Growing up, Sarah Lawless often heard her father speak about homeless youth. He would sometimes look out the window of their car and reflect on the number of kids he saw on the street. Sarah’s father, who teaches music to children at the Royal Conservatory of Music, continues to give regularly at Covenant House. He [...]
I’m a fundraiser at Covenant House Toronto working with our corporate and foundation donors. On a daily basis I am communicating with some of Covenant House’s 200+ corporate and foundation supporters who help make our work possible.
Covenant House Toronto has launched our first annual Covenant House Month this February to raise awareness and funds to help homeless youth. While an estimated 40,000 young people across the country and 10,000 in Toronto alone have no place to call home at any time during the year, almost 90 percent of Canadians surveyed said [...]
Seventy-four of the city’s top business and community leaders spent a chilly, damp night sleeping on the street to raise more funds and awareness for homeless youth. The event was a humbling experience for some of the city’s top CEOs who raised more money than any event in our history—over $750,000.
Our planning through our last fiscal year identified priority areas to enable our kids to succeed. These areas include: housing and support for our youth after they leave our care; career and education opportunities with a strong focus on partnerships and measuring outcomes; advocacy and diversifying our revenue sources.