Annual Events

There are many fun ways to support our homeless 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, join us at the Golf Tournament, or Sleep Out to raise funds for our youth, you are helping us change the lives of our kids.

Fire & Ice Ball: January 18, 2020

Please join us on January 18, 2020 for our Annual Fire & Ice Ball, 6:00 p.m. at Anchorage Downtown Marriott. This premier black-tie event is one of Anchorage’s most elegant evenings and one of our biggest fundraisers. It is also a special time when our community unites to end the cycle of homelessness.

This year’s event commemorates 31 years of service at Covenant House Alaska, in an elegant nod to the 1980s when CHA first opened. We hope you enjoy the festivities on this beautiful evening, with the knowledge that your help strengthens our mission: to get our most vulnerable youth off the dangerous streets, wrap them in love, guidance and resources, all to help end the cycle of homelessness.

To purchase tickets, reserve a table or donate auction items, please contact Special Events Coordinator Holly Lee at 907-339-4406 or

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.

Half the proceeds from the sale of each piece of artwork goes directly to the artist, the other half benefits Covenant House Alaska. This event is part of an empowering opportunity for our talented youth to go through the vibrant and often healing process of creating art while gaining real-world experience engaging, showcasing and selling their work to the community.

The events are open to the public and feature light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments. Please enter from the A Street entrance and proceed to the Multipurpose Room.

What: First Friday Art Show @ Covenant House Alaska

When: Spring event is March 1, 2019; Fall Show is September 6, 2019

Where: Covenant House Alaska, 755 A Street, in the Multipurpose Room

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Young Professionals Sleep Out: March 22, 2019

The Young Professionals Sleep Out on March 22, 2019 is an opportunity for young working Alaskans to become the next generation of advocates for abused, at-risk and homeless children of Alaska. The Sleep Out isn't about pretending to be homeless. It’s about raising funds, awareness,  and showing our young people your commitment to their future.

Why join the Sleep Out Movement?

It makes a meaningful impact. Sleep Out participants spend an uncomfortable and cold night outside in tents or cardboard boxes in our shelter courtyard while raising funds for Covenant House Alaska. These donations are crucial:  they go towards keeping the shelter open 24/7, 365 days a year.

Sleep Out builds community and awareness. When you join colleagues and other young professionals, you help shine a light on the injustice of youth homelessness and inspire other communities to also step up and protect our ids.

Sleep Out shows our CHA youth you care. At the Sleep Out, Covenant House youth tell their stories and connect with participants. Our youth see firsthand how the community is stepping up to help in a meaningful way. As one CHA youth remarked: “I am so impressed by the community’s love and support for Covenant House. You have no idea how much it means to us.”

For more information about how you can join the Sleep Out Movement, please contact Development Coordinator Foster Burgess at 907-339-4401 or

Passage House Luncheon: May 1, 2019

Please join us on May 1, 2019 at the Hotel Captain Cook for our annual Passage House Luncheon. This beautiful event supports the homeless and trafficked young mothers and their babies who call Passage House home.

This year is especially meaningful as we just celebrated our 25th year of service at Passage House! Since 1993, more than 220 pregnant 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 or abusive situations. 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 Special Events Coordinator, Holly Lee, at 907-339-4406 or

Don Fridley Memorial Golf Tournament: June 2019

Each June, we celebrate Summer Solstice on the links to support the youth of Covenant House Alaska at our Annual Don Fridley Memorial Golf Tournament! Join us for a shotgun start at Moose Run Golf Course and be a part of a great event to change the lives of homeless youth.  The tourament benefits all programs at Covenant House Alaska, and most importantly, the at-risk youth who have found safety and unconditional love at our shelter.

There will be prizes, great friends and lots of fun at this event. We have plenty of teams and sponsorships available. All that is missing is you! This year's tournament sponsor is Alaska Communications!

To reserve a team or sponsor the event, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Holly Lee at 907-339-4406 or

Date and Time:  June 12, 2019, 1 p.m.

Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth: November 21, 2019

On November 21, 2019, Covenant House Alaska will host our most meaningful advocacy event of the year: the Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth.

What is the Candlelight Vigil? The Candlelight Vigil is an urgent call to action on behalf of the hundreds of young people who will experience homelessness in Alaska this year. It is also an emotional evening when youth who have survived on the streets stand up to share their inspiring stories of courage and hope.

On this night you’re invited to join the Covenant House family, Alaska’s leaders and devoted community members to light a candle in honor of our kids, our mission to provide them with strength, comfort and courage for their futures, and to remember the young, promising lives tragically lost to the streets.

Why join? Lighting a candle is more than a symbolic gesture. It is a meaningful opportunity to become a unified voice and advocate for homeless, trafficked and abused youth everywhere in Alaska. The Candlelight Vigil is a family-friendly event where even your children can participate, learn and volunteer.

How can you attend?  For more information, please contact our Special Events Coordinator Holly Lee at 907-339-4406 or

Executive Sleep Out: November 21, 2019

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.

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 Development Coordinator Foster Burgess at 907-339-4401 or

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 25 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 Special Events Coordinator Holly Lee at 907-339-4406 or

December “Adopt-A-Day”

Through our December “Adopt-a-Day,” organizations can provide a holiday afternoon of lunch and camaraderie with our young people while supporting basic needs like health care or case management. To reserve a date and learn more about how your organization or business can help, contact Kendalyn Mckisick at or 907-339-4208.