Monday, February 25, 2013

Covenant House

The McMath Interact club is starting up another project for 2013 and we want you help!

Our current focus is on an organization called Covenant House.  They are the only   group that caters to Vancouver’s estimated 700 street youth by providing a safe environment where they provide them with food, shelter, clothing and counselling.  By meeting youth’s needs and providing a structured sanctuary, youth can learn the importance of communication and the power they have to make life-changing decisions so that they can live independently

Because Covenant House receives the majority of their donations during the Christmas season, they begin to run short on donations come spring and summer so, the Interact Club is hosting a spring clothing and toiletry drive at McMath Secondary from March 4th - 14th 2013.  Through these donations, these teens are able not only build their self-confidence but, they are able to feel like they are living like a normal teenager which many of them do not experience due to their living situations. 

We will be accepting any teenage-oriented clothing (new or gently used would be greatly appreciated) or unused, unopened toiletries you might have to contribute to our project.  All donations we receive will be given directly to Covenant House. Your donations will be appreciated and enjoyed by the homeless youth of Vancouver. We will be happy to pick up donations at your convenience.

Thank you very much for considering the opportunity to assist us with this project. If you have any questions regarding the project, please do not hesitate to contact us at

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