With your help, Operation BundleUp provides warm coats and winter clothing to those who need it most: the more than 2,600 homeless braving the cold Metro Vancouver winter.
You can help by donating new or gently used coats and winter clothing (gloves, toques, socks, hoodies, umbrellas, scarves, vests, etc) or by donating to Operation BundleUp. Your entire contribution will be used to buy warm clothing for those who need it most.
Operation BundleUp offers two simple ways for you to get involved:
|Toques & Hats||...|
A pair of gloves, a coat, a warm hat.
Operation BundleUp’s mission is to make sure that the over 2,600 homeless in Metro Vancouver have the warm clothing they need for the winter. We make it easy for you to donate your extra winter clothing by acting as a central collection point for a number of great organizations throughout Metro Vancouver that can that distribute it to those most in need.
Help change the life of someone without a home this winter season, donate or start your own coat-drive today.
It’s difficult to imagine spending an entire day or night outside, let alone weeks or months. But for more than 2,600 people living throughout Metro Vancouver spending the entire day outside outside isn’t a choice – it’s a reality.
When we first looked at how we could help, we found that it wasn’t really easy to make sure our warm clothing got to those most in need. There are a number of great charities in Vancouver that collect these items, but it was difficult to know which organization needed what.
We set up Operation BundleUp to act as a bridge between people who want to help, and the organizations who need it. We make it easy for you to donate your new and gently-used winter clothing, and pass them along to those in need.
Winters in Vancouver are cold, wet and dreary. While we grab our comfy pyjamas and reach for that extra blanket on the couch, over 2,600 of Metro Vancouver’s homeless have to do without. Lacking proper protective clothing, winter becomes almost unbearable. A small donation of a gently-used coat, socks or toque is all it takes to change someones life for the better this winter.
By dropping off gently used clothing at any of the drop-off locations listed below. You can also make a small donation. Your entire donation will be used to buy clothing for those in need.
We wish we could take anything that you think might help, but unfortunately we’ve got to limit the items we collect for health and safety reasons. Below is a handy chart highlighting the items we can accept and the condition we can accept them in. Unfortunately, if something is too old, dirty or dingy, we’re unable to accept it.
|Toques / Hats||Critical|
|Thermal / Long-Johns||Important|
Use the map below to find the most convenient drop off location for you.
We're currently looking for drop-off locations in the following areas: North, West & South Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Coquitlam, Richmond, Delta & White Rock. If you can help us with this, please get in touch!