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Can you help? We need sports equipment

Do you have gently used or new sports equipment that you are not using? If so we would love to have it for our various youth recreation programs.

Here is the list we are hoping to get:

1.  Soccer goalie gloves
2.  Soccer cleats for artificial surfaces, sizes 8-12
3.  Soccer balls
4.  Pylons
5.  Baseball bats (softball)
6.  Baseball gloves
7.  Ball hats

Donations can be dropped off at 575 Drake Street between 8am & 3pm, if you are unable to come between 8am and 3pm, please contact us to arrange a convenient drop-off time. If you have questions please contact us at 604-968-4679 or by email at
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Buy a Hammer, Help Covenant House

The Home Depot Canada Foundation is supporting affordable housing and building strong communities for Canadians in need with thousands of “Paper Hammers”.

Did you know that you can improve our community using only a paper hammer? It’s true. All it takes is encouraging your friends, family, neighbours and colleagues to buy a $2 “Paper Hammer” at the Vancouver & Richmond Home Depot stores between May 30 and July 3.

This year, as part of The Home Depot Canada Foundation’s annual Buy a Hammer, Build Our Community campaign, The Home Depot Vancouver & Richmond stores are raising funds to support Covenant House Vancouver.

Please visit The Home Depot today and buy a $2 “Paper Hammer” or visit The Home Depot Canada Foundation website to learn more.

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A different kind of family

This was one of those great days where the atmosphere in the shelter was happy, positive, and friendly. There were no arguments  and everyone was enjoying themselves. At snack time the youth and staff were joking around and laughing together. Afterwards, four youth initiated a game of Monopoly with myself and another staff member. Even though I hadn’t played Monopoly since I was about nine, one youth explained all the rules and gave me some advice and strategies.

I had to leave for a few minutes half way through the game to take care of a new youth, so one of the youth who had been watching took my spot. When I got back he proudly showed me how he had set up hotels on Park Place and Boardwalk. While this reminded me of my childhood playing board games with my parents, I know these youth grew up with a very different reality. I left at the end of the night with a great feeling, because maybe in a way this was a chance for them to have that experience with a different kind of family.

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