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There is Black Friday & Cyber Monday…now GivingTuesday on November 29th, 2016!

November 29th, 2016, marks GivingTuesday – a day for nonprofits worldwide to encourage charitable giving, volunteerism, and conscious consumerism to their communities.

What will YOU do for #GivingTuesday? Be sure to share what you do with the hash tag #GivingTuesday & #GivingTuesdayCa and check out  for more info.

If you are looking for ways to give back to Covenant House Vancouver click  here. To donate to Covenant House Vancouver for GivingTuesday click  here.

Big thanks to Urban Systems for supporting our Christmas Backpack Campaign!

Urban Systems is an engineering company located in Yaletown, they put on a staff event where staff members raced to put together backpacks for our Christmas Backpack Campaign. This was a fun team building activity that had the greater goal of giving back to the community.

The team building exercise was a success for the company and our young people!  During a timed relay event staff had to complete a task, such as hopping around a table on one leg, in order to receive an item for their backpack. There were lots of laughs and staff members were happy to know that the event contributed to help homeless youth and Covenant House Vancouver. 

Thanks Urban Systems for providing 40 Christmas Backpacks for our youth!

Urban Systems

Kicks & Cuts is giving back to homeless youth!

Martin Rivard of Barber & Co, and Alex Harvey of New Balance Vancouver have teamed up  to create Kicks & Cuts, a program geared towards giving homeless youth  a fresh look and perspective on life.  Kicks & Cuts is a program  that is working with Covenant House Vancouver to give homeless youth new shoes and hairstyles, and a  fresh look to go with a fresh start in life. 

Kicks & Cuts was recently featured on Daily Hive Vancouver and you can read the full story here.

Huge thank you to Martin Rivard of Barber & Co, and Alex Harvey of New Balance Vancouver for their incredible support of our young people! 

Kicks & Cuts from Treven Lepage on Vimeo.

There is still time to join us for Casual Day!

On  Thursday December 1st  you are  invited  to join us in our work helping homeless youth by going Casual for Covenant House!  Casual Day is part of our annual  Give a Day, Build a Life   campaign – our goal is to raise funds for the  Rights of Passage Program. 

How to participate:  Please contact us and we’ll send you a Casual Day participation package including the number of stickers you require. Our suggested donation is $5 per sticker for schools/students and $10 per sticker for offices.  If Casual Day isn’t an option for your school or office on December 1st, you’re most welcome to participate at any time in the year that works for you.

P.S.  If your dress code at school or work is casual then we invite you to reverse the theme and dress up for Covenant House. Also feel free to create a theme of your own and send us your stories and pictures so we can share them on our blog!  Some theme ideas are jeans day, pajama day, fancy dress or costumes. 

To order your Casual Day package or for more information contact:

Mark Savard
Development Officer – Community Giving

Casual Day Poster 2016

Thanking Cabela’s for providing Sleeping Bags for Sleep Out: Executive Edition

In order to ensure that all of the funds raised from Sleep Out: Executive Edition go directly to supporting our programs here at Covenant House Vancouver, we sought support from businesses in our community. Cabela’s stepped up and donated 25 sleeping bags for the event and we can’t thank them enough.

These sleeping bags will be used by our Sleep Out: Executive Edition participants then cleaned and distributed to youth in need.

Thank you Cabela’s for making the winters warmer for youth in need! 

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