GivingTuesday is a day for the world to come together and give back to a cause after the purchasing-craze of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. This year, GivingTuesday falls on December 1st.  As part of our pivot to our new normal, we’re using GivingTuesday as an opportunity to give back to First United shelter residents and honour their resilience.

On December 1st, we’re hosting our first Shelter Gala. The residents of the shelter at First United will be treated to a special three-course meal provided by Robert Bartley, Executive Chef for Canucks Sports and Entertainment; messages of support from First United leadership and champions; and great entertainment.

We’re raising $50,000 for the Shelter Gala to meet the survival-needs that First provides to the broader Downtown Eastside community and continue our advocacy work to dismantle the systemic barriers that residents of this community face. You can join us in making all of that possible.