I’m writing in regards to the shelter chess group that I am starting up for the youth this month. If I’m correct, I believe this will be the first chess group done at CHV! I know chess isn’t that exciting to everyone but it’s one of my passions and I’m looking forward to teaching the youth about it. Ultimately, it’s another positive outlet available for the youth to take part in.
There was a large interest amongst the youth which means we are short a few chess sets. Within the group I’m planning to do some mini tournaments, teach some lessons throughout, and I have a few other ideas. The goal is to have enough chess sets available so that none will be left waiting to play a game; to keep everyone actively engaged.
With that said, I’m reaching out to see if there’s anyone has an extra chess set sitting around at home or one that doesn’t get used much that you would be willing to donate for the youth at Covenant House.
I’m hoping that this group will be a success and my overall goal is to give the youth more reason to make their stay in shelter a positive experience and outcome.
Youth Worker, Crisis Shelter
If you are interested in donating a chess set please drop off them off at 575 Drake Street or call our Gift-in-Kind cell at 604-968-4679 for more information about donating.