Welcome to the National Diabetes Trust (formerly known as Clothesline), Canada’s largest charitable clothing and small household goods collection service and the social enterprise of Diabetes Canada.
With more than 5,000 donation bins and an active home pick-up service in communities across Canada (excluding Quebec), we collect unwanted gently used clothing and household items, using them to raise much-needed funds for Diabetes Canada.
But, we’re more than just clothing donation collectors. We are an organization of dedicated professionals working with Canadians from coast to coast fighting to End Diabetes through waste diversion.
It’s just part of our ongoing commitment to innovating sustainable and community-based ways to support programs and research on behalf of the 11 million Canadians living with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Each year, the program diverts more than 100 million lbs. of clothing and household items from landfill sites across Canada. This translates into savings of 1 billion kWh of energy - Equivalent to removing 212,087 cars from roads - Saves 7,257.44 mature trees- Conserves 167,828.30 liters of water - and reduces our carbon footprint by 280 million pounds of CO2
Sourced from LCA Dashboard, Dr. Calvin Lakhan, York University, Faculty of Environmental Studies
With your support:
We fund world-leading discoveries in diabetes research
We send kids with type 1 diabetes and their families to D-Camps
We make a positive impact on the environment