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Support our Christmas Backpack Program!

Each holiday season, we provide all of our young people with a Christmas backpack filled with new clothing, toiletries and small gifts. We hope that you will consider supporting our backpack program this Christmas and make the holidays special for our Covenant House youth.

Ways to donate to the Christmas Backpack Program:

1. Contribute to our costs

It costs us $120 to fill a backpack with gifts! Donate this amount to our campaign and help us purchase one whole backpack for a youth in need!

2. Purchase a completed backpack

Order a completed backpack online through our partnership with Army and Navy and have them ship it directly to us! 

3. Include us in your holiday shopping

Click here for our complete list of backpack items! Take it with you on your holiday shopping trip and then drop off items at 575 Drake Street. Please call Amy to arrange a time for drop off at 604-639-8937.

4. Donate any new items from our list

Any new items are welcome and very helpful. Pick one or more items from our listand bring them to 575 Drake Street. Our holiday helpers will be building backpacks from the donated items. Every bit helps and is truly appreciated!

For further details click here and if you have questions please contact:

Amy Cotton

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Lest We Forget - Remembrance Day

Covenant House Vancouver is remembering of all of those who have served our country and our thoughts are with those serving now.

Our office will be closed tomorrow in honour of Remembrance Day.

If you are a youth needing help you can call 1-877-685-7474. 

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Covenant House Cookbook

In September we reached out to our Covenant House community and asked supporters to share recipes so we could create a cookbook for our young people. We were excited by the response as many people shared family recipes and well wishes for our young people. Our youth now have a cookbook made with love to help them learn important life skills. 

This cookbook would not be possible without the kindness of our supporters. By sharing your recipes you have truly shared a piece of your heart with our young people and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

To read the cookbook simply click on the cover below and it will open as a PDF.


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A fun and healthy activity for Saturday nights

For over the past year my co-worker Freeman has been running a cooking group every Saturday night in our Covenant House kitchen. The success of this group is unbelievable. I often remind him of how proud he should be for providing a healthy activity to our residents as well as teaching them important life skills. He really exemplifies our principle of Choice (learn about our Principles here). Because of him every Saturday night youth are making crepes, bannock, empanadas, and so on and so forth instead of spending time out on the streets. It is really cool to work with people like this and I am especially thrilled when the youth come upstairs and present their creations to me! The food always tastes great but the best part is how proud they look when they share what they made. - Blaine, Team Leader

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