Being #kind to each other and the planet

Posted on January 14th, 2015

The hectic season is over, we’ve returned what didn’t work out, put the decorations away, and eaten that last of the treats. Now like the rest of the Great White North, the Canadian Community Support Foundation will settle into the cold, and wait for spring?

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There is snow, skiing, skating and hiking to do. If you pull out your ski suits from last year and find them a little too short, or your hockey jersey fits just little too snugly around your tummy, don’t throw them away, recycle them. It’s a kind thing to do, both for people and for our plant. Keeping gently used clothing and textiles out of landfill, means you are not adding to greenhouse gases and your gently used jersey could be a treasure for someone else.

This year Kind Ottawa (@KindOttawa) is hosting a Canadian Community Support Foundation clothing drive. It will take place during Kindness Week, which kicks off on February 13 at Accora Village, in the west end of Ottawa. There will be recycle bins in the neighbourhood waiting to collect your gifts of gently used and old clothes, textiles and materials.  And, if you are not in Accora Village, there are Canadian Community Support Foundation recycling containers across the province. Kindness is catching, participate where you can.

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How does this all work you might ask? Canadian Community Support Foundation helps to provide safety net for those at risk of falling through the cracks. In addition to our own efforts to feed and clothe Canadians in need, we also provide assistance to charities that exist within our communities. Our primary source of funding is through clothing donation boxes. By donating your unwanted clothing and other textiles, you are helping support our community efforts.

The beneficiary of KindOttawa Week’s clothing drive is Ottawa’s Caring and Sharing Exchange, home of Ottawa’s Christmas Exchange and the Sharing in Student Success Program.

What to put in the box? Basically clothing in any condition, all textiles, even bed sheets and draperies can donated. 45% of what you give is re-used and the rest is recycled into items like upholstery stuffing, carpet padding or industrial cloths.

We hope you’ll enjoy Kindness Week as much as we will. To find out more like their Facebook and follow them on Twitter.

To find out more about the Canadian Community Support Foundation, and the work we do, or to host your own clothing drive you can visit our Facebook, follow us on Twitter or call us directly at 613-216-2603 to get more information.

Canadian Community Support Foundation, good for people, good for the planet.

Donate Info

It’s really easy to get involved in our Clothing Donation Program, and it’s at no cost to you! All we need is your permission to place a clothing bin on your property. Our clothing collection partner ensures the bins are kept spotlessly clean and are collected regularly. They assume all costs and responsibility for bin maintenance and each bin is fully insured.

To order a bin, click here.

Thank you for your support!

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