Hundreds of people come through the doors of First United each day seeking comfort, care and a place to belong. Your donations of toiletries, new and gently used clothing, and other supplies provide vital support to our neighbours in need.

We wish to thank all who have donated clothing and household items over the years. Your gifts have contributed to the well-being of many individuals on the Downtown Eastside. Unfortunately, we are unable to continue operating the Thrift Store and will instead be offering a new “Community Closet” service. We are delighted and ever grateful to continue accepting specific donations:

• Socks
• Underwear
• Towels
• Blankets
• Toiletries

These donations can be delivered to the Gore St. Parkade (please use the buzzer for staff to assist you) between 9:00 and 3:30 M-F or left in the ERUC sanctuary entrance hall. For more info, please contact 604-681-8365.

For miscellaneous supplies and items necessary for our ongoing work, First United maintains a Wishlist on Amazon. This makes it easy for you to donate the supplies needed most in our community.

Due to the unique needs of the community we serve, as well as storage limitations, we can only accept items of use to our community. 


11th Annual Golf Tournament – May 28th

The “Golf Tournament for the Homeless” is a fundraising event benefiting the work & programs of First United. Golfers of all abilities, from novice to pro, are invited to join us at University Golf Club for a fun-filled day of golfing with friends plus a fantastic evening barbeque dinner with silent auction. The day starts at 1:00 pm with a shotgun start and teams of 4 playing a “Texas scramble”. Registration includes: green fees & bucket of practice balls, a power cart, a light lunch, the barbeque dinner, and silent auction. Full registration is $225 (dinner-only is $65).



The Centre is open and offering over 40 programs this Spring, Summer and Fall! Check out their website: to see their Programs @ A Glance flyer and to watch for program and accommodation registration. You can also come and just be at the Centre without taking a program. Your participation and support will help Naramata Centre stay open. Come join us at the Centre this year!



Explore the richness of sharing and learning from different cultures.  Deepen friendship and understanding.  Come with someone racially and culturally different from you.  The retreat will include sharing of stories from all participants and experiencing interactions with those of other cultures. This weekend-long retreat at Stillwood Centre is for adults, youth, and young adults and the cost includes all meals and accommodation. Pick up a brochure at the back table for full details. Hosted and facilitated by the Intercultural Network of BC Conference.