Vernon Home Depot has once again built support for North Okanagan Youth and Family Services Society (NOYFSS).
Home Depot’s Orange Door project, which ran for 27 days from May 31 to June 26, gathered donations at its checkouts and online (orangedoorproject.ca). Those donations, to the tune of $9,607.16, will help NOYFSS in providing free educational groups and counselling services for youth in high-risk situations, including those facing homelessness or living on their own.
“The Orange Door Project does so much and this will help our youth programs,” said NOYFSS fund development and communications coordinator Vicki Proulx.
Through the Orange Door Project, The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports 124 organizations that work to prevent and end youth homelessness nationwide. The foundation has invested more than $50 million into these organizations since 2013.
“We’re very excited to be associated with NOYFSS through our store, and our customers support the program,” said Paul Gislason, Vernon Home Depot manager.
The supports offered by NOYFSS can help solidify safe housing, giving youth in the region opportunities to succeed no matter their circumstances.
The Orange Door Project is held twice a year, once in spring and once in the late fall-early winter. The last two projects at the Vernon branch have resulted in more than $18,000 for NOYFSS.
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