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Christmas Backpacks

The 2016 Christmas Backpack Program was a great success and we wish to thank everyone who donated, supported and volunteered. We are already looking forward to the 2017 season and details will be provided in September 2017.  If you have specific questions you can contact Marissa at

Ways to donate to the Covenant House Vancouver Christmas Backpack Campaign:

1. Contribute to our costs

image of Christmas backpack

It costs $150 to fill a backpack with gifts. Help us purchase one whole backpack for a youth in need. Contribute this amount here

2. Include us in your holiday shopping  

Take the backpack inventory list with you on your holiday shopping trips! Feel free to contribute any or all of the items on our list. 

3.  Purchase a completed backpack through Army & Navy

Order the items online through our partnership with Army & Navy and have them shipped directly to us. 

Our top new items we are always in need of are:
Men’s Underwear
$5.00 Gift Cards

Please note:

We would greatly appreciate all backpack donations being delivered to Covenant House Vancouver (Drake St. Location) on or before December 12th, 2016  as we have our youth Christmas party in mid-December and many backpacks are handed out at this time. 

We can only accept new, unopened items for the backpacks.

Please do not wrap items or pack the backpacks yourselves. Pack like items together to make it easier on our sorting team!

Please be sure to let us know you plan to support our campaign and when you will be dropping off or having your items delivered.

If you have questions please contact:
Marissa Barrie

If you would like to volunteer with our Christmas Backpack Program please contact Amanda Merler  at 604-639-8920 or  

Christmas present picture

Thank you for bringing joy to our youth at Christmas!