One Billion Rising

Lower Mainland Initiative

Creating Care Packages for Women & Children in Need

Join our local project to provide care packages to women and children in the Lower Mainland. As part of the One Billion Rising campaign to end violence against women, and the UN World Interfaith Harmony Week initiative to work together for the common good of all, we can help these families on their journey through life's challenging times.

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What We're Doing

Join us at one of our upcoming events!

For the past eight years, we've been hosting an annual event to help women, children, and families across the Lower Mainland. We've created care packages filled with basic items, and had inspiring conversations about how to help those in need.

In February 2019, we were honoured to have Vera Jones, from Indian Residential School Survivors Society, talk to us about the struggles facing Indigenous women in British Columbia. We also created care packages for almost 1,000 people in our communities.

This year, we're continuing the conversations we've started, and over the course of two events, we'll be providing even more people with life's necessities, such as:

  • Soap and body wash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes

Who We're Helping

We are continuing our annual tradition of helping women and children in shelters and low-income housing throughout the Lower Mainland, such as:

  • Ama Transition House
  • Azure Place
  • Bill Reid Place
  • Charlford House
  • Cynthia's Place
  • Dixon House
  • Durrant Transition House
  • Elizabeth Gurney House
  • Evergreen Transition House
  • Firth Residence
  • Fraserside Emergency Family Shelter
  • Hyland House
  • Joy's Place
  • Kenkinow Native Housing Society
  • Koomseh Housing
  • Maxxine Wright Place
  • Monarch Place
  • Nova House
  • Shimai Transition House
  • Springhouse
  • Vancouver Rape Relief and Women’s Shelter
  • Vi Fineday Family Shelter Society

How to Help

Become a Corporate Sponsor

Interested in sponsoring this initiative? Find out more about how you can help local women and children.

Contact Us
Volunteer - Vancouver

On February 3, 2020, we're hosting a family-friendly event at Vancouver Jewish Community Centre in Vancouver where we will be assembling care packages and delivering them to local shelters. Come take part!

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Volunteer - Surrey

On February 5, 2020, we're hosting a family-friendly event at L.A. Matheson Secondary in Surrey where we will be assembling care packages and delivering them to local shelters. Come take part!

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Sponsors

Gold

World Sikh Organization of Canada

Silver

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints BC Stake

Guru Nanak's Free Kitchen Society

Real Canadian Superstore

Bronze

Friends Contracting & Accounting Services Ltd.

G.B.S. Trucking

Participating Organizations

Centre For Israel and Jewish Affairs

Global Peace Alliance

Jewish Community Centre of Greater Vancouver

Kaur Project

Mustang Justice

Vancouver Interfaith Network