Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
302 Columbia St.-Vancouver
We are always accepting in kind donations of:
- arts and craft supplies
- used DVDs
- used women’s clothing
- linens and towels
- socks and underwear (new or gently used)
- coats and rain-gear
- toiletries (travel-sized shampoo and conditioner, new soap, toothpaste and brushes, hand cream and makeup)
- alcohol wipes
- hand sanitizer pump dispensers
- craft supplies: beading supplies, knitting needles and yarn, plain vests for sewing regalia
- reading glasses
- feminine hygiene products
- incontinence supplies (tena, poise)
If you have an item to donate, but are not sure if it’s appropriate, please give us a call at 604-681-8480 x 226 or email us. Sorry, we are unable to arrange pick-ups.
Please click here to find a list of other organizations that may accept items not on our wishlist.
Please check back for special seasonal needs as well.
Donations can be accepted between 9am and 5pm. Ring the doorbell if locked and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from staff if you require help carrying things in. We ask that you please avoid drop-offs during our lunchtime (12:30-1:45) as it is a very busy time.
Seedstock Community Currency
The DTES Women’s Centre is an official non-profit partner of Seedstock Community Currency, a local currency that keeps more money circulating in the community while supporting both local businesses and local causes. Now you can make a donation to DEWC and receive an equal amount of Seedstock Dollars in return, which are spendable at an exciting and growing array of local, community-oriented businesses; it’s like doing two good things with the same dollar! Click here to make a donation to DEWC in exchange for Seedstock Community Currency.
Your tax-deductible donation makes a difference to the lives of women and children. We would also be happy to send you additional information about our organization and personally answer any questions you may have. During regular office hours you can contact us at (604) 681-8480 x 226 to make a telephone donation with Visa or Mastercard directly or to talk about the gift-giving option that is right for you.
The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre is a registered charity:
Charitable Registration #12989 5959 RR0001.
Tax receipts are available for donations of $10 or more.
Donate On-Line through Canadahelps.org
Canadahelps.org is a 3rd-party site that for a small administration fee manages secure online donations for charities across Canada.
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Leave a Planned Gift
By leaving a gift to The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre in your will or estate plan, you will contribute to a lasting legacy for future generations of women and children. A planned gift is tax-wise and can help you and your family achieve your charitable and estate planning objectives. Resources are available to assist interested donors and families in deciding how they want to make a gift from their estate to The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. For more general information about planned giving please contact us.
Thank you for your generosity!