Lloydminster residents showed support for border city kids by donating to the Orange Door Campaign. Home Depot raised $4,874 through the initiative with all funds going towards the Lloydminster Youth Centre.
Home Depot’s campaign ran across Canada from November 29 to December 16 to support local projects that help put an end to youth homelessness. Executive Director of the Lloydminster Interval Home Society Angela Rooks-Trotzuk says the campaign is great for the community and youth of Lloydminster who may be in need of support.
Youth in our community is vulnerable and a lot of youth and people that come through the Interval Home and Youth Centre services is also struggling with homelessness.”
Rooks-Trotzuk adds the partnership with Home Depot has been going on for around 4 years. Prior to the Interval Home and Youth Centre combining in 2016, all proceeds went to the Interval Home Society. This year, Members of the Youth Centre helped Home Depot staff during events such as pictures with Santa and bakes sales. The hardware store also sold “Orange Doors” at the tills, which are their main source of raising funds.
The Lloydminster Youth Centre funding is all through donations, Rooks Trotzuk says the facility receives no government funding.
“We have to fundraiser every year to keep the doors open, every little bit counts. So, when companies, organizations and people in the community come get behind the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre and want to make a difference to help us provide a safe space for youth in our community, it’s very important.”