Vancouver's Downtown Eastside pop-up wants your old clothes for a good cause

October 27, 2020
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Do you have clothes, accessories, or blankets that you don't use anymore?

Organizers of an annual holiday street store in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside are hoping that people will come through with donations. 

Vancouver Street Store is a free outdoor pop-up store facilitated by Employ to Empower, held each December for residents in the Downtown Eastside.

The Street Store is set up like traditional shops, with departments set up in different tents and volunteers acting as sales assistants. The goal of the Street Store is to provide a dignified holiday shopping experience where residents can choose what they want and need at no cost.

"Fundraising throughout the annual Street Store also helps us continue supporting DTES residents year-round through our programming at Employ to Empower," said organizer Christina Wong in a press release. "Since 2014, the Street Store has made an impact in the community by working with 353 volunteers, sharing 46,550 donations and spreading holiday cheer to 5,667 residents."

Read the full story at Vancouver is Awesome.