Shredding paper raises money for Richmond non-profits

A weekend fundraiser will raise money for a variety of Richmond charities and will help people get rid of sensitive papers.

The Rotary Club of Steveston is hosting a shredding event on Saturday, Aug. 22 Saturday at McMath secondary to raise money for a variety of non-profits including Richmond Gives Richmond Cares, the Rotary Food Security program, the Richmond Seniors Christmas Lunch and McMath Interact.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic limiting gatherings and consequently many fundraisers, local charities are struggling to raise money needed for a variety of services, for example, RCRG’s largest fundraisers that supports the Christmas fund program, Windows of Hope, Not So Silent Night and the RCMP toy drive, won’t take place in their usual form this year.

The shredding fundraising runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at McMath secondary, 4251 Garry St., and a minimum donation per banker’s box is $10. Credit and debit are accepted.

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