Working Gear

​Whether you’re looking for a suit and tie or a hard hat and boots, we’ve got you covered

Almost all of our financial donations go directly to program delivery. There are many ways to get involved, from volunteering to donating clothing.

Winter Fundraiser

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Working Gear is a volunteer-run charity located at the intersection of the Downtown Eastside and Chinatown neighbourhoods of Vancouver, BC. We provide workwear, safety gear and services like haircuts free of charge to low-income and unemployed individuals as they transition back into the workforce.

Give today and immediately double your impact — WorkSafeBC has generously offered to match every dollar raised up to $12,000! For every dollar you donate, Working Gear will get $2.

Our small but mighty services provide a much-needed leg up to a community in need. When asked, 28% of our clients would pass on the job and 23% would work unsafe if they could not access Working Gear.

This year alone, the demand for our services has grown by 20%. We’ve seen 38% more newcomers to Canada including many from Ukraine, 58% more youths and 33% more seniors being referred to Working Gear. Given the current economic climate, we expect this uptick to continue well into 2023.

We rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses and organizations to continue to break down barriers to employment, with almost all of our financial donations going directly to program delivery.

Our clients are working hard to improve their lives. Help give them the boost (and the boots) they need.

To make a donation, please visit our Canada Helps donation page. We can’t do this without you!

Kind Regards,

Sarah Beley
Director, Working Gear

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About Us

Working Gear is a volunteer-run charity located in the Downtown Eastside neighbourhood of Vancouver, BC. We have had the privilege of serving our clients since 2007.

We rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses, and organizations to provide industry-appropriate clothing and haircutting services to individuals experiencing unemployment or underemployment.

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475 Main, St Unit 228
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T7


For Regular Mail Only – No Clothing Donations

PO Box 88495
Chinatown RPO
Vancouver, BC
V6A 4A7

Working Gear operates on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓ əm (Musqueam), the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səl̓ ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples. As an organization, we are committed to supporting our Indigenous clients, community members and neighbours through our services, and we remain focused on embodying the principles of anti-racism and decolonization in all that we do.

Copyright ©2023 Working Gear Clothing Society. All rights reserved. Working Gear Clothing Society is a Registered Canadian Charity.