Jan 16, 2023
The Home Depot Dartmouth Crossing Raises Over $15,000 in 20 Days.
This impressive team continues to prove their commitment to supporting vulnerable youth in Nova Scotia with yet another huge Orange Door Project customer campaign.
The in-store holiday campaign ran from November 29th through December 18th and united 182 stores across the country in a national effort to prevent and end youth homelessness in Canada. In total, The Home Depot Canada raised $879,201 to support 126 different youth serving charities across the country. HomeBridge was once again one of the very fortunate charities to be connected to this campaign. The sales associates at the Dartmouth Crossing store were champions for the young people served in the HomeBridge Community and invited customers to support the campaign either by purchasing an “Orange Door” in-store at the checkout or online. Their efforts resulted in a donation to HomeBridge for $15,472.
This money will fund therapeutic, life skill building programs for the young people served in the HomeBridge Community. The support we have received from The Home Depot through the Orange Door Project has made a huge difference in the lives of the youth. Not only have we been able to create an abundance of positive opportunities and experiences for them, but after the spring customer campaign we were able to purchase a van to transport the youth to activities.
As a result of the circumstances that bring them to be in care, many of the young people we serve have not had the same opportunities and experiences as their peers. This puts them at a disadvantage both academically and socially and robs them of the opportunity to gain many of the life skills that come from these experiences. These are important skills that prepare youth to live independently and productively in society. The goal of the Orange Door Project is to battle youth homelessness and this aligns perfectly with HomeBridge’s mission. Together we are working hard to change the outcomes for vulnerable youth in Nova Scotia.
Thank you to the amazing team at The Home Depot Dartmouth Crossing, The Home Depot Canada Foundation, and everyone who supported this campaign. Each Orange Door may only cost $2, but the doors it opens for the young people is worth far more than we can ever express.