South Delta Financial Group | Raymond James and Re/Max Pro Group Realty partnered to bring the third annual fall Ladner shredding event to benefit Reach Child and Youth Development Society recently.
Despite the inclement weather, intrepid local residents came out to Raymond James parking lot and took advantage of this great service. An environmentally impactful three tons of paper were shredded and recycled, equivalent to 36 mature trees.
Raymond James Foundation will match the $3,393.55 in donations raised at the event once again this year, as part of Raymond James Cares Month, making a $6,787 total.
Reach Society executive director Renie D’Aquila expressed heartfelt gratitude to organizers Eleanor Calderwood, Zahir Dossa and Vicki Chatterley at South Delta Financial Group and Bob Cooke at Re/Max Pro Group for their tremendous support to children with needs.
“Who knew we could have freezing temperatures and a bit of snow at the beginning of November?,” said Calderwood. “We all had fun though and want to thank everyone in the community that made the trek in the cold and contributed.”
Volunteers from Raymond James Ladner, Re/Max Progroup Realty and Reach Society were on site helping folks dispose of their confidential paper. Shredwise truck operator Mohammed donated his time for the event and Ladner McDonalds donated coffee to help participants stay warm.
All funds raised support Reach Society’s Building for Children Together Campaign. This campaign makes construction of the new Reach child development centre in the heart of Ladner possible.
Nearing completion, funds for the building’s furniture, fixtures and equipment are being raised now and the proceeds from the shredding fundraiser will help with these furnishings.
If you missed it this time or would like to plan ahead and save your shredding, Charity Shredding benefitting Reach will be happening again in the Spring of 2018 Tsawwassen at the Remax parking lot at 53A and 12th Avenue.