Hill-Evans to host shred event, collect books for students

HARRISBURG, April 12 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York County, will host “Shredding for Literacy,” an event to help constituents safely dispose of personal documents and put books in the hands of local children, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 22.

The free community shredding event will be held at Lafayette Plaza, North Pershing Avenue and West Philadelphia Street, York.

Community members can bring personal financial documents that are no longer needed and any other papers that contain confidential information for shredding. Examples include documents that contain Social security, credit card or bank account numbers, credit card applications, canceled or unused checks and bank statements.

Those attending can bring as many documents as they can fit in their vehicles. Hill-Evans asks that for every box of shredding material, attendees donate a lightly used book to be given to local students.

“This event is not only a great way to help protect yourself from identity theft, but a chance to help children in our community as well,” Hill-Evans said.

Documents will be shredded on site, and all of the shredded paper will be recycled.