Home For The Games Travels Across The Pond

This past February the world joined Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics and naturally, finding an affordable place to stay wasn’t easy – this is where Home For The Games came in. Home For The Games came up with the idea that they could help people find an affordable place to stay as well as raise money for the homeless in Vancouver.

Vancouver hosts who were willing to share 50% of the income they received from their visitors got the opportunity to earn a modest income, share the Olympic experience, help the homeless and even receive a tax receipt for the amount they donated.

Home For The Games sponsored two charities, Covenant House Vancouver and the Streetohome Foundation, and they raised $26,000.00 for Covenant House. The Tyee published an article yesterday written by Deena Tokaryk about the Home For The Games project and how it is now being used as a model for the summer Olympics in London.

We thank Home For The Games for the work they are doing and for their support of Covenant House Vancouver. I encourage you to read the Tyee article as it is very interesting and even features a great picture of our very own Senior Development Officer Scott MacDonald. 

This past February the world joined Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Olympics and naturally, finding an affordable place to stay wasn’t easy – this is where Home For The Games came in. Home For The Games came up with the idea that they could help people find an affordable place to stay as well as raise money for the homeless in Vancouver.

Vancouver hosts who were willing to share 50% of the income they received from their visitors got the opportunity to earn a modest income, share the Olympic experience, help the homeless and even receive a tax receipt for the amount they donated.

Home For The Games sponsored two charities, Covenant House Vancouver and the Streetohome Foundation, and they raised $26,000.00 for Covenant House. The Tyee published an article yesterday written by Deena Tokaryk about the Home For The Games project and how it is now being used as a model for the summer Olympics in London.

We thank Home For The Games for the work they are doing and for their support of Covenant House Vancouver. I encourage you to read the Tyee article as it is very interesting and even features a great picture of our very own Senior Development Officer Scott MacDonald.