VOTE FOR THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE OF DETROIT TO WIN $25,000 FROM THE HOME DEPOT FOUNDATION
05/04/2011

Nonprofit is one of four finalists competing in Foundation’s “Aprons in Action” Program

Online PR News – 04-May-2011 – – DETROIT – May 2, 2011 – The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit has been selected as a finalist for “Aprons in Action,” The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook voting program that awards a $25,000 Home Depot gift card grand prize to the nonprofit organization with the most votes. Voting begins May 2 through May 31. By simply being a finalist in the program, each of the four competing nonprofits receives $5,000 in Home Depot gift cards.

“We are very grateful to The Home Depot Foundation for selecting The Ronald McDonald House of Detroit as a finalist for its ‘Aprons in Action’ program,” said Jennifer Litomisky, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. “The $25,000 grand prize would allow us to complete major renovations, including updating rooms for our families, installing new carpet, painting the interior of the home and replacing malfunctioning windows.”

Home Depot associates give back to their communities nationwide by volunteering their time and talents with local nonprofit organizations like the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit. The “Aprons in Action” Program recognizes these successful partnerships and gives each of the featured nonprofits the opportunity to do additional work with Team Depot volunteers to better their communities. The Ronald McDonald House and Team Depot volunteers have previously renovated three rooms and a laundry facility at the House.

Voting for “Aprons in Action” begins May 2 at 9 a.m. EST through May 31at Noon EST. The final percentages of votes for each nonprofit will be posted on The Home Depot and The Home Depot Foundation’s Facebook pages on June 1 at 9 a.m. EST. “Aprons in Action” can be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepot or www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.

For more information and to view the program rules, visit The Home Depot on Facebook or go to www.homedepotfoundation.org.

About the Ronald McDonald House of Detroit
Believing that every child deserves a safe and supportive place to grow, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southeastern Michigan creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. We fulfill our mission by providing a home-away-from-home for families of seriously ill children, managing programs that help deliver health services to children in under-served communities, and by providing grants to nonprofit organizations for programs that enable seriously ill children to live happier, healthier lives.

About The Home Depot Foundation
In 2011, The Home Depot Foundation committed $30 million over three years to nonprofit organizations dedicated to improving the homes of economically disadvantaged veterans. 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 to the facilities serving veterans with critical housing needs.

Since its formation in 2002, The Home Depot Foundation has granted more than $270 million to nonprofit organizations improving homes and lives in local communities. To learn more and see our associates in action, visit www.homedepotfoundation.org, follow us on Twitter @homedepotfdn, and like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/homedepotfoundation.

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