Change for Change

A few weeks ago, Aaron Hutchinson came down to Covenant House with an idea. He told me about how he felt when he saw a young person on the street asking for money. The thought of young Vancouverites in such troubled situations moved Aaron into action and he started thinking about what he could do to help them on a larger scale.

He toured our Drake & Seymour Street location and asked a lot of questions about our programs and services for young people up to 25 years of age. Aaron wanted to try to help them make positive changes in their lives and saw Covenant House as an organization that could help make that happen. And so, Aaron embarked on his ‘Change for Change’ initiative.

He has involved 18 restaurants in the downtown core, dozens of friends, and Juno nominated band Marianas Trench. The goal: collect as much spare change as they possibly can (the group is aiming for 6000 pounds of the stuff!), and put it all together to make a larger impact.  Click here to see the Marianas Trench video promoting this fundraiser.

The ‘Change for Change’ buckets around the city are filling up quickly and on February 7 the fundraiser will conclude with a weigh in party at Ginger 62 where all proceeds will go to Covenant House Vancouver. 

Thanks Aaron for all of your hard work!

Below is a list of participating restaurants:

A few weeks ago, Aaron Hutchinson came down to Covenant House with an idea. He told me about how he felt when he saw a young person on the street asking for money. The thought of young Vancouverites in such troubled situations moved Aaron into action and he started thinking about what he could do to help them on a larger scale.

He toured our Drake & Seymour Street location and asked a lot of questions about our programs and services for young people up to 25 years of age. Aaron wanted to try to help them make positive changes in their lives and saw Covenant House as an organization that could help make that happen. And so, Aaron embarked on his ‘Change for Change’ initiative.

He has involved 18 restaurants in the downtown core, dozens of friends, and Juno nominated band Marianas Trench. The goal: collect as much spare change as they possibly can (the group is aiming for 6000 pounds of the stuff!), and put it all together to make a larger impact.  Click here to see the Marianas Trench video promoting this fundraiser.

The ‘Change for Change’ buckets around the city are filling up quickly and on February 7 the fundraiser will conclude with a weigh in party at Ginger 62 where all proceeds will go to Covenant House Vancouver. 

Thanks Aaron for all of your hard work!

Below is a list of participating restaurants:

Society Dining Lounge (1257 Hamilton Street)
Milestones Robson St. (1145 Robson Street)
Milestones Yaletown (1109 Hamilton Street)
Milestones Denman (1209 Denman Street)
Milestones Kitsilano (2966 West 4th Avenue)
Milestones Park Royal (1096 South Park Royal, West Vancouver)
Fraiche Restaurant (2-2240 Chippendale Road, West Vancouver)
The Edge Social Grille and Lounge (1100 Granville Street)
Sandbar Seafood Restaurant (1535 Johnston St, Granville Island)
The Teahouse "Sequoia Grill"(Ferguson Point, Stanley Park Drive)
Rosie’s On Robson (298 Robson Street)
Joe Fortes Restaurant (777 Thurlow Street)
Sanafir (1026 Granville Street)
Italian Kitchen (1037 Alberni Street)
Coast Restaurant (1054 Alberni St)
Trattoria Italian Kitchen (1850 West 4th Avenue)
Glowbal Grill & Satay Bar (1079 Mainland Street)
Moxie’s Classic Grill (808 Bute Street)