302 Columbia St. Vancouver, BC admin@dewc.ca 604-681-8480


Did you know that 90% of your donations go directly to services that support vulnerable women and children in the Downtown Eastside?

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. Read about our Signature Sponsorship Opportunities for examples of your donation’s tangible impact.

I would like to make an online donation.

I would like to make a donation by mail.

Other ways to get involved:

I would like to donate goods.

I would like to volunteer.

For all donation inquiries contact Fundraising & Communications at 604-681-8480 ext. 250 or email engagement@dewc.ca

Online Giving

Donate online through Canadahelps.org

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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 name and current address.

Gift Giving

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 250 to make a telephone donation with Visa or Mastercard directly or to talk about the gift-giving option that is right for you.

Tribute Giving

Click the subheadings below to access which form you are looking for. The form should accompany your donation.  


Gifts in Honour of

Donate to recognize an important person in your life or help to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, marriage, or any milestone.


Gifts in Memory of

Donors may also make donations in memory of someone special who has passed away.

Planned Giving  

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.

Donations Wishlist

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre welcomes first and foremost your financial donations, as this strengthens our continued operation and allows the most effective provision of our essential services. However, we are always grateful for your in-kind donations in assisting the work we do.

Please note | When bringing a large donation, call ahead so we can best assist you: 604-681-8480 ext. 250. We appreciate you bringing donations in ready-to-drop bags and containers (ex. garbage bags, cardboard boxes) as we do not have the resources to empty bags upon drop-off. Thank you for your kind consideration and your generosity!

We are always accepting in-kind donations of:

  • Blankets and linens
  • Towels
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Feminine hygiene products (menstrual pads, incontinence supplies – Tena, Poise)
  • Toiletries – shampoo and conditioner (travel sized preferred), new soap, hand cream
    and makeup
  • 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)
  • Footwear
  • Umbrellas
  • 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, feel free to callSorry, 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: 
Monday-Tuesday: 10 am – 12 pm, 2:30-4.30 pm
Wednesday: 2:30-4:30 pm
Thursday-Friday: 10 am – 12 pm,  2:30-4.30 pm
Saturday-Sunday: 2:30-4:30 pm

Ring the doorbell if locked and don’t hesitate to ask for assistance from staff if you require help carrying things in. A GENTLE REMINDER: We are a women’s only space, and all male donors dropping off items will kindly be asked to seek assistance by ringing the doorbell while remaining outside the centre. We greatly appreciate your cooperation with this policy.

We are closed on the following dates and unfortunately cannot accept donations:

  • January 18, 2017
  • February 22, 2017 
  • March 22, 2017 
  • April 26, 2017 
  • May 24, 2017 
  • June 21, 2017
  • July 26, 2017
  • August 23, 2017
  • September 20, 2017
  • October 25, 2017
  • November 22, 2017
  • December 20, 2017

Thank you for your support!