#HolidayWarmUp Was an Inspiring Night of Giving Back!

thank you to everyone for coming out to enjoy a festive drink at the st. regis last wednesday! it was so nice to spend an evening with you before 2013 comes to a close. an even bigger thank you is due for all your donations that night. we were so inspired with the overwhelming amount of clothing that you brought from your closets. although you only needed to bring one item, many of you brought as many knits and fleece as you could find. it really gave us the warm-and-fuzzies to see such generosity.

together, we collected three huge boxes filled to the brim with shoes, scarves, mittens, pants, sweaters, fleece, and jackets, socks, toques, shirts, and blankets! it's this kind of community-minded spirit and initiative that makes a ywib-er so important to her city, and we love you for it!

our guest, Mark Savard of the Covenant House, shed some light on life for youth on the street and the awful conditions that make these kids run out on their own. he explained how significant it is for them to receive a new, clean and warmer pair of clothes as part of the support and love that the Covenant House provides. we've sure had more than our usual share of blue skies, but the rest of winter is still ahead. you can know that your donations will be comforting someone out there.

watch out for us on january 6th when the ywib vancouver team delivers the donations to the covenant house!

we wish you all a very happy and safe holiday and a new year full of fun, challenges, and new experiences!