Home Depot holds fundraiser to help homeless youth

By Jill Sperling / Adam Donnelly
October 8, 2016 - 1:48pm Updated: October 11, 2016 - 12:30pm

KAMLOOPS — Home Depot is well on its way to fulfilling a commitment to raise $10 million in an effort to eradicate youth homelessness. 

The Kamloops location is doing its part, and held a fundraising event Saturday, Oct. 8, for the Orange Door Project. 

The event included a children's workshop and barbeque, with all proceeds going to Interior Community Services. 

Front end supervisor Gina Dillon says customers also have the option to donate two dollars to the cause with every purchase. 

"Over the last two years we've raised just over $10,000," Dillon said. "We're about half way towards that same goal, about $5,000 dollars with only two more days left, but everybody is welcome to come out and donate to support a local community." 

Through the campaign, Home Depot employees also volunteer to renovate drop in shelters and apartment complexes that help get youth off the streets. 

Dillon says 6,000 Canadian youth are without a home or in an unsafe environment every night. 

The Home Depot has raised $9.4 million through the Orange Door Project since October 2013.

Home Depot holds Orange Door Project fundrasier to end youth homlessness