Twoonies for Teens is Back! You Can Help Andrew Teel Continue to Make a Difference for Vulnerable Youth. - Covenant House Vancouver

Twoonies for Teens is Back! You Can Help Andrew Teel Continue to Make a Difference for Vulnerable Youth.

Back to Blog Listing Page | | November 23, 2017

Last year 14 year-old Andrew Teel set up a fundraising page on Covenant House’s website with a goal to help peers less fortunate than himself.  What started out as a modest $100 goal became a whopping $50,000!

Now 15, Andrew wants to continue helping homeless youth:

“I feel like if I didn’t find my ‘forever family’, it could have been me.  It could have been me that needed help. But it isn’t, and I am so grateful that I can help the kids that are still out there, and that I can be on the giving end.”

Andrew’s personal story inspired so many to give; he understands what it means to not have a family.  Andrew spent his early years in foster care before finding his ‘forever family’ at the age of 6.

You can help Andrew continue to make a difference – please visit his fundraising page and check out the video Andrew created for his campaign this year:

www.covenanthousebc.org/andrewteel

And the gift you make will be tripled during November and December thanks to two supporters of Covenant House!

We are so proud of Andrew for his tireless fundraising for homeless youth. We’re also excited to announce that he won the Outstanding Youth Philanthropist award given by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.  He was recognized at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon on November 16th surrounded by family and 900 attendees!

Here’s the special video about Andrew made for the awards ceremony.

Thank you for your support; I hope you can assist Andrew in helping more homeless youth leave the streets behind for good.

Andrew with his parents and grandmother at the National Philanthropy Day luncheon.