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  • 10/19/2010 - The Home Depot Foundation Partners with Gifts In Kind International and Help the Children to Open Framing Hope Warehouse in Los Angeles County

    Warehouse Offers Low-Cost, High-Quality Building Products for Nonprofits.
    Today, in Los Angeles County, Help the Children, Gifts In Kind International, and The Home Depot? Foundation announced the opening of the Help the Children Framing Hope Warehouse to offer building and renovation products to local nonprofits at little to no cost. More than 600 nonprofit organizations, including a local shelter for abused women and children, a men?s shelter and a family resource center have already signed up to participate.

    The Framing Hope Product Donation Program (http://thd.giftsinkind.org/homedepot/) is a collaborative effort between The Home Depot?, The Hope Depot Foundation and Gifts In Kind International. The Home Depot stores throughout the country are matched with nonprofits in their local communities to pick up a wide variety of donated products and building supplies on a weekly basis. Since the program began in 2008, $75 million in products from more than 1,000 Home Depot stores have been donated to more than 1,200 nonprofit partners, resulting in the diversion of 35,000 tons of usable product from landfills.

    Launched in 2009, the warehouse strategy extends the reach of the Framing Hope program by partnering with multiple Home Depot stores with large nonprofit organizations that have the logistical capability to redistribute the products to a wide range of smaller nonprofit organizations. Current products available at the Help the Children Framing Hope Warehouse include bathroom fixtures, carpets, tile and wood floorings, window blinds and much more, all donated by ten local Home Depot stores. Nonprofits interesting in touring the warehouse and receiving products should contact Help the Children at 323.980.9870 or www.helpthechildren.org. The Framing Hope Warehouse is located at 5600 Rickenbacker Road, 1B, Bell, California 90201. A similar Framing Hope Warehouse is currently in operation in Buffalo, N.Y.

    ?We are so pleased to partner with Gifts In Kind International and Help the Children to offer nonprofit organizations in Los Angeles county access to quality building products at minimal cost,? said Kelly Caffarelli, president, The Home Depot Foundation. ?By not having to spend precious budget dollars on these products, these organizations will be able to invest more in their core services to the community.?

    For Help the Children, this partnership continues the organization?s mission to help alleviate the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world.

    ?We are extremely excited about our partnership with The Home Depot Foundation and the Framing Hope Program,? said Roger Presgrove, president, Help the Children. ?We know that this program will provide tremendous help to the children and families that we serve each and every day.?

    Through its partnership with The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation, Gifts In Kind International manages the activities of the Framing Hope program.

    ?Gifts In Kind International is excited to collaborate with The Home Depot and Help the Children to open a Framing Hope Warehouse in Los Angeles,? said Gifts In Kind International President and CEO Cindy Hallberlin. ?The new warehouse will allow smaller nonprofits to further their mission by providing them easier access to much needed products. We look forward to seeing the substantial impact the warehouse will make in the Los Angeles community.?

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    About The Home Depot Foundation
    Created in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation supports nonprofit organizations dedicated to creating and preserving healthy, affordable homes as the cornerstone of sustainable communities. The Foundation?s goal is for all families to have the opportunity to live in healthy, efficient homes they can afford over the long-term; to have access to safe, vibrant parks and greenspaces; and to receive the economic, social and environmental benefits of living in a sustainable community. Since its formation, The Home Depot Foundation has granted $190 million to nonprofit organizations and supported the development of more than 95,000 homes, planted more than 1.2 million trees, and built or refurbished more than 1,875 playgrounds, parks and greenspaces.

    About Gifts In Kind International
    Ranked by Forbes Magazine as one of the nation?s best-managed charities in America, Gifts In Kind International (www.giftsinkind.org) is dedicated to helping people and communities by distributing new corporate product donations?including books, toys, personal care products and clothing, building supplies, computers and other technology products, and much more?to qualified nonprofit organizations. The charitable organization works with more than half of the Fortune 100 consumer, retail and technology companies.

    About Help the Children
    Established in 1998, Help the Children is a non-profit humanitarian relief organization dedicated to helping alleviate the suffering of children and their families throughout the United States and around the world. Help the Children currently works with over 600 non-profit organizations including, but not limited to, homeless shelters, shelters for women, churches, senior citizen shelters, shelters for women and unwed mothers, rehabilitation centers, and individuals on a fixed income.

    Press Contacts:
    Kathryn Gallagher, 714.940.3696, kathryn_gallagher@homedepot.com
    The Home Depot

    Catherine Woodling, 770.384.2304, catherine_woodling@homedepot.com
    Paula Drake, 770.384.3439, paula_drake@homedepot.com
    The Home Depot Foundation

    Kara Kozimor, 703.299.7575, kkozimor@giftsinkind.org
    Gifts In Kind International

    Stephanie Stegall, 323.980.9870, sstegall@helpthechildren.org
    Help the Children