Annual Events

There are many fun ways to support the youth at Covenant House Alaska!

All the following activities play a crucial in allowing us to keep our doors open 24/7 for the youth who need us. Especially in these economic times, your donations and gifts mean more than ever. Whether you buy a raffle ticket, attend the Fire and Ice Ball, or Sleep Out to raise funds for our youth, you are helping us change the lives of our kids.

Fire and Ice Ball                                                                                                  January 16, 2021

Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth                                                                        November 19, 2020     

Executive Sleep Out                                                                                                        November 19, 2020       


Passage House Luncheon                                                                                      May 6, 2021

Sleep Out: Alaska Home Edition  

First Friday Art Show                                                                                 

Passage House Underwriters Club


Fire & Ice Ball: January 16, 2021

Updated Jan. 2021: As the event stands today, the 20th annual Fire & Ice Ball on Jan. 16, 2021 has been canceled. We look forward to continuing the traditional ball that people have come to love on Jan. 15, 2022. This decision was heart-breaking, but our first priority is keeping our community safe.  

With that being said, there will be an online event in March featuring entertainment, an online auction, and other opportunities for community participation.

Stay tuned and check back here for updates on how you can get involved! If you are interested in sponsoring or learning more, contact Holly Lee, Associate Director of Development, at or (907) 339-4406.

Sleep Out: Alaska Home Edition

Join our Sleep Out America: Alaska Home Edition and host your own Sleep Out in support of Covenant House Alaska youth. We hope you'll take one of those nights to show solidarity to youth in Alaska experiencing homelessness. Host your Sleep Out on any night you choose at any time in the year. Here's how to do it:

Step One: Register as an individual or as a team (with your family or a group of friends) and dedicate a night of sleeping. Go to to register. 

Step Two: Get started with the required $25 self-donation. You can raise funds beyond $25 using your Sleep Out page, which is a secure platform to receive credit card donations that go straight to Covenant House. Share your event with friends and family!

Step Three: Find a safe and legal place where you can Sleep Out on a night you choose. It can be your backyard, a campsite, your living room, etc. 

Funds raised by Alaskans will stay in Alaska and support youth who need it. For more information, contact

Passage House Luncheon: May 6, 2021

Due to COVID-19, we cancelled the 2020 Passage House Luncheon, the main fundraiser for our Passage House program for pregnant or parenting young women experiencing homelessness. To support our young mothers now, please make a donation at and add a special note that it is for the Passage House Underwriters Club.

Save the Date: Join us on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at the Hotel Captain Cook for our annual Passage House Luncheon. This beautiful event supports young mothers, and their children, who are experiencing homelessness and who call Passage House home.

Since 1993, more than 225 pregnant and parenting teens have found guidance, encouragement and support in this 18-month residential program. 85 percent of the young women who graduate from the program leave with plans that include a stable home and the skills necessary to live independently without public assistance.

Our young women come to us from homelessness and abusive situations and/or they may have been trafficked. They know what it is to be in need. But, just like every new mom, they want to be able to provide a better future for their children. The Passage House Luncheon allows these dreams to become reality. Your generous support and donations are investments in our brave young women that will pay dividends far into the future, when their own children are raised in healthy, stable, loving homes.

For information on how you can get involved in Passage House—through mentorship, volunteering, joining the Passage House Underwriters Club, or by attending our annual luncheon—please contact our Associate Director of Development, Holly Lee, at 907-339-4406 or

Don Fridley Memorial Golf Tournament

We are grateful for the years of community support for the Annual Don Fridley Memorial Golf Tournament. 

We are not hosting a golf tournament in 2021. 

Candlelight Vigil for Youth Experiencing Homelessness: November 19, 2020

On November 19, 2020, Covenant House Alaska will host our most meaningful advocacy event of the year: the Candlelight Vigil for Youth Experiencing Homelessness. 

This year's Candlelight Vigil will be a virtual community event, streamed live on the Covenant House Alaska YouTube channel. The event begins at 6 pm on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to tune in. 

The Candlelight Vigil is an urgent call to action on behalf of the hundreds of young people who will experience homelessness and trafficking in Alaska this year. It is also an emotional evening when youth who have survived on the streets share their inspiring stories of courage and hope. Join us to honor both our youth and our mission to provide them with sanctuary, strength, and courage for their futures, and to remember the young, promising lives tragically lost to the streets. Become part of our unified voice as we continue to advocate for youth facing homelessness and trafficking everywhere in Alaska. 

For more information, please contact Holly Lee, Associate Director of Development, at 907-339-4406 or

Executive Sleep Out: November 19, 2020

The Executive Sleep Out is our most powerful and eye-opening event of the year. Up to 40 Alaska leaders and business executives sleep outside in the freezing snow or sleet on the ice-cold ground in November to raise funds and awareness for at-risk youth experiencing homelessness or trafficking. It is also an opportunity to hear directly from CHA youth about the circumstances that brought them to Covenant House Alaska in the first place, as well as the life-changing impact it has had in their lives.

Click here to register or donate!

Funds raised from the Sleep Out go directly to keeping CHA’s doors open 24/7, 365 days a year for its five programs that offer a myriad of services. Supporting our Sleep Out can literally save a life.

Interested in joining the Sleep Out movement?  Please contact our Development Team at

Passage House Underwriters Club

We warmly invite you to become a member of the Passage House Underwriters Club, a wonderful group of caring Alaskans who have pledged their support for the homeless pregnant teens, young mothers and babies who call Passage House home. For over 26 years, pregnant teens and their children have found guidance, resources and support in this 18-month residential program. And thanks to our Underwriters Club, we can ensure the doors of Passage House remain open for years to come.

Join Us!  As a member of the Passage House Underwriters Club, your donation helps us maintain a safe home that guides young mothers and pregnant teens to a life of independence and hope. Since 1993, over 220 young mothers have been transformed into nurturing parents, confident women and responsible members of our community. 85 percent of the young women who graduate from the program leave with plans that include a stable home and the skills necessary to live independently without public assistance. At Passage House, residents learn crucial life skills, including positive parenting, job interviewing, budgeting, paying rent and healthy cooking, all while receiving love, guidance and trauma-informed counseling from our caring staff.

For more information, please contact our Holly Lee, Associate Director of Development, at 907-339-4406 or


Adopt-a-Day is an opportunity for individuals or organizations to support the mission by spending part of a day at Covenant House Alaska. Multiple dates throughout the year are available, and are reserved on a first come first serve basis.

Click HERE to view and download our brochure for more details and the available dates for 2020.

For more information or to reserve your date, contact our Development Team at or (907) 339-4230.

First Friday Art Show

The CHA First Friday Art Shows highlight the artistic talents of our resident Covenant House Youth. You might see paintings, drawings, jewelry, clothing and more, and have the opportunity to meet and talk to the artists about their work. Stay tuned for details about future First Friday events.