Press Realty is a proud partner of The Canadian Diabetes Association’s CLOTHESLINE program. The Clothesline® program provides Canadians the opportunity to donate their gently used clothing, small household items and electronics. It’s a free and convenient way for individuals to make a positive difference in the lives of the more than 10 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes and preserve our environment.
Who They Are:
- Clothesline® has been collecting and selling used clothing in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association for 30 years
- Clothesline® is 100% owned by the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA)
- Clothesline® has Partnerships in over 2500 Communities across Canada
What types of donations do they accept?
They accept clothing, linens, shoes, boots, books, small appliances, toys, dishes, jewelry, cell phones, cameras, small electronics and much more – be sure to call 1-800- 505-5525 for a full list of accepted items in your community. If an individual would like to donate furniture, the association recommends that you inform the telephone representative you speak with to ensure the furniture can be picked up in your area.
How does the Association use the proceeds?
100% of net proceeds raised from the Clothesline® program directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and diabetes research, education and advocacy.
Last year, funds helped them:
- invest more than $6.9 million in diabetes research;
- operate 12 summer camps for more than 1,600 children with type 1 diabetes and their families;
- introduce nutrition tools for high-risk populations;
- host educational events reaching more than 280,000 people across Canada;
- launch a diabetes screening program; and
- work with governments to improve and enhance diabetes policies across Canada through advocacy efforts.
Each year Clothesline® diverts more than 46 million kilograms of clothing, small household and electronic items from landfills across Canada. 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 saving 8.2 million trees each year, or driving a compact car 41,000 times around the globe.
The very act of donating to this program is not only protecting our environment, it is changing the lives of so many people in an exceedingly positive way!
More than 10 million Canadians are living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes contributes to serious complications including heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, blindness and amputation. Type 2, the form of diabetes that has traditionally developed later in life is growing rapidly and is now being seen in children and youth as young as 11 years of age.
Since 1953, the Canadian Diabetes Association has been raising awareness, providing services and supporting Canadians affected by diabetes. The Clothesline program currently has 27 offices across Canada from British Columbia to NFLD (with the exception of Quebec).
Click HERE to learn more about the program.