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The Giving Tree in support of Covenant House Vancouver

Perform Art Studios has created the “Giving Tree” to continue its support of Covenant House Vancouver. Their goal is to raise $500.00 to help the homeless youth of Vancouver for the holidays. To make this this happen they are selling tag decorations which you can write your name on and then hang on the tree. Minimum donations are $2.00 and tags can be purchased at Perform Art Studios and Lonsdale Quay.

How it works:

1. Donate a minimum of $2.00
2. Choose a tag and write your name
3. Find a branch on the tree and hang your tag
4. Feel good knowing you have helped homeless youth this holiday season

To learn more click here

Giving Tree at Perform Arts Studio 

We need your help to fill our Christmas Backpacks

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
2. Purchase a  completed backpack through Army & Navy
3. Include us in your  holiday shopping  and create a completed backpack for us
4. Donate a few new items from our  list

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

Check out our list  of  items we need :

Needed items for Christmas Backpacks 

A celebratory jig is done when Kailey sticks to her plan

During evening staff shift change at our Crisis Program it was passed on that one of our youth was at her boyfriend’s work party. Another youth worker and I looked at one other skeptically. Kailey has been really doing well with a lot of aspects of her plan and has had a long successful stay. She has struggled with drinking in the past and with her relationship with her boyfriend. It was his work party. Todd jokingly commented “well if she returns tonight by curfew that would be awesome. In fact if she returns I will do a little jig!”

Curfew is 11:00pm on Saturdays and at 10:30pm Kailey was back! She did not drink, didn’t miss curfew and left early because other people at the party were very drunk and she found it annoying to be around. Both of us were in the office when she returned so as a man of his word he told her what he had said and gave her a celebratory jig. Kailey thought this was very funny and was very proud to have stuck with her plan. Way to go Kailey!

clip of cartoon man dancing 

Students from around the world support homeless youth in Vancouver

Tryn Rohrer wanted to do something special for her birthday, but instead of gifts for herself, the SFU student decided to do something for the youth at Covenant House.

Tryn asked her friends buy presents for the Christmas Backpack Program in honour of her birthday.  The group of friends, all International students from places like Thailand, China, Pakistan, and Switzerland, came to Covenant House last week to drop off their donations.  We were able to show them some of our spaces and chatted about the resources and supports we provide for homeless and at-risk youth.

When we asked Tryn if we could share her birthday story she said that it was such a pleasure for her and her friends to help Covenant House Vancouver and see the work we do, they would be very happy if their story inspired others to do the same.

Happy Birthday Tryn!  And thank you to you and your friends for supporting our Christmas Backpack Program!

Students from around the world support homeless youth in Vancouver 

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