WHAT: 15 volunteers from Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, will transform Family Promise Chicago North Shore, which provides shelter for homeless families with school aged children. Volunteers will lay carpeting in a family room; repair and replace bathroom sinks, faucets and stalls; and install toilets and shower walls. The projects completed will allow the organization  to continue helping families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless get back on their feet and provide a stable lifestyle for their children, all while keeping the families they serve together.


WHEN:  Thursday, May 1, 2014;  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.


WHERE: 1417 Hinman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201


WHY: Giving back through volunteerism, philanthropy, product donations and sharing expertise is a core value at The Home Depot and a passion for our associates. With a 30-year history of contributing to the communities where our associates live and work, The Home Depot strives to meet critical needs in the areas we serve. Through Team Depot, the Home Depot’s associate-led volunteer force, thousands of Home Depot associates positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities across the country.


CONTACT:  Ben Owens, 770-433-8211 ext. 84133, Benjamin_Owens@homedepot.com 


INTERVIEWS:     Spokespeople available for interviews during the event include:

·         Scott Philp – Store Manager, The Home Depot

·         Joe Wilda – Team Depot Captain

·         Tracy McKeithen – Director, Family Promise Chicago North Shore


VISUALS:  On site media photography and video of volunteer projects underway. The Home Depot Foundation can also provide photos to media outlets.


INFO: The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to improving the homes of U.S. military veterans through financial and volunteer resources to help nonprofit organizations. The Foundation has pledged $80 million to these efforts over five years, and since 2011 has invested more than $65 million to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home.


Through Team Depot, the company’s associate-led volunteer program, thousands of Home Depot associates volunteer their time and talents to positively transform neighborhoods and perform basic repairs and modifications to homes and facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.


Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $380 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation and www.twitter.com/homedepotfdn.


Family Promise Chicago North Shore is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit transitional shelter program that partners with 29 churches and synagogues in North Shore neighborhoods to return homeless or near-homeless families with young children to permanent housing. Unlike a traditional shelter, Family Promise Chicago North Shore keeps the family together and offers an individualized approach to return families to financial stability.  Since 2010, Family Promise Chicago North Shore has helped approximately 50 families find affordable housing, secure employment, learn budgeting skills, and understand and utilize community resources. Family Promise Chicago North Shore is one of 170 affiliates of the national Family Promise organization established in 1988.





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