, Home Depot Canada president and chairperson of the company’s foundation board of directors.

“Together, we can shine a light on this serious social issue and inspire our friends, family and neighbours to take action to help.”

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

One hundred eighty-two Home Depot Canada stores are taking 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.

The Home Depot Canada covers all administrative costs of the campaign, ensuring 100 per cent of customer donations made at the Vernon store benefit NOYFSS.

In 2016, the store raised $9,036.