Orange led to green for a well-known Vernon organization.
North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS) was the benefactor of $9,750.28 raised from the Home Depot’s Orange Door Project, a Christmas holiday campaign that raises funds to help enable at-risk youth facing homelessness achieve positive development outcomes and realize their full potential.
The nationwide campaign raised more than $2 million for 124 youth-focused charities, including NOYFSS.
“It was truly a team effort (NOYFSS/Home Depot),” said society executive director Dean Francks. “We talked to their team about the services we provide. They had good energy, got behind the project and helped put out the word.”
Home Depot employees would talk to customers going through the tills about NOYFSS and the Orange Door Project, and the customers were free to make a donation.
“We’re happy to contribute,” said Paul Gislason, Vernon Home Depot store manager. “NOYFSS comes in to talk to our staff and that makes it easier for our staff to talk to customers about their organization.”
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