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

Holiday Campaign

Give a gift where needed most – support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre this Christmas!

Your giving goes a long way:

$5 gives a woman a day’s access to
a hot meal, safe space, and support

$150 gives a woman a month’s
access to a daily hot meal, safe space,
and support services

$750 provides a chicken dinner for
350 women and children

$1,250 provides a holiday meal
with all the trimmings for 400 women
and children

Our donation wishlist:

(Please ensure all items are new and unwrapped)

  • Individually wrapped chocolates and treats
  • Children’s books and toys
  • Gift certificates for teens
    (ex. Cineplex, iTunes, Best Buy)
  • Warm gloves/mitts
  • Toiletries: shampoo, soap, tooth-
    paste, toothbrushes
  • Make-up
  • PJs, slippers, robes, blankets
  • Scarves, hats, socks
Donation drop off hours:
Monday: 10am–12pm, 2.30–4.30pm
Tuesday: 10am–12pm, 2.30–4.30pm
Wednesday: 2.30–4.30pm
Thursday: 10am–12pm, 2.30–4.30pm
Friday: 10am–12pm, 2.30–4.30pm
Saturday, Sunday: 2.30–4.30pm

Gift donations accepted until December 16, 2017. Please note that we are not accepting used donations until the new year.

Holiday Events:

DECEMBER 19: 12–5pm
Christmas Dinner for 400 women,
including giving of gifts

DECEMBER 21: 5–8pm
Children’s Christmas Party for
mothers, grandmothers, and children
(with visit from Santa!)

DECEMBER 16–17: 10am–4pm
Gift Wrapping Days

NEW YEARS EVE: 10am–4pm
Brunch served

Thank you to all those who volunteered to help out with our holiday events! We are no longer accepting volunteers for these dates. Please consider making a financial gift or donation to our wishlist instead!