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505-Junk holding charity clothing drive

Collection will be Monday at Tsawwassen Sun Festival
505 clothing fundraiser
More than 200 people braved the weather at the last clothing drive in November, where more than 4,000 pounds of clothing was collected.

Keeping material out of the landfill and getting into the hands of those in need.

That’s the goal of a 505-Junk clothing drive to benefit local charities.

On Monday, Aug. 1 between noon and 4 p.m. at the Tsawwassen Sun Festival, 505-Junk will accept collectable clothing at the Winskill Park parking lot at 56th Street & 9th Avenue.

The clothing will then be dropped off at the Salvation Army of Canada, where they fundraise for local programs and people in need. Additionally, 505-Junk will be donating $0.10 per pound to the Rotary Club to assist with their programs.

Our goal is to keep as much material out of the Delta landfill as possible, and clothing is a major contributor,” said Barry Hartman, co-founder & CEO of 505-Junk. “On average, Canadians throw out 81 pounds of textiles annually, which contributes to the 10 million tonnes of clothing that end up in the landfill each year. This clothing can not only be recycled and repurposed, but even better, can end up in the hands of people that need it most. Our goal is to spread awareness and help provide people in Delta an avenue to repurpose their clothing.”
Hartman says 505-Junk really believes in contributing to the local community.

“Many of our team members grew up and still live in Tsawwassen, including our partners myself, Scott Foran, and Alex Elsey,” said Hartman. “So come on out and give your unwanted clothing a second chance, while helping out some great causes.”

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