Watch It - Shred It

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers 2018

With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club will prepare and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.

The Club is accepting donations on line to help this year with more hampers.

Here are some photos from the Saturday of loading up the last of the hampers, and getting them ready for pick up by 65 volunteers for delivery.

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers

With funding from our Watch-it, Shred-it Day, the Club will prepare and delivered over 600 food hampers to over 185 families.

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group.

The Club is still accepting donations on line to help next year with more hampers.

Here are some photos from the 2017 version of loading up the last of the hampers, and getting them ready for pick up by 65 volunteers for delivery.

2017 Watch-it Shred-it Day

Dispose of your personal records securely and support Kiwanis programs, too!

Bring your old tax files and other personal records for this one-day fundraising event. Watch as Shred-it technicians destroy your documents at their mobile unit. Cost to you is only $8 per box.  You can bring a bankers box (approximately 12"x12"x15") or any box that you can carry, and if you want they'll even give you back the box.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2017  from 9:00 to 14:00.

Where: Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just off the Queensway (1405 Carling Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Z.  Just look for the big Shred-it trucks and drive into the parking lot. Volunteers will direct you where to drive.

Kiwanis Christmas Food Hampers

You can help feed a family of 4 for a week, for only $75. 

Each year the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa begins with a Watch-it Shred-it day to raise funds, and the target is to provide food to 180 families in the Ottawa area. You can help with an online donation and get a tax receipt for your donation.

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100% of the funds will go to our Christmas Food Basket program.  All donations must be received by December 15th to provide time for us to arrange the baskets. 

The project is made possible with the help of: Algoma Orchards, CapitalDrone.com, Costco Canada, Dole Food Canada, Erb Group of Companies, Hendry Warren LLP, Omega Advanced Technologies Inc., Ottawa Carleton District School Board, Ottawa-Carleton Mortgage Inc., Shred-it, The Boys Give Back, The Ray Otten Group, and The Loaves and Fishes Fund.

Watch-it Shred-it Day

Shred your unwanted documents, help the Kiwanis Club support needy families at Christmas

JAMES CARELESS

Everyone has a few boxes of unwanted important documents buried in storage – and has no idea what to do with them.

These could be important yet obsolete papers such as old bank statements, tax bills, old agendas and diaries, and other personal items that – to guard against identity theft – shouldn’t be put into the black box recycling bin. So these papers remain in the basement, closet or storage unit indefinitely, taking up space and gathering dust.

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.

Watch-it, Shred-it Day

The 2015 version of the event went well with support from Shred-it as hundreds of boxes of personal records were shredded at Hampton Park Plaza.

Proceeds of about $3,500 will benefit the Kiwanis Christmas Food Basket Program for families. Contributions can be made directly to the Christmas Basket program online, and this year we hope to do more than the 210 families that we did in 2015.

2014 Watch-It, Shred-It Day

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Dispose of your personal records securely and support Kiwanis programs, too!

Bring your old tax files and other personal records for this one-day fundraising event. Watch as Shred-it technicians destroy your documents at their mobile unit. Cost to you is only $8 per box.  You can bring a bankers box (approximately 12"x12"x15") or any box that you can carry, and if you want they'll even give you back the box.

When: Saturday, October 18, 2014  from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Hampton Park Plaza, at the intersection of Carling and Kirkwood just off the Queensway.  Just look for the big Shred-it trucks and drive into the parking lot. Volunteers will direct you where to drive.