Mother's Day is on Sunday, and if you need a unique way to honour your Mother, consider an in-honour gift!
By donating to Covenant House Vancouver you will give the gift of hope to the more than 1,500 young people we help each year. Your mom receives a personalized notification of the donation made in their honour and the tax receipt is sent to you.
Here’s how to make your tribute gift:
1) Online: Click the Donate Now button and at the bottom of the donation page you will see a section called ‘In Tribute’ where you can enter the information about your gift and the e-mail or mailing address of your mom.
2) By Phone: Just call 604-638-GIFT (4438) and ask to make a tribute or memorial gift and we will take all of the relevant information for your donation.
3) By Mail: Include a note in your donation envelope letting us know who the donation is in honour or memory of, who we should notify and their e-mail or mailing address, your message and phone number.
For more information or special requests contact Jen Moric at 604-639-8923 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jason had been staying at the Crisis Shelter for a few weeks and his goal was to get a job. After a successful interview Jason attended his first shift working in the kitchen of a very fast paced take away and dine-in restaurant on Granville Street. I was very eager to see how he had felt about his first shift.
Jason returned late that night to the Shelter with a dinner courtesy of his work and a big smile on his tired face. I asked him how the first shift had gone. Jason kept grinning and said that it was great, and that he felt like he had worked hard all night. Jason said that he felt good about taking on the responsibility of having a job. As I watched him walk around the common space that night he certainly looked different. He looked like he was walking taller, and he oozed a new sense of accomplishment.
Jason’s expression was priceless, and I couldn’t help but feel incredibly proud of him and happy for him. Weeks have passed since this event, and I still feel that way for Jason when he smiles that way. A smile that says, “Look what I can do. I will make mistakes along the way, and that is okay. I can learn from my mistakes and change my life path. I can do things by myself and make my own decisions.”
What Is LEAVE A LEGACY™?
Almost everyone has a favourite charity. The reasons why a charity is close to your heart are as varied as the charities themselves. LEAVE A LEGACY™ is a public awareness campaign that promotes the benefits of leaving a bequest in your Will to help your favourite charitable organization.
The LEAVE A LEGACY™ program provides information on how you can support charities through estate planning. This program is a partnership between registered charities, professional advisors, the media and the public. Leave a Legacy has recently been adopted as the national program of the Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP™).
The aim of LEAVE A LEGACY™ is two-fold:
Ensure every adult in Canada has an up-to-date Will; and encourage individuals to leave a gift for their favourite registered charity in their Will.
The vision of LEAVE A LEGACY™ is to ensure every British Columbian is aware of the personal and financial benefits of leaving a gift for their charities of choice in their Will. Preparing an estate plan that includes a charitable gift provides tremendous personal satisfaction and significant tax benefits for donors.
Everyone benefits from LEAVE A LEGACY™ – the individual, the family and the community. Whatever your reasons, your gift makes a difference!
For more information about Legacy Giving at Covenant House Vancouver, please contact:
Development Officer, Individual & Planned Giving
We were fortunate to receive $20,000 from TELUS for our Rights of Passage Transitional Housing Program! In this critical program, youth learn the skills that they need to live on their own such as goal setting, cleaning, cooking, and budgeting. They also pay a small program fee in “rent” that is returned to them upon their completion of the program that they can then use as a deposit on a new place, payment for education, or anything else that they need to get established.
Thanks to TELUS, this worthwhile program will continue to make a tremendous difference in the lives of our youth.
On behalf of all of us here, thank you for this wonderful gift!