The Canadian Community Support Foundation provides a 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 provide assistance to existing charities within our communities.
Last week we brought you the story about the crisis of municipal textile waste, and in particular the inconvenience this causes for people in high rise buildings.
“Many elderly or disabled people that live in multi-unit residential buildings depend on public transportation. Bringing used clothing to a neighbourhood donation bin may not be convenient and in many cases it is impossible,” says Daniela Siggia, Textile Waste Diversion. “Our goal is to make donating used textiles for recycling as easy as possible; and we provide an environmentally friendly solution to residents in southern Ontario.”
CCSF with our textile recycling partner, Textile Waste Diversion, is pleased to announce that effective immediately, CCSF will provide a no-cost monthly collection and removal of textile waste service for any multi-unit residence in participating cities.
How it works: CCSF provides building managers with advertisements to be posted in lobbies or elevators to inform residents that the service is available. The building manager decides what day every month is the most convenient for pickup. CCSF will send a truck to the location to remove the textile waste from that building. CCSF will also provide landlords with printed cards that they can place in tenants’ mailboxes to remind them a few days before pickup.
The best part of this collection and recycling initiative is that in addition to diverting waste from municipal landfills, it is also raising funds for an outstanding charity.
This no-cost service is now available in Toronto, Markham, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Burlington, Oakville, Orangeville, Mississauga, Welland, St. Catherines, Cambridge, Kitchener, Guelph, Milton, Hamilton, Brantford, and Cayuga.
We hope to expand this service to all cities throughout southern Ontario. And, after than our next step is to include single home collections as well.
If you live in a multi-unit residential, please forward this information to your building manager. If you are a building manager wishing to join the service, please contact us to put yourself on our collection schedule.
Canadian Community Support Foundation … good for people … good for the planet.