charity support

Charity Info

Vancouver Eastside 10k is proud to be working with three key partners that are there every day supporting our community.

Two ways that you can help:

  1. Start online fundraising with your registration for the event. See below for link to sign up and create your own online fundraising campaign in support of one of our three charity partners. Together with 2Mevents, you will be able to solicit donations to the group you are running in support of.
  2. Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

    Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

    Watari Counselling Support Services

    Watari Counselling & Support Services

    Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

    Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society

  3. Food and goods donation at packet pickup and day of. Our charity partners help with a lot of urgent and daily need in our community, assisting in people in many ways. At the event packet pickup and on the day of the event, we will be collecting food and goods. New items only please.

Food Donations

  • Canned meat / fish
  • Natural Peanut Butter
  • Whole Wheat Pasta / Rice
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Canned Fruit / Vegetables
  • 100% Fruit Juice
  • Low Sugar Cereal
  • Baby Foods and Formula

Goods Donations

  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Bar Soap
  • Travel sized Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Undergarments, tights, underwear
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Pledge a Participant!

Know someone participating? Select their charity to find their personal Fundraising Page.

Login to your Fundraising Page!

If you registered for the run and created a Fundraising Page, please click here to login to your online profile.

Already Registered? Don't have a Fundraising Page?

If you have already registered for the run, select the charity you would like to fundraise for: DEWC | Watari | Food Bank

Make a One-time Donation in support of one of the Official Charities

Not participating in this event? Help make a difference and support the efforts of one of the official charities by making a one-time donation to DEWC, Watari, or Greater Vancouver Food Bank

About our Charity Partners

Downtown Eastside Women's Centre

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre (DEWC) exists to support and empower women and children living in extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, British Columbia. High levels of violence, homelessness, addictions and poverty characterize this community. Women and children are particularly vulnerable to exploitation, injustice and injury. We provide practical support to enable our community members to survive the conditions of ill health and violence that surround them. We work to provide security, basic needs and support to encourage them in making long-term change by identifying and removing barriers to full participation in the larger community.

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Watari Counselling & Support Services

Established in 1986 in a response to a lack of services and programs for street involved peoples, Watari Counseling & Support Services aims to facilitate positive change in at-risk children, youth, families and communities through the design and delivery of innovative services. Invested in creating space for change we are guided by a belief in the individual's innate strengths, capabilities and desire for wellness.

Working within a community-development model to address locally identified needs, Watari services focus primarily on populations affected by substance misuse or mental health issues. Other related service areas include family strengthening, cultural enrichment, and community/public education projects. With 24 full-time employees and a volunteer Board of Directors, Watari operates five on-going programs at its two locations in East Vancouver, in addition to three short-term special projects that operate throughout the community.

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Greater Vancouver Food Bank

The Greater Vancouver Food Bank Society (GVFBS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing food and related assistance to those in need. The GVFBS collects and distributes food for nearly 27,000 people weekly through 15 food depots and over 100 community agencies located in Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and North Vancouver. The GVFBS does not receive government funding and relies on the generosity of individuals and organizations willing to donate funds, food and time.

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Engaging the Community

We want the Vancouver Eastside 10k to be a strong success for everyone involved as we launch the event and work together with our community. We will only be featuring the three charity partners above at the event, with support both in fundraising and goods collected.

We want to hear from you, are you a charity working in the area? Do you have a community group or running club in our neighbourhood? Do you have a business that is on the route and interested in supporting the event?

Email us at , tell us about yourself and let's talk about how we can get you involved. Some ideas would be discounted entries for charities, community groups and clubs in the community. Supporting your organization's clients to run in the event or training programs in the community and area are other options. We are also happy to promote local businesses to the event participants to support them pre / post run.

The Eastside 10k isn't only about running — it's about our community, and our people.