Diabetes Association looking to fill their Clothesline

The Canadian Diabetes Association is asking for support for their fundraising project, Clothesline

The Canadian Diabetes Association's project

The Canadian Diabetes Association's project

Wondering what to do with older clothes and other clutter that is filling up the dark recesses of your storage space?

The Canadian Diabetes Association is asking you to donate reusable clothing and household items to their Clothesline program to help support their programs for people living with diabetes.

The CDA says diabetes has reached epidemic proportions in Canada, with an estimated 11 million people living with diabetes or prediabetes. Diabetes increases a person’s risk for serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney failure leading to dialysis, and blindness.

“It is important to us that we not only raise funds for diabetes but that we do so in a way that makes a positive difference to the environment by diverting items from our landfills,” says Ed Laverock, operations manager for Penticton Clothesline.

Until July 31, residents can also participate in the current Clothesline contest “Where will your donation take you?” for a chance to win a $5,000 travel voucher that can be used anywhere around the world or one of 10 $500 VISA gift cards when you donate your reusable clothing. Visit diabetes.ca/pickitup for contest details.

Proceeds raised from Clothesline help the CDA send more than 2,400 children and youth with type 1 diabetes to the CDA’s D-Camps — summer and family camps offered across Canada where kids meet and are inspired by each other to manage their diabetes well in a medically supervised setting.

Funds raised through Clothesline also helped fund $130 million over the last 40 years in world-leading Canadian research that has contributed to the development of new treatments and devices, ways to prevent type 2 diabetes and search for a cure.

Donors can schedule a free pickup at their front door by calling toll-free 1-800-505-5525 or by visiting diabetes.ca/clothesline. Penticton residents can also visit diabetes.ca/dropbox to find the location of the nearest clothing donation box.

Just Posted

The City of Penticton is beginning plans to revitalize its north entrance on Highway 97. (Jesse Day - Western News)
Penticton reviewing ideas on how to make the city’s north gateway more vibrant

The city has plans to redevelop the area into a welcoming and attractive entrance

People decided to tag Skaha Bluffs rocks which the Ministry has to go in and now clean up. (Facebook)
Bluffs at popular Penticton rock climbing park defaced

Ministry of Environment is going to clean it up

A portion of the Kettle Valley Railway Trail near Naramata will be closed temporarily for upgrade work, including paving. (John Arendt - Summerland Review)
Upgrades plannned for trail near Naramata

Surface improvement work will mean temporary trail closure

Okanagan Lake (File photo)
Thompson-Okanagan ready to welcome back tourists

The Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association expects this summer to be a busy one

Skaha Bluffs climbing spots. (Monique Tamminga)
New parking lot and picnic area coming to Penticton’s Skaha Bluffs

The city will turn the access point at Crow Place into a parking and picnic area

Maxwell Johnson is seen in Bella Bella, B.C., in an undated photo. The Indigenous man from British Columbia has filed complaints with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and the Canadian Human Rights Commission after he and his granddaughter were handcuffed when they tried to open a bank account. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Heiltsuk Nation, Damien Gillis, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
VIDEO: Chiefs join human rights case of Indigenous man handcuffed by police in B.C. bank

Maxwell Johnson said he wants change, not just words, from Vancouver police

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc Chief Rosanne Casimir stands outside the former Kamloops Indian Residential School after speaking to reporters, in Kamloops, B.C., on Friday, June 4, 2021.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Kamloops chief says more unmarked graves will be found across Canada

Chief Rosanne Casimir told a virtual news conference the nation expects to release a report at the end of June

Vernon Courthouse. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)
Sentencing delayed in North Okanagan child pornography case

Man who pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography will have new sentence date fixed next week

A woman wears a vaccinated sticker after receiving a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination clinic run by Vancouver Coastal Health, in Richmond, B.C., Saturday, April 10, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
B.C. ranks among highest in world in COVID-19 first-dose shots: health officials

More than 76% of eligible people have received their 1st shot

A screenshot of the First Peoples Cultural Councils First Peoples’ Map. (First Peoples Cultural Council)
Online resource blends B.C.-Alberta’s Indigenous languages, art and culture

Advisor says initiative supports the urgent need to preserve Indigenous languages

An artists conception of the new terminal building at the Pitt Meadows Regional Airport.
Air travel taking off in B.C., but lack of traffic controllers a sky-high concern

There will be demand for more air traffic controllers: Miller

Canadian Armed Forces experts are on their way to North Vancouver after a local homeowner expressed worry about a military artifact he recently purchased. (Twitter DNV Fire and Rescue)
Military called in to deal with antique ‘shell’ at North Vancouver home

‘The person somehow purchased a bombshell innocently believing it was an out-of-commission military artifact’

Phil McLachlan/(Black Press Media
Man shot at Kamloops shopping centre

The man is believed to be in stable condition

Most Read