Home Depot helps

Customers shopping in the Vernon Home Depot store can donate $2 to NOFYSS

As part of its commitment to help end youth homelessness, the Home Depot Canada Foundation launched its annual the Orange Door Project fundraising campaign, which collects $2 donations from customers.

Until July 2, customers shopping in the Vernon Home Depot store 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 North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society.

“Every night in Canada, more than 6,000 youth don’t have a safe place to call home,” said Bill Lennie, Home Depot Canada Foundation chairperson and president of Home Depot Canada.

“We believe this has to change. Our associates are passionate about this cause and together with our customers and local, youth-serving charities, we can give vulnerable youth opportunities for a brighter future.”

NOYFSS offers programs  to assist youth living on their own and provide them with the skills to make healthy life decisions.