Crosstown Civic Credit Union and partner Phoenix Recycling are proud to announce the chosen charity for the 12th Annual Free Personal Shred Days is the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba.

“Studies show that children who are well-nourished have improved memory, problem-solving skills, and creative abilities,” says Wendy Bloomfield, Chair of the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba (CNCM). “It’s important that all students have the best chance at success, yet nearly a third of elementary school students, and three in five secondary students don’t eat breakfast daily.”

That’s why the Council supports over 250 school and community-based breakfast, snack, and lunch programs, serving 29,000 children and teens each year. If Crosstown Civic and Phoenix Recycling hit their 2019 Shred Day donation match goals, the funds could help deliver anywhere between 9,000 and 15,000 meals and snacks to children in need.

“Our annual Shred Day events offer a great way for you to de-clutter and protect yourself from identity theft, all while supporting a worthy charity,” says Mona Forsen, CEO of Crosstown Civic Credit Union. “We encourage our members to come by and connect with their local branch and community.”

During Shred Day, the community is invited to bring old utility bills, tax returns, financial statements, or other sensitive documents to be shredded safely and securely. While there is no cost to have documents shredded, Crosstown Civic will be accepting donations on behalf of the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba. CCCU plans to match all proceeds collected from the community up to a maximum of $10,000. Donations of $15 and over will receive a tax receipt directly from CNCM.

What you need to know about Shred Day: