WE’RE SPENDING ONE NIGHT OUTSIDE IN SUPPORT OF VULNERABLE YOUTH

  • On any given night there are between 500 and 1000 young people living on the streets in the Lower Mainland.
  • Many youths are re-victimized on the streets, having fled one unsafe situation only to find another.
  • Families in our Province are raising children with special needs and limited support. 
  • Children in our communities are going to school hungry, without proper self-care resources.

The Joseph Richard Group partners with local charities to help raise funds for vulnerable youth in our cities and Province. The team sleeps outside for one night placing them in a vulnerable situation to raise awareness for those in need. The charitable organizations involved are: Youth Unlimited, Covenant House, Variety – The Children’s Charity, and Dream City Centre.

ONE NIGHT OUT EVENT DETAILS: 

Date: Monday November 18th, 2019 

Time: 9:00pm – 7:00am 

Location: Parking lot or Parkade located at Grandview Corners adjacent to S+L South Surrey 16051 24 Avenue Surrey, BC V3S 9H7 

Instructions: 

8:30pm arrive to collect your cardboard and setup your sleeping bag 

9:00pm we’ll hear from Covenant House & Youth Unlimited & Variety – The Children’s Charity 10:00pm lights out 

6:00am we’ll gather for reflection

IN SUPPORT OF:

  • YOUTH UNLIMITED 
  • COVENANT HOUSE 
  • VARIETY THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY 
  • CITY DREAM CENTRE

SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS: 

  1. Go to https://www.onenightout.ca/
  2. Select the organization you would like to support by clicking through to their Registration Page 
  3. Email Karen Renaud at k.renaud@jrg.ca or Jared Harman at j.harman@jrg.ca to Register as a Team 
  4. Receive your participant donation URL to share with friends and family 
  5. Identify your donors 
  6. Request donations by phone, email and social media and be sure to include your donations link

IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH YOUR DONORS: 

  1. For every donation made to One Night Out, JRG will give back 25% of the donation amount via the JRG Rewards App redeemable at any JRG Pubic House or Restaurant. 
  2. For every donation of $1000.00 or more, JRG will offer a gift certificate for up to 6 guests at valid at S+L Kitchen & Bar or The Italian Osteria & Cheesebar 

Funds raised for YOUTH UNLIMITED go to providing love, care and tangible help to vulnerable youth experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness across Greater Vancouver. Our youth have high risk factors for homelessness, addiction, gang recruitment, sexual exploitation and extreme poverty, but early intervention can massively decrease those risks and give youth a bright and hopeful future. Consistent mentorship is one of YU’s key transformational strategies. Research shows that providing a stable, caring and consistent adult in a youth’s life for 18 months will drop his or her risk factors by 70%. Prevention is a key objective of YU’s extensive programing. 

Funds raised for COVENANT HOUSE go to providing love and hope to Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk street youth. They help young people aged 16 to 24 who have fled physical, emotional and sexual abuse; those who have been forced from their homes; and those who have aged out of foster care. Each year Covenant House Vancouver provides shelter, food, clothing and counselling to 1,400 young people through its Daily Drop-In, Street Outreach, and Residential Programs. 

Funds raised for VARIETY – THE CHILDREN’S CHARITY go to providing direct help to children in BC with special needs where health care ends, supporting children to fulfill their unique potential. Funding helps cover costs for medical care and services, mobility equipment, specialized therapies and development program not covered by private or public health plans. Often a child’s condition is complex, which means care and support is needed for various aspects of their development throughout their childhood. It is a journey that children and their families face with perseverance, and with the support of donors, Variety is by their side. 

Funds raised for CITY DREAM CENTRE go to supporting the underprivileged and vulnerable who live in Greater Vancouver and making those that feel invisible feel visible, bringing value and dignity in a practical way. Programs include Adopt a School which entails Food Hamper distribution, nutritional support, girls and boys club programs, back to school supplies and a mobile dental care unit. Educational programs called “Power to Parent” helps adults learn and re-build the skills to improve parenting and the 6-week course is currently taught in local prisons and recovery homes and recognized by the BC Supreme Court in cases of child visitation and custody.

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