The Convent

Team Progress

126%
of goal
$2,500
Goal
$3,155
Raised

Participants

  1. Team Donations
    $2,912

Thank you to our amazing contributors!

Alyssa Holtby - $0

Alyssa Holtby - $252

Alyssa Holtby - $50

Anonymous - $151

Anonymous - $30

Catriona Morton - $30

Symone Albright - $138

Anonymous - $500

Rebekah Grayston - $30

Rebekah Grayston - $50

Anonymous - $21

Kathryn Iseminger - $24

Lallie Sastrillo-Dela Cruze - $30

Emmy Lou Canedo Estrada - $30

Keila L - $25

Karen Suchynsky - $100

Debbie Albright - $100

Madelynne Orsini - $100

Brittney Suchynsky - $100

Anonymous - $50

Anonymous - $250

Luke Hildebrandt - $50

Max Holtby - $100

Anonymous - $250

Kaitlin Holtby - $100

Anonymous - $151

Anonymous - $100

Anonymous - $100

Why The Convent is Sleeping Outside

We are sleeping outside to help protect and support homeless and vulnerable youth. 

In April 2020, Vancouver’s official homeless count found that there were nearly 700 youth (age 13-24) homeless in Metro Vancouver. Hundreds to thousands more experience episodic homelessness and are considered precariously or inappropriately housed, experiencing what is known as ‘hidden homelessness.’ Family conflict, addiction and mental health issues were cited as the biggest reasons individuals found themselves homeless.

Over the past year, homeless and other vulnerable youth in Vancouver and the lower mainland have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many services put on hold or cancelled, youth were forced to quickly adapt to the changing circumstances around them. Through resilience, strength, and courage, these youth have made it through the last 18 months of this pandemic. Now, more than ever, they need our support. 

By making a donation to our team, you are continuing Youth Unlimited’s active and essential prevention work with homeless and vulnerable youth, providing tangible help, caring support and a way out.

We’re giving up one night, so these youth can have a lifetime. Please support us by donating generously!

*https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/at-least-681-youths-are-homeless-according-to-metro-vancouver-count