RAISING OUR VOICES TO END POVERTY
Mt. Seymour United Church in North Vancouver hosts "Raising Our Voices to End Poverty" Saturday night. Tickets are $10 for this multi-choir concert. View the poster.
NEW WEST ROTARY CLUB TEAMS UP WITH CLIFF BLOCK
CURLERS, MASCARA & HOMELESSNESS
GET YOUR TOQUE ON!
Lookout Society is once again selling toques for the annual Toque Tuesdays national campaign to end homelessness. (more)
LIGHTING OF THE DUNDARAVE BONFIRE
Saturday night was the lighting of the bonfire and the last Saturday celebration at the Dundarave Festival of Lights in West Vancouver. (more)
You can download our December 2012 Newsletter now.
Thanks to all the sponsors, visual artists, performers, volunteers and patrons who were part of the fourth annual H'Arts for the Homeless Gala on Nov. 23. Special thanks to event organizers Myriam Steinberg and Deanna Knight from In the House Festival.
Funds raised will support much-needed renovations at Lookout Society's Sakura So transitional housing.
LOOKOUT AGM 2012
Lookout’s AGM was well attended, with 56 individuals in attendance. Highlights of the AGM included the election of the slate for the Board, appointment of the auditor for the upcoming fiscal year... (more)
WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
From blankets handed out to people sleeping rough, to comfort items, such as packages assembled with small shampoo, soap, bandaids, (more)
Cash donations may be made online at CanadaHelps.org or through the Lookout office. Call Srish at 604-255-0340 for more details.
Volunteer – the donation of time and of your skills
Volunteers help in a wide variety of ways, from volunteering to cut residents hair, to teaching computer... (more)
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2002, March 01
I didn't have a bed.
I didn't have a sofa.
Russell got me
a plastic covered mattress
from the basement.
The apartment was all cleaned and painted.
It had a bathtub.
I had my tv & stereo
& my computer.
I had two bookshelves
& all my books.
I had my microwave.
The kitchen had a stove & fridge.
I bought some groceries
& made some supper.
It was great.
I had a home.
When I think back
I get that new home feeling.
Kind of nice really.
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Many thanks to our Christmas Donors and Funders
FROM THE DESK OF...
Karen O'Shannacery, E.D.
There is some good federal financial news for homeless solutions to share. The recent federal budget included an announcement... (more)
Karen Young, D.R.D.
Social Media is all the buzz. Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Blogs, and MySpace lead the popularity poll. But what it's really about is communication. We -- the people in organizations and businesses and those of us who share a common interest no matter where we live -- want to connect with and interact with others who share that interest.
Are you in a business that wants to donate fresh or prepared food, but is nervous about the liability? BC's 'Donation of Food Act' protects you, and allows good food to go where it can be best used. Call me for more information about how you can donate your good food. Read more about the Donation of Food Act.
Lookout Emergency Aid Society is a non-profit, charitable organization, providing non-sectarian lay services to adult men and women who cope with a wide variety of challenges including mental illness, mental handicaps, medical problems, physical disabilities, social dysfunctions, substance abuse or - more frequently - a combination of issues. Lookout has been providing solutions to homelessness since 1971.
• Meet local needs
• Are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
• Offer referrals and links to other resources
• Have caring, flexible and responsive staff
• Have many years of experience