Diabetes Canada donation bins are overflowing, and some are becoming a dumping ground for well-meaning citizens who want to support their work. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and crucial physical distancing orders by governments that non-essential services be stopped, the pick-up of all textile donations by Diabetes Canada from homes and donation bins across Canada stopped on March 23rd.
The current donations at the donation bins and, in some unfortunate instances. The dumping of garbage at donation bins is posing a serious health and safety issue.
Diabetes Canada has been urging the public to hold off on their bin donations until business resumes.
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. Additionally, thanks to the donation bin business, more than 100 million pounds of textiles are diverted from landfill annually.
Please save your donations until business resumes!