#bundleupyeg is a volunteer-run, annual winter clothing drive for homeless shelters and homeless support organizations in Edmonton. Operated by Edmontonians Jasmine Topham and her husband Ryan Topham, the goal of #bundleupyeg is to keep the local homeless community warm by making the donation process easy and accessible.
How does #bundleupyeg work? It’s simple: you pack the donations and we pick them up to deliver to shelters, free of charge.
This campaign is run on our own time and our own dime. We’re not financially sponsored by the shelters, or any organizations. All clothing donations that we collect and receive are physically walked into shelters’ doors by our team.
We are officially open for 2017 to collect and deliver warm winter clothing between November 1 and December 18. There are two ways to donate to #bundleupyeg: Arrange a time for our volunteers to pick up your donations, or, bring your donations to a #bundleupyeg collection box in various locations throughout Edmonton. A list of drop-off locations can be found here.
Thanks to the generosity of Edmontonians and our local partners, in winter 2016 we collected and delivered a record-breaking 510 bags of clothing. To date, #bundleupyeg has supplied 1,900 bags of warm clothing to local homeless organizations since its creation in 2013. Clothing goes to major Edmonton shelters such as The Bissell Centre, Hope Mission, Boyle Street and The Mustard Seed.
Lets do this Edmonton!