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.