Clothesline Program Expanded
Prince George, B.C. – Clothesline, a reusable goods program dedicated to raising funds for diabetes research and programming, has expanded its operations in Prince George to include free residential pick-ups.
“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 Maria Avgerinos, Operations Manger for Clothesline in Prince George. “We would like to take this opportunity to also thank our generous donors for their continued support of our program over the years.”
Proceeds from Clothesline helps the Canadian Diabetes Association (CDA) send over 2,400 children and youth with type 1 diabetes to summer and family camps across the country.
Donors can schedule a free pick-up of their reusable goods and small household items by calling toll-free 1-800-505-5525 or going online at www.diabetes.ca/clothesline.
Residents can also visit diabetes.ca/dropbox to find the location of their nearest clothing donation box.
According to the CDA, there is an estimated 11 million people living with diabetes or prediabetes in Canada. In fact, they estimate it’s reaching epidemic proportion with another Canadian diagnosed with diabetes every three minutes.
Those with diabetes have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, kidney failure leading to dialysis, and blindness.