A Clothesline box in Hope outside the Two Rivers Education Centre.

A Clothesline box in Hope outside the Two Rivers Education Centre.

Donating to Clothesline helps diabetes patients around Canada

There are boxes in five locations in and around Hope.

Does your children’s fashion sense change on a weekly basis? Not sure what to do with your clutter? Giving is always in style! Clothesline makes it convenient for Hope residents to donate their reusable clothing year-round through donation boxes placed in five locations including Silver Creek Elementary, Two Rivers Education Centre, Hope Transfer Station, Druet’s Service and Hope Husky.

In Canada, diabetes has reached epidemic proportions — with an estimated 11 million people living with diabetes or prediabetes, including the 1.4 million British Columbians with diabetes or prediabetes. Another Canadian is diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes. Diabetes increases a person’s risk for many serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure leading to dialysis, and blindness. Proceeds raised from the Clothesline program support the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA).

“It’s estimated 85 per cent of all clothing and textiles still do not get recycled or redirected from landfill. It is important to us that we not only raise funds for diabetes, but that we do so in a way that makes a positive difference to the environment by diverting items from our landfills — and we’re pleased to offer Hope residents a convenient way to donate to our program,” said Adrian White, British Columbia Territory Manager, Clothesline.

Proceeds raised from Clothesline help the CDA send more than 2,400 children and youth with type 1 diabetes to the CDA’s D-Camps, summer and family camps offered across Canada including Camp Kakhamela in Gibsons, B.C., where kids meet and are inspired by each other to manage their diabetes well in a medically supervised setting. Additionally, proceeds raised have helped the CDA fund $130 million over the last 40 years in world-leading innovative Canadian research to improve the quality of life of people living with diabetes and to find a cure.

Items accepted at Clothesline boxes include clothing and textiles (i.e. hats, belts, shoes, towels, linens). For more information about Clothesline, please call toll-free 1-800-505-5525.