Cornwall’s ‘I Give a Shirt!’ textile campaign this week

The City of Cornwall's textile diversion and goodwill program, 'I Give a Shirt', is running Oct. 18-23, 2021. (City of Cornwall via Newswatch Group)

CORNWALL – The yearly City of Cornwall campaign to keep clothing and other textiles out of the city landfill kicks off today (Monday).

The ‘I Give a Shirt!’ goodwill campaign runs in tandem with your regular garbage and recycling collection day this week (Oct. 18-23).

Put out old clothing, shoes or linens and label the bag “Give a Shirt” and put it a few feet away from your regular trash and recycling. You can also put out non-reusable linens and mark the bag “Clothes for Recycling.”

The items will be collected by various agencies (Agape Center, Baldwin House, Salvation Army) and then if they are not able to use the donations they will go to Value Village and other thrift stores.

The program collected 22,000 pounds (9,979 kilograms) of clothing, bedding and shoes during its last run. It’s grown since it collected 5,000 pounds (2,300 kilograms) in 2017.

‘I Give a Shirt’ campaign, which coincides with Waste Reduction Week, is in its fifth year.

You can find more information on this week’s campaign by clicking here.