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Happy Thanksgiving & Best Wishes!

We are sending thanks out to all our youth, volunteers, supporters, donor’s and staff! Thank you for all you do and for being part of the Covenant House Vancouver family.

Best Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is here, so our minds have turned
To what time has taught us, to what we've learned:
We often focus all our thought
On shiny things we've shopped and bought.
We take our pleasure in material things,
Forgetting the pleasure that friendship brings.
If a lot of our stuff just vanished today,
We'd see the foundation of each happy day
Is special relationships, constant and true,
And that's when our thoughts go directly to you.
We wish you a Thanksgiving you'll never forget,
Full of love and joy—your best one yet!

By Joanna Fuchs

happy thanksgiving

*Just a heads up that we will be upgrading our NetCommunity Online Donations System on Monday October 14th at 5:30 AM.  We’ve scheduled this for Thanksgiving Monday at the earliest time slot available in order to minimize the impact on you. Please note you may not be able to give online for up to a couple of hours during the upgrade. Thank you for your patience.*

Christmas Backpack Program for our Youth

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

Items                                                    What we have                         What we need


1. Men’s Shaving Cream                             0                                               200

2. Women’s Shaving Cream                        0                                               80

3. Men’s Hoodies                                          0                                               200

4. Men’s T-shirts                                            0                                               200

5. Women’s Hoodies                                      0                                               80

6. 2 in 1 Shampoo/Conditioner                     0                                               280

7. Blankets     (Completed)                  280                                    280

8. Backpacks                                                     0                                               280

9. Women’s Underwear                                   0                                               240

10. Men’s Boxers                                              0                                                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).

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

christmas backpacks for youth


The "art" of saying thanks

A young man who has been a long-time client of CHV’s wanted to give back and say thank you. A youth worker had painted one of the pictures featured below, the youth painted a duplicate picture and then hand crafted and carved frames for both pictures. It is hard to see but the Vancouver skyline is carved into the bottom of each frame. He gave both framed pictures to CHV as a way to say thank you for helping him over the years.

Our staff were extremely touched to receive his beautiful art work and it will be a wonderful reminder of this youth as he continues his journey. We wish him all the best!

art and frame created by youth

art and frame created by youth

art and frame created by youth

art and frame created by youth