Get a computer through volunteering, free mattresses, volunteer home repairs and more.

Kickstand: 1187 Parker St. Vancouver
Our Community Bikes: 2429 Main St. Vancouver
Tel: 604-879-2453
Kickstand is a volunteer-run bike shop and recycling resource centre, providing low-barrier and affordable workspaces for repairing bikes at all skill levels. Our Community Bikes also has a program that provides bikes to those in need called Pedals for the People.

Christmas Bureau - Surrey
Tel: 604-581-9623 
Helps low-income families with children under 18 have a great Christmas. Families receive food certificates, toys, gifts, warm clothing and household items. Call for this year’s location.

Clothes Closet by Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub
12740 – 102 Ave Surrey BC
Tel: 604-582-7088  
Families register to pick free outfits of clothing for their children 0-12 yrs. Operates 3 days a week: Tues 10am – 2pm, Wed 9:30am – 12:30pm, Thurs 2-4pm.  Also have some home furnishings. Must be low income.  Drop-ins and long-term clients welcomed .

Craigslist has replaced classifieds, and the Buy & Sell. It is a great way to both buy and sell items as well as look for both housing and work. Has a ‘Free’ section.

Energy Conservation Assistance Program from BC Hydro and FortisBC
Tel: 1-855-560-3227
Provides free energy saving products, professional installation and personalized energy coaching for income-qualified households. This program is available for both owners and renters. Upgrades are determined by the housing type and the individual characteristics of each home.

Energy Saving Kit from BC Hydro and FortisBC
Tel: 1-800-224-9376
Provides free easy-to-install energy saving products for income-qualified customers.  The kit includes products such as LED light bulbs, kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators, high-efficiency showerheads, weatherstripping and draft proofing products, and more.

FreeGeek computers
1820 Pandora St., Vancouver BC
Tel: 604-879-GEEK (4335)  
Non-profit that allows you to donate 24 hours of your time and receive a free computer. Low cost computers and computer hardware for sale as well.

Free Smoke Alarms from Surrey Fire Prevention
Tel: 604-543-6780
Free smoke alarms available, call or check the website to see if you qualify. Also offers free fire safety assessments of your home.

The Hackery
304 Victoria Drive - Vancouver, BC - V5L 4C7
Tel: 778-373-8295   
For profit computer repair business. Good source for parts for older laptops and affordable repairs.

Home Repairs - Helping Hands Ministry
Tel: 604-531-4733 ext. 2999
Provides minor repairs for those with physical or financial constraints. Includes plumbing, electrical, painting, yard work, carpentry, odd jobs and more. Cannot help with moving. Primarily serves South Surrey.

Once Upon a Child
3238 King George Blvd. Surrey
Tel: 604-536-6823
20121 Willowbrook Drive, Unit 104  Langley
Tel: 604-510-6822
Buys and sells gently used children’s clothes, toys, furniture, equipment and shoes.

Senior Citizens’ Repair Service
Tel: 604-438-6990
Low cost, minor house repairs and maintenance to seniors 55+ with disabilities living in their own homes. Includes painting, plumbing, electrical and general handy work. $40 per hour + $40 service charge.

Surrey ReUses
Online classified services for Surrey only. Great way to pick up low cost items or get rid of unused items

370 – 3771 Jacombs Rd. Richmond BC V6V 2L9
Tel: 604-214-0613
Provides mattresses at no charge to persons in need. Mattresses provided by Sleep Country Canada are stored in W.R.A.G.S. warehouse and are available to the public. Public can choose from available stock. No holding of material, first come, first serve and you pick up with your own vehicle. Mon-Sat, 12:00-4:00pm.

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