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Powell Street Festival Society (PSFS) has launched our Winter Care Package Fundraiser with a goal to raise $10,000 to assemble and distribute 250 Winter Care Packages to the unhoused and precariously housed in the Downtown Eastside (Paueru Gai/Powell Street neighbourhood).

“During our autumn programming at Oppenheimer Park, Downtown Eastside community members have been letting us know what they’d most value in a winter care package,” explains PSFS Executive Director, Emiko Morita. “With your cash donation, we’ll ensure snacks, hygiene products and warm winter essentials get into the hands of vulnerable neighbours.

Help us raise funds and receive an appreciation gift from us! ​

The Winter Care Package project is an initiative of PSFS’ year-round DTES Community Care Programs – our grassroots efforts to enhance the community’s wellbeing in the face of ongoing food insecurity, housing crises, and other emergencies. It is our third Care Package project since 2020.

All proceeds will directly support the Winter Care Packages and DTES Community Care Programs. 

Donations can be made in honour of friends and family, or in lieu of holiday presents. Our Powell Street Festival drawstring backpack and tote bag appreciation gifts can be delivered directly to the honouree or giftee. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below for more information. 

Thank you to contributing organizations who make this project possible, including Washington Market and Right to Remain for their contributions. 

Donation Form

This secure form is supported by CanadaHelps. Your charitable tax receipt will be issued by CanadaHelps. 

Our Care Packages in 2020 and 2021.

FAQ:

Any amount is greatly appreciated. Donations of $50 or more will support one or more Winter Care Packages and will receive an appreciation gift (optional). 

They will be filled with personal hygiene products, handwarmers, snacks, hot beverage mixes, socks, and other winter essentials. Downtown Eastside community members participated in selecting the contents.

They will be distributed in the new year at our Oppenheimer Park intercultural event. Date and details of the event to come.

Yes! Donations made in increments of $50 will receive one or more appreciation gifts. 

There are three options:  

  1. Local pick up – you can pick up your gift at our Downtown/Gastown office (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm), or at our December 3rd event: Kyōdai at the Fox Cabaret. If you select this option, please send pick up time and date to info(at)powellstreetfestival(dot)com. 
  2. Shipped to you – you can have you gift delivered to the address provided in the donation form (under Donor & Tax Receipt Information). 
  3. Shipped to an alternative mailing address – you can have it shipped to an alternative address. Please send the mailing address to info(at)powellstreetfestival(dot)com. 

Please indicate your choice in the donation form. 

Yes! Please indicate this request on the donation form, and send the mailing address to info(at)powellstreetfestival(dot)com. Note that gifts can only be sent to one address.

Yes! We encourage online contributions through the secure donation form, but cash and cheque donations are just as appreciated. Please drop off or send to: #410-111 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, V6B 1H4. If you wish to receive an appreciation gift, please also indicate the mailing address to which it should be sent. 

Have other questions? Contact us at info(at)powellstreetfestival(dot)com.