Throughout the month of September 2018, RONA Pierrefonds, located on Boulevard St-Charles, will raise funds by asking customers if they wish to donate $ 2, $ 5 or $ 10 at the time of checkout. Lowe’s Canada is also committed to matching 50% of all funds raised, to a maximum of $ 2,000.
All proceeds from this fundraising event will support Ricochet, a project created by AJOI, which aims to create housing resources for youth experiencing residential instability on the West Island. In 2017-2018, the issue of homelessness was addressed more than 2,500 times in the interventions made by outreach street workers and AJOI staff. Currently, there is no housing resource for youth who are homeless or at risk of homelessness on the West Island.
The AJOI team would like to warmly thank RONA and their customers; every donation will make a noticeable difference in the lives of vulnerable young people in our community.
AJOI has been working to better the quality of life of West Island youth since 2007. Between 2017 and 2018, the street outreach workers have assisted in over 2500 instances of life challenges such as homelessness, housing, shelter and primary needs. Ricochet will be a first of its kind on the West Island territory to offer young adults housing services.