It's Cold Out.

Help make a difference.

Everyone needs a Warm Coat.

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:

Items Received

Coats...
Gloves...
Thermal...
Toques & Hats...
Socks...
Underwear...
Boots...
Scarves...

A pair of gloves, a coat, a warm hat.

They may sound simple, but each can make the difference between sleeping safely and comfortably, and hypothermia.

What is Operation BundleUp?

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.

How did Operation BundleUp start?

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.

How does it work?

  • You drop off your warm winter clothing at one of our convenient drop-off locations (see list below).
  • We pick them all up, organize the items and distribute them to organizations in need.
  • 100% of your donation will be used to buy jackets and clothing that’s required to be new (socks, underwear, etc).

Why get involved?

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.

How can I help?

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.

What items do we accept?

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.

ImportanceNewUsed
SocksCritical
UnderwearCritical
Toques / HatsCritical
CoatsCritical
GlovesCritical
BlanketsCritical
BootsImportant
Sleeping BagsImportant
Pocket WarmersImportant
LipbalmImportant
Thermal / Long-JohnsImportant
HoodiesModerate
Rain CoatsModerate
VestsModerate
ScarvesModerate
UmbrellasModerate

Use the map below to find the most convenient drop off location for you.

2% Realty, Downtown
#900 - 555 Burrard St.
Vancouver, BC

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 5PM

Accent Cruises
1698 Duranleau St.
Vancouver, BC

Mon - Fri: 9AM - 6PM

North Vancouver

Queen Mary Community School
230 Keith Rd West
North Vancouver, BC

Mon-Fri: 8AM - 4PM

Burnaby

Cap's Westwood
Suite 101 - 5400 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

Mon - Fri: 10:30AM - 8PM
Sat: 9:30AM - 6PM
Sun: 11AM - 5PM

Surrey

Anytime Fitness
12830 96th Avenue
Surrey, BC

Mon - Fri: 10AM - 8PM
Sat: 11AM - 3PM

Port Moody

Cap's Westwood
3066 St Johns St.
Port Moody, BC

Mon - Fri: 9:30AM - 6PM
Sat: 11AM - 6PM
Sun: 11AM - 5PM

Port Coquitlam

Cap's Westwood
3590 Westwood St.
Port Coquitlam, BC

Mon - Fri: 9:30AM - 8PM
Sat: 9:30AM - 6PM
Sun: 11AM - 5PM

Maple Ridge

Cap's Westwood
21626 Lougheed Highway
Maple Ridge, BC

Mon-Sat: 9:30AM - 7PM
Sun: 11AM - 7PM

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!

Operation BundleUp is proud to work with the following organizations to ensure that those in need recieve warm winter coats and clothing.

Operation BundleUp would like to express our most sincere thanks to the following organizations for donating their services, time and space.