Fortunately, you can safely and responsibly dispose of these unwanted documents, while helping deserving Ottawa-area families receive a week’s worth of groceries – including a turkey – at Christmas. The place to do this is at the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s eighth annual Watch-it, Shred-it Day fundraiser at Ottawa’s Hampton Park Plaza on Saturday, Oct. 15. Hampton Park Plaza is located at the corner of Carling and Kirkwood Avenues, with the Watch-it, Shred-it event running from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot.
Watch-it, Shred-it Day is where you can bring your unwanted documents to be safely shredded into unreadable scraps once and for all.
“In partnership with the mobile document destruction company Shred-it, which is providing ve document shred-ding trucks staffed by Shred-it employee volunteers, the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa will destroy these unwanted documents as you watch,” said Neil McDonald, co- chair of the club’s Shred-it Day committee. “That’s right: You can have them chopped up for a good cause.”
“Better yet, we accept documents with staples, paper clips, and even small bull- dog clips,” said Ian Peddie, the Shred-it Day committee’s other co-chair. “Shred- it’s powerful shredding trucks can even chop up wire spiral binders and bound books. And if you feel the need, you can watch while your unwanted documents are chewed up; just to feel assured that they are gone for good.”
The cost to shred your unwanted documents is just $8 per banker’s box (or equivalent) load of documents, with a limit of five boxes per vehicle. One hundred per cent of the funds raised will be used to prepare the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food baskets.
Previous Watch-it, Shred-it Days have collected anywhere from $7,000 to $10,000 per year for the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa’s Christmas food basket program.
“Watch-it, Shred-it Day is the perfect mix of safe document disposal and help- ing your neighbours,” said McDonald. “And you’ll free up space in your storage area,” added Peddie.
For more information call 613-233-1900.