Pillowtalk Fundraiser Generates Over $43,000 for Local Homeless Youth Charity
We were delighted to take part as a sponsor for the recent “Pillowtalk Fundraiser” held in support of Vancouver charity Covenant House. The event raised over $43,000 for the charity which provides hope, housing, support, and resources to homeless and at-risk street youth aged 16-24 in the city, many of whom have fled abuse or have aged out of foster care.
The fundraiser, hosted by Love It or List It’s Todd Talbot, was akin to a grown up version of a swanky slumber party which saw pyjama clad guests enjoying live music from the Craig Henderson Trio, delectable party spreads from the Fairmont Hotel’s Chef Colin Burslem, lavish libations from Empress Gin, Grey Monk Winery, and Strathcona Beer, and a rousing 80s throwback Twister tournament.
The event was held in the upscale downtown showroom of CF Interiors, and Relight was proud to provide a sparkling tunnel of light to add ambiance to the event.
A few of Covenant House’s former clients were in attendance, one of them a personal trainer and engineering student who gave an incredible testimony of how he was able to turn his life around with the help and support of Covenant House.
100% of the ticket sales and live auction proceeds went directly to Covenant House, a charity close to Talbot’s heart. This was his 5th annual fundraiser in support of Covenant House’s annual “Executive Sleep out” which happened this November and saw over $1.1 million raised to support the charity.
Geoff Bell, CEO of NuSutus (Relight’s parent company) also participated in both events, raising over $5,000 for the sleep out which took place on a recent chilly November night.
Covenant House is currently running a triple matching donation challenge, so any gifts made until the end of the year will go three times as far in helping care for Vancouver’s vulnerable youth population.
Photo by Jessika Hunter.