The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club will sponsor a Community Shredding Event on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at two convenient locations in New Bern.

From 10 a.m. to noon, the truck for on-location shredding of documents will be at the Fairfield Harbor Community Center and from 1 to 3 p.m., the truck will be available at Epiphany School on Trent Road.

The first box of documents will be free, although donations of $10 are requested for additional boxes.

“The cost of shredding at commercial locations such as Staples or UPS Stores can run from $1 a pound to $25 per banker’s box of documents,” said Don Masch, President of the New Bern Breakfast Rotary. “We’re offering this event so the community can access an affordable solution to get rid of confidential documents and also help our club support the charitable giving projects we fund throughout the year.”

The New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club supports a variety of organizations in New Bern, including, but not limited to, the Twin Rivers YMCA, Reviving Life Ministries, The Adelphia CDC, Neuse River Bridge Run, and the Bike Box Project.

The club’s signature project is Kicks-For-Kids that provides new shoes each fall to over 300 elementary and middle school children throughout Craven County.

In addition, the club presents $1,000 scholarships to five graduating seniors each year and this year will offer two additional scholarships for students or adults entering vocational training programs.

“With the cancellation of Oktoberfest in September, our club’s primary annual fundraiser, due to the COVID-19 restrictions, we have had to be more creative with events that will provide the funds needed to support our charitable giving in the community,” Masch said. “Since so many folks have had extra time to get organized and clean out their files, we hope this Community Shredding Day will be helpful to individuals and businesses as well as helping our club.’

Information about the Community Shredding Day and the New Bern Breakfast Rotary Club is available online at www.NewBernRotary.org.

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