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


For more information on making a financial donation or sponsoring a meal, contact Celine at engagement@dewc.ca.

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. For more information on donating goods, contact Masami at PManager@dewc.ca.

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!