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Glad to Donate4Good

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Glad to Donate4Good

Several weeks ago, I made it my mission to purge and clear up the clutter around the house. Most of the clutter was strategically hidden away in closets, the crawl space or in the office where the mess can easily be hidden from view whenever guests are over. But after reading an excerpt on Marie Kondo's KonMari method, I told myself, enough is enough. Why hold on to old clothes that no longer fit, neglected toys that my kids have outgrown or books that are way below their reading level? It's time to let go and pass on these items to those who could really use them.

Marie Kondo KonMari Method

Fortunately, Glad sent over a special package to help inspire our family to clean out our closets and donate gently used items. I was happy to learn that this summer, Glad is teaming up with Goodwill in Toronto and the GTA to encourage residents to donate to the Donate4Good program. In doing so, they will be donating $10,000 + 10,000 black plastic bags to help corral your donated items.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Over the next few months, Glad will be stationed at five select Loblaws locations across Toronto on select weekends. There will also be a number of neighbourhoods that will have door-to-door bag deliveries to help you prepare before your local Loblaws drop-off date. We all benefit when we do our best to help others in need but when you donate a Glad blag with clothing and other gently used items, it's like you're helping out two-fold since Glad will donate $1.50 to Goodwill up to a maximum of $8,000.

DROP OFF DATES AND LOCATIONS:

LOBLAWS YONGE ST. - 3501Yonge St, NorthYork
  • Friday, August 14 from 4PM-8PM
  • Saturday, August 15 from 10AM-2PM 
LOBLAWS LESLIE ST. - 17 Leslie St, Toronto
  • Friday, August 28 from 4PM-8PM
  • Saturday August 29 from 10AM-2PM 
LOBLAWS MUSGRAVE ST. - 50 Musgrave St., Toronto
  • Friday, September 18 from 4PM-8PM 
  • Saturday, September 19 from 10AM-2PM 
LOBLAWS DUNDAS ST.W. - 2280 Dundas St.West, Toronto 
  • Friday, October 2 from 4PM-8PM  
  • Saturday October 3 from 10AM-2PM 
LOBLAWS MCLAUGHLIN - 5970 McLaughlin Rd, Mississauga
  • Friday, October 23 from 4PM-8PM 
  • Saturday, October 24 from 10AM-2PM 
Glad for Goodwill

To all my fellow GTAers, have a look through those closets of yours and ask yourself, do all those items bring you joy? Because that old pair of jeans that you never wear anymore could bring joy to someone else who really needs them. In fact, clothing is the number one most wanted item. Other top items include accessories, kitchen items, shoes, boots, linens, towels, outerwear, household decor, wall art, picture frames, kids games and toys. Not only will your donations divert millions of pounds of used goods from ending up in landfills, they will help enable work opportunities and provide skills development for people facing barriers to employment.

Disclosure: I received a Glad package to help facilitate this post. Any opinions expressed therein are my own.

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14 COMMENTS

  1. We donate to the Salvation Army all of the time! Good for Glad and this initiative!

    RAFFLECOPTER NAME is Anne Taylor

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    1. I pass along many items to my niece and nephew, and several items I donate to my school. But I still manage to find several things to donate to charity, too.

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  2. We donate items we no longer need/use/want all the time, would rather pay it forward than throw things out that someone else could use. (Judy Cowan)

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    1. I feel the exact same way. And I still have so much I could pass along. Sometimes I think I might finally use that item that's been sitting in my closet but then a year goes by without it ever seeing daylight. Time to pass it on to someone else!

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  3. I donate a few times a year, clothes, household items, I love Pier One and always changing so instead of garage sales I prefer to give to people who need or want it, also we have a program called adults living with disabilities that pick up things they are looking for, I have to ask is that drawer with rolled pants so nice and neat yours? When can I hire you!!

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    1. Personally, I don't think I'd have the patience to host a garage sale. It seems like a lot of work. I used to sell some of big ticket baby items through online classifieds but not the whole thing scares me. Would rather donate to charity.

      And yes, that is my pants drawer! LOL I used to fold them in half and lay them flat. But this way, I can fit more pants and I can see them all at a glance without having to fish through them.

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  4. We regularly pass on clothes, coats, shoes, unused toiletry items to our local shelter. It is always in need.

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    1. That is so nice of you, Heidi! And I'm sure they are very much appreciated.

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  5. This is good to know, I will see if I have any clothes to donate

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  6. Thanks for reminding me of why it's good to clean out. Others can use what I'm not using right now. Planning on getting two or three bags ready for donation!

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  7. Food drives, donating gently used clothing and small appliances. I am totally into these.
    (Debbie W)

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  8. that's a great team up by the two companies

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  9. Thanks for the prompt, I need to clean up and start sorting clothing that needs to be donated

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  10. Christmas is coming which means the kids are going to get more clothes and more toys...so now I went through and donated a garbage bag full of clothes.

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