There are several ways to get involved with DEWC:
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Your tax-deductible donation makes a difference to the lives of women and children, and makes a great holiday, birthday and anniversary gift. 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.
Click the subheadings below to access which form you are looking for and remember the form should accompany your donation.
Donate to recognize an important person in your life or help to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, marriage, or any milestone.
Donors may also make donations in memory of someone special who has passed away.
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. For more general information about planned giving, please contact us.
We are always accepting in kind donations of:
- Blankets and linens
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Feminine hygiene products (menstrual pads, incontinence supplies – Tena, Poise)
- Toiletries – shampoo and conditioner (travel sized preferred), new soap, hand cream
- Socks, underwear, bras (new or gently used)
- Coats and rain gear
- Women’s clothing (new or gently used, should be clean and in good repair)
- Alcohol wipes
- Hand sanitizer pump dispensers
- Reading glasses
- DVDs, books, magazines
- Arts and craft supplies such as beads and beading supplies, knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn or wool, buttons
If you have an item to donate, but are not sure if it’s appropriate, for special seasonal needs, or if you have any other questions, please ask here. 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.
Donations can be dropped off at:
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 4J1
Item Donation Drop-off Hours: Every day including weekends between 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm; Monday-Tuesday & Thursday-Friday from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ring the doorbell if locked and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from staff if you require help carrying things in.
Thank you for your support and generosity!