Successful October 24, 2015 Ahwatukee Shred-A-Thon For Kyrene School District
Thank-you to everyone who helped make this Fall’s Shred-A-Thon sponsored by Shirley Coomer And Gregory Stainton of Keller Williams Realty Sonoran Living a GREAT success!
Special Thank-you to ASDD Document Destruction!!
The residents of Mountain Park Ranch, the rest of Ahwatukee, and surrounding communities showed up to have documents shredded to prevent identity theft and make sure their documents like bank statements, utility bills or even business documents stay out of the hands of bad guys and keep their identity safe.
Folks bringing papers for shredding were asked to donate Thanksgiving food items for the Kyrene Foundation. The Kyrene Foundation provides 300 Thanksgiving food boxes and a turkey to needy families in the Kyrene School district who otherwise may not enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Items that were not typical Thanksgiving food items went to the Kyrene Resource Center which provides emergency food services for Kyrene families throughout the year.
Again our community came through with generous donations of food and cash. We collected 20 boxes of Food for the Kyrene Resource Center for families both in the Thanksgiving Food boxes the Foundation gives to Needy families in the Kyrene district as well as other items useful for ongoing food boxes for families in need. The food collected equates to about 800 pounds of food, and if purchased would have a value of about $1280.00. Folks who didn’t bring food donations donated cash which equates to the purchase of 32 of the 300 turkey goal!
We started the Shred-A-Thon at Monte Vista elementary in Mountain Park Ranch on October 24, 2015 at 9 AM and continued until 11:00 AM. Over 8,000 pounds of shredded paper and cardboard was collected. The shred is worth $702 and will be sold to benefit the Tempe Center for Habilitation (TCH). TCH provides services that support, care for and empower adults with developmental and physical disabilities. Services improve the quality of life, reduce barriers to independence, and help Arizonans of all ages to reach their full potential.
The shredding truck services were donated by ASDD Document Destruction shredding free as a community service. Thank-you ASDD!!! It is important for folks to see their documents shred on site. Papers were placed in a bin and loaded directly into the truck and shred as we watched! ASDD Document Destruction is owned by the TCH.
Folks bringing papers for shredding were asked to donate Thanksgiving food items for the Kyrene Foundation. The Kyrene Foundation provides 300 Thanksgiving food boxes and a turkey to needy families in the Kyrene School district who otherwise may not enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving dinner. None Thanksgiving food will go to the Kyrene Resource Center which provides emergency food services for Kyrene families throughout the year.
The next Shred-A-Thon will be held April at Monte Vista Elementary School, again from 9:00 Am to 11:00 AM. We will again be asking for donation of non-perishable food items for the Kyrene Resource Center.
Special thanks to everyone who helped make this a success, including Mark King of King Home Inspections. Liberty Mutual Insurance and the members of the Board of the Kyrene Foundation. It took many hands to put shred in the bins, gather and sort the donated food and take apart the donated boxes that were also recycled. A special thank-you to Monte Vista Elementary school for making the school parking lot available for this event.
Thank-you again to everyone who brought items to be shredded, donated food or money to help the the Kyrene Foundation and Kyrene Resource Center serve those in the community in need.
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