Clothesline® program holding clothing and electronics collection event with goal of collecting 1 million kilograms in donations
TORONTO, April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - The days are longer, the grass is greener—and spring cleaning season is upon us! This spring, support the Clothesline® program by donating your gently used clothing and small electronics to help reach a goal of collecting one million kilograms of donated items across Canada. The second annual 'Fill A Truck' event will take place nationwide in 70 communities on Saturday, May 19 and every donation qualifies you to win. Visit diabetes.ca/fillatruck to find an event near you and for full contest rules and regulations. All net proceeds raised by the Clothesline® program directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and their leading-edge diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts.
Donating to Clothesline® not only helps the more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes, but also helps our environment by diverting materials that may otherwise end up in landfills.
If unable to donate on May 19, donors can always schedule a free pick-up right from their front door by visiting diabetes.ca/promise or by calling the toll-free number 1-800-505-5525. Donors can also drop off a sealed clothing and cloth-based donation at any one of our 1,875 red Clothesline® donation bins located across Canada (visit diabetes.ca/dropbox to locate your nearest donation bin). Clothesline® happily accepts reusable clothing, all cloth-based items, shoes, boots, books, jewelry, toys, cell phones, cameras, laptops and much more (all electronic items should be sealed in a separate plastic bag).
"We are very proud to celebrate more than 27 years of service in communities across Canada as well as supporting the millions of Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes," says Janelle Robertson, Vice President, Clothesline®.
Each year, Clothesline® diverts more than 46 million kilograms of clothing and household items from our landfills. This translates into a savings of 840 million kWh of energy and reduces our donors' carbon footprint by 115 million kilograms of CO2 emissions. This energy savings is equivalent to planting 8.2 million trees!
About the Canadian Diabetes Association
The Canadian Diabetes Association is a registered charitable organization, leading the fight against diabetes by helping people with diabetes live healthy lives while we work to find a cure. Our professional staff and more than 20,000 volunteers provide education and services to help people in their daily fight against the disease, advocate on behalf of people with diabetes for the opportunity to achieve their highest quality of life, and break ground towards a cure. Please visit diabetes.ca, join us on facebook.com/CanadianDiabetesAssociation, follow us on Twitter @DiabetesAssoc, or call 1-800-BANTING (226-8464).
SOURCE Canadian Diabetes Association