Special Fund Raising Event for Covenant House on Friday, November 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm in conjunction with The BMW Store at JoyRide Nail Salon
Todd will join other celebrities and business leaders by sleeping out and raising money for Covenant House on November 19th in Vancouver
Todd Talbot of Love It or List It Vancouver is so moved by the work that Covenant House is doing to bring attention and compassion to kids sleeping on the streets of Vancouver that he will be joining other celebrities and business leaders by sleeping outside for one night in solidarity on November 19th, 2015.
To raise money for Covenant House Todd has created a special fund raising event ‘PEDI TO THE METAL’ by inviting 30 gentlemen to join him for a night of manly pampering, fine cars, high-end scotch tasting and food at JoyRide Nail Salon on November 6th from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. In conjunction with The BMW Store this exclusive party will be raising money and awareness for Covenant House.
Upon arrival the gentlemen are given a choice of driving the new 7 series BMW (not yet launched in Canada) or the BMW i8 super car. They will then enter into, the appropriately named, JoyRide Studio at 4th and Burrard. Inside, you will have a designated time to experience a pedicure or manicure as well as partake in Glenmorangie Scotch and Ardbeg Scotch with some great eats by Railtown Catering. With plans of this becoming an annual event Todd’s goal is to raise a whack of money for Covenant House prior to doing the ‘Sleep Out’ on November 19th.
Tickets are limited and cost $200. You will receive a $100 tax receipt from Covenant House with the balance covering the cost of the evening. Todd encourages everyone to consider adding a few extra bucks for this amazing organization.
“I am inspired to raise as much money and awareness as possible for Covenant House. Having friends and family who have struggled with addiction, mental illness, and being on the streets, I know they need a last line of defense and the resources to stay safe. Covenant House delivers support that is desperately needed,” says Talbot. “I am so fortunate and admittedly lucky to be in the position I’m in. As a father of two, I am aware that there are no promises when it comes to my children’s future. I see these young adults who could be my kids. Imagining them struggling and lost, breaks my heart. I know that a safe haven is essential. Protection, warmth, and a supportive environment is a necessity for all of us. We have an opportunity to provide that for youth who can’t provide for themselves at the moment.”
The SLEEP OUT is on November 19th and Covenant House is challenging local executives, community luminaries and notables to Sleep Out for one night in solidarity with the youth we serve at Covenant House. With only a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard, participants will get a small glimpse of what it’s like to “sleep” on the street.
Covenant Houses throughout the United States and Canada will host Sleep Out events this fall to raise critical funds and awareness about the issue of youth homelessness. We hope you consider joining the movement. Many youth who have nowhere else to turn spend many cold and lonely nights sleeping on the streets.
Covenant House’s Crisis Program takes in homeless, runaway and at-risk youth between the ages of 16 and 24.
Homeless, lost and afraid, more than 1,500 street–involved youth come to Covenant House Vancouver each year to find sanctuary and a brighter future. Cold, hungry and alone, the reality of sleeping on the streets is harsh and unforgiving. Many of the youth who make their way through our doors have had to endure cruel life circumstances on the pitiless streets before they finally find hope here at Covenant House Vancouver. We welcome them unconditionally, helping them begin their journey to leave life on the streets behind them for good.
Covenant House Vancouver provides food, shelter, clothing and counselling to the estimated 700 street youth living in Vancouver at any given time. Most of the young people they help have fled abuse at home or have aged out of the foster care system. Last year, over 1,375 young people accessed Covenant House’s services. If you deeply care about youth and this community of young people in need, please join Todd and donate what you can to help continue this amazing work.
If you can’t attend PEDI TO THE METAL please contribute below. Every bit counts $20, $100, $500, whatever you are inspired to contribute Todd really appreciates it and more importantly the folks at Covenant House appreciate it even more. Every little bit helps…please click on the link and then there is a blue button in the top right corner that says GIVE NOW
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