#ygkChallenge: Spring Cleaning

spring cleaning, clothing donations, Kingston, OntarioThe #ygkchallenge is an ongoing series where we dare you to be different, resolve to be better, and or do something awesome in support of our beloved community. Each week, Kingstonist establishes a new, ambitious or quirky goal, encouraging you to step out of your comfort zone and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston (and the world) a slightly better place to live, work and play.

This week’s #ygkchallenge encourages you to:

Donate your used items.  It’s spring and for many of us, that means it’s time to clean out our closets, garages, basements, attics…wherever we are hording things we don’t use anymore.  I recently cleaned out both my closet and my office and ended up with 5 garbage bags full of perfectly good clothes and other items that still had lots of life in them, but just weren’t getting used by me.  Why do we insist on hanging on to things when they could be put to better use by others?  This week, we challenge you to do some spring cleaning and donate of all the great stuff that is just collecting dust.  There are many places to donate including Value Village, Phase 2 and Bibles for Missions.  My clean out was timely in that The Canadian Diabetes Association Clothesline program was making their rounds.  Other charities such as The Ontario Federation for Cerebral Palsy and The Salvation Army will also pick up items at your home making it ultra convenient to donate.

Join us in completing this week’s #ygkchallenge by liking it on Facebook and/or re-Tweeting it on Twitter. By liking and sharing, you’re not only committing to doing something great, but you’re also helping us spread the word and hopefully encouraging others to participate.

This #ygkchallenge was submitted by Andrew Blight.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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