Nov 20, 2020
EllisDon takes part in the Covenant House Vancouver Sleep Out
On November 19th, 2020, EllisDon’s Craig Enns, Ian Kerr, and Daniel Murphy took part in the Covenant House Vancouver Sleep Out: Executive Edition!
Hosted virtually, participants slept apart but together in solidarity with young people facing homelessness to raise funds for the Covenant House’s Crisis Program. They had the opportunity to hear first-hand from front-line workers as well as the youth who have overcome significant life challenges with the support of the organization.
“It was pretty inspirational to hear their stories about the struggles they faced, the steps they went through to get back on their feet, how the program at Covenant House supported this transition, and how the support continues for a full year after these individuals are back in the community. These youths didn’t have access to the basics of life — a place to feel safe, a place to call home, or somewhere to get a warm meal. This experience has taught me how easy it is to take these things for granted, and has helped me recognize how important they are for a person to be able to function,” said Ian Kerr, VP Business Development, EllisDon.
In total the event raised over $1,000,000, exceeding the Covenant House’s fundraising goal!