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Textile Recycling Fundraiser

Are your socks full of holes?  Is last year’s backpack a disaster?
Spring Cleaning?  Did your child grow two sizes?
Did you know that 95% of textile waste is recyclable?

Well, now you do!

Wilkinson is partnering with Diabetes Canada to hold another textile recycling fundraiser.
April 17 to May 11, 2023

Diabetes Canada will give us $1.50-$2.00 for every full standard-sized garbage bag of textiles we collect. For now, please collect your items at home in standard black garbage bags. We will communicate dates to drop off your stuff at the school in the spring.

How does It Work?
Bring in your unwanted, clean, dry, odourless clothing and other textiles, including bags, shoes and boots, purses, belts, stuffies, linens and bedding, pillows, sleeping bags, and towels. Even damaged or ripped items can be donated. Items in good condition will be resold through Value Village, and items that can’t be resold will be shredded and recycled into things like cat toys, dog beds, and industrial rags, thereby diverting waste from landfill.

For over 30 years, Diabetes Canada has been collecting clothing and small household donations to fund important research in the fight to end diabetes and send kids to D-Camp. 100 million pounds of donated items are collected, diverted from landfill, and used to help fund research each year.

Every time you donate your used textiles to Diabetes Canada, you help 11 million Canadians with diabetes or prediabetes and the environment by diverting textiles from landfill.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

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