Charity

Under Armour Eastside 10k is proud to be working with key charity partners that are working hard every day, supporting our community.

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How you can help:

Fundraising / pledging our Eastside Charities:

  1. Make a Top-up Donation. You can donate directly to our partner charities during registration.
  2. Start online fundraising with your registration for the event. Personalize your Pledge Page, select your preferred charity, and send it around to family and friends! Simply Sign in to your account, once registered, select Menu, edit your page, then share it via email, Facebook, and Twitter. Click here for assistance in setting up your page.
  3. Pledge a Participant or Team

About our  2019 Charity Partners

Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre

The mission of the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre (DEWC) is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment for women from all walks of life, who live and/or work in the Downtown Eastside. DEWC operates a low-barrier drop-in centre and emergency night shelter, offering safe, women-only space, meals and basic essentials, as well as a continuum of care that nurtures and empowers members towards long-term change. DEWC sees over 500 women every single day, providing refuge from conditions of poverty and violence, hot, nutritious meals, toiletries and clothing, phone and computer access, as well as specialized support including advocacy, victim services, HIV case management, and housing assistance. In a severely marginalized community, DEWC provides a place where women can come as they are, find resources, support, and sisterhood, and build personal capacity so as to bridge the gap fromsurvival to self-sufficiency.

PHS Community Services Society

PHS Community Services Society (PHS) is an innovative and well-established non-profit organization located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community. The organization has extensive property management experience in complex mixed-use projects and primary health care initiatives. PHS improves the lives of thousands of vulnerable individuals each year through housing programs, health care and support services. Clients served represent the most marginalized populations residing in Vancouver’s DTES and face multiple barriers due to their mental health and substance use. Through many successful partnerships, PHS contributes to developing and maintaining best practices in health care and harm reduction.

YouthCo

YouthCO is a youth-led organization that works to reduce the impact of HIV and Hep C stigma on youth in British Columbia. We use peer education and peer support to help youth navigate sex and drug use, including providing access to relevant information and harm reduction supplies, as well as making referrals to other types of care we may need! In our work, we create opportunities for youth to be leaders in creating solutions to HIV and Hep C stigma. Across our programs, we work with youth from ages 6 to 29 years old who are living with, or disproportionately affected by, HIV and Hep C. This includes youth who are part of population groups that have elevated rates of HIV and/or Hep C, and youth who have someone they are close to living with one or both of these viruses. All of the money raised through the Under Armour Eastside 10k will go to support our summer camp program for youth living with HIV, called Camp Moomba!

Fundraise your way to Amazing Prizes!

Top 5 fundraisers will receive “Head to Toe” Under Armour running gear and an entry to the 2020 Under Armour Eastside 10k. Please note — fundraising totals will be calculated on Race Day, Saturday, September 14 at 6 a.m. based on online fundraising pages.

Food and goods donation at packet pickup and at the event.

Our charity partners help with urgent and daily need in our community, assisting 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 and please restrict donations to items from the following lists. Items not on these lists will not be accepted.

Food Donations

  • Canned Fish
  • Canned beans (black, chickpea, kidney)
  • Whole grains and whole-wheat pasta
  • Canned vegetables and fruit

Goods Donations

  • Toothbrushes, Toothpaste
  • Travel sized Shampoo / Conditioner, soap
  • Menstrual pads, incontinence supplies
  • Socks and underwear (new items only)

Spectators

Details coming soon.

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