If you’ve slowly accumulated quite a large “to donate” pile and are ready to drop it off somewhere, now is your chance to donate that gently used clothing to a great cause. Diabetes Canada is offering over 100 safe and easy Curbside Donation Drop-Offs across Canada, including in Stittsville (outside the Giant Tiger at 6081 Hazeldean Road), from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on September 11th. The program hopes to see hundreds turn out to the various touchless curbside drive-thru locations.
Through the donation drop-offs, Diabetes Canada aims to raise funds and awareness in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the discovery of insulin. “Even though insulin was discovered 100 years ago, it is not a cure and one in three Canadians still has diabetes or prediabetes,” said Sean Shannon, President and CEO of National Diabetes Trust, the social enterprise for Diabetes Canada. “Through our clothing donation program, Diabetes Canada is able to support diabetes research and gives children with type 1 diabetes the opportunity to attend summer camps designed with their needs in mind. Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers we also divert 100 million pounds of clothing and small household items from landfill annually.” All net proceeds from clothing donations go to the charitable work of Diabetes Canada in supporting 11 million Canadians with diabetes and prediabetes.
Diabetes Canada encourages Stittsville residents to declutter their homes and donate their gently used clothing to support the charity’s critical work. To donate, simply pack your clothing and textile items into sealed bags and boxes, put them in the trunk of your car, and bring the items to the parking lot at Stittsville’s Giant Tiger on Saturday, September 11th between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Volunteers wearing masks and gloves will safely remove the items from your trunk. Diabetes Canada asks that donors remain in their vehicles.
Those who are unable to make it to the Curbside Donation Drop-Off can donate used clothing at one of the charity’s donation bins. More information can be found at https://declutter.diabetes.ca/.
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