Grateful Shred June 6th at Community Center

Looking for a safe way to dispose of no longer needed bills, bank statements, letters and other documents? Bring them to The Grateful Shred — a shredding party — at the Clara Barton Community Center on Saturday. June 6th from 9 am til noon. Not only will your papers be safely destroyed, but you will be supporting the community center at the same time. You are asked to donate $5 per box of paper to be shredded (that means a one-cubic-foot storage box or the equivalent). Don’t have quite a box full? You can have a half-box or the equivalent shredded for $3, or a quarter-box for $2.

It’s an opportunity for residents to clean out home files and avoid fraud or identity theft. Clean Cut Shredding will provide a mobile shredding truck. Inside it is a cross-cut shredder that cuts your pages into tiny paper chips (confettisized) while you watch. The paper chips are then baled and sent to a recycling facility.

The event is sponsored by the nonprofit Friends of the Clara Barton Community Center, a registered charity, and all profits from the shred go to support programs at the Clara Barton Community Center. Donations can be deducted as either charitable or business expenses. Receipts will be available. For more information, call the Center at 240-777-4910 or -4911, or visit the Friends’ website at

Note that Clean Cut Shredding has no problem shredding (along with home office papers), paper clips, staples, rubber bands, folders, binder clips, hanging folders (even with metal strips), and labels. But they don’t do newspapers, cardboard, heavy plastic, heavy metals, 3-ring binders, boxes, trash, floppy disks, CDs, or X-rays.

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