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Vancouver Whitecaps FC Community MVP is Sandy Teel

Vancouver Whitecaps FC Community MVP is Sandy Teel and beginning now through August 2nd at 2:00 PM ET, you can vote for her to be the 2017 MLS WORKS Community MVP Grand Prize winner. The winner will receive a $25,000 donation for their charity of choice. Sandy and her family are choosing Covenant House Vancouver! Be sure to vote daily for Sandy Teel.

Sandy and her whole family are incredible supporters of Covenant House and you can read why she was selected as the Vancouver Whitecaps FC Community MVP:

Sandy Teel is living proof that acts of kindness can change lives. Her son, Andrew Teel, spent his early childhood growing up in many different foster homes. Some of his foster experiences were very negative, but Andrew’s life changed forever when he was adopted by Sandy and her husband. Sandy has helped Andrew overcome the negative experiences of his childhood by sharing her passion for soccer and helping him find positive ways to give back to their community. Sandy and Andrew both avidly support the Vancouver Whitecaps, as well as the Club’s #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign, which benefits the Vancouver Street Soccer League and Covenant House Vancouver, which welcomes more than 1,300 street-involved youth each year. Recently Sandy and Andrew organized the Twoonies for Teens campaign, which has raised more than $49,000 for homeless and at-risk youth.

The Teels genuinely believe that every life is valuable, and recognize that Andrew could easily have been one of the homeless and at-risk youth that they are so passionate about helping. Consequently, Sandy and Andrew have dedicated their lives to helping disadvantaged young people build brighter futures.

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Big thanks to Urban Barn for providing our Male Crisis Program with new furniture!

Urban Barn recently redesigned our Male Crisis Program’s shared living space. We recently added more beds to our Male Crisis Program and the common area inside was close quarters for the youth. They provided us with brand new patio furniture to encourage the youth to get outside and enjoy the fresh air and extra space outside. The Crisis Programs couches were torn and in rough shape and Urban Barn replaced with brand new ones for the youth to enjoy.

Big thanks to Urban Barn for their amazing support! 

New furinature thanks to Urban Barn!

A note of thanks from Sister Nancy Brown

Thank you so much for your generosity and your commitment to young people.  Every  time you make a gift to Covenant House Vancouver, you show love to young people who are suffering. You help give them a fresh start at life.

You have made a significant impact for the youth who come through our doors, and you’ve helped give kids like Charlie a second chance. Charlie came to Covenant House as an underage youth who traveled all the way from Eastern Canada to Vancouver hoping for the fresh start that he desperately needed.
 
Charlie had battled anxiety and other health concerns. His method of coping resulted in mixing dangerous amounts of drugs and alcohol into his life. He had a history of bouncing from one home to another. He didn’t have much stability at all.
 
Luckily for Charlie, he was blessed with people like you by his side. Donors like you changed Charlie’s life. You showed him the love and support he sought.
 
We are blessed because you are giving these youth a second chance. Thank you for your generous support.

With sincere thanks and gratitude,

Sister Nancy Brown ,  S.C., O.B.C
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Love to shop? Your passion can help homeless youth this summer!

When we think of homeless people and weather we generally worry about it being too cold not too hot but summer weather can have a negative impact on the homeless as well. People who are homeless often lack places to get fresh water and areas to stay cool. At Covenant House Vancouver we prepare for the heat and make sure our youth have proper supplies and safe spaces.

If you love to shop think about including items for our youth when you hit the mall. Download the care package  inventory list  with you on your summer shopping trips. Feel free to contribute any or all of the items on our list.

For more ways to help youth “Beat the Heat” click here

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