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On May 30th the ‘Caps are encouraging all fans to #BuckUp for Mental Health presented by Desjardins Insurance.

Whitecaps FC are looking to raise $21,000 in support of Covenant House Vancouver. A dollar may not seem like much, but when Whitecaps FC fans come together to support mental health, the impact of your dollar can go a long way.

Participating is easy – there are many ways to show your support:

1.       Donate online at

2.       Bring at least one dollar to the match on Saturday, May 30  when the ‘Caps take on Real Salt Lake. Help us raise one dollar per fan for a total of $21,000

3.       Support via social media by sharing our video or re-tweeting – Desjardins Insurance will donate $1 for every re-tweet or share of the #BuckUp video 

4.       Create an account online at    and ask your networks to donate – there are great prizes to be won for top fundraisers!

5.       Text BuckUp to 39-39-39 to pledge $5 to #BuckUp in support of Covenant House Vancouver

Last year, in the club’s 40th anniversary, we launched #BuckUp for Mental Health and successfully raised over $21,000,” said Whitecaps FC president, Bob Lenarduzzi. “This year we hope to surpass that total.

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is helping put an end to youth homelessness with “Paper Doors”

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is committed to ending youth homelessness, pledging to invest $10 million over three years through The Orange Door Project. This initiative will give homeless youth the housing, support and hope they need to live safe, healthy and productive lives.

One component of The Orange Door Project is The Home Depot’s national fundraising campaign.  From now until July 2, The Home Depot customers can buy a $2 paper door in support of a local youth-focused housing charity.

All proceeds raised at the following  Home Depot stores during the campaign will support Covenant House Vancouver:

The Home Depot Vancouver 900 Terminal Ave
The Home Depot Richmond 2700 Sweden Way
The Home Depot Vancouver Cambie 2388 Cambie St

Encourage your friends, family members, neighbours and colleagues to support the campaign today!

Learn more about The Orange Door Project.

The Orange Door Project 

Krista Thompson wins YWCA Women of Distinction Award

We are proud to share that our Executive Director Krista Thompson has won a 2015  YWCA Women of Distinction Award  in the Non-Profit or Public Service category.  Recognized nationally, the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards honours individuals and organizations whose outstanding activities and achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community.

Through Krista's vision, strategic guidance and commitment to providing young people with unconditional love and absolute respect she has  elevated services to homeless and at-risk youth in Vancouver.

A big congratulations to Krista and to all of the winners and nominees of this year's  YWCA Women of Distinction Awards!

Krista Thompson wins YWCA Women of Distinction Award 

Citrus Hair Salon Spring “Yard” Sale in Support of Covenant House

Citrus Hair Salon will be hosting a “yard” sale, where they  will be selling new and used items ranging from clothing, small appliances, home décor, jewelry, gift items, etc. The concept is to set up their salon similar to a high-quality consignment, vintage or second-hand store. They are asking for donations of gently-used items to be sold at the salon in a well-organized event open to the public, where 100% of the net proceeds will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver.  In the spirit of the old fashioned yard sales of times past, they will also  have various activities including a bake sale and lemonade stand, plus food and entertainment. After the event any items not sold will be donated as well.

They ask everyone to do their spring cleaning and drop off any items to the salon any time before May 31st. This is a great opportunity to get rid of those items that you don’t want to throw away but never use! If you have a store, you may have clearance stock you want to get rid of or any items collecting dust in your stock room.

An example of items you can donate (all items should be in good shape):

  • Good-quality, used clothing
  • Small appliances 
  • Art and wall decor
  • Home décor items
  • Handbags/wallets
  • Jewelry
  • Unused candles, soaps, etc.
  • Unused cosmetics
  • Accessories such as scarves, belts, etc.

These are just samples, but almost anything goes, just no large items. If you have any questions or comments, contact Citrus Hair Salon  at

Anyone that would like to participte in and/or attend the event on June 12th is welcome .

Citrus Hair Salon Yard Salon  


Sending sincere thanks to the Building Owners and Managers Association of BC

Building Owners and Managers Association of BC (BOMA BC) have been proud to support at-risk and homeless youth on their journey towards independence since 2003. BOMA BC is the largest commercial real estate industry association in British Columbia. They are proud to host fundraising initiatives throughout the year, including their annual Golf Classic and Christmas Luncheon, to support charities close to their hearts. This spring, BOMA BC President of the Board of Directors, Robert Kavanagh, presented Covenant House Vancouver with an incredibly impactful donation of $10,000 to helps us serve 552 youth through Street Outreach and 1,035  youth in our Drop-In centre, give 460 youth a loving home in our Crisis Program and provide 42 youth with long-term supportive, transitional housing in our Rights of Passage program where they learn and practice new life skills.

Partial proceeds from this generous $10,000 donation were raised at the 2014 BOMA Golf Classic and Christmas Luncheon which means that members of the association and staff are a huge part of this wonderful gift to our young people.

Covenant House Vancouver would like to extend our most sincere thanks to BOMA BC members, staff and the organization itself for helping us save youth from a lifetime of homelessness and poverty.  Together, we are changing lives.

BOMA BC Cheque presentation to Covenant House 


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