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Celebrating National Volunteer Week: Thank You Holiday Volunteers

Thank you to our amazing Hope for the Holidays volunteers! 

This year, our largest haul of Hope for the Holidays backpacks yet was packed, with 375 backpacks given out to youth at the annual Drop-In and Outreach (Community Support Services) holiday party. Any youth in the Crisis program and the Rights of Passage program received theirs on December 25 (Christmas Day).  

The Caring Calendar (similar to the advent calendar) was a small item or experience that was giftedn from December 1- December 24th for each youth in the Crisis and Rights of passage programs. Items ranged from new socks, slippers, PJs and spa nights, attending Capilano suspense bridge to look at the lights or a group gingerbread-house decorating opportunity.  

The backpacks were packed on Saturday December 16th by a team of more than 40 volunteers. Contents included toiletries, first aid kits, warm socks, toques, gloves and some holiday treats plus a whole lot of love from every one of the team.  

From November 1st until December 16th we welcomed 24 different corporate community groups as well as 120 individual volunteers to support our holiday program. The holiday program saw 960 hours provided by our loyal and supportive volunteers. 

All of this speaks to how incredible an impact all your time has had on the youth at Covenant House so from all of us – THANK YOU!! 

If you’d like to find out more about volunteering at Covenant House Vancouver, and how you could help us deliver the services and supports that we do to young people in need, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at volunteer@covenanthousebc.org.  

You can also find out more at our website https://www.covenanthousebc.org/take-action/volunteer-with-us/. We look forward to you joining the volunteer family!