Family and Children’s Services of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington 2nd Annual SHRED-A-THON has made $4,200 – twice what it made last year.
The Saturday, August 5, 2017 event sponsored by Iron Mountain saw more than 75 cars come drop off their shreddables at the Agency’s 817 Division Street offices in Kingston. The money raised by the event will support college and university bursaries for youth in foster care.
The event was so busy that the Iron Mountain shredding truck filled up by 10:00AM and had to be emptied before more people could drop off their shreddables. So much material came in at the last minute that the Agency had to turn away cars before its 12 Noon closing time just to process the backlog.
Family and Children’s Services relies on fundraising to support its bursary program, which earlier this year awarded $57,000 in bursaries to 21 youth in foster care – the most ever awarded in the agency’s 123 year history.