Giving Hope for the Holidays: A Chance to Brighten Young Lives

The holiday season is a time of joy, warmth, and giving, and at Covenant House Vancouver, we believe in making it special for the youth in our care. For the youth, age 16 to 24, who have found themselves at Covenant House Vancouver, this time of year can be particularly challenging and difficult.

You can have a chance to make a real difference in their lives by participating in our Caring Calendar initiative. Join us in giving hope for the holidays and making these young people’s lives a little brighter.

What is the Caring Calendar?

The Caring Calendar initiative is a heartwarming program that brings a holiday cheer to these deserving young individuals.

Much like the beloved tradition of an advent calendar, our Caring Calendar provides the youth in our care with an activity or item each day from December 1st to December 25th. This daily anticipation builds excitement as they look forward to receiving a special gift or to participate in a festive activity.

The heart of the Caring Calendar lies in the activities and items that youth enjoy. Some examples of activities that have brought smiles to their faces in previous years include:

  • Pizza Party: Sharing a meal with friends is a simple yet meaningful pleasure.
  • Making Gingerbread Houses: This festive activity lets youth unleash their creativity and get into the holiday spirit.
  • Spa Night: A chance to relax, pamper themselves, and feel rejuvenated.
  • Smoothie Party: A delicious and healthy treat, perfect for enjoying with friends.
  • Tickets to Events: A chance to experience something new in the city.

In addition to activities, items like gift cards, journals, movie tickets, and festive socks are greatly appreciated. These items offer a sense of comfort to the youth, making their holiday season a little brighter.

Your input and support are invaluable in creating a memorable holiday season.

How to Contribute

With approximately 100 youth in our care, we’re counting on your generosity to make the Caring Calendar a reality. Check out the Calendar here to see which days are available.

If you’d like to sponsor a night, but don’t have the time or resources to put it together, we will make it easy for you. For a $1,000 contribution, we’ll handle the item or activity, and we’ll proudly acknowledge your generosity on our social media platforms.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who choose to participate in our Caring Calendar initiative. Your support allows us to bring joy, happiness, and the true spirit of the holidays to the youth in our care. If you have any questions or ideas, please feel free to contact:

Cory Kaban, Gifts in Kind Coordinator
phone: 604-757-6064

To participate, please reach out to Cory by November 30th, 2023, at the latest.

Together, we can make this holiday season a time of hope and happiness for these young individuals who deserve it most. Thank you for being a part of our mission to spread love and joy this holiday season.