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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Letter: Shred-it proves to be a huge success
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

On behalf of Niagara-on-the-Lake Community Palliative Care Service, we are happy to report that our Shred-it fundraiser was a huge success on Saturday.

We thought that with a paperless world developing there might be less of it year after year. At one point we contemplated not holding this fundraiser this year.

But we are so happy we went ahead again.

We saw a lot of people who we haven’t seen for years, as well as the townspeople who support us year after year.

It’s so amazing to see the variation. Some people with one bag, coming out just to support our crucial service, and some with truckloads of documents to be shredded.

We actually had to shut down early this year, due to both collection trucks being full.

The donations totalled $4,485 and this money will be used toward our equipment-lending program and for mileage for the volunteers who deliver it for us.

Thank you to our community support volunteers, without whom, we couldn’t hold this fundraiser.

Thank you to Meridian Credit Union for sponsoring our event, and this year, thanks to Rainer Hummel for disposing of all of the cardboard for us.

But the loudest thank you goes to the people of Niagara-on-the-Lake. And if you missed us, don’t worry, we’ll be back next year.

Bonnie Bagnulo
NOTL Community Palliative Care Service

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