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Kin Club of Cambridge putting on bottle and clothing drive

The Kin Club of Cambridge Preston has been an active participant in the community for 79 years
President of the Kin Club of Cambridge Sylvia Wagner and treasurer Melissa Whetham will be accepting bottle and clothing donations this weekend.

Those looking to de-clutter their closets and return their empties will have an opportunity to do so while supporting a good cause this weekend.

The Kin Club of Cambridge, which operates out of a building on the same property as the Preston Auditorium on Hamilton St., will be collecting gently used clothes and bottles as part of a charitable drive to support those in need. 

The clothing drive is happening in partnership with Value Village, who will buy the clothes from the club to help raise money.

Donations will then be made to the various community organizations including the Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank, Cambridge Memorial Hospital, Haven House, the Cambridge and District Humane Society and Langs. 

"We're trying to figure out ways to collect without asking people for money," Sylvia Wagner, president and hall chair of the Kin Club of Cambridge said.

"Clothing is often something a lot of people are getting rid of anyways. People donating bottles, they can get the money back, but it's not a hard way to collect donations and give back to the community."

Ever since joining the club, Wagner has wanted to find ways to help others.

"I just love to volunteer," she said.

"I love to help people as much as I possibly can."

The first opportunity to donate will be Feb. 18 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 1400 Hamilton St.

The clothing drive will run until mid-March with two more drop off dates to be announced.

The club has been supporting charitable initiatives in the community for over 79 years. Membership is open to residents who are 18 years or older in Waterloo Region. 

For more information on the Kin Club of Cambridge visit

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