#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. The 2018 campaign operated from Nov. 17 to Dec. 17 and broke all records! In just 31 days, the 20-person #BundleupYEG volunteer team collected and delivered more than 1,500 bags of warm clothing exceeding the initial goal of 1,300 bags!
Thank you to everyone who donated and make the 2018 campaign such a success. Stay tuned for a blog post in the coming days!
Thanks to the generosity of Edmontonians and local partners over the years, #BundleupYEG has supplied 3,694 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 Community Services and The Mustard Seed (Edmonton chapter).
Thank you to everyone who has donated and continued to support #BundleupYEG. You are the super heroes of Edmonton.