YWS receives donation from Rexdale The Home Depot store as part of The Orange Door Project
The Home Depot’s Rexdale store has raised donations for Youth Without Shelter through its Orange Door Project fundraising campaign. Between Sept. 1 and Oct. 9 Home Depot customers supported the campaign by donating $2 in exchange for paper orange doors, with the full $2 benefiting YWS.
The Orange Door Project was established with the goal of eliminating youth homelessness in Canada. 182 Home Depot Canada stores took part in this year’s campaign by selling paper orange doors in-store, and by rolling up their sleeves to help local charities complete renovation projects.
Across Canada, the 2016 Orange Door Project campaign raised $1.15 million with 100 per cent of donations benefiting youth-serving organizations.
You are invited to put the good in “Good Morning”
You are invited to put the good in “Good Morning” at the fourth annual “A home for the holidays” breakfast on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Get together with Youth Without Shelter (YWS) for an energizing morning of breakfast, fun and inspiration from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Cineplex Queensway Theatre in Etobicoke
NEW this year…premiere of an YWS video with the theme of “Where are they now?” The longer youth remain homeless the worse their health and life chances become. 39 is the average life expectancy of someone experiencing homelessness in Canada today. Too young.
And that’s not all that is NEW…we are mixing up the Snow Globe Challenge! Host actor and comedian Ennis Esmer will challenge you to YWS’s Price Is Right testing your “budgeting” knowledge as it relates to the realities of youth homelessness. In true Price is Right style, wear your company, school or group colours (such as T-shirts/sweatshirts, hats, scarves, etc.)!
Tickets on sale now for $20. Bring a friend or colleague to share the warmth of the most important meal of the year. See you bright and early by the breakfast table on Wednesday, November 16, 2016!