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Declutter and help Diabetes Canada this weekend

Charity is collecting gently used clothes and household items

Fall is decluttering season and Diabetes Canada wants to help you clear some clutter while supporting the charity’s works at the same time.

Diabetes Canada hosts its semi-annual clothing donation drive up event this weekend. Since 2020, Canadians have donated more than 450,000 pounds of clothing and small household goods that have been used to help raise funds to support the more than 11 million Canadians affected by diabetes, the organization said in a news release. 

“This fall and at a time of year when people are decluttering their homes and closets,” the release states. “Diabetes Canada is encouraging Canadians to join them again in donating for a great cause.”

You can help fill the Diabetes Canada truck this Saturday, Sept. 16, between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Giant Tiger at 2210 Lasalle Blvd. 

Diabetes Canada staff will be on hand at the curbside drive-up event to take your donation bag or box from the trunk of your car to fill the Diabetes Canada truck.

“At this time of year, people are decluttering around the house and preparing for fall and winter,” said Sean Shannon, president and CEO of National Diabetes Trust. “It’s a perfect time to donate your unwanted items to Diabetes Canada.”  

For those unable to make it out to the community clothing donation this Saturday, they can donate used clothing at one of the charity’s donation bins or schedule for a free home pick up.  To learn more about locations, home pick up and what items can be donated, visit