Continuing its tradition of support, The Home Depot Foundation has awarded City of Hope a three-year, $675,000 grant that will enable the completion of three construction projects.
The grant will fund sustainable “green building” practices at the Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center, supporting silver-level Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification and installation of a solar energy system. It also will fund renovations to Hope Village, the 40-unit temporary housing facility for patients and their caregivers, as well as construction of a playground for patients’ younger family members.
The grant highlights the continued support The Home Depot Foundation has provided to construction projects at City of Hope. A previous five-year, $1.65 million grant awarded in 2003 funded earlier renovations to Hope Village.
|The Home Depot Foundation supports renovations to the unique facilities of Hope Village. (Photo by Paula Myers)|
“The generosity of The Home Depot Foundation has been instrumental in creating homes away from home,” said Al Olsen, senior director of development. “Their critical support has helped build extended-care residences for patient families to rest, heal and rejuvenate themselves. This temporary housing helps families out economically when they need it most, easing their emotional strain.”
Kelly Caffarelli, president of The Home Depot Foundation, noted: “Beginning with The Home Depot founders, our company and industry have a longstanding tradition of support for the work of City of Hope’s physicians and scientists. The Home Depot Foundation is proud to continue this tradition by supporting the facility advancements at City of Hope. We want to be sure the patients and their families have a healthy and comfortable place to live and play while receiving treatment.”
The Home Depot Foundation is part of the Hardware/Homebuilding Industry (HHI), an organization formed in 1982 by a small group of philanthropic leaders to support City of Hope. The group has grown to encompass a nationwide cross-section of manufacturers, retailers, distributors, manufacturers’ representatives and related members. Since its inception, the HHI has raised $140 million for research, treatment and education at City of Hope.