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We need your help to clear garbage and soiled textiles from our donation bin sites.

National Diabetes Trust, the clothing collection organization raising funds for Diabetes Canada and a partner to your municipality in diverting textiles would like to thank you for your ongoing support of our organization.

We have an urgent issue that we need your municipality’s help in addressing.

We are asking Canada’s mayors, elected officials and municipal staff to help us to clear garbage and soiled textiles from our donation bin sites in your community. We all have a stake in the health and safety of our communities. Now more than ever, we need to work together to protect residents while we do our best to live and work in new and challenging ways.

Some cities have started to help Diabetes Canada by removing all garbage and soiled donations that have been dumped around our donation bins.

We need all municipalities across Canada to do the same. We can’t do it alone. We simply don’t have the resources or funding to clear the waste around all of our bins.

We are grateful that some members of the public, elected officials and media heard our request to help us raise awareness about our temporary closure of donation bins which began on March 23 and included a temporary staff lay off of 500+ National Diabetes Trust employees. Diabetes Canada will continue to urge the public to hold off on their bin donations until business resumes and we hope you will continue to advise those in your community as well.

Diabetes Canada relies on generous charitable clothing donations as a crucial source of revenue to support the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes or prediabetes. Efforts include innovative diabetes research, supporting children and youth living with type 1 diabetes, and developing evidence-based policy recommendations to improve the lives of those living with the disease. Through our donation bin business, more than 100 million pounds of textiles are diverted from landfill annually.

Thank you in advance for your immediate attention to this urgent support.

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Category Tags: Advocacy & Policy;

Region: National