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



  Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

Holiday Giving Campaign

DATE: November 7-December 9, 2016
DROP-OFF TIMES: Daily 10am-12noon & 2:30-4:30pm (Closed last Wednesday of every month)
DROP-OFF LOCATION: 302 Columbia Street, Vancouver


We depend on the generosity of the community to provide women & children with special holiday celebrations.

We serve up to 500 women & children daily. During holiday meals, gifts are given to women and their children at our drop-in centre and emergency shelter. These are the only celebrations many women and children will have over the holiday season.

Donations of cash are appreciated to allow us to purchase Festive Food and our greatest needs, but we are also accepting donations of food and NEW & UNWRAPPED GIFTS for women and children. The most popular items for gifts are:


New Gifts for Women: Gift Cards, Toiletries, Socks, Underwear, Pajamas, Robes, Mitts, Gloves, Scarves, Hats, chocolate (unopened and individually wrapped)

New Gifts for Kids: Gift Cards (see Teen list), toys, games

New Gifts for Teens: Gift Cards (Chapters, London Drugs, Best Buy, Starbucks, Wal-Mart, White spot, etc) Movie Tickets, Sports Balls, Basket balls

 Financial donations to pay for Holiday Meals: We are accepting donations to pay for special Holiday Meals and Festive items: Christmas Dinner, Christmas Brunch, and New Year’s Brunch

With every donation of just $5 you are supporting a woman to access a hot meal; safe and clean shower; clothes a place of safety from the street; and in obtaining support to find housing, getting a treatment bed, or victim services.   


Drop off Address: 302 Columbia Street, Vancouver

Drop off time: Daily 10am-12noon or 2:30-4:30pm

Closed: Last Wednesday each month

Deadline for unwrapped gifts: December 9th, 2016

Contact: PManager@dewc.ca / 604-681-8480 ext. 228 OR engagement@dewc.ca / 604-681-8480 ext. 250