Windsor’s Walker and Division Roads Home Depot store launches Orange Door Project Fundraising Campaign to Combat Youth Homelessness
The Home Depot Canada will donate $2,000 on behalf of the local store, while 100 per cent of customer donations throughout the campaign will benefit resident of The Windsor Residence for Young Men
Windsor, Ontario, December 1, 2020 – The Home Depot Canada’s Walker and Division roads store (store #7228) in Windsor has partnered with The Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM) to raise funds in support of local at-risk and homeless youth. The Home Depot Canada will also donate $2,000 on behalf of each store in support of the additional impacts faced through COVID-19.
Until Dec. 20, customers can donate $2.00 online at OrangeDoorProject.ca or at the store’s checkout. All local donations at this store will help WRYM provide the only supportive transitional housing program for young men in the Windsor area. This community-conceived and funded charitable organization assists youth 16 - 24 years of age as they leave homelessness behind.
“We facilitate active citizenship, not dependence” said WRYM’s donor development chair Dave Freeman, “and we have a very high success rate. All funds raised go directly to our youth programs, and we are very grateful to The Home Depot Canada Foundation and our good friends at The Home Depot Walker and Division roads store for continuing to support this essential community work.”
Through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign, The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports 125 organizations that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness across the country.
About The Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM):
WRYM provides a supportive functional family atmosphere, delivers individual counselling, and teaches basic life skills such as hygiene, food acquisition and preparation, budgeting, social responsibility and work ethic. WRYM integrates homeless youth into the community, reconnecting them with extended family or independent living as well as education and employment. WRYM’s programs are cost-effective because they do not duplicate services already available, and volunteers handle the administrative work. Since opening its doors in 2012, WRYM has helped more than 330 youth to leave homelessness behind and build new lives. For more information, please visit www.wrym.ca
About The Home Depot Canada Foundation:
The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to preventing and ending 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, please visit www.OrangeDoorProject.ca
For more information, please contact:
Media liaison: Brian Worrall, Pres., Windsor Residence for Young Men
Tel 519.255.7930/226.280.7203 E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org