Simply put, homelessness in Vancouver is a major crisis. Figures such as, on any given night there are between 500-1000 young people living on the streets in the City, bring home this startling reality.
That is why the Covenant House Vancouver, a non-profit that provides food, shelter, clothing and counselling services to homeless and runaway youth started ‘Sleep Out’ as a way to tackle the ongoing issue of homelessness.
So what is ‘Sleep Out’? On November 16, 2017 executives, influential leaders and public figures are challenged to spend one-night sleeping on the street to raise funds for Covenant House Crisis Program. With just a sleeping bag and piece of cardboard, Sleep Out participants will show homeless youth that they care about the challenges they face, so much so that they will volunteer to join them on the streets overnight.
We are proud to say that our General Manager, Glenne Manlig, has joined the Sleep Out movement and will be participating in this year’s fundraising event. As property managers to affordable housing, this national issue rings close to home, and is a cause that we feel strongly about supporting.
Glenne’s goal is to raise $15,000 before November 16, 2017 – that is where you come in. You can help support Glenne and the mission of Covenant House by making a donation of any denomination.
Your donations will go directly to Covenant House to help them to provide shelter, food, clothing and counseling to youth. Currently Convenant House supports close to 1,400 youth every year.
Want to donate? Visit Glenne’s personal fundraising page by click here.
If you want to learn more about the Sleep Out Event, click here