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COVID-19 Announcement, March 23, 2020

Dear Valued Donors

As part of Diabetes Canada’s ongoing efforts to protect the health and safety of our valued donors, staff, partners and communities, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to temporarily suspend all collection activities of National Diabetes Trust. This means that the collection of ALL textile donations from homes and bins across Canada has stopped, effective immediately.

Please do NOT to drop off items at our donation bins as we are unable to collect them at this time. As life gets back to normal and we resume service, please keep us in mind and contact us at for a home pick-up or to locate a drop-off donation bin near you.

At Diabetes Canada, our goal, as always, is to support those living with diabetes and prediabetes and to make a positive impact in our local communities. We rely on your generous charitable clothing donations as a crucial source of revenue that supports diabetes research, sends kids with Type 1 to diabetes camp and sustains our efforts to end the fight against diabetes. Additionally, more than 100 million pounds of textiles are also diverted from landfill annually.

Our thoughts are with those who have been affected, and we greatly appreciate the dedication of Canada's first responders and those helping to keep essential services available to us all. 

We thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time. Please continue to visit for more updates.

Please take care of yourselves and one another.

Sean Shannon

President/CEO National Diabetes Trust