Last night, 64 young professionals and emerging leaders slept outside in solidarity with the hundreds of young people who call Vancouver’s streets home, to raise funds for youth who struggle with mental illness and addictions. The top fundraiser, Adam Spear, President, Humble Manufacturing Co.
We wanted to take the time give some love to all our supporters in honour of Valentine’s Day. The generosity we see from our Covenant House family never fails to amaze us. Thanks to your kindness & support, we as a team are able to support our young people throughout their journey towards independence. You are impacting the lives of so many youth, and for that we thank you with the warmest of hearts.
We also want to send lots of love to all our young people, you bring so much joy to us and we are honoured to be part of your lives.
Happy Valentine’s Day!
A family does many things. It provides basic needs, educates and instills value and identity. But most importantly, it provides love. The young people we see at Covenant House Vancouver have often grown up without loving parents and have begun their lives without the safety and security most of us take for granted.
On February 16th, we are challenging young professionals and emerging leaders to spend one night sleeping on the street to raise funds to support our mental health and addictions programs. Many of our youth struggle with mental illness, often as a result of trauma they have experienced, and many are also battling to overcome addictions.
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The Sleep Out Movement is an opportunity for all of us to come together and make an immediate and lasting impact on the homeless young people who receive care from Covenant House Vancouver. Now Young Professionals will unite for one night to raise funds and awareness for homeless young people in our community.
Two of our generous donors are so worried about our youth, they have each pledged to match any donation made before December 31st! The Matching Gift Challenge ends on December 31, 2016. What doesn’t get matched is lost money. So please contribute today. Your gift will be tripled!
From all of us at Covenant House Vancouver we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
Thank you for all your support and friendship over this holiday season and all year! It’s because of friends like you that we are here each and every day helping young in need. Thank you for being part of the Covenant House family!