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Socially Distanced Shred Day Raises Thousands of Dollars for Habitat For Humanity

September 24, 2020 in KCRAR

Social distancing practices caused this year’s annual Shred
Day to look a little different, but even so, 150 cars came through to safely
shred and recycle their old files on Sept. 18, raising $3,135 for Habitat for
Humanity of Kansas City. Shred Day Equipment Sponsor PROSHRED® and volunteers
from KCRAR’s Events and Community Outreach Advisory Group helped each person
who drove through the KCRAR Leawood Office parking lot with their boxes so each
event attendee could remain safely in their vehicle.

This year, eCycle was introduced to Shred Day. Event
attendees were given the chance to recycle unneeded electronic media as well as
TVs and computer monitors. The electronics recycled at Shred Day kept 2,502
pounds of electronics out of a landfill.

In addition to keeping electronics out of landfills, the
paper shredded at the event totaled 18,425 pounds. That paper will be recycled,
saving 157 mature trees from destruction.

The money raised from the 518 boxes of shred and recycling
materials went to Habitat for Humanity of
Kansas City
in their mission to help create a world where everyone has a
decent place to live.

KCRAR extends thanks to the 2020 KCRAR Annual Sponsors for their
support of Shred Day and all KCRAR events and programs throughout the year.

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