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COLLECTING FOR CAUSES

Whether you call it recycling or reusing, the Top Generation Club continues to support reducing waste and redirecting as much as possible from landfill sites!

If you have a collection of these items and would like to help the cause, contact either of these Top Generation Club members to arrange a delivery:

  • Joan Goyette, 613 822-2646
  • Norah Martel, 613 445-5426
4373 Generation Court, Ottawa (Ramsayville), ON K0A 2Y0   topgenerationclub@gmail.com   We are a group of 55+ seniors who, until March 2020, would get together most Tuesdays from September to June for lunch, friendship, and entertainment at their clubhouse—a former one-room school off Ramsayville Road and within Ottawa’s boundaries. This club operates in English.

COLLECTING FOR CAUSES

Whether you call it recycling or reusing, the Top Generation Club continues to support reducing waste and redirecting as much as possible from landfill sites!

If you have a collection of these items and would like to help the cause, contact either of these Top Generation Club members to arrange a delivery:

  • Joan Goyette, 613 822-2646
  • Norah Martel, 613 445-5426
ItemHow to present itemHow item helps
4-litre plastic milk bagscleaned, flattened, and foldedBags are cut in a particular way, looped, and woven to make a colorful, soft and washable sleeping mat. Mats are transported to the Canadian Food for Children (CFFC) in Mississauga, ON, shipped to Halifax, NS and then to various countries.
drink can tabsin an envelope, bag or containerFundraiser operated by students with special needs attending Clifford Bowey School, Walkley & Bank streets, Ottawa The tabs are sold by the pound and the funds benefit all their students.
eyeglassesmust be in useable conditionForwarded to the Medical Ministry International, Canada and are taken to developing countries by optometrists, nurses, ophthalmologists, and team members providing health care services including vision care.
used postage stampsin an envelope, bag or containerPriests sell the stamps, match the funds, and forward the money to the Canadian Food for Children in Mississauga, ON. The CFFC ships food to developing countries. One used postage stamp feeds one hungry child for one day.  
plastic bread bag and milk bag tabsin an envelope, bag or containerAn organization collects them to raise funds for wheelchairs in South Africa, is one way that the tabs are used.
men’s toiletries, clothing   twin bed size linens   school suppliesclean and presented in a bagUsed clothing, toiletries (especially trial/sample sizes), and linens are assigned to residents upon arrival at Harvest House Ministries as most arrive with only the clothes they are wearing. As residents transition school supplies are needed for their continuing education, and household linens and supplies are necessary to make the move to nearby homes.
prescription pill bottlescleaned with label and residue removeddonated to a disaster relief organization to use as medical supplies
mascara wands, wand part onlyplaced in used envelopdonated to Appalachian Wildlife Refuge to use as brushes on tiny animals
cardboard and plastic egg cartonsstackeddonated to food banks & local farmers – Ottawa
broken or single use crayons, lip balm, and glue stick tubesbagged like items together in separate bagsmelted and crafted into new crayons for a local charity
plastic drink pouchesbagged like items together in separate bagsdonated to “Eco West Enders” of Stittsville – Ottawa
empty snack bagsTHESE BRANDS ONLY:  Boom Chicka Pop, Terra Chips, Sensible Portions   folded and in a bagdonated to A. Lorne Cassidy Elementary fundraising initiative