The Salvation Army's BLUE-BAG-IT campaign is a nation-wide program that encourages the public to donate used clothing and other recyclable good; and
during this special campaign, BLUE-BAG-IT bags will be distributed throughout the community, encouraging people to clean out their closets and donate their clothing to help others in need; and
this program will generate funds through the sale of donated clothing in The Salvation Army Thrift Stores. Participation in this program promotes social responsibility, helps those in need and during last year's campaign just under 7 million pounds of clothing was diverted from the landfill; and
The Salvation Army BLUE-BAG-IT program makes it easy for people to donate - bags will be distributed throughout the community and can be returned to central drop-off locations.
I, Mayor Mel Lastman, on behalf of Toronto City Council and the 2.5 million people of our great City, do hereby proclaim August 2002 as "The Salvation Army BLUE-BAG-IT Month" and encourage everyone to help those less fortunate in our community by donating their used clothing and other recyclable goods.