The Southridge School graduating theater program students put on the play Twelve Angry Men earlier in the year and had decided to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. The student’s picked Covenant House Vancouver because the play explores themes around vulnerability, racism, prejudice, poverty and second chances.
Our staff member Shahriar attended the year-end theater program showcase where he was presented with a $500.00 cheque that the student’s had raised from their presentation of Twelve Angry Men. The students not only supported Covenant House in a big way but they were also raising money for earthquake victims in Nepal at their year-end event.
Sending a big thank you to the Southridge School theater students!
On Saturday, May 30, 2015 as Vancouver Whitecaps FC host Real Salt Lake at BC Place, funds will be collected for the #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign. All fans are encouraged to donate $1 to this campaign, with a goal of raising $21,000. All proceeds raised will be donated to Covenant House Vancouver. To learn more and support #BuckUp for Mental Health click here.
In 2014, Vancouver Whitecaps FC successfully raised over $22,000 for #BuckUp. In addition to raising money for mental health organizations, #BuckUp aims to encourage the conversation about mental health and end the stigma surrounding it.
Discounted tickets are available for the May 30th match, with $5 from each ticket purchase going to the #BuckUp campaign. Click here to buy tickets. If you need help click here for instructions.
Watch out for more fun and surprises to be announced on the blog whitecapsfc.com and the #BuckUp campaign page.
If you have any questions or want to get involved contact:
Our office will be closed on Monday May 18th and we will return on Tuesdays April 19th .
If you are looking for information on dropping off clothing or other donations click here.
If you are in a youth in need of help over the long weekend please call 1-877-685-7474 toll-free to speak with a youth worker.