One thing we absolutely love is when our supporter show us their appreciation by fundraising for us. Here are some ideas on how you can join the movement and raise funds for women’s safety!

Happy group of fundraisers after the success of their event!

How does it work? Third-party fundraisers are run independently with proceeds benefiting the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. You chose what it will look like, who you invite… and you play an essential role in making our services possible.

What will you be contributing to? Donating to the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre allows us to make a difference in the lives of the 1,200 women we serve every day. With each donation, you help us ensure that our safe spaces remain open and accessible, and that our services are available to those who need them.

Why do we love it? Your fundraising multiplies impact, raises awareness, and allows to reach out to people who may have not heard about us and our work without you. And seeing how you care so much about our work you decide to give your time and energy is always so heartwarming for us. We feel your love and support and it helps us keep going!

If you are interested in having a fundraiser, please contact Elody Croullebois, Fundraising and communications specialist.

Example of fundraising events:

  • Staff Holiday Party (cash or gifts)
  • Donation drive (items from our wishlist)
  • Business proceeds from sales (products or services)
  • Online classes (fitness, art, cooking, etc.)
  • Entertainment Events (music, comedy, bingo)
  • Bake and lemonade sales – kids love these!
  • Competitions
  • Birthday Fundraisers

Once you have collected donations, you can donate online on our website, mail us a cheque or deliver a cheque in person. Please list any detail about the fundraiser you hosted in the “memo” portion of your online or cheque donation. This will help us properly recognize your efforts! We are incredibly grateful for this support.

Tax Receipts

In accordance with CRA regulations, each person or organization who made a donation can get a tax receipt. Please provide a list with each donor’s full contact information details using our template.

Please note that this is only possible for a regular donation, not a service sale.