submitted photo Darcy Bowers is on hand to collect donations of gently used items at the Clothesline pod in the Vernon Square Mall

submitted photo Darcy Bowers is on hand to collect donations of gently used items at the Clothesline pod in the Vernon Square Mall

Clothesline seeks donations

Cleaning out the closet can help the Canadian Diabetes Association

It is amazing how much stuff we accumulate over the year and fitting into old clothes is not hip.

But Clothesline provides an opportunity to empty your closet and lend a hand.

“When you are making room in your closets, clearing out those old clothes, think of the Canadian Diabetes Association and Clothesline,” said Ed Laverock, Okanagan Valley operations manager.

By donating reusable clothing to CDA, at the staffed Donation Drop Centre at Vernon Square mall by Safeway from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, you are not only helping the thousands of people with diabetes, you are protecting the environment.

A few useful tips to reduce clutter in your home:  See attached for more suggestions

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?

“Don’t throw away a cure for diabetes,” said Laverock.

Along with the drop-off centre which makes donating easy and convenient, you can call 1-800-505-5525 for a free pick up.

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

All proceeds raised by Clothesline benefit the Canadian Diabetes Association, and form an integral part of the association’s charitable fundraising activities.

Ongoing advocacy successes have provided improved care of Canadians living with diabetes both provincially and federally. In addition to these efforts, the Association operates 18 camps, serving 1,600 children with type-1 diabetes and their families across Canada each summer.

“We have been able to position ourselves as ‘world class experts’ in keeping Canadian researchers regarded as the ‘gold standard’ in diabetes and are committed to fighting this global epidemic,” said Laverock.

“Join our fight. Recycling partners are wanted. Your ongoing support is greatly appreciated, to get involved, please call 1-800-505-1525.”