The results are in! The event raised $1200 in donations and $700 in electronic waste reimbursement! Thanks to everyone for your help and contributions. Also, I am happy to report that all batteries were safely recycled.
Our first Shred Event ever at Wilson High School was a success and already Dr. Kimberly Johnson and her charges in The Female Leadership Academy are looking forward to repeating the event next year.
We had a steady stream of customers dropping off TVs, computers, printers and all sorts of items that once carried electricity. The girls politely asked shredding customers to give a small donation and as usual we were awed and grateful by the many acts of generosity.
For my part, after repeating this event every six months for the past 5 years, the day as become a sort of homecoming. First I get to see Dan Hartnett, the owner/operator and his great crew from Sergeant Shredder
, who I hope will get referrals galore for all his donated time and effort. Then I get to see friends I have made over the years at my other events. I did let the girls in the Leadership group handle the desserts but I am proud to say my chocolate chip cookies were noted missing by one past customer. As promised a bucket for batteries was available and now I have five very full containers that I hope Signal Hill's EDCO Recycling Center
will allow me to drop off next Saturday.
Thanks to Gordon Eng of Omni Technics
for always making the electronic waste portion of the event run smoothly. If you have items you can't hold till our May 10 event at Stanford Middle School, Gordon is glad to accept items at his easy to locate facility in Los Alamitos (behind The Sizzler)
We won't know the final figures from today's event for a few weeks but hopefully we achieved our goal of $1,500. People often ask me if I would hold a similar event for their school and as much as I would love to help, the real estate profession leaves little time for more than a Fall and Spring Event. If you would like to be put on a mailing list for future events, visit WilsonShred.info
and fill out the contact form.
Thanks to all who worked or attended today's event. Without you it wouldn't happen!
Michele K & Team - Helping to make it 'Better Living in Long Beach'
Sergeant Shredder deserves a break now and then
Four Shredders are better than one!
Girls worked all morning helping raise funds for scholarships
Shred Stuff in a Cool 1964 Volvo - Michele K & Dave
Piles of Electronic Waste at Wilson High Shred & e-waste Fall 2013 Event
Walking to the Shred - now that's super green!
Old friends and long time Shred Fundraising Partners!
Me and Grunion Columnist Steve Harvey