Diabetes Canada is hosting their semi-annual clothing donation drive-up event this Saturday, September 16 with a goal of filling up a truck.  

The organization will be in Lacombe on Saturday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the No Frills at 5700 Hwy 2A with a truck ready to be filled with gently used clothing and small household donations.  

Sean Shannon, President and CEO of National Diabetes Trust, said, “our friendly staff are excited and ready and our trucks will be waiting to be filled across Canada including here in Lacombe with your donated gently used clothing and small household goods. At this time of year, people are decluttering around the house and preparing for fall and winter. It’s a perfect time to donate your unwanted items to Diabetes Canada.”   

Since the drive-up event started in 2020, Canadians have donated more than 450,000 pounds of clothing and small household goods that have been uesd to help support more than 11 million Canadians affected by diabetes.  

Your support helps support research for people living with diabetes and give children living with type 1 diabetes the opportunity to attend Diabetes Canada’s summer camps designed with their needs in mind. “Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers we also divert about 100 million pounds of clothing and small household items from community landfills annually,” said Shannon. “I hope everyone will come help us fill our truck.” 

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 declutter.diabetes.ca.   


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