Help keep homeless youth safe & cool this summer - Covenant House Vancouver

Help keep homeless youth safe & cool this summer

Back to Blog Listing Page | | July 3, 2019

When we think of homeless people and weather, we generally worry about it being too cold not too hot. But summer weather and extreme heat can have a negative impact on those experiencing homelessness as well. Those who are homeless or under housed can lack places to get fresh water and areas to stay cool. At Covenant House Vancouver, we prepare for the heat and make sure our youth that are living outside have proper supplies. We provide water bottles and water, sunscreen, cool clothing and remind them to take it easy and seek shade when it is hot.

If you want to help youth experiencing homelessness this summer here are a few things we need:

Sunscreen
Reusable water bottles
Bathing suites, flip flops and summer clothing like shorts
Fans
Monetary donations summer is our busiest time

In addition, when you are out and about this summer keep an eye on all people and check in with them if they are looking ill. When we work together as a community we can all have a fun and safe summer!

If you have questions about donating please contact ckaban@covenanthousebc.org or 604-757-6064.