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Sending everyone lots of love on Valentine’s Day

On this day of love and friendship we wanted to take the time to send some love and thanks your way. The generosity we see from our Covenant House family never fails to amaze us. Thanks to your kindness & support, we as a community are able to support our young people throughout their journey towards independence. As a team we are impacting the lives of so many youth, and for that we thank you with the warmest of hearts.

We also want to send lots of love and light to all our young people, you bring so much joy to us and we are honoured to be part of your journey.

Best Wishes & Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Join us for Sweat Co.'s "Let Them Eat Cake" 30th Anniversary & Fundraiser

Join Sweat Co. to help them celebrate their 30th Anniversary! This special evening will be in support of Covenant House and Project Limelight. The event will be held on Saturday, February 15 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM at 736 Richards St in Vancouver.

Details:
-The Theme - "Marie Antoinette - Let Them Eat Cake!"
-Delicious canapés by Hawksworth Restaurant
-Decadent Beverages
-Silent Auction
-Formal attire (keeping in mind the "Marie Antoinette" theme - anything goes!)
-Lots of surprises!

Tickets and more info are available here.

sweatco  Marie Antoinette - Let Them Eat Cake

There is still time to make a donation in honour of Valentine’s Day

You can show your loved ones how much you care this Valentine's Day by making an in honour donation to Covenant House Vancouver! Not only will you help a young person in need, your Valentine will get an online or paper card notifying them of your donation and you will get a tax receipt. It's a triple win - our youth, your loved one and you!

An in honour Valentine's Day Card can be e-mailed or mailed to your loved one.

Donate online here or call 604-638-GIFT (4438).

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It's amazing the effect one volunteer and one haircut can have on the life of a youth

Josephine is a quiet girl, anxious and introverted. On this particular day in the Crisis Shelter we had a volunteer hairdresser coming in to cut youth's hair - a rare treat for many of the youth. When I asked Josephine if she was interested in getting her hair cut her eyes lit up and she smiled at me. She didn't say anything right away, but I could tell she was very excited about this opportunity. A few seconds later Josephine said "that's great, it's been a while". Then the girly youth worker in me came out and I asked what type of haircut she had in mind. Josephine said she always dreamed of having a short bob. I encouraged her to go for it and try it out. Josephine and I then went on the computer and looked for hairstyles she liked. Together we printed out a small stack of ideas she had for her new haircut. She became livelier and more engaged than I'd ever seen her. She was giggling and searching through dozens of possible options. She finally settled on a picture and lined up for the hairdresser. Twenty minutes later she came out looking completely different. I could tell from her face that she was so excited. It's amazing the effect one volunteer and one haircut can have on the life of a youth.

girl getting a hair cut

Help Covenant House be the family our youth need & deserve

A family does many things. It provides basic needs, educates and instills value and identity. But most importantly, it provides love. The young people we see at Covenant House have often grown up without loving parents and have begun their lives without the safety and security most of us take for granted.

This month we celebrate Family Day, a day dedicated to sharing time with the ones we love and who love us. What about youth who don’t have a loving family with whom to spend the day? For many of our youth, we are their family. We are the ones that provide their basic needs, educate them and instill value and identity. We care for them the way our parents cared for us.

Our job at Covenant House is to be a reminder of hope and possibility - to present these damaged and broken young people with a way off the streets and show them the road to health, happiness and a future that is theirs to choose. We are honoured to be the family these young people need and deserve.

As we celebrate this Family Day in honour of those we care about, please consider giving a gift so that we can continue to be the family our youth need and deserve. 

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