Closet cleaners looking for a way to get rid of unwanted clothing are encouraged to join in the national Diabetes Canada drive-thru clothing donation campaign on May 28.
The curb side event will be held at the Diabetes Canada Clothing Collection Centre, at 6439 67th Street, from 9 a.m. to noon.
Diabetes Canada staff will collect gently used clothing textiles as well as small household items at the event.
“Funds raised from the clothing donations are a crucial source of revenue that supports diabetes research and helps send kids with type 1 diabetes to camp. Additionally, more than 100 million pounds of textiles are diverted from landfill annually,” said Sean Shannon, president and CEO of National Diabetes Trust, the social enterprise for Diabetes Canada.
“I encourage the Red Deer community to declutter to support Diabetes Canada.”
All net proceeds from the clothing donations go to the charitable work of Diabetes Canada and the support it provides to 11.7 million Canadians with diabetes or pre diabetes.
To find out more, and for those that can’t make it out to the donation drop-off event, visit declutter.diabetes.ca or call 1-800-505-5525.