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November 02, 2019

Clothing and textiles left at dry cleaners across Canada will be put to good use through a partnership between The Salvation Army Thrift Store and the Canadian Fabricare Association (CFA).

Launching this month at over eighty participating dry cleaners nationally, registered with the CFA, the partnership will make the most of forgotten clothing and textiles to support neighbours in need. “Donations are the lifeblood of what we do and we are always in need of clothing items to support individuals, families and children,” says Tonny Colyn, National Donations Manager at The Salvation Army Thrift Store. “CFA is a great example of how easy it is to make a difference through giving back.”

Effective February 1st when a dry cleaning customer fails to respond to reminders about picking up leftover clothing or textile after more than 1 year, the item will be put aside to be donated to The Salvation Army Thrift Store. CFA members will also accept clothing and household items given by customers wanting to donate to The Salvation Army. They will then clean these items at no cost to the customer or The Salvation Army Thrift Store, making the decision to give clothing and textiles a second chance at life with The Salvation Army Thrift Store an easy one. 

“We want to show our customers and our community that we care about those who are less fortunate and want to help in the best way we can by giving their garments to a worthy cause through The Salvation Army Thrift Store,” says Sidney Chelsky, Executive Director, Canadian Fabricare Association.

With over 100 retail locations across Canada, funds raised through The Salvation Army Thrift Store support Salvation Army programs, services and emergency relief efforts that provide assistance to over 1.7 million Canadians nationally.