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Kingston Police to hold ‘Shred-A-Thon’ fundraiser for Special Olympics

Kingston Police advise it’s best to have confidential or sensitive documents that you no longer need shredded professionally to avoid any chance of identity theft.

If you’ve got sensitive documents collecting dust, Kingston Police are offering a win-win opportunity for local residents.

Hosted by Kingston Police in partnership with Iron Mountain and the Cataraqui Centre, the Community Shred-A-Thon allows community members to dispose of unwanted paper and/or sensitive material in a safe manner. The paper shredding is done by donation, with all proceeds benefitting Special Olympics Ontario.

Kingston Police suggest the event as a means to safely dispose and recycle material that “is best to be avoided for recycling by traditional means,” such as tax or government documents, receipts, banking and credit card statements, and school or work records.

“Don’t let your trash become an identity thief’s treasure,” Kingston Police said in a press release on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019.

The event will be held at the Cataraqui Cenrtre in the north parking lot section across from the Bank of Montreal. There, Iron Mountain’s paper shredding services will be offered by donation to raise funds for the Special Olympics 2020 School Championships being held in Kingston June 2 to 4, 2020, here in Kingston and hosted by Kingston Police. The suggested donation for recycling papers is $10 per banker’s box of paper.

The Community Shred-A-Thon will take place on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information on the Special Olympics 2020 School Championships, including how to further donate, draft an athlete, volunteer, or become a corporate sponsor, go to www.schoolchamps.ca.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 10:58 am
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    I have 10 banker boxes of file folders /paper. Will I be able to get them shredded? I dont want to bring them if you cannot handle that amount.

    • October 25, 2019 at 11:30 am
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      Hi Sharon! According to Kingston Police, the more paper to shred, the better! Please feel free to bring it all!

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