Tonight working professionals and emerging leaders will spend one night sleeping on the street to raise funds to support our mental health and addictions programs. Many of our youth struggle with mental illness, often as a result of trauma they have experienced, and many are also battling to overcome addictions.
“Sleepers” will interact with some of our youth currently staying with us and those who have stayed with us in the past. They will hear their personal stories of how they found their way to our doors and how their lives have changed since. Youth will also have the opportunity to ask the participants why they support Covenant House and why they are Sleeping Out.
Our professionals have been hard at work fundraising from hosting events with silent auctions, reaching out to their networks and Kuehne +Nagel even had a person shave their head in support of Sleep Out!
Our sleepers would greatly appreciate any donations – click here to donate to a sleeper or to the event. Every Sleep Out donation made today will be matched by Zillow up to a total of $20,000!
Be sure to join in the discussion on social media using the hash tag #CHSleepOut. You can follow Covenant House Vancouver on Twitter @CovenantHouseBC, on Instagram @covenanthousebc or on our Facebook page.
Big thank you to all our “Sleepers” and their supporters!