Olsen’s “Shredding & Sharing” Event a Huge Success

More than 8,000 pounds of paper documents were shredded on Saturday at a free document shredding event sponsored by State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove). The three hour “Shredding & Sharing” event was held in cooperation with Sharing Connection, a local not-for-profit that collects new or slightly used items for families in crisis.

Between 9:00 AM and 12:00 noon, approximately 250 cars flowed through the parking lot of Sharing Connections. In addition to the documents delivered for shredding, community members filled ten large bins with new or gently-used home goods, clothing and cleaning products for the non-profit organization. Many large pieces of kitchen, living room and bedroom furniture were also donated. 

“This was the second time we partnered with Sharing Connections, and the response by the community was even better this year,” said Olsen, who greeted motorists and helped unload their Sharing Connections donations and boxes of documents to be shredded. “Sharing Connections is such a worthwhile community organization; they do so much good for families in need. I was pleased to see the level of donations that poured in on Saturday morning.

A third partner in the event, AT&T, underwrote the cost of the shred truck. “We completely 
filled the shred truck this year,” said Olsen. “Everyone has old bank statements, receipts and other sensitive documents that they don’t want to throw in the trash, so I was pleased to work with AT&T to provide this valuable community service,” Olsen said. 

Olsen said he plans to host a document shredding event every summer in the 81st District.

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