You’re shopping at your neighbourhood store, and after loading your cart up with food, things, stuff – whatever – you wait patiently in line for the cashier to ring through your purchase. And just as you’re about to hand over your credit or debit card, the cashier asks,
“Would you like to donate $2 to (insert charity here)?”
And then you politely decline, or say “not this time”, and go about your purchase.
I’ll be honest: I was that person. I was the person who politely shook her head while thrusting her card in the debit machine, all the while acting indifferent and busy.
But then, after learning about The Home Depot’s Paper Hammer initiative, I decided what the heck, I’ll be someone else. I decided that buying a cart full of groceries meant that I could afford to feed my family. I reasoned that shopping at a toy store proved that I could spoil my children with gifts. And, I was certain that purchasing an armful of DIY home products meant that I had a roof over my head.
Not everyone is so fortunate.
So, for the first time ever, I purchased a Paper Hammer. For $2, less than 5% of my total bill, I can help others. And, I’d like to encourage you to do the same.
With the launch of its 6th annual Buy a Hammer, Build Our Community campaign, The Home Depot is encouraging customers to purchase a ‘Paper Hammer’ for only $2 at checkout. The campaign runs from May 31st until July 4th, and is just one way The Home Depot Canada Foundation delivers on its commitment of supporting affordable housing and building strong communities for Canadians in need.
Did you know?
– Currently, The Home Depot Canada Foundation donates more than $4-million in funding and product and thousands of volunteer hours each year to help build affordable, sustainable housing across Canada.
– Each year, associates from The Home Depot volunteer over 60,000 hours of hands-on service on community projects across Canada through Team Depot, the company’s associate volunteer program.
– Throughout 2012, The Home Depot Canada Foundation will support more than 15 Habitat for Humanity projects from coast to coast.
C’mon folks – you don’t have to be the person who politely declines. I’ve got one Paper Hammer purchase under my belt; looking forward to putting my name on paper for many more charitable initiatives.
For more information, please visit www.homedepot.ca/foundation.
This post is sponsored by The Home Depot. The opinions on this blog are my own.