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 & Ice Ball: January 16, 2021

Please join us on January 16, 2021 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.

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 sponsor a table or donate auction items, please contact Associate Director of Development 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: TBD

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

Time:  6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Sleep Out: Alaska Home Edition

Due to COVID-19, we are not able to host our traditional spring Sleep Out event at our site. Join our Sleep Out America: Alaska Home Edition and host your own Sleep Out in support of Covenant House Alaska youth. We know many people are staying closer to home this summer and many Alaskans may consider camping out as part of their adventures. We hope you'll take one of those nights to show solidarity to youth in Alaska experiencing homelessness. 

You can host your Sleep Out on any night you choose this summer. 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. We'll send a special Sleep Out package to each individual who registers, or to the team captain if registered as a team, that includes a Covenant House Alaska Sleep Out banner that you can put up in your yard, campsite, etc. We hope you'll share photos of the banner where you're sleeping out and tag us on social media. 

All Alaskan registrants of the Sleep Out America: Alaska Home Edition will be entered into a draw for an Iphone X (256 GB) donated by GCI. You must register and complete your Sleep Out by September 4, 2020 to be eligible for the draw. 

For more information, please contact

Passage House Luncheon: May 6, 2021

After much consideration, we have made the decision to cancel this year's Passage House Luncheon, that had been rescheduled for August 12, 2020. If you would like to support our young mothers now, please consider making a donation at and making a special note that it is for the Passage House Underwriters Club.

Save the Date: Please 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 2020. 

Candlelight Vigil for Homeless Youth: November 19, 2020

On November 19, 2020, 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 and 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 trafficked and abused youth facing homelessness everywhere in Alaska. The Candlelight Vigil is a family-friendly event where even your children can participate, learn and volunteer.

Want to participate in the Candlelight Vigil Community Challenge? The Candlelight Vigil Community Challenge, formerly known as the duffle bag challenge, is organized in order to collect items our youth always need. This challenge is something to participate in the days leading up to vigil and collect the items outlined in the challenge. Click below to see the items our youth need. Collect your donations in a bag and then drop them off to us at the vigil. Be sure to tag your post #CLVAK19.

1. Find a bag.

2. Collect cold weather gear such as coats, gloves, and hats.

3. Make a pot of soup to freeze or collect canned soups.

4. Sign up to volunteer or mentor at Covenant House Alaska.

5. Collect art supplies like paints, brushes, canvas, and drawing pads.

6. Support a youth moving into a transitional program by collecting items such as full size hygiene products, bath mats, and towels.

7. Follow us on Instagram @covenanthouseak.

8. Drop your donations off at the Candlelight Vigil!

How can you attend?  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.

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 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 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 Callie Benjamin, Development Associate, at 907-339-4230 or