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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.

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.

Working Gear Grand Reopening and Fundraiser

Join the Working Gear team for our first event in our new space at the crossroads of Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside on September 15th at 5:30 pm.

This evening of community will begin with an acknowledgment and blessing by Chief Bill Williams, találsamkin siyám, a Hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation, followed by a performance to bring prosperity and good luck by Chinese lion dancers from the Chinatown Foundation.

We will be holding an art auction with our neighbour, THIS Gallery, to support Working Gear and local artists. More to come! View the art exhibition catalogue with feature pieces and artists here.

Tayybeh, an award-winning women-run social enterprise that supports Syrian women chefs in Vancouver, will be showcasing their delicious traditional food.

You’ll also get to learn about the successes of Working Gear over the past three years, honour our incredible volunteers, clients and partners, and so much more.

Your ticket includes food, drinks and entry into our raffle (prizes to be announced), with all proceeds going directly to Working Gear operations. You can purchase your Eventbrite here.

We’re so grateful for all of our supporters and can’t wait to see you there!

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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

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