Most Needed Items This Summer

If you're unable to offer these items, you can still help:
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Drop Off Location

Please drop off items at UGM’s Headquarters, located at:

601 East Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6A 1J7
Drop off between 8am - 8pm

Please deliver donations in plastic bags and limit the number of people entering the building.

Get Directions


Please call us at 604-215-5440 ext 358 or email [email protected].

Summer Months

Extreme heat is a serious health risk, especially for Metro Vancouver’s homeless and under housed residents. Extreme heat can lead to all sorts of health issues, from sunburn to dehydration, heat exhaustion to heat stroke. On top of this, many people experiencing homelessness have pre-existing health concerns; so they’re especially vulnerable to swings in temperature. Over-exposure to heat and sun can be dangerous for anyone, but for those without a home a heatwave can be deadly.

To support our community, Union Gospel Mission distributes weather appropriate clothing and basic necessities to those in need. One way you can help is by donating extreme weather supplies to provide protection during the summer months.

The following items will make a significant difference in the health and safety of UGM’s guests this summer:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. Lip Balm
  3. Reusable water bottles
  4. Hats (baseball hats, summer hats)
  5. Men’s & Women’s Light, long sleeve shirts
  6. Men’s shorts and T-shirts
  7. Men’s & Women’s Sandals
  8. Underwear (new only)

*New and gently used items only please.

If you’re unable to provide items, you can still help by making a donation.


Most Needed: Frequently Asked Questions


Why do we specify new items?

We ask that you donate new and gently used items to ensure that all UGM guests are treated with utmost dignity and care. As a general guideline, only donate items that you personally would use or wear. Worn out items cannot be used and must be disposed at a cost to UGM. Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity.

Do you need waterproof items?

Waterproof items are always in high demand. It’s no secret that Vancouver is a wet city, and no one knows this like those forced to spend most of their time outside. Waterproof jackets, gloves, shoes and more are all extremely useful.

What if I have a large quantity of donations that needs to be arranged?

Please contact [email protected] or 604-215-5440 ext 358. If you are inquiring or donating as a business, please contact [email protected].

Are there any household donations that UGM doesn’t accept?

Yes, unfortunately we can’t take everything. A list of items we can and cannot accept can be found on our Thrift Store page.