The Orange Door Project is Under Way!
Windsor Residence for Young Men will benefit from Home Depot’s Fundraising Campaign
May 30 to June 23, 2019 - Walker and Division Roads Store
L to R: WRYM President Susan Freeman joined with Assistant Store Manager Sherri Jean and WRYM Director Dave Freeman to launch the Home Depot Walker & Division store’s Orange Door fundraising project for Windsor Residence for Young Men.
The Home Depot Canada’s Walker & Division roads store in Windsor has partnered with The Windsor Residence for Young Men (WRYM) to raise funds in support of local at-risk and homeless youth. Until June 23, customers can donate $2.00 at the store’s checkout or online at www.orangedoorproject.ca. If donating online, please be sure to select the Walker & Division store fund “Windsor-7228” in the drop-down menu so that your donation benefits WRYM.
One hundred percent of the funds raised at the Walker & Division roads store (store #7228) in Windsor will benefit the transitional living program for residents of WRYM, which is a charitable organization that supports young men 16 - 24 years of age as they leave homelessness behind to build new lives. WRYM provides a transitional residence and individual counselling while teaching basic life skills such as hygiene, food acquisition and preparation, budgeting, social responsibility and work ethic. For more information, please visit www.wrym.ca
“Our program depends almost entirely on the generosity of the community, says WRYM Board Member Dave Freeman, “and so we are very grateful to Home Depot Canada and the Walker & Division store for their support. We can assure donors that WRYM is both effective and efficient – we have a ninety percent success rate - we do not duplicate services of other agencies, and funding goes direct to the program. Our administration is done free of charge by volunteers. So, please do donate!”
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.
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
Media contact: Brian Worrall, Chair. WRYM PR Committee - 519.255.7930/226.280.7203 / firstname.lastname@example.org