Seasonal Needs

We are always looking for, jackets, underwear, socks, blankets, towels, and toiletries. At this time of year, the men and women of the Downtown Eastside are feeling the cold and wet weather of a west coast autumn.

Clothing Donations

We accept donations Monday - Friday, 10am - 4pm. Please pull into the parking garage entrance on Gore Street and ring the buzzer button to alert reception staff who will guide you in.


First United relies on the donation of new and unopened beauty and hygiene supplies for use in a variety of programs, including shelter, hospitality, foot care and women’s Beauty Night.

Download List of Needed Health/Hygiene Items

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 List of Kitchen Needs

Sandwich Making

Looking for a fun activity that lets you give back to your community? First United relies on donated sandwiches for evening community snacks, packed lunches for working shelter residents and to augment other program needs.

Download Our Sandwich Makers Guide

To learn more about sandwich making, contact Natalie Lanoville, Resource Development Manager, at 604-681-8365 ext. 104.

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. If you are unsure whether or not your donation will be useful or appropriate, please fill out the contact form below.