Personal Items


Dear loyal donors to First United,

We wish to thank all who have donated clothing and household items over the years. Your gifts have contributed to the well-being of many individuals on the Downtown Eastside. Unfortunately, we are unable to continue operating the Thrift Store and will instead be offering a new “Community Closet” service. We are delighted and ever grateful to continue accepting specific donations:

• Socks
• Underwear
• Towels
• Blankets
• Toiletries

These donations can be delivered to the Gore St. Parkade (please use the buzzer for staff to assist you) between 9:00 and 3:30 M-F. For more info, please contact 604-681-8365.

Food Supplies and Groceries


Every week, First United serves thousands of meals to people who otherwise would not have access to healthy, fortifying food. To make our food programs possible, we rely on donations of groceries and other kitchen supplies from local businesses and individuals.

Download a list of weekly grocery needs.

Other Supplies


For miscellaneous supplies and items necessary for our ongoing work, First United maintains a Wishlist on Amazon. This makes it easy for you to donate the supplies needed most in our community.

Due to the unique needs of the community we serve, as well as storage limitations, we can only accept items of use to our community.