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Financial Donations

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.


Our needs change as the seasons change, but many things are also a constant need.  Financial donations are always very helpful in allowing us some flexibility to respond to the demands of whatever may arise, but other items that are very useful include:

Currently urgently needed:

  • toothpaste and brushes
  • Razors
  • socks and underwear, including bras
  • blankets, linens and towels

Ongoing needs:

  • non-perishable food items
  • feminine hygiene products
  • incontinence supplies (tena, poise)
  • women’s clothing (summer needs:  shorts, light-weight tops, bathing suits)
  • footwear
  • reading glasses
  • arts and craft supplies
  • extension cords or power bars
  • books and magazines
  • coats and rain-gear
  • umbrellas
  • hand sanitizer pump dispensers
  • alcohol wipes

Currently in good supply at the Centre, but always great to have:

  • toiletries (travel-sized shampoo and conditioner, new soap, hand cream and makeup)
  • used DVDs
  • usb/flashdrives

Drop off:
Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
302 Columbia St.-Vancouver
BC-V6A 4J1

If you have an item to donate, but are not sure if it’s appropriate, please email usSorry, 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 accepted between 10:00am-12:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm.  Ring the doorbell if locked and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from staff if you require help carrying things in.

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.

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!