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Today we are going Casual for Covenant House!

Casual Day is held in support of our ‘Give a Day Build a Life’ Campaign.  Our goal is to cover all the costs involved with running Covenant House’s transitional living program – Rights of Passage – for the entire month of December.

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Abbie our "casual" dino!

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Our staff casual and comfy in support of our youth

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Jess rockin a onesie!

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Pender staff super casual

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HR Represents!

Should you, your school or business wish to participate or learn more about Casual Day please contact:
Mark Savard
Development Officer - Community Giving
Tel 604-639-8922

If Casual Day isn’t an option for on November 29th, you are most welcome to participate any time in the year that works for you. 

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Top Needed Items for Christmas Backpack Program

This holiday season, 275 homeless youth ages 16-24 will receive backpacks full of gifts at our Annual Christmas Party. Please help us give them the Christmas they deserve!

Top  Needed Items for Christmas Backpacks (new only please):

Items           What we have                         What we need
Men’s & Women's Shaving Cream                              142 275
Men’s & Women's Socks                      158 825
Men’s & Women's Hoodies                                           13 275
Men’s & Women's
109 275
Gift Cards $10.00                                    0 275
Gift Cards $5.00            50 275
Umbrella's     4 275   
Hand Warmers              122  275   
Toothpaste/brushes/Floss (Completed)       (Completed)      
Blankets                                      (Completed)       (Completed)

For a complete list of what we need for our Christmas backpack program click here. Please ensure an inventory sheet is filled out and attached to your backpack donation (We use this form to differentiate between backpack donations and regular donations).

Inquiries for the backpack program or for more information please contact:
Amy Cotton 604-639-8937

Looking for Christmas Gift Ideas? Cirque du Soleil Show Totem Coming to Vancouver Next Spring!

The magic of Cirque du Soleil returns to Vancouver in spring 2014 with its show Totem, described as “a fascinating journey into the evolution of mankind”.

We’re pleased to announce that Cirque du Soleil has once again chosen to partner with Covenant House, donating tickets for fundraising purposes. 

  • Covenant House’s benefit night will be Friday, May 30th, 2014
  • Tickets are $150 each (with a partial tax receipt reflecting the difference between the retail and benefit night pricing)
  • We have 200 tickets available in great Category 1 seating

For more information or to purchase your tickets please contact:
Mark Savard
Development Officer – Community Giving
Tel (604) 639-8922

For more information on Cirque du Soleil’s show Totem click here.

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BC Housing employees go the extra mile

On Wednesday November 13 employees from BC Housing came and volunteered in our Gift-in-Kind area. The helped sort and organization our donations and they did a terrific job. A huge thanks to all the BC Housing volunteers for their hard work!

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