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TELUS gives back to Covenant House & our community in a big way

TELUS   and its “Give Where You Live” campaign chose Covenant House Vancouver again this year and we are so grateful they supported us for not one day but two full days. During May and June, Covenant House was grateful to receive the helping hands of TELUS and their employees as well as their friends and families. 15 volunteers from the Lower Mainland donated their time to helping in our Gift-In-Kind department. They were efficient in sorting and organizing items such as clothing and toiletries that are now ready to be given to youth in need.

Also on June 4th we had 17 volunteers helping us with our roof top garden at our Pender location. Their help allowed our youth garden club to be successful in learning how to grow and harvest produce. We also want to say a big thanks to the gardening club at the TELUS Garden building, they have been a great support to our kitchen in providing fresh produce on a weekly basis for our youth meals.

Thank you to the passionate employees, friends and families of TELUS. It is obvious that you truly do care about those in your community and are passionate about supporting at-risk and homeless youth as they improve their lives.

If you or your employees would like to coordinate a time to   volunteer   as a group with our Gift-In-Kind program, please contact Amanda Merler by email: amerler@covenanthousebc.org   or by phone at (604) 639-8920.

TELUS Volunteer Picture 

'Faces of Homelessness' - A student initiative of King George Secondary

The Faces of Homelessness was a student created initiative that begun in April, 2016 and was created by the Interact & YCI Homelessness Committee. The goal of the project is to complete a series of interviews that help shed a more accurate and uplifting perspective of people who either live with or work with people who are facing the challenge of homelessness. The students visit Covenant House last month with their teacher and interviewed Kat an Outreach Youth Worker.  Our thanks to King George Secondary students for helping to shed a light on homelessness.

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Youth have an incredible time on an overnight kayak trip

Recently one of our Youth Workers Darren took four youth from our Crisis Program on an overnight kayaking trip. They left in the morning from Cates Park in North Vancouver and paddled up Indian Arm to Granite Falls where they spent the night.

The youth had a great time and it was an amazing experience for them. Youth Worker Darren is always going above & beyond and coming up with fun and healthy activities for our young people especially for our young men who  really need to burn off energy.

Thank you Darren for being such a positive role model! 

Youth Kayak trip with Youth Worker Darren

Happy Canada Day!

Wishing everyone a wonderful Canada Day!

Our office is closed for the holiday  and long weekend and  we will re-open on Monday July 4th.

If you are a youth in need of help over the long weekend please call 1-877-685-7474.

Happy Canada Day! 

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