There’s a cold snap and those who live on the Downtown Eastside could use any sweaters, scarves, toques, gloves and warm socks you aren’t using in your closet. 14 West 4th merchants (see list below) are collecting these items as part of Turn Down the Heat Week in BC now thru this Saturday, February 8.
Tuesdays Dry Cleaners will clean your donations and then donate them to First United Church Community Ministry Society. First United will circulate all the clothing collected to those less fortunate on the Downtown Eastside.
FIRST UNITED CHURCH COMMUNITY MINISTRY SOCIETY has been active in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside since 1892. Working in the realms of advocacy, hospitality, housing and healing, First United Church provides a warm and welcoming community space for homeless and marginalized people to call their own. This donation of cold weather clothing will go a long way towards supporting the health, comfort, and dignity of Downtown Eastside community members – including victims of theft, women fleeing violence, and people living outside or in substandard housing.
Drop your sweaters/toques/gloves/scarves at these participating West 4th businesses
> WILLIAM PARTON AGENCIES – 2356 West 4th
> REFLEX SUPPLEMENTS KITSILANO – 101-1907 West 4th
> G ADVENTURES VANCOUVER – 109-1965 West 4th
> TUESDAYS DRY CLEANERS – 2396 West 4th
> ETHEL’S ON 4TH BOUTIQUE – 2346 West 4th
> RAIN OR SHINE ICE CREAM – 102-1926 West 4th
> BUSINESS NOW – 1857 West 4th
> HIP BABY – 2110 West 4th
> FOURTH AVENUE DENTAL – 1905 West 4th
> FLIP FLOP SHOPS – 1820 West 4th
> THE MOVEMENT STUDIO – 207-2211 West 4th
> AYOUB’S DRIED FRUITS & NUTS – 2048 West 4th
> ESCENTS AROMATHERAPY – 2202 West 4th
> ZENNKAI SALON – 2131 West 4th
This event is created by BIABC and supported by FortisBC. The West 4th Avenue sponsors are Business Now and Tuesdays Dry Cleaners.
Last modified: February 4, 2014