Fall is the perfect time to de-clutter and safely dispose of unwanted papers and documents at the Community Paper Shred fundraiser on Saturday, October 19, from 9 a.m. to noon, or until the shred truck is full. The paper shred is open to the public and will take place rain or shine at Chatham Middle School, 480 Main Street, Chatham, NJ.

"Privacy and identity theft are growing concerns these days, and much identity theft is obtained through hard copy sources. Paper shredding and document destruction can help to reduce that risk in an environmentally-friendly way," says Julie Reich, Executive Director, Senior Center of the Chathams.

Thanks to the generous support of Chatham Disposal Company, all proceeds will support the non-profit Senior Center of the Chathams. Donations are $5 per grocery bag, $10 per small cardboard box, and $15 per large trash bag or large storage bin. 

The Senior Center of the Chathams is a 29-year old 501 (c) (3) organization that offers fitness classes, educational and social programs, discussion groups, transportation service for those who don't drive, and an information and referral service on a variety of aging 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.