Shred-A-Thon: Protect your identity and help Michiana’s kids

Protect your identity and help Michiana’s kids at the same time at the Shred-A-Thon for 16 Pack-A-Backpack.

WHEN: Saturday, June 16, from 7 a.m. to noon
WHERE: WNDU studios at 54516 State Road 933 in South Bend

WNDU-TV and the Better Business Bureau are joining forces with Integra Certified Document Destruction, Notre Dame Federal Credit Union, Goodwill and the Kelly Cares Foundation to help you and Michiana’s kids.

For a $5 minimum donation per car trunkload, we’ll shred your personal documents. Larger donations for bigger loads will be appreciated. After all, every penny collected will support 16 Pack-A-Backpack.

We'll accept cash and checks. All checks should be made to Goodwill Industries of Michiana, and be sure to write Pack-A-Backpack on the memo portion of your check.

We can shred just about any loose paper documents you have. To help serve you quicker, it’s best if you bring your documents in paper bags or cardboard boxes. We’ll take plastic garbage bags too, but our volunteers have to empty these before the contents can be shredded. If you bring other containers, we may be able to return them to you or dispose of them on site.

We cannot accept plastic or metal items, such as hanging folders, binder clips, or binders. But we can shred documents with staples and paper clips.

Your donations will help provide back-to-school supplies for area kids through 16 Pack-A-Backpack. Five dollars will provide a backpack. For around ten dollars, we can provide a backpack and enough supplies to give a child a good start on the new school year.

We look forward to helping you protect your identity on June 16.