Clothes donations help charity

All net proceeds from donations directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association

It’s as easy as looking in your closet to do your part for Earth Day, Wednesday.

While you’re spring cleaning, the Clothesline program urges you to donate reusable clothing, shoes, linens and household items to keep them from the landfill. All net proceeds from donations directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and their continued diabetes research, education, service and advocacy.

“Each year, the association’s Clothesline program diverts more than 46 million kilograms of clothing and household items from Canadian landfills which translates into 840 million kWh of energy or 8.2 million trees,” said Ed Laverock, operations manager – Okanagan valley. “With Earth Day around the corner on April 22, help us reduce our nation’s waste.”

So Clothesline asks Canadians, What’s in your closet?

“By donating reusable clothing to CDA, you are not only helping the 1,000’s of people with diabetes, you are protecting our environment,” said Laverock. “Don’t throw away a cure for diabetes.”

A few useful tips to reduce clutter in your home:

1.  Have I used this in the past year?

2.  Will I (honestly) use it in the next year?

3.  If I fixed it would I use it again?

4.  Is it worth the space it takes up?

The Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline program has Clothing Donation Drop Boxes in the Okanagan to make donating easy and convenient or call -1-800-505-5525 for a free pick up.

“Let us help with your spring cleaning. We accept gently used clothing, all cloth based items, shoes, boots, drapes, bedding, toys, kitchenware, small electronics and much more.”

Donation boxes are located at the following:

Vernon

Canadian Tire, 4510 27th Street

OK Landing Plaza (two), 5301 Okanagan Landing Rd.

Kal Tire, 5451 Anderson Way

Wholesale Club, 2501 – 34th Street

Shops at Polson Park, 2306 Highway #6

Swan Lake Nurseryland, 7920 Highway 97

Enderby

Enderby Health Unit, 707 – 3rd Avenue (and Hwy 97)

Howard Johnsons Hotel, 1510 George St.

Armstrong

Hassen Arena, 3315 Pleasant Valley Road

Armstrong Pharmacy, 3300 Smith Drive

Lake Country

Winfield IGA, 10051 Hwy 97 (off Main St.)

Winfield Arena, 9830 Bottom Wood Lake Rd

Winfield Tim Horton’s, 11852 Highway 97