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Charity Shred Day Raises $2450 for Gilda’s Club of Simcoe Muskoka
Shred North, the local paper shredding company, recently held a charity shred day for the general public and raised $2,450 for local cancer support community, Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka.
Two mobile paper shredding trucks were on site at Gilda’s Club on October 13th shredding paper for all the residents that brought out their confidential documents. On top of shredding documents, residents were served up some great food by The Butcher Shop who featured a charity BBQ onsite during the event. The charity shred day raised a very impressive $2,450 for Gilda’s Club.
“It was such a great day”, states Daryl Woytowicz, General Manager of Shred North. “Anytime you can raise awareness of important issues in our community, you are doing the right thing. In addition, we were able to donate 100% of the funds collected to a great place like Gilda’s”.
“Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka relies entirely on donations from individuals and local businesses to provide free social and emotional support to anyone touched by cancer,” says Deborah Loosemore, Managing Director of Gilda’s Club Simcoe Muskoka. “Support from businesses like Shred North means we can continue to welcome people to our innovative Program of support and networking groups, educational workshops, lectures, and social activities. All of our Programs are based on research and led by mental health professionals, and are an essential complement to medical care.”
In addition to raising funds and awareness for Gilda’s Club, Shred North was aiming to bring to light the need to shred paper in order to combat the growing threat of identity theft in our community. According to a survey conducted by the Canadian Privacy Commissioner’
“The OPP are always happy to educate residents regarding the perils of Identity Theft”, states George Silvestri, OPP Community Services Officer. “To be able to help an organization like Gilda's Club makes it all the more worthwhile”.
Shred North, a finalist for the upcoming Greater Barrie Chamber of Commerce EDO New Business Award for 2012, will be holding future shred days for charity, please check our website for upcoming events.
To visit the Shred North website, please see: http://www.shrednorth.com
For additional information or a sample copy, contact:
Office: 705-797-SHRED (7473)
Shred North, Ontario Shredding Specialists.
More than just a local paper shredding company, Shred North offers hard drive destruction as well as document storage solutions all from a convenient location in Central Ontario.