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Shine Brighter November 28

On November 28, Threshold Housing Society will again participate in Giving Tuesday Canada – this time with an amazing matching donation of up to $10,000!

Giving Tuesday is an important opportunity both for Threshold to show our gratitude for all the support we receive, and to deepen our relationships with community as we head into the full blast of the holiday season.

While there is so much to be thankful for, there is also much work to do. We are seeing not only more youth experiencing housing instability and homelessness, but youth with more compounding issues such as mental illness, substance use disorder, and deeply fractured support networks.

While we have been sharing our gratitude in the leadup to Giving Tuesday we’d also like to again show our thanks to those who choose to “Shine Brighter” on November 28.

Ways to Shine Brighter

The first 25 supporters who qualify by Shining Brighter will receive our thanks in the shape of our beautiful ‘Shine a Light on Youth’ tea tin. These limited edition versions of our annual tea boxes are a year-round reminder of your generosity to us – and they make a great gift!

We are so grateul for

Monthly Donors
Shine a Light Retailers
Board of Directors
Elected Officials
Community Partners
Front Line Staff
Coast Capital & Home Depot
Indigenous Service Providers
Shine a Light Supporters

Shine A Light 2023

We are delighted to launch Shine a Light on Youth Homelessness for its sixth year. Our popular Silk Road “12 Days of Tea” tea boxes are available once again for the price of just $20, and we are so grateful for Silk Road’s ongoing support. Daniela Cubelic, the owner and Tea Master of Silk Road says, “When we work together, it can add up to something meaningful. Knowing that, we’re proud to continue our part in Shine a Light.”

This year, Threshold has broadened the campaign, adding Cowichan Valley-based Crowfoot Collective to their list of partners. Providing a deeply local and elegent 3” beeswax pillar candle to the campaign – the beeswax comes from island bees pollinating island flowers – co-owners Claire and Lawrence Crowfoot said, “youth homelessness is a cause close to our hearts. We believe in the importance of what Threshold is doing, and we are excited to be part of Shine a Light.”

The over-representation of Indigenous youth amongst youth experiencing homelessness, they comprised 40% of Threshold applicants last year, means that partnering with Indigenous businesses is important to Threshold. Executive Director Colin Tessier stated that “Shine a Light is our biggest campaign of the year, and it needs to reflect our position in the community and our commitment to supporting Indigenous youth, communities, organizations, and businesses.”

In addition to local supplier partners, Threshold has focused on local retail partners for Shine a Light. We are excited and grateful for the growing partnerships with local businesses to raise funds for at-risk youth.

Check the growing list of partners below.
Please support our local Shine a Light retailers

Shine Brighter on Giving Tuesday

On November 29, Threshold Housing Society will participate in the 10th annnual Giving Tuesday Canada. Giving Tuesday is the charitable sector’s response to Black Thursday. It is a day to show our gratitude for all the support we receive, and to deepen our relationships with community as we head into the full blast of the holiday season.

Illuminating youth homelessness with “Shine a Light”

Since 2017, Shine a Light on Youth has helped raise funds and awareness of the work that Threshold Housing Society does in to end youth homelessness and prevent adult homelessness. Once again this year, we are proud to offer the highest-quality teas from Silk Road in a gorgeous Threshold Housing Society tea box. The $20 price if each box comes in full to Threshold Housing as we continue to expand our housing and support services for youth.