Update On Clothing Recycling Business - Developmental Disabilities Association

Update On Clothing Recycling Business

After 40 years of service to Value Village and communities throughout the Lower Mainland, the Developmental Disabilities Association has ceased clothing pick-ups and donations effective October 27, 2019.

A Letter From Our Executive Director

After 40 years of service to Value Village and communities throughout the Lower Mainland, the Developmental Disabilities Association will cease clothing pick-ups and donations effective October 27, 2019.

DDA’s used clothing contract was terminated, effective October 28, 2019. Fewer organizations are required to deliver used clothing and household items since most donors are now dropping off their used items directly at Value Village stores.

We are confident that our other sources of fundraising will replace the income lost from our business operations. Our clothing donations business has afforded us a legacy of financial stability that will carry on far into the future. The people who we support will not be impacted in any way and we will continue to provide high-quality programs and services.

We thank you very much for your support of our clothing recycling program as well as the Developmental Disabilities Association. Your contributions over the past 40 years have meant a great deal to us and we hope that you will continue to look fondly upon our association as we work to support diverse, inclusive, healthy communities.

Yours sincerely,

Alanna Hendren
Executive Director

Frequently Asked Questions

WHERE CAN I DONATE MY USED CLOTHING AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS?

  1. Through your used clothing and unwanted item donations directly to selected Value Village locations, we receive profit proceeds that are used to fund improvements in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities. Drop off your used clothing and household items at a Value Village location nearest you.
  2. For pick-ups, we encourage you to support another local non-profit, Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver. They offer free home pick-ups, which you can schedule by phone or e-mail.

HOW CAN I CONTINUE TO SUPPORT DDA?