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Three Good Reasons to Donate Spring Cleaning Items to The Salvation Army


Spring is here, and sometimes we need a little motivation to clean, clear out that clutter and get organized.

Did you know that goods donated to Salvation Army thrift stores can be given to families in need through a voucher system at our community services? In fact, last year, over $1.8 million in vouchers provided hundreds of families and individuals with basic needs.

But giving to a Salvation Army thrift store has even more benefits.

1. Thrift Stores support many programs and services provided by The Salvation Army, including food banks, shelters, children’s camps, addiction treatment facilities, family and single parent support, work readiness and many other community programs. The Salvation Army is Canada’s largest non-governmental provider of social programs.

2. The Salvation Army makes every effort to be as environmentally conscious as possible. Last year, 67.3 million pounds of household waste was steered away from local landfills through our Thrift Store retail and recycling programs.

3. Salvation Army Thrift Stores sell donated clothing that cannot be sold because it is torn, stained and/or overly worn to cloth graders. The cloth graders re-sort the materials; turn some into rags, sell other parts for the fibre content or resell the items in foreign markets.  This means clothing items stay out of landfills and funds are generated to support our wide-variety of programs.

For more information about Salvation Army thrift stores, click here.


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