Home Depot’s volunteer force, Team Depot, came to install tile in three Abbotsford Community Services kitchens on April 26th and May 24th. One of the kitchens is part of the children’s activity room which provides a place for children to play while their parents take courses at ACS, one is a meeting room used on a daily basis by many of our 90 programs and one is a large meeting and activity space for the agency, the Jasbir Saran Room.
In addition to donating their time, the tile was also donated by the Home Depot Orange Door Project grants program. Home Depot associates contribute more than 60,000 volunteer hours annually to community projects across Canada.
One of our contractors, Kelly Perrin, the owner of the owner of Perrin Interior Renovations helped coordinate the project when he heard of the need. Perrin contacted Abbotsford Home Depot store Manager Kevin Nutt who happily volunteered his and his staff’s time. “We love being a part of the community and contributing in some way to help serve those in need,” said Nutt.
We love being a part of the community and contributing in some way to help serve those in need.
“It was a great collaboration,” remarked Perrin. “Even though the store was extremely busy and staffing was tight, several managers were able to squeeze in time to help.”
We used the renovation project as an opportunity to create a unique time capsule project where staff and clients signed the backs of tiles.
Home Depot is a supporter of our Sentinel House for youth in care through their Orange Door Project and we’re so grateful they were able to help out again. Our kitchens look brighter and are now more functional to serve the needs of our staff and clients.