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Avoid identity theft by getting your documents shredded at this Port Coquitlam fundraiser

Community shredding event supports the Port Coquitlam Foundation while helping residents to destroy personal documents.
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The Port Coquitlam Foundation is hosting a community shredding event on April 15.

Stop identity fraud by getting your personal documents shredded — and support an important Port Coquitlam charity at the same time.

The Port Coquitlam Community Foundation is hosting its annual community shredding event on Saturday, April 15.

Bring your documents to Canadian Tire in Fremont Village, 2125 Hawkins St,, from 10 a.m. to 2.p.m. and have them shredded. 

Payment is by donation and funds collected will go toward the Port Coquitlam Foundation, which provides grants to community groups.

“We’re excited to provide this service to our community: one way to reduce the potential of identity fraud, is to ensure your personal information is disposed of properly and securely," stated Anna Wilczewski, executive director of the PoCo Foundation, in a press release.

Among the documents that could be shredded include:

  • old bills,
  • tax information,
  • pay stubs,
  • medical documents,
  • bank statements,
  • credit card statements.

"Any documents with your personal and financial information should always be shredded,” added Wilczewski.

Drive-thru event for shredding

This is a drive-thru event and volunteers will be available to take files from car trunk to the truck.

"You can watch as your personal information is shredded. Bring your bags, boxes and bins — we will do the heavy lifting."

Iron Mountain will be on site and will shred all documents as they are dropped off.

Sponsors making this fundraiser possible include:

  • Canadian Tire
  • PoCo, Iron Mountain – Secure Shredding
  • Tri-City News
  • Quantum Properties and
  • the City of Port Coquitlam.

For more information about this event, or how to support the PoCo Foundation, send an email to:

About Port Coquitlam Community Foundation

PoCo Community Foundation has granted over $1.5 million in grants and bursaries to individuals and organizations in Port Coquitlam since it was established in 2012.



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