Abbotsford Home Depot Supports Programs for Homeless Youth

Published On October 12th 2018

A big “thank you” to Store Manager Kevin Nutt and the entire team at Home Depot in Abbotsford. In June, their participation in the Orange Door Project raised $5,547 to support ACS programs for homeless youth.

Through the initiative, customers could purchase paper orange doors for $2 at the till and Home Depot doubled the donations for top-performing stores and associates.

“Home Depot has been supporting our youth programs for the past five years and we are so grateful for their donations and team of volunteers,” said Lisa Ardzivian, a supervisor at ACS.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation has pledged to invest $20 million over five years through the Orange Door Project, in an effort to end youth homelessness. This initiative will give homeless youth the housing, support and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

Recently, ACS staff who run programs for homeless youth stopped by Abbotsford Home Depot with a cake to say thank you to staff and acknowledge how their efforts will benefit the community.

“Every night in neighbourhoods across the country more than 6,000 youth don’t have a safe place to call home. That is why 100% of every customer donation goes directly to helping youth impacted by this very serious issue,” said Jeff Kinnaird, chair of the Home Depot Canada Foundation board of directors.

“Thanks to the support of our communities, we’re helping vulnerable and homeless youth realize brighter futures, one orange door at a time.”