The Clothesline ‘In The Bag’ program is a grassroots initiative that helps schools, clubs and communities across Canada hold their own clothing collection events and raise funds for trips, equipment, uniforms and endless other projects.

Clothesline helps you reach your goals while you in turn help us reach ours – providing the Canadian Diabetes Association with net $10 million each year which directly supports world leading diabetes research, education, advocacy and important programs like D-Camps. All your school, club or community needs to get started with In The Bag is conveniently found on this page or if you have questions, please call 1-800-505-5525.


Are you looking for an easy way to fundraise and benefit your community? Why not organize an In The Bag clothing drive in support of Clothesline and the Canadian Diabetes Association. Clothesline will pay you for each garbage bag (67L) of clothing collected.

How it works

  1. Call 1-800-505-5525 to arrange your event
  2. Sign the In The Bag agreement
  3. Set your pick-up date
  4. Advertise your clothing drive
  5. Collect clothes, household items and electronics
  6. Clothesline picks up the clothes

Raise money for...

  • Trips
  • New equipment
  • Special events
  • Dry grads
  • Playgrounds and much more...

Clothesline will provide...

  • Step-by-step guidelines
  • A list of acceptable items
  • A checklist
  • Helpful tips

Sample materials

100 per cent of net proceeds raised by Clothesline directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association. When you donate to Clothesline you also help preserve our environment as we divert 48 million kilograms of clothing, household items and electronics from Canadian landfills each year, which is equivalent to saving 8.6 million trees!


Crossland Public School, Newmarket, ON -
Crossland teachers, parents, students and volunteers have been an ambassador of Clothesline and the In The Bag program for years. Crossland has collected more than 5,000 bags of donated clothing and launched their ‘bags for life’ campaign which raised thousands of dollars to save lives in Africa and support the Association.

Crossland Public School