The Home Depot Canada’s Courtenay store has partnered with Comox Valley Transition Society to raise funds in support of local at-risk and homeless youth.

From May 30th to June 23rd, customers can donate $2.00 at the store’s checkout or online at OrangeDoorProject.ca. All local donations will help the Comox Valley Transition Society support girls who are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, family violence and other barriers, and in particular girls who are aging out of foster care.

“We are so grateful to be the chosen charity for the Courtenay Home Depot’s Orange Door Project,” says Heather Ney, executive director of the Comox Valley Transition Society. “Funds from this program go directly to support our BeSafe Girls Group program, which is focused on supporting girls between the ages of 12-21 in our community who are at risk and/or marginalized for a number of reasons. The program helps girls develop a stronger sense of self and helps them build skills to prepare them for their future, whether it’s further education or employment opportunities. Funding for this program is never secure, and donations through the Orange Door Project go a long way to helping us keep the program alive.”

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.

 

About Comox Valley Transition Society:

The Comox Valley Transition Society provides services in the Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay areas and beyond (including Denman and Hornby Islands) to women and children who have violence. Our mission is to promote the creation of a healthy community through positive contributions to the lives of women, children and families, and we achieve this mission by offering a range of programs and services that provide safety and support personal well-being.

 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: OrangeDoorProject.ca.

Heather Ney

Executive Director, Comox Valley Transition Society