Recycle 1 is hosting a free shred-a-thon this week, and there’s three reasons to attend: One, you care about the environment want to show support for Earth Day. Two, you want to do the smart thing for yourself and your family—and avoid identity theft at all costs. And, three, you want to support the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired. With Tax Day, the shred-a-thon couldn’t come at a better time. It’s an optimal time to purge old and outdated documents.
Regardless of your reason, Recycle 1 has you covered. Good news: unlike other shred-a-thons, there is absolutely no limit on the number of boxes or amount of paper you bring to shred. Bring as much as you want—you won’t be turned away.
How does shredding help identity theft?
Tossing junk mail, receipts and other documents into the trash may seem harmless, but you’re actually opening the doors to massive identity theft. Thieves only need a few data points to get started stealing your identity. For example, your mail with your full name, address and perhaps a document that shows who your doctor is—well, it’s a solid starting point! When you consider all the documents you throw away on any given day—receipts, medical bills, credit card offers, credit card statements, bills—you’re giving multiple data points to those who may wish to steal your information.
Here lies the value of shredding. Ripping documents a few times and attempting a manual shred won’t do—identity thieves are smarter than that. They’re willing to work hours to piece back together your information. The key to protecting your information is in cross-cut shredding. Cross cut shredders chop your documents into tiny bits of paper—totally useless information. And, that’s a good thing.
About the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired
The Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ACBVI) has been around since 1947. Their goal: enhance the lives of those who are blind or visually impaired. From support groups and providing adaptive aids to social programs and instructional services, the ACBVI has one overarching goal: quality of life for those who are visually impaired.
The Recycle 1 shred-a-thon gives you an opportunity to personally benefit, by shredding sensitive documents, while bringing a heightened awareness and offering donations to a critical community program.
You can make a difference.
Read on for all the details you need to make it to the Recycle 1 shred-a-thon.
Who: The event is open to everyone and anyone who has documents to shred, who cares about the environment and who wants to show support for the Arizona Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
What: A free shred-a-thon. That means zero charge for shredding as many boxes as you wish.
When: Friday, April 21, 2017, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Why: Protect yourself from identity theft by taking care of your sensitive documents the responsible way. Do right by the environment—recycle! And support a valuable community program.