Winter: The Perfect Time to Host a Clothing Drive

shutterstock_94115491Winter is quickly approaching, and with it comes the holidays. It’s a warm and fuzzy time of year, where the cold weather and the generosity between loved ones reminds us to think of the less fortunate. The holiday season is a popular time of year for charity fundraising, and most of us do what we can.

With the holidays come extra expenses that make supporting charity not as easy as other times of the year. TWD has found a way to make giving easy for everyone, without impacting the family budget.

By hosting a used clothing drive through your work, school or place of worship, you can raise funds for your favourite charity or cause, all while reducing landfills and creating awareness about the positive potential of textile recycling.

If ‘the holidays’ really aren’t for you, hosting a clothing drive in January and February could really help in raising donations at a time where charities usually feel a slump in support. And, pre-Spring is the perfect time for a closet purge!

Whatever time of year works for your school, place of worship or business, TWD will help you maximize the fundraising potential, and we’ll do all the work!

For businesses or organizations with multiple locations across Southern Ontario, we can help you arrange fun contests between locations to add to the fun!

The potential is exciting! The average garbage bag full of used textiles weighs 25 pounds. If your company has 1,000 employees across the province who each brought 1 bag, that would be 25,000 lbs of textiles diverted from a landfill! Your charity of choice earns money per pound of what you collect.

We’ll also issue a media release and charity blog post announcing your organization’s waste diversion accomplishment and contribution to the program.

To help facilitate the drive, we arrange a pick up date in advance to avoid your organization from having to store donations for long.

Accepted bagged donations include used clothing, shoes, boots, purses, coats, jackets, linens, drapery and eyeglasses.

If you can’t decide on a charity to donate to, Canadian Community Support Foundation supports many different charities across Ontario. By supporting CCSF, you support them all!

If your organization is interested in a clothing drive, contact us at 888-980-8756 or email


Use Our Bins!

Use a clothing donation bin to recycle your clean, dry, odourless clothing and textiles!

Make Textile Recycling Work For You

If you are fundraising for your school, church, workplace, sports club or organizations such as Girl Guides, or Scouts, we can help arrange a textile collection to help you to raise money for your cause.

Downsize Your Wardrobe!

1 in 4 North American women own 7 pairs of jeans, but only wear 4 of them. Something to think about before your next clothing purchase.

Fix Your Own Clothes

Learn to sew! You don’t have to say goodbye to a favourite shirt just because of a little rip.

Donate! Even if it's Unwearable

Nothing goes to waste in the textile recycling industry. What cannot be reused is shredded, sanitized, and recycled into rags and upholstery.

Look for Quality

Shop at stores that use sustainable materials, organic cotton, and practice fair trade!

Think Long-Term

Buy classic clothes made to last and avoid purchasing too many pieces that follow trends and are low quality.  

Swap Don't Shop!

Swap with a friend! Organize your own clothing swap, or attend an organized one.
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