Home Depot – Dawn Home receives greater than $3K from Orange Door Undertaking
The Dawn Home Youth Emergency Shelter in Grande Prairie has obtained $3,842 as a part of the Home Depot’s annual Orange Door Undertaking. The funds, raised totally by the Grande Prairie location, will go on to applications at the moment in place on the shelter.
Government Director Tanya Wald says they may seemingly go particularly in direction of life expertise for youth.
“Some of our kids who are looking to live independently, we work with them to make sure how they understand how to take care of a home,” she says. “These funds really go directly into those skills programs, very hands-on, front line work that our staff is doing with our youth.”
Wald says, along with the funds, the power to fundraise with a giant field retailer like Home Depot permits for heightened consciousness not solely of the applications in use but in addition the necessity for the shelter within the first place.
“Maybe they’ve never heard of Sunrise House; maybe they didn’t realize that youth homelessness was even a thing in Grande Prairie or in our region.”
Wald says COVID-19, as with most issues, has modified how issues are usually finished in the course of the marketing campaign, however she says, thanks largely to the hassle of workers, it went off with no hitch.
“We were not able to have a physical presence in the store in the same way, so we were just really grateful that the store associates were willing to take this on and promote it without us being there,” she provides.
In all, greater than $160,000 was raised for not-for-profit companies throughout Alberta as a part of the newest Orange Door Undertaking.