Peterborough Home Depot store launches Orange Door fundraising campaign Donations will benefit YES Shelter for Youth and Families

WHAT:   On Dec 2, 2017, representatives from the YES Shelter for Youth and Families will be at The Home Depot Canada’s Peterborough store to help launch the Orange Door fundraising campaign.

From Nov. 30 to Dec. 17, customers can donate $2 at the store’s checkout in exchange for an orange paper door. All donations will help the YES Shelter support youth and families in Peterborough in leading full and positive lives by providing shelter, education and transitional supports.

WHERE:  The Home Depot Peterborough – 500 Lansdowne Street West

WHEN:    December 2, 2017      9:30 AM

Join members of the Peterborough Petes for the Orange Door kickoff event. There will be autographed pucks for sale, as well as a chance to win one of two $100 Home Depot gift cards.

CONTACT: Meagan La Plante, Executive Director, YES Shelter for Youth and Families 705-748-3851 admin@yesshetler.ca

For 15 years, the YES Shelter for Youth and Families has provided homeless families and youth with safety, warmth, and food throughout the year. YES’ alternative high school classroom, food and clothing cupboard, and outreach workers offer much needed support and resources to high risk youth. YES also operates a transition house where youth can live in safety and stability for up to a year, with the support of a mentor to move forward on their life goals. More information about the services offered is available at www.yesshelter.ca

About The Home Depot Canada Foundation:

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to helping prevent and put an end to 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 $20 million by 2018 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.

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