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Family and Children’s Services to hold first ever SHRED-A-THON Saturday, August 20th

Published by John Suart on Jul 22, 2016



People across Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox and Addington are being asked to shred for charity at Family and Children’s Services first ever SHRED-A-THON, Saturday, August 20, 2016. 

The Children’s Aid Society is raising money for college and university bursaries for youth in foster care by asking for donations in exchange for an opportunity to shred documents. Sponsored by Iron Mountain, a global leader in secure shredding, the SHRED-A-THON will take place at Family and Children’s Services offices at 817 Division Street in Kingston from 9:00AM till Noon. The charity is asking for a minimum donation of $10.00 per shred. 

“Here’s a chance for you to turn your old files and documents into something that will send a disadvantaged youth to college or university. It’s a great way to help the youth we serve and clean up your attic or garage at the same time,” said John Suart, Manager of Community Relations for Family and Children’s Services. 

Family and Children’s Services relies on fundraising to support its bursary program, which earlier this year awarded $50,000 in bursaries to 23 youth in foster care – the most ever awarded in the agency’s 122 year history. 

Donations can be made in cash or online by credit card on August 20th. 

“We’re asking for just $10.00 per shred, but we’re hoping people will be generous and give us more. The youth in our foster care system who are graduating from high school are perhaps the most disadvantaged young people in our community. We all need these youth to be the best they can be. For them and for our community,” said Suart.