Saratoga County RPC – VETHELP plans to use the $25,000 to provide additional living space in a transitional home for homeless, female veterans who are striving to regain independence. Active Heroes will provide two wounded veterans with complete home rebuilds that will change their quality of life in many ways. With the $25,000, Grand Rapids Home for Veterans plans to work with Team Depot to enhance their facility’s grounds and provide additional activity space for their members. The 313 Project will establish a career training and resource center for veterans and their families with their $25,000. The VFW Post 2777 will partner with Team Depot to refurbish the kitchen with new cabinets, appliances, light fixtures and floor. Team Depot and Low Income Housing Institute are ready to put the $25,000 in Home Depot gift cards to use by finishing the renovations at the Arion Court Apartments, a 37 room SRO (single room occupancy) apartment building for homeless individuals, many of whom are veterans. The Michigan Veterans Foundation plans to rejuvenate the Detroit Veterans Center, a transitional housing facility and resource center. Team Depot and AMVETS Post 44 will use the $25,000 in Home Depot gift cards to rejuvenate the exterior of the newly acquired veterans’ career center. The Marine Corps League will use The Home Depot gift card to serve along-side Team Depot to begin renovations at the Freedom LZ Veterans Shelter and the Jefferson Transition House. Team Depot and Stiggy’s Dogs will use the $25,000 in Home Depot gift cards to build four insulated sheds to provide veterans and the dogs a comfortable location to bond and train. Volunteers of America Greater Ohio plans to serve along-side Team Depot volunteers from Store #6954 to renovate the Volunteers of America Veterans Homeless Shelter. The enhancements will provide the veterans and their family members an outdoor place to enjoy and an interior space that is updated and relaxing. Jewish Family Service and Team Depot volunteers from Home Depot store # 2722 worked together to renovate the home of a low-income client. Working together, Life builders and Team Depot volunteers from eight Home Depot stores in the Mid-West District came together to create a beautiful and accessible outdoor community area for the families served by the organization. In 2011, 50 Team Depot volunteers from District 53 joined together to enhance the outdoor gathering space at the facility. Team Depot and the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans used their $25,000 in Home Depot gift cards to completely renovate the back porch of the facility that is commonly referred to as the “heart of the home.” The Taylor VFW Post #4422 staff served along-side Team Depot volunteers to renovate the exterior of the facility. Volunteers landscaped, painted, and installed a war memorial and garden. The Northwest Hospital staff and Team Depot volunteers renovated the Hospital’s Child Care Center, including its classrooms and play areas. New Orleans Area Habitat served along-side Team Depot volunteers on their new A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) program. Volunteers made exterior renovations, weatherized, and landscaped multiple homes. Team Depot and the Jerusalem House used their winnings to improve a steep sloping pathway on the property that leads from the parking lot to the street. Team Depot and Ronald McDonald House of Detroit used their winnings to renovate several more rooms for the families and complete some major renovations. The improvements have brightened and modernized the home and made it safer and more comfortable for the children and staff.
In 2011, 44 nonprofits participated in Aprons in Action winning a combined total of $1 million. Featured here are the monthly winners and the projects they are completing with Team Depot.