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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.

Bring your items to the school’s main doors (left side) in standard black garbage bags from 8:30 – 9:15 am on:
Wednesday, May 10

** All donated items must be clean, dry, and odourless **

If you can’t make the drop-off window, please email us at

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.

While you’re spring cleaning, please set aside any gently used books and games (board games, card games, video games) that your family is done with. We’ll be collecting donations of these items on the dates listed above + others for our cheap sales tables at Fun Fair. All donated books and games must be in good working order and not missing any pages or pieces. Full details on the Fun Fair page of this site.

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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