ZacPacs For The Homeless
My name is Zachary Weinberg. I am eleven years old and in the sixth grade at Collingwood School. I am also an active member of the WE Organization’s Youth Advisory Committee (“YAC”).
I have participated in the WE Walk for Water and visited WE Villages and schools in India. I am passionate about supporting those that need help both locally and internationally.
I am currently working on a very meaningful initiative, and to my knowledge, the first of its kind in our city.
I have launched a campaign to help the 2,200 people experiencing homlessness in Vancouver. You can donate by clicking the DONATE NOW button above.
While there are many cities in North America with large populations of people facing homelessness, nowhere are they as concentrated as they are in the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver.
According to Coast Mental Health, this vulnerable population are in need of essential items like wool socks, emergency blankets, toothbrushes, umbrellas, rain ponchos, reusable water bottles and more.
It is my goal to create a “ZacPac” that will include as many of these items as possible for EVERY homeless person living on our streets.
It is my firm belief that shelter is not a privilege, rather, it is a basic human right. I am going to do my part to make a difference in the lives of these people that are waiting without a roof over their head for available and affordable housing. The least we can do is help them keep warm and dry, and let them know we care.
This is a very big initiative and we need your help, either by donating funds to make bulk purchases or with a donation of goods in-kind. It is estimated that the cost of this initiative is about $100,000.
You can donate to The ZacPac Project by clicking on DONATE NOW above. All donations over $25 will receive a tax receipt from the Weinberg Foundation Inc.
The Weinberg Foundation has undertaken to issue the tax receipts, buy the goods, recruit volunteers to assemble the ZacPacs and provide the ZacPacs to Coast Mental Health for distribution. One Hundred Percent (100%) of all monies we receive will be used for the benefit of the homeless.
Anyone wishing to provide on off-line donation in cash or in-kind can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will discuss the alternative ways to make your donation.
I would like to thank you for considering this very important initiative. I look forward to having you join in the effort to help Vancouver’s homeless.
Chair, The ZacPac Project
Weinberg Foundation Inc.
VANCOUVER SUN ARTICLE
For further information and a presentation I prepared on the homeless in Vancouver please visit this website link: