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.

The trailer carrying donations from Regina, Oxbow & Maple Creek

The trailer carrying donations from Regina, Oxbow & Maple Creek

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!

Vancouver & Abbotsford teams with their bags of clothes

Vancouver & Abbotsford teams with their bags of clothes

Following is a table of the amounts collected by each RRT organisation across Canada.

Vancouver/Abbotsford 207 bags 1150 pounds

Winnipeg/Woodlands/Stonewall

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)
A total of 671 20lb bags of clothing were collected across the country

A total of 671 20lb bags of clothing were collected across the country

The team from Winnipeg and nearby braved the elements to deliver their bags

The team from Winnipeg and nearby braved the elements to deliver their bags

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.

Woodstock team delivering the goods!

Woodstock team delivering the goods!

The team from Hamilton, Ontario counting up their bags

The team from Hamilton, Ontario counting up their bags

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!

RRT Letter_CDA 1

RRT Letter_CDA 1

RRT Letter_CDA 2

RRT Letter_CDA 2

Loading the Trucks


Canadian Diabetes Association

 

 



15 thoughts on “RRT Canada Runs Clothing Drive to Support Diabetes”

  1. eh? says:

    go Winnipeg!!….you got the most pounds of clothes :)
    congrats to our fellow Canadian RRT teams….keep it up!!

  2. whoooop! says:

    Way to go Galt!! Twice the amount of any other single city! :p

  3. nobody says:

    well done RRT Canada
    keep it up

  4. s says:

    great job……keep it up

  5. Sil says:

    Well done Canada, great job, helping clothe those less fortunate…. may you all be blessed…

  6. excellent guys… keep it up!!!

  7. Canada eh??? says:

    Nice job RRT Canada!!!
    ya it gets kinda cold where we live anyways and you need a HEAP of clothes to keep somewhat warm….speaking from experience!!
    glad that some other people will make use of our unwanted clothes :)

  8. fellow Canadian says:

    Those clothes are certainly needed when it’s -40°C here…

    GO CANADA EH?

    Nice work RRT, keep it up.

  9. burger lover says:

    Wow! gr8 work Canada!

  10. Ziggy says:

    Quite the quantity of used clothes – and with those cold temperatures in February, it looks like lots of clothes are sure needed!

  11. james says:

    awesome job guys~ way to go! 😀

  12. u r amazing says:

    Go RRT!
    Excellant work.
    Sometimes wish i wa there too
    Hard work…

  13. Proud2BCanadian says:

    ha ha…..go Canada!!! nice work fellow Canadians :)
    I wonder how long it took them to sort all those clothes?

  14. who says:

    Well done everyone !!!!!

    Diabetes is such a worthy cause to fight for…

    Keep it up the good work

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