Christmas Collection for Downtown Eastside Women`s Centre

This entry was posted Wednesday, 27 November, 2013 at 5:56 pm

I know there are a lot of pleas this time of year, but I’m starting a collection of goodies for the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre ìn Vancouver to bring a bit of Christmas joy and glam to the ladies and children who use the excellent services they offer.

I’m collecting the following items and would love your support:

  • Make up (including lipstick, lip gloss and chapsticks; nail polish; nail files)
  • Toiletries (deodorant, body spray, travel size shampoo and conditioners, moisturisers, hand creams, facial wipes, toothpaste and tooth brushes, floss etc.)
  • Sanitary pads/tampons/incontinence products (Tena/Poise)
  • Socks, mittens, underwear
  • Hair brushes & combs
  • Costume jewellery
  • Used women’s clothing (including footwear, raincoats)
  • Linens and towels
  • Umbrellas
  • Art and craft supplies
  • Reading glasses
  • Used DVDs
  • Flash drives/USB sticks

It would be great to collect things other than clothes as this is the most common donation.

I can collect from anywhere and hope to deliver these by the 20th December. I’m also accepting cash – I will go and buy supplies for the centre (any bit helps as many of these items can be bought at the Dollar Store). You can find out more about their excellent work at

Please let me know if you can help by emailing me at  geraldine(at)

And spread the word!

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