We Won’t Stop
Quarter Million Milestone & Call For Volunteers
Six months ago today we launched DTES Response to ensure COVID-19 does not disproportionately affect our most vulnerable. Now, as we continue to face two public health emergencies — a pandemic and an overdose crisis, we can’t stop fighting for the Downtown Eastside. These are unsettling times, but in these times of uncertainty there is […]
What We Fund
Two months ago we launched DTES Response to ensure that COVID-19 did not disproportionately affect our most vulnerable. As we reflect on all the community support over the last several weeks, we also want to communicate to you another milestone: we just hit one-quarter of a million dollars raised. That is $250,000 going directly to the frontlines […]
What We’ve Accomplished Together
Community Projects As the social effects of COVID-19 continue in the DTES, our team has also helped to launch and fund projects to address gaps. The community projects we have helped fund are: COMMUNITY HUBS Everybody Is In There is a huge need in the DTES and in fact, across Vancouver, to coordinate small to […]
Thank you. Because of you, our Respond to Hunger Now campaign raised $20,695. That means 1,200 of our most vulnerable in the Downtown Eastside will receive a warm and healthy meal until May 18.
Thank You Thursday
Our story started with soap … which has evolved to an ongoing effort to get resources to the DTES. When it became obvious that COVID-19 was a threat to the already vulnerable residents, community advocates sprang into action. They knew that frequent hand washing was one of the most important ways to combat COVID-19 — […]
THANK YOU! We would like to give one big THANK YOU to all you for responding so generously to our invite to donate and broaden awareness! “We are very grateful for the people organizing this fundraising campaign and we are especially grateful for those who have donated. Without these funds it would have been close […]
1,092 of you are rallying to support the Downtown Eastside
A huge thank you goes out to Telus for proving DTES Response and DTES SRO Collaborative with some mobile phones and 6 months pre-paid phone plans! These go far in helping our front line workers to stay connected with the non-profits while monitor the health and safety of residents and the un-housed, as well as provide a way for folks stay socially connected while sheltering in or to reach out for support.
Reaching Past $100,000
Our story started with soap, but has become a never-ending effort to get resources to the DTES. When it became obvious that COVID-19 was a threat to the already vulnerable residents, community groups sprang into action. We knew that frequent hand washing was one of the most important ways to combat covid — however, how […]
As you know, we created DTES Response to mobilize resources and coordinate efforts to immediately respond to this crisis, and protect our most vulnerable. This unprecedented threat MUST NOT disproportionately affect the most vulnerable in our communities. We knew we had to do something, so we launched our DTES Response fundraising campaign with an ambitious goal to […]