Our youth speak out about Covenant House Vancouver and the Pepsi Refresh Project

First we want to send a big thanks to each and every one of you who have voted for Covenant House Vancouver through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Your daily votes are helping to keep us in the running for the $100,000.00 grant.

Below are comments taken from our Pepsi Refresh page from youth that we have worked with. I hope our young people’s comments help keep you motivated to vote for us and let you know that you truly are making a difference in the lives of our youth.



First we want to send a big thanks to each and every one of you who have voted for Covenant House Vancouver through the Pepsi Refresh Project. Your daily votes are helping to keep us in the running for the $100,000.00 grant.

Below are comments taken from our Pepsi Refresh page from youth that we have worked with. I hope our young people’s comments help keep you motivated to vote for us and let you know that you truly are making a difference in the lives of our youth.

Here are some of the things our youth are saying:

"This is amazing. Covenant House helped me more than once. I was kind of mean to them but they are really there to help. They care about each and every single one. And they really help you get the tools you need to get back on your feet! Thank you Covenant House I will be voting until the end!!!"

"They saved my life. I left home 8 years ago with some substance problems, some family problems and a lot of self image problems. I stayed in and out of the shelter and in their rights of passage program. I have been sober and clean for 5 years and am forever grateful for their guidance and support"

"I was 17 the first time Covenant House was there for me! So many years later and things are going extremely well! Keep up the great work! In all the triumph and turmoil since, I do thank Covenant House for being my very first influence of good and ongoing gift of hope! You are not forgotten! *wink*"

"To quote Dante’s Inferno "In the middle of the journey of our life I found myself astray in a dark wood where the straight road had been lost." Covenant House helped me find the road that I had lost. This was at a time when no one else would help me. Along the journey I’ve made lifelong friends."

"Every child needs a home. Unfortunately some of us don’t get one. A long time ago I found myself at covy’s door. I’d been through so many foster homes I didn’t remember the names of the people I’d lived with. I’d been hurt I’d been abused and when the world turned its back on me cov didn’t"

To read all of the comments please go to: http://www.refresheverything.ca/covenanthousevancouver and make sure to vote while you are there.

Please keep voting, tweeting and facebooking about Covenant House Vancouver and the Pepsi Refresh project.

How can you help?

1. Go to http://www.refresheverything.ca/login

2. Then go to http://www.refresheverything.ca/covenanthousevancouver

3. Click on the "Vote for this idea" button.

4. Do this once per day, as the winner will be the idea with the most votes by August 31st.

What else can you do to help?

Put a reminder in your Outlook / I-Calendar
Set as your homepage
Share with friends and family

Please remember that the more votes that we receive, the better a chance we have at winning and continuing to make a difference in the lives of our youth.