Article by Bill Hornbostel; images by Bill Hornbostel and Carly Cunningham
This June, Home Depot is now a one-stop shop for donating to Cornerstone’s Spring Orange Door Campaign.
Orange Door is a project of the Home Depot Canada Foundation, through its stores, raise money for local charities.
“Here in Northumberland County, we’re raising money for Cornerstone to help support their youth homelessness programs,” says Nick Rodrigue of Home Depot.
“We are excited this year that we’re going to raise our bar where our store: we’re trying to try to raise $10,000,” continues Rodrigue. “That’s more than we’ve raised, ever.”
“This year, our goal is to get one hundred percent participation from all staff,” Rodrigue adds. “We’re really putting our money where our heart is, and saying we believe in this project and what they’re doing at Cornerstone. So, we are going to ask our customers to support us as well.”
“Home Depot has been amazing to us over the years,” says Nancy Johnston, Executive Director of Cornerstone. “They’ve raised a lot of money that has a great impact in our community for the women and children that we serve.”
“The need is, unfortunately, growing as we’ve weathered the pandemic,” adds Johnston. “Now more than ever, every dollar raise really makes a difference. And we are so grateful to have such a great partnership with Home Depot.”
All proceeds of the fundraiser go directly to Cornerstone.
When you donate $5, you can get a ballot to enter a raffle for a barbecue (complete with utensils and propane tank).
Contractors have the chance to enter to win a DeWALT 20v Max Cordless Trimmer and Blower Kit.
For more information on the Home Depot Canada Foundation, visit homedepot.ca/en/home/corporate-information/our-community/the-home-depot-canada-foundation.html.
Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre is located at 40 Swayne Street in Cobourg. For more information, you may visit their website, cornerstonenorthumberland.ca, or follow them on Facebook (@CornerstoneFamilyViolencePreventionCentre), Twitter (@CornerstoneFVPC) and Instagram (@cornerstonefvpc).
Support for sufferers of domestic violence is available through Cornerstone Connect by texting 289-210-4774, or through the web portal at cornerstonenorthumberland.ca/connect, 7 days a week from 6pm to 6am. Cornerstone also has a twenty-four-hour support line for those needing support, 905-372-0746 or 1-800-263-3757. For emergencies, call 911.
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