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Whitecaps FC raise over $34,000 for #BuckUp for Mental Health

Vancouver Whitecaps FC helped raise over $34,000 in support of Covenant House Vancouver as part of their third annual #BuckUp for Mental Health campaign. Whitecaps FC increased last year's #BuckUp campaign fundraising total by over $13,000!

On behalf of everyone at Covenant House Vancouver, we want to give a huge thank you to Whitecaps FC, their fans, our supporters, and everyone involved. Special thanks to club ambassador Y.P. Lee for providing $12,000 in matching funds.

These funds will directly support our Mental Health Services program providing youth with individual attention and care from our mental health clinicians and psychiatrists. This includes counselling sessions, group work, medications, life skills support, job readiness and recreational programming. Your support is helping our youth to recover from the trauma of their past and find wellness for their future.

Thank you Whitecaps FC for your incredible support of our young people and for reducing the stigma around Mental Health!

#BuckUp for Mental Health Cheque Presentation

#BuckUp for Mental Health Cheque Presentation

2nd Annual SoulFire Yoga Jam in support of Covenant House

Presenters:   Mike Nichols, Liv Hilde, Aili Storen, Alex Atherton
Cost:  By donation (minimum $50)
Centre:  Yaletown
Date and Time:   Friday, June 17th, 2016 |  7:15-10:00pm   


YGives presents the 2nd annual SoulFire Yoga Jam, a practice of giving.

A SoulFire Yoga Jam is a powerful, joyful and EPIC Yoga class woven together by several passionate Yoga teachers, accompanied by live music and infused with soul through group meditation and intention setting.

All donations will go to Covenant House, opening doors for homeless youth through our YGives program. Your donation helps us bring meditation and mindfulness services to youth at-risk.

For more information click here and to attend  please register through YYoga here

SoulFire Yoga Jam Poster 

Youth kayak adventure with Power To Be

Recently our youth had the opportunity to take a kayaking trip with the organization Power To Be. Power To Be Adventure Therapy inspires youth and families in need of support to discover their limitless abilities through nature-based programs.  Our youth started off in Cates Park in North Vancouver and had a great time exploring the area by Kayak. The pictures below are from Deep Cove where our  youth stopped for lunch.

Thanks Power To Be for the amazing experience! 

Youth Kayak trip with Power To Be 

Thank you Raymond James for valuing a culture of giving back and social responsibility!

Raymond James and its employees share a desire to give back to the communities in which they work and live. Across the firm, employees are encouraged to reach out within their local communities and volunteer their time, not only as individuals but more importantly as teams of colleagues, friends and family; to get involved in charities and organizations that they are passionate about.

During Raymond James Cares Month, Covenant House was grateful to receive the helping hands of Raymond James employees, their friends and families. Twelve volunteers from the Vancouver branch sorted through donated Gift-In-Kind items on two different days in May. They were efficient in sorting and organizing items such as clothing and toiletries that are now ready to be given to youth in need.

Volunteers are the only reason we can sort through 132,000 pounds of clothing, linens and toiletries that are donated from members of the community and ensure everything is clean and suitable to give youth.

Thanks to volunteers, we can distribute over 2,000 pounds of items to youth every single week, which helps 1,400 youth each year.

Thank you to the passionate employees, friends and families of Raymond James. 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: or by phone at (604) 639-8920.

Raymond James Cares Month

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