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

Diabetes Canada helps you reach your goals while you in turn help us reach ours – providing us with net $12 million each year, which directly supports world leading diabetes research, education, advocacy and important programs like D-Camps for children and youth living with type 1 diabetes. All your school, club or community needs to get started with this program is conveniently 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 Diabetes Canada. Diabetes Canada 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 pickup date
  4. Advertise your clothing drive
  5. Collect clothes, household items and electronics
  6. Diabetes Canada’s reusable goods donation program picks up the items

Raise money for...

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

Diabetes Canada will provide...

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

Proceeds raised directly support Diabetes Canada. When you donate,you also help preserve our environment as we divert more than 100 million lbs. of clothing, household items and electronics from Canadian landfills each year!


Crossland Public School, Newmarket, ON -
Crossland teachers, parents, students and volunteers have been an ambassador of Diabetes Canada 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 Diabetes Canada.

Crossland Public School

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