#bundleupyeg is a volunteer-run, annual winter clothing drive for homeless shelters and homeless support organizations in Edmonton, Alberta. Operated by Edmontonians Jasmine Topham and her husband Ryan Topham, the goal of #bundleupyeg is to keep Edmonton’s homeless community warm by making the donation process easy and accessible.
How does #bundleupyeg work? It’s simple: you pack the clothing donations and the #bundleupyeg team picks them up to deliver to shelters, free of charge. You can also drop off your donations to several collection boxes set up across the city.
This campaign is run on volunteer time and volunteer funds. All clothing donations that are collected are physically walked into shelters’ doors by the #bundleupyeg team.
During the 2017 campaign, #bundleupyeg’s team of 14 volunteers collected and delivered 1,280 bags of clothing to Edmonton homeless shelters in 48 days. Big thank you to everyone who donated and helped keep those in need warm! You can read about the impact of clothing donations here.
Thanks to the generosity of Edmontonians and local partners over the years, #bundleupyeg has supplied 2,180 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.
Thank you to everyone who has donated and continued to support #bundleupyeg. You are the super heroes of Edmonton. The 2018 campaign operates from Nov. 17 to Dec. 17. Start getting those donations ready!