A Huge Holiday Thank You!

Jan 4, 2018

Holiday thank-you graphic with success stats from campaign.

Thank you, DEWC supporters and community! Together, we pulled off an extra special holiday season for the women and children of the Downtown Eastside, serving 400 meals at our Christmas dinner, gifting each woman in attendance a package of brand new toiletries and treats, and hosting 80 kids at our children’s holiday party. With your energetic support, we were overflowing with children’s gifts, allowing each child to pick not one but three toys! We couldn’t have done this without your outpouring of generosity: from the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your amazing effort, volunteering time, and invaluable contributions.

A few special acknowledgements are in order for making our December so merry & bright:

Big thanks to our meal sponsors: B+H Architects, Lamda Solutions, and The Young Family Foundation.

Thanks to Loblaws Companies, Infomine, and the countless families and individuals who donated brand new toys for our children’s holiday party, and Chef Sam Bailey for making a delicious meal for the occasion.

Thanks to our big-hearted volunteers from Tapestry at Wesbrook Village, Infomine, and others. And of course, thank you to everyone who made generous financial gifts ensuring our ongoing work continues.

From all of us at the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre, we hope you had a wonderful holiday season. As we move into the New Year, we strive for bigger dreams, stronger sisterhood, and fiercer communities. In Maya Angelou’s words – and still we rise. Happy 2018!