2nd Annual National ‘Fill A Truck’ Event to be Held May 19
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