Free Document Shredding Saturday April 4 from 9 to 11:45 am at Millikan High School
How it all started
A decade ago when looking for a way to jump start my career in real estate it was suggested I sponsor a free document shredding event. That initial idea has grown over years into something special that happens bi-annually; once in the fall at Wilson High and once in the spring at Millikan High School.
History of the High School Shred Events
Four years ago Wilson High School administrators connected me with Kimberly Johnson who was then the leader of The Female Leadership Academy. The Academy was looking for a way to raise funds and I was looking for a enthusiast group to host the event. It has become a perfect win-win-win situation. I see old friends and meet tons of new people (yes some attendees have become clients), attendees clean out their houses and The Female Leadership Academy raises much needed funds.
What to expect at the Shred Event
The lines form early. Follow signs off of Palo Verde Avenue in front of Millikan to location. There are two on-site Shredding trucks. The girls will direct you to which truck to pull in front of. Please drive slowly and only get out of your car if necessary. Put your car in gear in park position. The girls are happy to unload your boxes and bags for you. IMPORTANT: Wait for your boxes or bags to be returned to you car. We do not have a method to dispose of boxes at the event. Attendees are welcome to watch while their documents are shredded, but please pull forward and park so other attendees can move forward.
E-WASTE AND BATTERY COLLECTION WILL NO LONGER BE OFFERED. WE APOLOGIZE BUT THE DECISION WAS MADE OUT OF CONCERN FOR STUDENT AND DRIVER SAFETY.
Gates closing promptly at 11:45 so don’t be late!
This is the Academy’s only fundraiser of the year. The funds help supplement college field trips. The Female Leadership Academy is helpful for students who are serious about their education future.
Sensitive Document Shredding Rules
Rules for Shredding: no x-rays, newspapers or magazines. Papers with clips and staples are accepted. Do not leave your containers at the event because cardboard boxes and plastic bags can not be shredded. There is a 5 box limit per vehicle.. If you have more questions feel free to contact Southern California Shredding at 949-305-5511.
Fall Event at Wilson High School
Our Fall event at Wilson High School went well! Kudos to Wilson’s Female Academy for rising to the occasion. Shout out to 3rd District Councilperson Suzie Price and her Legislative Assistant Gabriela Yates for your help. Mark your calendars for WIlson’s November 7, 2020 event!
Thanks to the hardworking members of the Academy. Thanks to Erin Fejkar for taking a leap of faith and allowing me to hold the first event. Special thanks to super organized Wilson Counselor Stephanie Bilvado for being there when I needed her the most. Thanks to my new partner at Millikan, English teacher Loretta George for being crazy enough to say yes and say yes again. Lastly thank you to the attendees for generous donations and patience. I am thankful that my ‘regulars’ have become my friends or it is my friends have become my regulars.