For the past quarter of a century, the employees of Entraide diabétique du Québec have been travelling the province’s roads to collect second-hand clothing and other items in good condition. In addition to these collections, the organization retrieves—thanks to its approximately 250 donation bins—all pre-owned items dropped off there and that another person can use. The items collected are then sold to second-hand stores and thrift shops, in an effort to raise donations that are passed on to Diabetes Québec. These donations enable the organization to defend the rights of people with diabetes, promote research, train qualified personnel and provide services to people with diabetes and their families.
At Entraide diabétique du Québec, our employees are dedicated people who put heart and soul into achieving our objectives. All our employees undergo training before taking up their positions, thereby giving them autonomy and a better knowledge of their work. They truly know how to shine with their competence and motivation—a great source of pride for our organization. Our mission: to create jobs, preserve the environment through the circular economy and raise funds for Diabetes Québec. It is thanks to all our employees and donors that Entraide diabétique du Québec has been so successful for the last 25 years.
Entraide diabétique du Québec in facts and figures:
- 250 donation bins, spread out all over Quebec
- 14 trucks traveling the roads of Quebec to collect donations of clothing and other items from some 600 homes a day
- 7,000 tons of second-hand clothing collected annually
- 3,000 tons of second-hand items collected annually
- a workforce composed 33% of people age 60 and over
- millions of dollars donated to Diabetes Québec since our organization was created
Are your wardrobes and closets overflowing with unused items? Don’t hesitate to call us, or contact us on Facebook, to ask us to come and pick them up at your home. Or just fill out our form available on the Entraide diabétique du Québec website. We will be pleased to inform you of upcoming collections in your area. Chantal Desrosiers, Executive Director of Entraide diabétique du Québec, reminds us of the old saying: “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” So, at your closets, get set, give!