Home Depot customers in Nanaimo are being asked to help the store fulfill a pledge to provide housing and hope for homeless youths.
The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign started today, May 30, and continues until June 23. Customers are asked to consider making a $2 donation to the project, with all money raised passed along to Nanaimo Youth Services Association’s efforts to help at-risk and homeless young people aged 13-30.
“As one of the fastest-growing segments of the homeless population in Canada, youth homelessness is an urgent and complex issue,” said Pam O’Rourke, chairwoman of the Home Depot Canada Foundation. “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.”
The foundation announced this month it had reached a five-year, $20-million goal to help prevent and end youth homelessness, and increased its commitment to $50 million by 2022.
Nanaimo Youth Services Association provides free services for young people as well as opportunities for safe, supportive and affordable housing.
For more information, visit http://orangedoorproject.ca.