The annual Rotary Club of Grand Island Shred-it! event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 12, behind KeyBank in the Tops Market Plaza parking lot on Grand Island Boulevard. Patrons will receive assured and confidential document destruction of all their papers. As done in 2020, it will be drive-thru, in-vehicle service.
The cost is $10 for a box approximately 12-inches-by-16-inches-by-10-inches. It will cost $20 for double-banker boxes. Follow guidelines for secure document destruction by removing binders, plastic and no items one would put into curbside recycling. Those with more than six large boxes can call 716-773-7265, so arrangements can be made to accommodate them separately.
The Rotary Club began this fundraiser in 2010. The funds are used to support various community causes such as the Miracle League, Growing Readers, scholarships and international efforts.
The club said:
“Remember: Shred anything that has your Social Security number or account number on it before you toss it out.
“How long should important documents be kept? Keep for seven years any tax-deductible items. Otherwise, the following should be shredded after three years: Tax returns and any documents used to prepare your tax returns, such as credit card statements and receipts, monthly bank statements, deposit and ATM slips, canceled checks, business sales invoices, sales register tapes, vendor bills, credit card statements and expense receipts.
“Keep for three years after the sale (property/investment): real estate closing statements and home improvement receipts, investment account statements; stocks, bonds, mutual funds and annuities.”
Shred-It! is co-sponsored by Christine A. Learman, CPA, PC; and Madison Tile Carpet One. For more information, visit www.rotaryclubgi.org or on Facebook: rotaryclubgi.