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Herstory Sponsorship

Support the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre’s 6th Annual Herstory in Focus !

DEWC is hosting our sixth annual Herstory in Focus, which will take place at the Vancouver Art Gallery and online on November 4. We are seeking sponsorships to assist us in reaching our $60,000 goal, supporting our essential meals program and safe spaces for women in the Downtown Eastside. Learn more about our Herstory event here.


The Numbers 

Five safe spaces for women. During the COVID-19 pandemic, DEWC created two new women-only warming spaces to address the needs of the community, with an additional Drop-in Centre space now in progress. Physical distancing severely impacted the ability to welcome women into our existing Drop-in Centre and Shelter spaces and we have dedicated ourselves to increasing access, safety, and supports.

More than 700 meals are provided to women every day. Women continue to access the Drop-in Centre every day for refuge, hot meals, resources, referrals, support, and a safe space; over 300 women access the 24-hour Emergency Shelter and warming spaces every night.

70% of women who visit DEWC are Indigenous, reflecting the disproportionate concentration of Indigenous women who reside in the Downtown Eastside, facing poverty, displacement, and homelessness. 

~75 Chinese seniors access the Drop-in Centre daily from neighbouring Chinatown and other nearby areas for food, support, and a safe space.

More than half of women surveyed in the Downtown Eastside have named the Centre as the place they feel safest.


Sponsorship Benefits 

We are pleased to offer acknowledgement of your contribution with the following sponsorship levels. 

Sustainer Level Sponsor – $5000
  • 10 free tickets to the event
  • Speaking opportunity (pre-recorded or in-person) at event
  • Logo featured in digital event program (printed program pending in-person event)
  • Name and logo featured on promotional materials, including social media posts
  • Verbal acknowledgement by emcee at the event
  • Logo featured on display banner (online or in-person)
  • Mention in DEWC bi-annual newsletter
  • Feature in DEWC donor newsletter and blog
  • Personalized social media post and promotion on DEWC feeds
Supporter Level Sponsor – $2500 
  • 5 free tickets to the event
  • Logo featured in digital event program (printed program pending in-person event)
  • Name and logo featured on promotional materials, including social media posts
  • Verbal acknowledgement by emcee at the event
  • Logo featured on display banner (online or in-person)
  • Mention in DEWC bi-annual newsletter
  • Personalized social media post and promotion on DEWC feeds
Giver Level Sponsor – $1000
  • 2 free tickets to the event
  • Logo featured in digital event program (printed program pending in-person event)
  • Name and logo featured on promotional materials, including social media posts
  • Verbal acknowledgement by emcee at the event
  • Logo featured on display banner (online or in-person)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Contact Us

By sponsoring Herstory in Focus, you’re supporting a platform from which to multiply donor impact, extend our reach, and celebrate our community. Thank you for your consideration and for supporting the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre. To learn more about participating in this year’s Herstory in Focus event, or create a custom sponsorship option, please reach out to us:

Ali Omelaniec, Fundraising & Communications Coordinator
engagement@dewc.ca | 604.681.8480 x 350

 

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