Vancouver Item Drive

Event Information:

Date: July 10th from 11am-3pm

Main Location: #102 – 18651 52nd Ave, Surrey BC

Alternative Locations: 1580-505 Burrard Street, Vancouver; 13880 Mayfield Place, Richmond


Why is your help needed and what will the donations be used for?

There has been an increase in violent events during the COVID-19 pandemic. Transition houses and anti-violence organizations have struggled during this time not only because of the increased need, but also a decrease in available resources. The CWI was formed to help support these organizations so that they could adequately help women and those experiencing violence. The items donated through this event will be distributed among the following organizations based on their expressed needs.

Shelters benefitting from this item drive include:

  • Turning point recovery 
  • Covenant House 
  • Harmony House 
  • Talitha Koumb Society 
  • YWCA  Vancouver 
  • Chrysalis society 
  • Atira Women’s resource centre 
  • Vancouver rape relief & women’s shelter 
  • WISH drop-in centre and society 


Other ways to show your support

If you wish or prefer to make a monetary contribution to support women’s shelters and transition houses in BC, please click below: 

Alternatively, you can buy a CWI T-shirt from our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/CWIVancouver?ele=shop_open

Get in touch!

To get in touch with the CWI Vancouver Lead please email Katherine at  Katherine.gray@alumni.ubc.ca or call (250) 571-6772 with any questions. 

Thank you for supporting women’s shelters and other anti-violence organizations in the lower mainland of BC! Please return to our website or visit our instagram page after the event date to see the results of the item drive and learn how the donations supported the shelters. 

Educational Seminars

The education team is working with women’s shelters and recovery houses in the Greater Vancouver area to provide educational seminars and wellness activities for their residents. Due to the pandemic, regular programming such as music therapy, grocery shopping, and counselling has been cut back to minimize risk to clients and staff. In response, the education team is providing weekly interactive COVID-19 webinars, presentations on stress management and nutrition, yoga classes, Metis Jigging workshops, and dance workouts. Each week, our volunteers also host private tutoring sessions for families staying in transition homes to help the children navigate online school, allowing the women to take some much needed time for themselves.