During the pandemic, many of us have been sorting through attics and home offices to compile unwanted documents and papers such as tax and medical records, old bills, and financial statements. The Senior Center of the Chathams is holding a Paper Shred Fundraiser to help everyone de-clutter on Saturday, July 18 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. (or until the shred truck is full) at Chatham Middle School, 480 Main Street, Chatham.

All proceeds will support the programs and services of the non-profit Senior Center of the Chathams. The suggested minimum donation is $5 per grocery bag, $10 per small cardboard box, and $15 per large trash bag or large storage bin. The paper shred fundraiser is open to the public and will take place rain or shine. Sponsored by: Chatham Disposal Company, Aquinas Healthcare, Sunrise Senior Living - Summit, TLC Senior Relocation Specialists, and Care-One, Livingston. Center staff and volunteers will be adhering to public health and safety guidelines at the shred. All who bring papers to the site will be required to remain in their cars for social distancing. 

The Senior Center of the Chathams is a 30-year-old independent 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization located at 58 Meyersville Road, Chatham, NJ. There is no membership fee. Many programs are offered free of charge, while others involve a minimal charge thanks to individual donations, fundraising events, and grants. Since the stay-at-home order began, the Center's ongoing support for older adults continues even though the building is physically closed.

The Center staff is coordinating and working with a team of volunteers who have reached out to nearly 2,500 Chatham residents by phone to conduct check-in calls, grocery shopped for more than 60 households, and made over 230 deliveries. Center staff is also providing referral services, assistance, and guidance, and offering a broad array of remote programs that provide social connection, support, engagement, and enrichment. Call the Center at 973.635.4565 for more information.