Aside from volunteering, there are several ways to get involved with DEWC:
Giving back made easy…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.
Please ensure you include your current: Name / Address
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.
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.
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
- Dinner plates
- 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
For a printable version of the list, please click here.
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 228 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 dropped off at:
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
302 Columbia Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 4J1
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!