We have two exciting announcements today: until September 13 all donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $16,000, or if you’re in a shopping mood for a good cause, check out our flash silent auction this weekend! The auction features a handful of great items, especially for golfers.

These great opportunities to support FIRST UNITED’s direct-service and advocacy work helping our neighbours experiencing homelessness and extreme poverty in the Downtown Eastside are in honour of our annual Golf Tournament held on September 13.

Each year, the our Golf Tournament and silent auction are integral parts of our fundraising efforts. The Tournament engages our greater community and helps drive much-needed support and revenue for our programs.

Next Monday is the Tournament, which raises over $100,000 for our work every year, but we’ve had to scale it back because of COVID-19.

However, three generous donors have stepped forward to help get us on the green and have pledged to match every donation dollar for dollar up to $16,000. All donations will be matched up to $16,000 between September 9 and 13.

Your gift is essential to helping us achieve our vision of a neighbourhood where all are celebrated and all can thrive. Stand with us by making a donation here. 

Check out this great video and hear from our Shelter Manager, George Flett, about his work in the Downtown Eastside and the impact he’s seen FIRST have in the community during his 12 years with us.