Be a denim donor

Langley's Warehouse One accepting jean trade-ins for charity

Warehouse One the Jean Store is once again running its annual jean drive for charity. Between Jan. 29 and Feb. 11, Langley customers are encouraged to donate gently used jeans for a good cause (additional clothing accepted too). To encourage donations of multiple pairs per customer, Warehouse One is offering 10 per cent off an entire purchase when one used pair is donated, 15 per cent off for two pairs donated and 20 per cent off for three or more pairs donated.

Over the last seven years, thanks to its customers, Warehouse One has donated more than 58,000 pairs of jeans to local women’s shelters across Canada. As women often flee abusive relationships with only the clothes on their backs, the jeans are a needed and appreciated item. Warehouse One also sells reusable bags throughout the year with all proceeds going to the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

In 2011, $20,000 was donated to CWF from the sale of reusable bags. The funds raised are used for programs implemented in shelters throughout Canada.

“Our staff are working hard to get the word out to the public for this year’s jean drive for charity. In this eighth year of the event we hope to raise more than 10,000 pairs of jeans,” said Larry Millar, Warehouse One’s director of marketing.

In Langley, Warehouse One is located at #5 6233 200 St.