Below is a message recently shared by Chelsea our Manager of Rights of Passage:
"The youth (my current 20+ non biological kids) made me brunch at work today for no special reason! No matter how crazy life is, "my kids" remind me of the love and hope in this world! "
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 www.givingtuesday.ca for more info.
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!
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!