The weather is changing and starting to cool down – which means it’s time to set up our Christmas donation hamper in the clinic for 2013. New socks, underwear, and toothbrushes, as well as any new or like-new shoes or jackets are most useful out on the cold streets of Vancouver. Men’s shoes in particular are always in dire need out there on Vancouver streets!
As a thank you from us and from the community we are going to raffle off a $100 Broadway Wellness gift card. When you drop off your donation, write down your name and phone number on a raffle ticket and throw it in the box beside the donation bin. In the New Year once we have dropped off our donations we will do the draw and pull the lucky ticket.
Covenant House will distribute your donations on our behalf to the city’s youth who are in need. Having fled abusive homes or aged out of foster care, living on the streets is the only interim solution for some. During these winter months, our donations are more helpful than ever. Convenant House helps to support and shelter these youth and provide first aid and wound care. Donations make all the difference when they can be sent on their way with a warm, dry pair of shoes and socks- this is where we can help!
Please bring what you can with you to your next appointment, or feel free to stop in and say ‘hello’ when you are in the neighbourhood. The donation bin will be in the waiting room by reception and clearly labelled for you.