COURTENAY, B.C. – The Home Depot Canada’s Courtenay store has partnered with Comox Valley Transition Society to raise funds in support of local at-risk and homeless youth.

From May 30th to June 23rd, customers can donate $2.00 at the store’s checkout or online at OrangeDoorProject.ca.

All local donations will help the Comox Valley Transition Society support girls who are at risk of homelessness due to poverty, family violence and other barriers, and in particular girls who are aging out of foster care.

“We are so grateful to be the chosen charity for the Courtenay Home Depot’s Orange Door Project,” said Comox Valley Transition Society executive director Heather Ney.

“Funds from this program go directly to support our BeSafe Girls Group program, which is focused on supporting girls between the ages of 12-21 in our community who are at risk and/or marginalized for a number of reasons”

Ney said the program helps “girls develop a stronger sense of self and helps them build skills to prepare them for their future, whether it’s further education or employment opportunities.”

“Funding for this program is never secure, and donations through the Orange Door Project go a long way to helping us keep the program alive,”  she added.

Through The Orange Door Project fundraising campaign, The Home Depot Canada Foundation supports 120 organizations that are committed to preventing and ending youth homelessness across the country.

About Comox Valley Transition Society

The society provides services in the Comox, Cumberland and Courtenay areas and beyond (including Denman and Hornby Islands) to women and children who have violence.

Our mission is to promote the creation of a healthy community through positive contributions to the lives of women, children and families, and we achieve this mission by offering a range of programs and services that provide safety and support personal well-being.