The Home Depot Foundation Partners With Local Nonprofits in Honor of Dr. King's Legacy

Jan 27, 2022 12:30 PM ET

Originally published on Built From Scratch

This past week, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with local nonprofits in more than 40 cities to complete service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy.

On Monday, Jan. 17 in Pontiac, Michigan, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Lighthouse Community Development to complete a service project at their transitional shelter for the homeless.

Lighthouse Community Development is an organization that aims to alleviate poverty in Southeast Michigan. Team Depot, Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, cleaned, prepped and painted three apartments within the community. They also helped install countertops and cabinets in the units to make them move-in ready.

On Thursday, Jan. 20, The Home Depot Foundation joined HandsOn Greater Phoenix to complete several projects for students at a school in the Phoenix area. 

Team Depot and HandsOn Greater Phoenix volunteers worked together to beautify Taft Elementary School in Mesa, Arizona. Volunteers planted trees, built benches, painted a mural and refreshed the school’s de-escalation room. 

On Saturday, Jan. 22, The Home Depot Foundation joined New York Cares to complete several projects for students at a school in the South Bronx. 

 Team Depot and New York Cares’ volunteers worked together to build a new jungle-themed library. They cleared out a classroom, assembled shelves and furniture and arranged the room in preparation for the library books.

These projects are a few of the dozens that happened this past week in cities across the country. The Home Depot Foundation is dedicated to driving sustainable change in the communities we serve. Visit to learn more. 

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