Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to participate?

Staff of the Joseph Richard Group along with their friends and family.

What is expected of participants?

Participants are challenged to raise $1,000 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 $1,000. All funds raised will go towards Covenant House Vancouver's Crisis Program.

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 Joseph Richard Group
1302 Seymour Street
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3P3

Cheques should be made payable to Covenant House Vancouver and include 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.