Spring is the perfect time to de-clutter and safely dispose of unwanted paper and documents such as tax and medical records, old bills, and financial statements at the Community Paper Shred fundraiser on Saturday, April 27 from 9am to Noon at the Lafayette Avenue School in Chatham. "Privacy and identity theft are growing concerns these days, and much identity theft is obtained through hard paper sources. Paper shredding and document destruction can help to reduce the risk in an environmentally-friendly way," says Julie Reich, Executive Director of the Senior Center of the Chathams.

The suggested minimum donation is $5 per grocery bag and $10 per cardboard box. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. The paper shred is open to the public and will take place rain or shine at Lafayette School, 221 Lafayette Avenue, Chatham, NJ.

Thanks to the generous support of this event by Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, Aquinas Healthcare, and Hickory Tree Delicatessen, all proceeds support the programs and services of the Senior Center of the Chathams. 

The Senior Center of the Chathams is a 29-year old 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that runs fitness classes, educational and social programs, discussion groups, door-to-door transportation service for those who don't drive, and an information and referral service on a variety of geriatric issues. The mission is to encourage the independence and well-being of seniors and their families in the greater Chatham area by connecting them with each other and the community at large. There is no membership fee and non-Chatham residents are also welcome to participate.