Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate?

‘C-Suite’ Executives (CEO, CFO, President, etc.) of any size company, Senior Executives (Vice Presidents, Managing Director, Partner, etc.) of large companies, ‘notable’ people such as sports figures, celebrities, newscasters, entertainers, politicians, etc.

What is expected of participants?

Participants are challenged to raise $15,000 in critical funds and awareness for Covenant House in support of homeless youth.

All participants are required to fundraise. Fundraising is made easy by way of a personal fundraising page that includes email templates and tools to reach out to supporters.

We expect participants will approach the event with an open heart, an open mind, and a willingness to work hard for something outside of their comfort zone. On event night, we hope participants will show up ready for an experience they will not soon forget.

How much are participants expected to raise?

We ask each participant to raise $15,000. This amount will fully fund 24 hours of care in our Crisis Program for 59 youth. We provide fundraising tools and support and are here to help along the way.

What will the Sleep Out look like?

The safety of our participants, youth, staff, and volunteers is our first and foremost concern during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently reviewing the best practice for hosting this event, safely, while also providing the best Sleep Out experience possible. Stay tuned as more details will be released in the coming weeks.

How can people donate?

The best way to make donations is online.

Each participant will have their own online fundraising page where they can direct their supporters to make a donation. The online system makes collecting donations easy, receipting instantaneous, goal tracking automatic, and minimizes administration costs for Covenant House.

Cash or cheque donations can be sent to:
Covenant House Vancouver
ATTN: Sleep Out Vancouver
1302 Seymour Street
Vancouver BC V6B 3P3

Cheques should be made payable to Covenant House Vancouver and include a note with the name of the Sleep Out participant.

How will people who donate get their tax receipts?

Tax receipts for online gifts will automatically and instantly be sent to the donor by email. Cash and cheque donations will be receipted and mailed to the donor within 4 weeks of the gift being received by Covenant House Vancouver.