Help Glad Canada, as they join Goodwill’s annual Donate4Good Program

 Help Glad Canada, as they join Goodwill's annual Donate4Good Program

The last time we moved houses I ended up creating a giant pile of boxes loaded with gently used or brand new items that we just didn’t need.  It’s funny how you can walk past the clutter constantly and just never think to pass it on to someone who might be able to use it.

Now that we are preparing to move again I am once again taking a look at the clutter our home has amassed over the past year.  It’s truly incredible just the amount of stuff we have that we never actually use.  It honestly just feels so good to purge periodically and help someone else at the same time.

If you are in need of motivation to purge your home, you will be glad to know that GLAD® has teamed up with Goodwill in Toronto and the G.T.A. to help drive donations for their Donate4Good program.   GLAD® will be donating $10,000 + 10,000 black plastic bags to help you kick-start dealing with all that clutter.  

To get started you can just drop by one of the 5 select Loblaws locations across Toronto on weekends from August through to October (check below for the schedule) to pick up your bag and then return them to donate! 

It gets even better because for every Glad® bag returned with clothing and other gently used items, Glad will donate $1.50 to Goodwill up to a maximum of $8,000!

 

Help Glad Canada, as they join Goodwill's annual Donate4Good Program

Loblaws Drop Off Dates & Locations

  • Loblaws Yonge Street – August 14, 4pm-8pm and August 15, 10am-2pm
  • Loblaws Leslie Street – August 28, 4pm-8pm and August 29, 10am-2pm
  • Loblaws Musgrave Street – September 18, 4pm-8pm and September 19, 10am-2pm
  • Loblaws Dundas Street W – October 2, 4pm-8pm and October 3, 10am-2pm
  • Loblaws McLaughlin – October 23, 4pm-8pm and October 24, 10am-2pm

 

Not really sure what what to donate?  Here are the Top 10 Most Wanted Items:

1)  Clothing for men, women and children

2)  Accessories (belts, purses and scarves)

3)  Kitchen items (small countertop appliances, dishes, cutlery, posts and pans)

4)  Shoes and boots

5)  Linens (blankets, sheets and pillowcases)

6)  Outerwear for all ages

7)  Household decor

8)  Kids games, puzzles and toys

9)  Wall art, mirrors and picture frames

10)  Towels

 GLAD for GOODWILL

When you donate items to Goodwill, they are able to generate funds through their stores to allow them to provide skill development opportunities for people facing barriers to finding employment.    They also employ over 600 people across 15 community stores and donation centres.  Over 1.4 million people shopped at Goodwill last year which enabled Goodwill to help over 12, 000 people last year alone with their employment services.  Of those people, 73% were able to successfully obtain employment.

The bonus is that when you donate your used goods they do not end up in a landfill which is where GLAD comes in.  GLAD is truly committed to sustainability and believes in the importance of waste diversion. 

So reduce your household clutter and donate to those in need while helping to divert waste from landfills!  The Donate4Good program kicks off at the Yonge Street Loblaws on August 14, 2015, so start purging now!

For more information, visit www.glad.ca and www.goodwill.on.ca

Disclosure: This post was brought to you by GLAD, however all thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

28 thoughts on “Help Glad Canada, as they join Goodwill’s annual Donate4Good Program

  1. My one daughter is on this massive growth spurt for the last year. She’s eleven. I swear to you that right now I am bagging a bag full almost weekly, or at least every other week. Sometimes we gift the good stuff to some of our friends who have younger daughters than we do. Other times I honestly can’t wait to get it out of the house. I cannot stand clutter. We got rid of a lot when we moved 18 months ago. It was a great chance to pass so many things on to goodwill.

  2. What a great idea! Every time we move, I’ve worked on de-cluttering and donating unused items to our local thrift stores. I usually have a box or bag in the basement with a few things that we don’t need; when it fills up, I take it in. I like knowing someone else will use it when we don’t need it anymore. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. It’s a great time to find another home for some clutter. You never know who is going to love it and I like to hear that it will not end up in a landfill. I’m going to fill a couple bags this weekend!

  4. What an awesome program! We just barely got a Goodwill here and I’m so excited to go check it out! I love stores like GoodWill, but I also love donating to them to help benefit others in need. We always do donations before school (all the old clothes the kids have out grown) and then again before Christmas. And one more time in the spring to clear out closets before summer.

  5. We always donate to Goodwill about this time. As we stock up for back to school, we get rid of all our old stuff… Glad to head that GLAD is helping too

  6. We like to go threw and collect all the clothes we have not worn and donate them once a season. It is a great way to get rid of clutter and give back to the community.

  7. This is a great idea and an excellent way to start of the school year. I need to get rid of all the old clothes from last year that don’t fit the kids anymore. We have a lot too! It’s good to know it will be put to good use! 🙂

  8. I think donating goods/clothing/toys that you no longer need for those that are less fortunate is a great idea. It’s also great to do it with the kids and take them with you when you make your donation! They learn how lucky they truly are for what they have.

  9. I donate all the time, I normally go through the clothes twice a year and always have a donation box to put no longer used, needed or wanted house hold items into. Once it’s full it goes into out local thrift shop.

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