The Home Depot's Buy a Hammer......Build our Community Campaign, which ran from May 30 to July 3, 2013 raised just over $39,000 for Fred Victor shelters and housing.
The Home Depot's Amanda Cornelisse says:
“I’m really proud of The Home Depot for raising over $39,000 for Fred Victor’s affordable housing and emergency shelters for people who are homeless and living in poverty. Staff at all our stores in The Home Depot Toronto Store District totally backed this campaign. The people of Toronto who bought the paper hammers have made a huge difference in the lives of individuals and families.
Thank you Toronto!”
And Fred Victor also sends out a huge thank you to Home Depot and to everyone out there who bought a paper hammer. The campaign is a perfect example of how a lot of people doing just one small thing adds up and together has impact!
Fred Victor's Christine Markham (middle left) works at our Caledonia Shelter. She visited a number of Home Depot stores and won the Fred Victor prize for getting her picture taken at a Home Depot store while wearing Fred Victor colours (green, orange and blue). She's our "Paper Hammer Princess" and will receive a gift certficate for Home Depot. She is REALLY proud. Thanks Christine! You're great!
With your support, Fred Victor will provide emergency shelter to more than 100 people every single night of the year at our Women's Hostel downtown and our Caledonia Road Shelter. We also have permanent affordable housing at three different sites that are home to 300 people including families.