RRT Canada Runs Clothing Drive to Support Diabetes
Clothesline has been a national movement in Canada since 1985. An organisation run by the Canadian Diabetes Association, the Clothesline program works by recycling clothing. This effective method of fundraising diverts clothing from landfills and one hundred percent of the proceeds directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and world-leading diabetes research, education and advocacy.
When we donate to the CDA Clothesline program, everyone wins! Donors can feel good knowing their donations are going to a worthwhile cause and that reusable items are recycled which has a positive effect on the environment.
In February 2015 the RRT in Canada supported the Clothesline program and ran a large clothing drive in many major centers across the country. Drives were held in cities such as Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver and Winnipeg, and regional areas in provinces such as Ontario, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. With almost 10,000 lbs of clothing collected this event was very successful!
Following is a table of the amounts collected by each RRT organisation across Canada.
|Vancouver/Abbotsford||207 bags||1150 pounds|
|105 bags||1826 pounds|
|Regina/Oxbow/Maple Creek||81 bags||1235 pounds|
|Galt||62 bags||1178 pounds|
|Woodstock||35 bags||665 pounds|
|Toronto||34 bags||646 pounds|
|Calgary/Edmonton||32 bags||450 pounds|
|London||19 bags||361 pounds|
|St Catherines||15 bags||285 pounds|
|Hamilton||13 bags||260 pounds|
|Montreal||13 bags||247 pounds|
|Perth||10 bags||190 pounds|
|Kingston||6 bags||114 pounds|
|TOTAL||671 bags||9335 lbs (4234 kg)|
Members of RRT in each region across Canada coordinated each aspect of this event from the collecting of the clothes from various locations, weighing the clothing to delivering final collections to designated CDA warehouse locations.
RRT would like to thank the CDA clothesline program for their willingness to work with us on this important event and we look forward to helping the Clothesline program again in the future!
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Canadian Diabetes Association