If you’re like me, you have files (or piles) of documents that seem important to keep. But I recently looked at my filing cabinet and realized I had pay stubs, check carbon copies and credit card information from 2001, and all for accounts, cards, or jobs that had ceased to exist years ago. I definitely don’t need the information anymore, but I don’t want to just throw it all into the recycling bin. Sure, I could sit and run everything through my paper shredder, a few sheets at time. Or, I could just box it all up and bring it to Verity’s annual Shred-A-Thon!

This year’s Shred-A-Thon will be Saturday, July 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alderwood, Auburn and Beacon Hill branches. Shred-It, a document shredding company, will be bringing shredding trucks to each location and you can watch your un-needed documents get shredded and disposed of securely.

The annual community event also serves as a fundraiser for local food banks. Verity suggests donating $10, or non-perishable food, in exchange for the shredding service.

In addition to the Shred-A-Thon, the Alderwood branch (where I work) will be hosting a member-appreciation BBQ, with free hot dogs and drinks.

So please join me in de-cluttering your files and closest and bring your unwanted sensitive documents to one of the locations listed below. You can feel good knowing you’ve done some “summer cleaning” as well as helping local food banks.


  • Alderwood Branch, 18530 33rd Avenue West, Lynnwood WA, 98037
  • Auburn Branch, 1424 Supermall Way, Auburn WA, 98001
  • Beacon Hill Branch, 1660 South Columbia Way, Seattle WA, 98108
Kira Cox

Hi, I’m Kira. I joined Verity in early 2012 after a seven-year stint as a newspaper reporter. While I never thought my career path would veer off in this direction, I am loving my time at Verity. I recently moved from being a member services representative at the Alderwood Branch to being the marketing coordinator for the credit union.

I’m originally from Texas, but I have lived all over the country and the world, including Boston, Massachusetts, Anchorage, Alaska and Sydney, Australia. But in all my travels, the Pacific Northwest is the only place that has felt like home.

When not at work, I am usually home with playing with my son, husband, dog and three cats. During the rare times I don’t have a to-do list to plow through (and it’s not raining too hard), I can be found digging in the vegetable garden, training for a half-marathon, or grilling in the backyard.

One Response

  1. Stan- Paper Shredding says:

    I can’t tell you enough how good it feels to get rid of old documents. It opens up so much more space to file papers that I actually need to save. Sounds like its going to be a good event. Thanks for the article!

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