We're very excited to announce a new partnership with Impark!
Last year, Imperial Parking Corporation embarked on a process to pursue a more directed charity effort in the Lower Mainland and establish initiatives that represent their employees through participation and staff engagement. After an intensive selection process, we were fortunate to be named their new charity partner. Regional Manager Darren McClelland slept out at our Executive Sleep Out on November 15th, and Impark staff held a clothing drive and will also be volunteering with our Thank-a-thon Program. We look forward to working with Impark over the coming years in making a difference in our young peoples' lives.
Impark recently celebrated their 50th anniversary and formally announced this new partnership with a $10,000 gift! Thank you to everyone at Impark for making this partnership a reality!
Impark Clothing Drive for Covenant House Vancouver
1. Men’s Shaving Cream 18 200
2. Women’s Shaving Cream 4 80
3. Men’s Hoodies 68 200
4. Men’s T-shirts 61 200
5. Women’s Hoodies 39 80
6. 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner 104 280
7. Blankets 42 280
8. Backpacks 198 280
9. Women’s Underwear 214 240
10. Men’s Boxers 16 600
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).
Inquires for the backpack program or for more information please contact:
"Darrick" is a 22 year old who has had many stays in the Crisis Shelter. Darrick and I share a common enthusiasm for reality TV shows, especially Survivor. We have had many conversations about what's going on, on the show, and who we think is going to win, as well as some Survivor dates. After his last stay, he was picking up his belongings and I mentioned to him he should look at his next stay at Covenant House as a game on Survivor. He would try to stay in Shelter 39 days and try to strategizing about who he can make alliances with to help him through his challenges. He returned to Shelter, and had exactly 39 days until he was about to move in to his new place. Together we came up with the basic rules of Survivor Covenant House. He would need to identify the challenges, which he would play for reward and immunity. Staff created a immunity idol, which he would receive after successfully completing a challenge, and he would also avoid going to Tribal Counsel. His first challenge he identified was returning to Shelter on time on a Friday night. He identified his reward as going swimming on Saturday morning. Darrick was successful in his first challenge, wining immunity, and reward!
The Rules of Survivor Covenant House
The game of Survivor Covenant House is 39 days long. The goal of the game is to get to the end of the 39 days, be in house, and be the sole survivor. The prize is securing housing!
Players in the game of Covenant House Survivor can form alliances, with both staff and other youth to help him through challenges.
Challenges are identified by the player throughout the game. Challenges are tasks or situations where the player may struggle to remain in the game (eg. Not AWOLing (absent from Shelter at curfew) on a Friday night). When a challenge is played and won the player wins immunity, as well as reward. The reward will be a self identified reward determined by player when a challenge is set (eg. Swimming Saturday morning). When a player wins a challenge, they also win immunity. They win the immunity idol, and do not have to go to tribal council.
If a player loses a challenge they may have to go to tribal council where he or she could be voted out of the game. Tribal council is having to meet with players youth worker as well as team leader to discuss the challenge, and discuss whether or not player will be voted out (discharged). It is possible for a player to vote himself off by AWOLing, ending his game early.
When the immunity idol is won, player will be in possession of the immunity idol until the next challenge is identified, and set. Then the player will hand over the immunity Idol in order to prepare for the next challenge.
The goal of playing Survivor Covenant House is to remain in house, avoid tribal council and secure housing at the end of the game.
***If youth is voted out of the game, he may go to redemption island, and may complete a challenge to get back into the game. (The challenge is attending an appeal, an appeal is when you with speak with Sister Nancy our youth's ombudsperson).***