Together with our generous community of support, we raised over $65,000 for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre! As well, women of the Centre put on an inspirational performance in the fashion show, sharing their culture, pride, and empowerment in a show that brought guests to their feet.
Herstory aimed to raise $50,000 for the drop-in centre and meal program, providing over 500 meals daily to women. As the sole low-barrier drop-in space in the Downtown Eastside for women, DEWC provides invaluable sanctuary to women in a highly marginalized community, with the meal program serving as the entry point to the Centre and a continuum of care.
A huge and heartfelt thank you to all who were involved in the night’s success, and helped us surpass our goal so we can continue to feed, nourish, welcome, and empower women who come through our doors.
Herstory in Focus generously sponsored by:
Thanks to: Jason Brawn photography, Bella Sie: DJ, Howard Blank: Auctioneer, Sarah Murray: Fashion Show Coordinator
Thank you to our fashion show sponsors and donors:
Matthew Burditt photography, Angela Fama photography, Sarah Murray photography
Kelly Bui: makeup artist, Mahsa Eskandari: makeup artist
VCC Salon hairstylists
With silent auction items generously donated by:
A huge thank you to in-kind donors and community partners: