Canadian Ski Patrol Winter Clothing Drive

We want Your Old Stuff !

Winter Clothing Drive raises money to deliver advanced first aid and safety programs

The Canadian Ski Patrol is hosting an eco-friendly fundraiser that supports both our local and global community. What makes this event unique is that, unlike traditional fundraising, the Winter Clothing Drive fundraiser does NOT involve asking anyone for money! The public is simply asked to donate things they no longer want or need. It’s a great opportunity to de-clutter closets and cupboards, as well as an environmentally conscious way to dispose of unwanted goods, diverting textile waste and household goods from our nation’s landfills.

winter clothing drive logo The Canadian Ski Patrol is looking for the following items in bags:

  • gently used clothing (men's, women's, children's)
  • shoes and sneakers
  • purses and belts
  • as well as bed and bath linens

We are particularly interested in gently used winter clothing. We’re also collecting the following items in boxes:

  • dishes, pots, pans
  • glassware and vases
  • decorative knick-knacks
  • jewelry and craft kits
  • empty photo frames and albums
  • school and office supplies

Donations will be gratefully accepted at these events across Canada:

  • Kelowna - Kelowna Curling Club, 551 Recreation Ave, Kelowna, BC V1Y 7V5
  • Huntsville - Hidden Valley Highlands Ski Area, 1655 Hidden Valley Road, Huntsville, ON P1H 1A4
  • Toronto - International Centre Hall 5, 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8
  • Vancouver - PNE Forum, 2901 E Hastings St, Vancouver, BC V5K 5J1
  • Sudbury - Adanac Ski Hill, 744 Beatrice Crescent, Sudbury, Ontario P3A 5B5
  • Abbotsford - AG-Rec Center, Abbotsford Exhibition Park, Abbotsford, BC V2T 5A6

winter clothing drive poster Each donation of 30+ pounds earns you a chance to win a Big White ski resort all-inclusive vacation for four!

(Please note that the prize is non-transferrable and has no cash value. Only one registration per person will be accepted. The draw will be held  ...?... All personal information submitted will be deleted from our system immediately after the draw, and there will be no other use of, or distribution of your personal information. The data is only intended for verification of the winner.)

What happens with your donation?

Ever wonder what happens to recycled textiles? Some are resold at charitable second-hand clothing stores, or sent to developing countries. Others are processed back into fibres and turned into paper, yarn, insulation, carpet padding, and other items. The rest are turned into wiping cloths, which are used in a variety of industries and businesses. Currently the average person discards 70 lbs of clothing a year into landfills, and 95% of that clothing CAN be recycled. By donating to the Canadian Ski Patrol’s Winter Clothing Drive you can help it raise money to support its delivery of advanced first aid, safety and rescue services by 4,500 CSP volunteers across Canada. Items will be sent to a company that provides a monetary donation for every pound of goods collected and the goal is to collect more than 40,000 lbs of used clothing and household items.

Donations collected during this fundraiser will be gratefully received by the Salvation Army Thrift Stores. The Salvation Army Thrift Stores support the good works of the Salvation Army by generating funds through donations and positively influencing the communities in which they operate. The Salvation Army is committed to ensuring your gently used clothing and household goods are reused and recycled. Proceeds generated from donations are used to support the Salvation Army’s programs, services, and emergency relief efforts that nurture the capabilities, skills, and strengths of neighbours and friends. Donations are always needed and nothing is ever wasted. Last year the Salvation Army Thrift Stores, with help from their guests and donors, diverted close to 65.5 million pounds of gently used clothing and household goods from local landfills.

This is guilt-free fundraiser that everyone can feel good about supporting; knowing that your used goods and textiles are getting a second life, either through recycling, or reuse. For a complete list of accepted donations, and recycling facts, visit www.usedclothingdrive.com.

For more information on the Canadian Ski Patrol, visit www.skipatrol.ca.

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