Don’t throw away clothes and household items in the forest!
Are your unwanted items someone else’s treasure?
Around Saskatoon Goodwill locations will gladly receive your used clothing, unwanted household items, toys and games. If you or your children have outgrown their clothing or toys, consider giving them to the following charities and goodwill stores.
The trees, deers, and rabbits just do not appreciate your unwanted clothing, furniture or children’s train tracks, but there is a family in town who will support a goodwill store in their need for just such an item. Do not risk receiving a $250,000 fine for disposing of your linens, pillows, book-cases, hats, and shoes in the forest, but do support your local community groups who use the proceeds for so many good works.
World Serve Thrift Storessupport local communities, and also engage with international partners who work in their own countries to bring hope and help to their communities. “It starts with donated items that provide affordable purchases for people locally. These sales, in turn, create life-changing opportunities for people globally.”
You may actually visit the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living SACL, to donate clothing and household items. Additionally, throughout the City of Saskatoon, there are Yellow bins at various locations to accept your donations. This is a “win” “win” situation, as the proceeds from your donations go towards supporting those with intellectual disabilities to buy food, pay rent, etc. If you make a donation to SACL, rather than dumping your unwanted items in the forest, you make a difference in so, so many lives, you do not take the risk of receiving a $250,000 fine, and you preserve the flora and fauna in the forest.
Did you know the Clothesline and the Canadian Diabetes Association will accept your donation of clothing, any fabric items, bedding, sleeping bags, belts, and neck ties, yarn, blankets, curtains, pillows, shoes, boots. Pick up arrangements will additionally accept some household items and a few electronic items. Until July 31, 2016, there is a chance to win $5,000 travel voucher, or $500.00 Visa gift card for your donation.
alue village will gladly accept your donation of clothing and household items. Donating your items to Value Village, means that illegal dumping of trash in the forest is eliminated, the landfills are not overfilled with trash, and someone in your community can re-use these items who needs them. Value Village supports non-profit organisations and those in need abroad. Value Village accepts clothing and accessories, footwear, Kitchen utensils, small appliances, sports equipment, books and media, bed and bath linens as well as small furniture.
Or perhaps you would like to support the YWCA Opportunity Shop at 511 First Avenue North. They accept used clothing, footwear, books and media, as well as crafts and games.
The Salvation Army gives hope to others. By donating your unwanted clothing to the Salvation Army, programs and services can be funded locally. You can arrange a pick up of your clothing and other items for free, or drop them off or even arrange a community drive to collect donations of books, household items, children’s toys and games and more.
The Mennonite Central Committee receives clothing and accessories, many housewares and linens, toys and games for instance. There are also locations which take chesterfields, tables, chairs, lamps, nightstands, and book cases. Proceeds support relief, development and peace projects around the world and locally.
Habitat for Humanity ReStore accepts items as a drop off, as a pick up, or they may even salvage items, coming to remove items from your home. The proceeds from your donations of building materials and home furnishings go to the Habitat for Humanity home building projects and support local families.
In Saskatoon there are several consignment stores who will sell your unwanted clothing and household items on your behalf. They keep a small percentage of the proceeds, and you will receive a payment for your consignment sale. Consider asking the local Humane Society if they are in need of sheets or blankets for their animal cages.
Please comment if you know of another goodwill charity who will take household items, furniture, or used clothing. These goodwill charities, listed here, use the proceeds to support programs to help families and individuals in your local community.
Please do not throw away your unwanted toys, highchairs, safety gates, clothing, footwear or clothing in the forest! The flower bloom much better without a covering of blankets. The trees in the undergrowth produce greater berries without being covered with shoes and boots. The squirrels can run up and down trees easier without piles of clothing and highchairs in the way. It is better donate your unwanted household items, and furniture to the above listed goodwill charities, and keep the forest clean! Do not risk receiving a $250,000 fine for illegal dumping in the forest, when so many good will charities will even come to your home and pick up your unwanted items for free!
“The trees and vegetation, which cover the land surface of the Earth and delight the eye, are performing vital tasks incumbent upon the vegetable world in nature. Its presence is essential to earth as an organism. It is the first condition of all life; it it the ‘skin’ of the earth, for without it there can be no water, and therefore, no life.”~Richard St. Barbe Baker
For more information:
Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area is located in Saskatoon, SK, CA north of Cedar Villa Road, within city limits, in the furthest south west area of the city.
Wikimapia Map: type in Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Google Maps South West Off Leash area location pin at parking lot
Web page: https://stbarbebaker.wordpress.com
Where is the Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area? with map
Facebook group page : Users of the St Barbe Baker Afforestation Area
Facebook: South West OLRA
Contact the MVA The MVA has begun a Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund. If you wish to support the afforestation area with your donation, write a cheque to the “Meewasin Valley Authority Richard St. Barbe Baker Afforestation Area trust fund (MVA RSBBAA trust fund)” .