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We are able to give kids a safe place to stay, clothes and food, and things to start over, because of generous, caring people like you. Thank you!

Donations of  food    can be dropped off 24 hours/day at our Drake Street (575 Drake Street) location. 

We are happy to accept donations of clothing and some house-hold items (sheets, small appliances, kitchen ware) between the hours of  9:00am and 6:00pm daily.  Access to the building is available through the parkade located at the back of the building during these hours.  We are unable to accept donations outside of our hours of operation. Thank you for understanding.

Click here to learn how you can support our Christmas Backpack Program. 

Due to limited space, we can only take certain items for donation  & would ideally like to discuss your donation with you before you drop it off (saving you a trip if the items you wish to donate are not suitable for youth 16-24).  Our gifts-in-kind staff can be reached at (604) 639-8937.  After you have spoken with staff, please complete this  form  and drop it off with your donation at: 575 Drake Street Vancouver.  We ask that all donations be  clean, undamaged and age appropriate   for youth between 16 and 24. If you are unsure if your donation is suitable, please contact us at 604-639-8937 or by email at

We are unable to accept the following items. Thank you for understanding. 

  • Furniture
  • Beds and Mattresses
  • Used socks or underwear
  • Open or perishable food items
  • Open/used toiletry items
  • High heeled shoes
  • Perfume
  • Knick Knacks & artwork 

If you wish to donate items that Covenant House Vancouver cannot accept, please click  here    for information on alternate places to donate.

These are items we are always grateful to receive. If you would like a more extensive list, please click here

  • Clean, undamaged, age appropriate clothing
    • Hoodies. T-shirts/tank tops
    • Jeans
    • NEW Underwear 
    • Dresses/skirts
    • Belts, hats, watches
    • Shoes and boots
    • Bras
    • Waterproof clothing
  • Unused and unopened hygiene supplies
  • Non-perishable Food Items
         (Canned goods, pasta, rice etc.)
         For a more complete list of needed food items click here
  • Age appropriate books and magazines
  • MP3 players, CD players, headphones, clock radios
  • Steel toed boots
  • Kitchen and housing goods that are clean and in working condition (Think of the basics)
    -Pots and Pans
    -Cups and  Mugs
    -Plates and Cutlery
  • Bedding in good condition, especially single or double sheets.
  • Sleeping bags
  • Art supplies
  • Event tickets and outings  

Image of our back parkade

If you  require assistance unloading, please be sure to call us at  604-639-8937 in advance so that we can be available to help you. 

Covenant House Vancouver does not operate a thrift store or resell the items that are donated. We sort through all donations received and if we cannot use an item, we re-donate it to Big Brothers and Developmental Disabilities.  All other items go to our clothing room for youth use and housing program.

If you wish to donate items that Covenant House  Vancouver   cannot accept, please click  here    for information on alternate places to donate.