THE HOME DEPOT
TORONTO - Until June 23, customers who make a $2 donation at The Home Depot Canada Sault Ste. Marie store will contribute to Pauline's Place Non-Profit Homes Inc.’s efforts to assist at-risk and homeless youth across Canada. Funds raised will provide basic necessities like groceries for youth who are accessing the safe and affordable housing services Pauline’s Place provides for this vulnerable community.
“As one of the fastest-growing segments of the homeless population in Canada, youth homelessness is an urgent and complex issue. We are working together, with our community partners, to help truly understand and address the unique needs of at-risk and homeless youth, so we can help end this cycle. That is why 100 per cent of every customer donation goes directly to helping local youth,” said Pam O’Rourke, chair, board of directors, The Home Depot Canada Foundation and vice president of merchandising, The Home Depot Canada.
"The Home Depot Canada Foundation is such an important partner in our national effort to prevent and end youth homelessness,” said Melanie Redman, president and CEO, A Way Home Canada. “The strategic investments they make in communities across Canada help to ensure that young people and their families have the supports they need to thrive."
Through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign, The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports 120 organizations that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness across the country.
Customers can also make online donations here.
• Annually, The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports more than 300 organizations across the country.
• The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign has raised more than $9.5 million since 2007.
• According to Without a Home: The National Youth Homelessness Survey, young people aged 13- 24 who are homeless make up approximately 20 per cent of the homeless population in Canada
• In May 2019, The Home Depot Canada Foundation announced that it reached its five-year $20 million goal to help prevent and end youth homelessness and increased its commitment to $50 million by 2022.
About The Home Depot Canada Foundation
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to helping prevent and put an end to youth homelessness in Canada. On any given night, more than 6,000 young people are without a place to call home, making youth homelessness one of the most urgent social issues facing Canadians today. Through The Orange Door Project initiative, the Foundation has pledged $50 million by the end of 2022 to improve housing options, support life-skills development programs, and invest in research that ensures funding is directed to the most effective solutions designed to help youth build brighter futures.
For more information, visit Orangedoorproject.ca
About Pauline's Place Non-Profit Homes Inc.
Pauline's Place Non-Profit Homes Inc. provides access to safe, affordable housing for male youth ages 16-17, female youth 16-21 years of age, and women who are experiencing crisis and find themselves homeless. Services include basic necessities (meals, shelter, financial assistance), outreach, advocacy, supportive counseling, training in basic living skills (cooking, cleaning, hygiene), referrals to support services (housing, drug and alcohol and employment services), assistance in making the transition to safe, affordable accommodations or returning home, continuing service to those that transition into the community, and post shelter support – good food box, transportation, laundry services etc.
For more information, visit Paulinesplace.com