A touchless curbside clothing donation drive-thru is taking place in Courtenay on Oct. 16 outside the Driftwood Mall to raise awareness and money for Diabetes Canada.
The event is taking place from 9 am to 2 pm.
People can donate while staying in their vehicles as masked staff will take their gently used clothes from trunks.
“Even though insulin was discovered 100 years ago, it is not a cure and one in three Canadians still has diabetes or prediabetes,” said Sean Shannon, president and CEO of National Diabetes Trust. “Through our clothing donation program, Diabetes Canada is able to support diabetes research and gives children with Type 1 diabetes the opportunity to attend summer camps designed with their needs in mind. Thanks to our generous donors and volunteers we also divert 100 million pounds of clothing and small household items from landfill annually.”
All proceeds from the drive-thru will go to Diabetes Canada.
Clothing can also be donated at any time at one of Diabetes Canada’s donation bins.
The bin locations can be found here.