[Pueblo, Colo.] – Colorado’s community colleges will be the beneficiary of this Saturday’s (September 17) “Shred-a-Thon” from 9 a.m. until noon at four Credit Union of Colorado branches, including the local branch at 1721 Highway 50 West in Pueblo.
The public is invited to bring documents containing important private information (such as financial or tax documents) to be shredded on site by Shred-it trucks. Documents should be brought in either cardboard boxes or trash bags. The shredded paper will be recycled.
Community college volunteers and credit union staff will accept donations of any size to fund scholarships and benefit community colleges through the Colorado Community College Foundation.
“The educational and career training opportunities at community colleges are more in demand than ever, but funding is strained to meet that demand,” said Dr. Nancy McCallin, President of the Colorado Community College System. “This event is one way in which we can help meet our funding challenges.”
For example, Shred-a-thon donations will help fund scholarships to assist those who need help paying their tuition. In sum, Shred-a-thon proceeds will enable financially needy students to access the road to a better life provided by the colleges participating in the event.
“We see this as a way to help people prevent identity theft and at the same time help our community colleges,” said Doug Schneider, the credit union’s marketing vice president and a member of the CCCS Foundation board.