Each of us has the ability to make a difference in the lives of homeless youth. Leave a legacy of hope and transformation with a gift in your will to Covenant House Vancouver.
A will is your way of making a lasting impact on the world by providing for your loved ones and the causes that matter most to you. A gift to Covenant House Vancouver gives you a unique opportunity to demonstrate your values and your belief that our youth deserve a second chance. It is caring people like you that give us the privilege of walking alongside our youth on their journeys away from life on the streets and towards a brighter future.
“Three years ago, I received a letter from Sister Nancy Brown at Covenant House. It was a fascinating and heartwarming letter that deeply touched my heart.
Sister Nancy shared her story of how Covenant House was transforming the lives of youth who lived on the streets of Vancouver. These kids were homeless and exposed to a life of crime, drugs and physical, emotional and sexual abuse. She spoke of their loneliness and of how frightened they were with no home to call their own and few, if any, adults of whom they could trust. I couldn’t imagine how bad it had been at home if they left for the streets to “find a better life”.
I am a mother of two kids in this age group. My own daughters have grown up with many opportunities in sports, music, language, the visual and performing arts and international travel. They were raised in faith and were loved. They were taught that giving back to the less fortunate, through community service and charitable giving, was important to us as a family.
In February of 2014, I began volunteering with Covenant House supporting the youth workers in the drop in centre. The youth come in from a night on the streets for food and respite, and most importantly, they seek the advice and support of the youth workers, for all kinds of needs, proving that they still need adults in their life.
They remind me of my own children and I was wishing that I could do more to help them.
So I decided to leave a legacy gift, in my will, to continue to support this wonderful organization when I no longer can. It was easy. I contacted Covenant House and was given all the information I needed to make this possible.
By leaving a legacy gift, I know that the team at Covenant House will continue to give these deserving young people a chance for a healthy and productive life.”
- Joan Webster, Legacy Donor and Volunteer
We recommend speaking with your financial advisor or lawyer to start preparing your will, or to add a gift in your existing will to Covenant House. In order to include a gift in your will to Covenant House Vancouver, you will need to give your legal professional our legal and official name and address, which is:
Covenant House Vancouver
575 Drake Street
Charitable Registration Number: 89767 5625 RR0001
You can also print our downloadable one-page PDF document to bring to your legal advisor.
Other Ways to Leave Your Legacy
There are many ways to help the future of at-risk and homeless youth. Some of these gift options include:
- Naming Covenant House Vancouver as a beneficiary of a life insurance policy, or RRIF or RRSP
- Giving a gift of securities (stocks/shares)
- Establishing a charitable gift annuity – this gives you income for life and achieves a legacy gift for youth in need
We would be happy to talk with you if you would like more information on these options.
For more information about Legacy Giving at Covenant House Vancouver, please complete and return this form or contact:
Development Officer, Planned Giving