The Canadian Diabetes Association operates the Clothesline campaign—which asks Canadians to consider donating gently used clothing, electronics and small household items to them that they're getting rid of.
"One hundred percent of net proceeds raised by Clothesline directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and world-leading diabetes research, education and advocacy."
There are currently 13 red donation bins around the city to collect used clothing, but sometimes people use them as a dumping ground for everything they are trying to part with.
Instead of dropping large article items at the bins (which isn't their purpose), you will now be able to take them to the retail location at 638B The Kingsway (just West of the Parkway), where they will sell mostly large article items and other goods.
The Grand Opening will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 7th, and to kick off the retail location, they are having a themed sale "Christmas in August" where you can purchase an artificial Christmas tree for $5.
Clothesline will be open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 pm. and Saturdays 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is cash-only during the initial opening until a debit machine is installed. Clothesline will hold items if prepaid, and will charge a $50 flat rate to deliver items within city limits. You can drop off items—which must be in good condition and sellable—or call Clothesline for pickup (see what Clothesline will pick up here). For futher info, call them at 705.741.2155.
[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]