Dear friends of Covenant House Vancouver,
I want to let you know how grateful I am for your wonderful support. You make it possible for us to show our youth love with a hot meal, a safe place to sleep, and even something as simple as a pair of shoes and socks.
That’s all a young man wanted the night he came through our doors. He walked in and asked if we had any socks and shoes we could give him. It had been raining for most of that week, and his feet had been soaking wet for days because he had holes in his shoes. We gave this grateful young man fresh socks and shoes. And we told him we would always be here for him – not just to give him shoes and socks, but to give him comfort, and guidance, and love.
These kids we see are so young, so frightened, and so very alone. The tragedy is that each of them runs away from home thinking “it can’t get any worse”, but many soon learn it can.
Lurking in the shadows are people who will use and abuse them and force them into doing things they’ll regret forever, and may even leave them terribly damaged.
That’s why we count so much on your lifesaving support because every life we save is thanks to friends like you.
God bless you,
Sister Nancy Brown, S.C., O.B.C.