Local Home Depot stores raise $15,478 to support Good Shepherd Youth Services
Youth from Notre Dame House presented original paintings to staff from The Home Depot’s Ancaster and Hamilton Mountain stores in appreciation for raising $15,478 to support Good Shepherd Youth Services.
The money was raised during The Home Depot’s Orange Door fundraising campaign, which ran from September 1 to October 9. Customers at 182 Home Depot stores across Canada were asked to donate $2 at the checkout counter to support youth homelessness programs. Campaign proceeds from the Ancaster and Hamilton Mountain stores go to help fund critical programs and services for homeless and street-involved youth at Good Shepherd.
At a campaign celebration held Tuesday, November 1 at Notre Dame House in Hamilton, Loretta Hill-Finamore, director of Good Shepherd Youth Services expressed her gratitude to The Home Depot. “The staff of the Ancaster and Hamilton Mountain stores put their hearts and souls into making this year’s Orange Door campaign a success,” she said. “We are incredibly thankful to them and to the customers whose donations will help us maintain the services and resources needed to assist youth struggling with homelessness, poverty, abuse and mental illness in our community.”
The 2016 Orange Door Project campaign raised $1.15 million in Canada with 100 per cent of donations benefitting youth-serving organizations.