Company will come collect clothing for St. Catharines ‘Stay Warm & Dry’ campaign
Published January 16, 2023 at 1:11 pm
Time to get rid of some old winter clothes? Rather than fill garbage bags and put them out to the curb where they’ll clutter up a landfill, St. Catharines’ company JR Moving Services will come straight to your home to collect them.
Even better than the free service? The cause. All clothing will be donated to a church drive to help the needy as part of the annual “Stay Warm & Dry” campaign.
Noting that many residents simply pitch clothing, especially on moving day, JR Moving said it’s happy to take the clothing for a good cause.
“Our moving company has gone even further by checking one thing off your moving checklist and offering a free of charge purging service for all winter hats, gloves, jackets, sweatpants/sweatshirts, socks and scarves. We offer convenience by providing a free pick up service before or on your moving day,” said JR Moving.
“We deliver them to St. Georges and Silver Spire Church in St. Catharines. These churches are part of a program called ‘Out Of The Cold’,” the company said.
St. Catharines Mayor Mat Siscoe was happy to see the company back and helping out. “JR Moving Services is bringing The Stay Warm & Dry campaign back for another year! They are once again collecting donations at your place of residence FREE OF CHARGE. The items for collection include: jackets, toques, gloves, pants, sweaters and socks. ”
The company is quick to point out the environmental benefits to donating the clothes, instead.
“When you are moving, it can be easy to simply throw out all of your clothes that you no longer need or want. However, it is important to remember the effects of tossing away your clothes into the garbage,” says JR Moving.
“Not only this creates more waste in the landfill, and it also fails to take advantage of opportunities for reuse and recycling. We recognize this and take this as an opportunity to minimize the waste in our landfill. For six years, our moving company has picked up donations from individuals and families in our community.”
If residents are interested in setting pick-up appointments for their used clothing, click HERE.
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