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

Holiday Wishlist


Give to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre this holiday season!

This holiday season, staff and volunteers are preparing special gift bags to give to 600 women and up to 100 children who come to the Centre.

We are seeking the following (new, unopened)  items to include in each gift bag: 

  • Gifts for Women
    • Mitts and scarves
    • Chocolate, treats
    • Toiletries, make-up
    • Socks, underwear
  • Toys for kids (aged 1-5) 
  • Toys for kids (aged 6-9) 
  • Gifts for youth/teens (aged 9-15) 
    • Gift cards (Cineplex, Best Buy, London Drugs)
    • Sports equipment (basketballs, soccer balls, skateboards)
    • Art supplies
  • Christmas gift bags (New or very gently used)
  • Tissue paper
  • Christmas cards (Unused)

Please note that we are accepting Christmas donations until December 13th.

Our donation hours are:
Thursday-Tuesday: 10 am-12 pm; 2-4.30 pm
Wednesday: 11 am-12 pm; 2-4.30 pm


Your giving goes a long way:

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

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

$750 provides a chicken dinner or other hot meal for women accessing the drop-in centre

$1,000 provides a special feast or holiday meal for women accessing the drop-in centre

 

For more information on making a financial donation or sponsoring a meal, please e-mail us at engagement@dewc.ca.


Give the gift of safety, sisterhood & sanctuary:

Donate in honour of a friend or family member, and give a gift that nourishes and empowers. Your contributions make for meaningful Christmas gifts and sustain our ongoing work in the Downtown Eastside.

ONLINE

Fill out our tribute donation form. Under tributee email, you can put the email of the gift recipient, OR, your own email if you would prefer to print or send the acknowledgement yourself. You will receive the acknowledgement within a week. If you don’t receive it by then, contact us.

You can also choose for the gift recipient to receive their acknowledgement by mail, in which case we’ll send a postcard. If you would prefer to receive the postcard acknowledgement personally so that you can wait until Christmas, input your own address into the “Tributee Mailing Address” field.

BY MAIL

Print and fill out our donation form in full. If you would prefer to receive the acknowledgement personally so you can wait until Christmas, input your own email and/or address into the relevant fields, or write “same as donor.” Mail the form and your donation to:

The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre
302 Columbia St
Vancouver, BC V6A 4J1

 

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