In 2014 we placed a clothing donation bin at St Mary's, Owen Sound. We’ve had such positive results with our Kidney Clothes bin at St. Mary’s, that we’ve placed bins at St. Vincent’s in Meaford, and St. Thomas Aquinas in Wiarton, as well.
The Kidney Foundation picks up the items in the bin and sells them to Value Village. We receive $13 per 100 lbs of clothing donated.
Keep in mind that, if you were to bring your used items directly to Value Village – the Kidney Foundation gets nothing…and neither do we, so please use the bins.
Here’s what you can donate:
All gently used clothing, footwear, outerwear, belts, ties and purses, yarns, fabric & patterns, blankets, bedding and linens, draperies, pillows and cushions, luggage and sleeping bags.
We've found that packing your clothing in grocery bags works best, as larger bags tend to not fit in the bin so well.
more information is available at http://www.kidney.ca/kidneyclothes