Tonight young professionals and emerging leaders will 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.
Cold, hungry and alone. The reality of sleeping on the streets is harsh and unforgiving. Many of the youth who make their way through our doors have had to endure cruel life circumstances on the unforgiving streets before they finally find hope here at Covenant House Vancouver. We welcome them unconditionally, helping them begin their journey to leave life on the streets behind them for good.
Our first Sleep Out: Young Professionals edition will be held 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.
The art fundraiser will be held at the South Main Gallery, 279 East 6th Ave., on February 2nd and 3rd from 6:30 p.m.to 9:30 p.m. and February 4th from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The suggested donation to attend the event is $30.00.
Cori Creed, David Robinson, Niina Chebry, Tiko Kerr, David Tycho and Cathryn Jenkins are some of the artists who have contributed their work.
November 29th, 2016, marks GivingTuesday – a day for nonprofits worldwide to encourage charitable giving, volunteerism, and conscious consumerism to their communities.
What will YOU do for #GivingTuesday? Be sure to share what you do with the hash tag #GivingTuesday & #GivingTuesdayCa and check out www.givingtuesday.ca for more info.