Clothesline has been a national movement since 1985.
Every year, we ask Canadians to keep Clothesline in mind when they’re cleaning and getting rid of gently used clothing, electronics and small household items.
When you donate with Clothesline, everyone wins.
Your donation goes beyond helping the more than nine million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes.
100 per cent of net proceeds raised by Clothesline directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and world-leading diabetes research, education and advocacy.
Donors feel good knowing their used items are going towards a worthwhile cause.
Reusable items are recycled which has a positive effect on the environment.
8.6 million trees a year say “thank you”
When you donate with Clothesline, you help the environment by responsibly processing your donations through the Think Recycle™ program.
Each year, Clothesline diverts more than 48 million kilograms of clothing, household items and electronics from Canadian landfill. This translates into a savings of 876 million kWh of energy while reducing our donors’ carbon footprint by 120 million kilograms of CO2 emissions. This is equivalent to driving a car 43,000 times around the globe or saving 8.6 million trees.
Our partnership with Value Village
Since 1985, the Clothesline program has enjoyed an exclusive partnership with Value Village where all items donated generate much needed funding for the CDA. Value Village is a thrift retailer, owned and operated by Savers Inc.
Through this mutually beneficial partnership, Clothesline raises $10 million annually (net), with 100 per cent directly benefiting the CDA as it continues to lead the fight against diabetes and find a cure.