We used to ask people to become members, but that never had anything to do with taking our workshops, using our space and equipment, or attending our events. This was confusing . . .
In September 2016, WePress became a registered non-profit, so we are trying to be more clear.
The WePress space and its programming are open to all. We are asking folks to become a financial supporter if you can. Our supporters are the generous folks who can afford to contribute some funds beyond workshop fees to help WePress keep its doors open and continue its work.
WePress is working to ensure access to the unique equipment we house and the workshops we provide while helping to build a sense of community and fostering a commitment to social justice for all. We work with many other organizations within the Downtown Eastside (DTES), as well as those across the Lower Mainland, to achieve these goals. We hope you will consider supporting these efforts.
Please become a WePress supporter
We want to say a huge thank you to all of our past supporters, and to all of you who have supported WePress since it opened on Chinese New Year in February 2016. We hope you will make a donation to help ensure that free programming can be offered to low-income and marginalized communities.
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/become-a-wepress-supporter-tickets-37911063010become a supporter here
or by writing a cheque to WePress and mailing it to:
9 W. Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1G4
WePress continues to develop its model, whereby those with resources pay for workshops in order to cover the costs of providing free workshops for low-income and marginalized people. However, we still rely on grants, sponsorships, and donations to make up the difference until we reach our goal of financial sustainability. Please support our GoFundMe Campaign!
Books made using Coptic Binding Techniques by Chanel Ly. Photo by Chanel Ly