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A big thank you to our Christmas Backpack contributors!

Our Christmas Backpack Campaign distributes 275 backpacks full of small goodies, clothing, toiletries and gifts to youth in need in the downtown core.

We would like to extend a big thank you to this year’s major contributors and volunteers:

Intracorp, Graymont, Fluor, Connor, Clark and Lunn Foundation, St. Paul’s Hospital Cardiac Unit, St. Helen’s School, Café Artigiano, The Vancouver Diamond Lions Club, Forester’s Insurance, Hollyburn Properties, Arbonne Charitable Foundation, The Child and Family Research Institute, The British Columbia Dental Association, Scotiabank, Starbucks, Mosaic, Best Buy on Cambie, Harris and Company, Save on Foods on Cambie, Choices Markets, Safeway on Davie, Advent Reception, Design Group, Urban Barn on Granville, C2HM Hill, CIBC, A Mother’s Touch, and hundreds of other volunteers and donors who took the time to shop for items for our youth!

Thank you for helping us give our youth the Christmas they deserve! 

Thank you for Christmas Backpacks


Have a few hours to spare? Come volunteer with us!

Thank-a-Thon's are fun-filled evenings where volunteers get together and call our donors just to say “thank-you”. Because we are primarily privately funded, it is important for us to be able to reach our donors and thank them personally for the difference they make in our young peoples’ lives.

In January & February, volunteers will meet at Covenant House every Monday and Tuesday from 5:00pm-7:30pm. You can sign up to volunteer for one Thank-a-Thon or as many as you like!

Thank-a-Thon’s are ideal for families, school, church and corporate groups who would like to volunteer together. If you would like to volunteer or learn more please call Amanda Emes at 604-639-8920 or email

thank you image with phone


Christmas at Rights of Passage

Here are some pictures of the homemade edible gifts youth at ROP made for Christmas. We always try to support our youth to be able to provide gifts to those they love at Christmas time.

Christmas baking gifts at rop  

Here are some more pictures of the Christmas Day dinner being prepared by youth and staff at ROP.

Christmas dinner at rop 

Charity Tree Chip-Up a Huge Success

Last Saturday a post-Christmas tree chipping event was held at Westview Shopping Centre in North Vancouver benefitting two Charites Covenant House and North Shore Rescue. The event was supported by VanCity Westview Community Branch and a suspended tree held a sign letting people know where to go.

Many people came out to have their tree chipped & support two great causes and we are happy to announce that $865.65 was raised!

A special thank you event organizer Brendan Uren, Director of Western Tree Services and a big thank you to everyone involved and those who donated! 

images from tree chipping event 

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