Seniors Shredding Day leads to donation for Pelham Cares

Photo submitted- Erin Pasma of Seniors on the Move (left) and Anne Hepplewhite of Safestor Records Management (right), presented a cheque for $100 to Nancy Yungblut and Jane Gilmour of Pelham Cares, the proceeds of their first Senior's Shredding Day.

Photo submitted- Erin Pasma of Seniors on the Move (left) and Anne Hepplewhite of Safestor Records Management (right), presented a cheque for $100 to Nancy Yungblut and Jane Gilmour of Pelham Cares, the proceeds of their first Senior’s Shredding Day.

Pelham Cares received a $100 donation from Safestor and Seniors on the Move from a recent “Seniors Shredding Day” held at SafeStor.

Seniors could bring boxes of documents for shredding to SafeStor, the $5 (Normally  $6) per box was donated to Pelham Cares.

“Events such as this emphasize the importance of safely disposing of our personal documentation,” said Lori Grande, Coordinator, Client Services at Pelham Cares.  “They plan on running this event again and are hoping to double the donation, so collect your documents, and stay tuned.”

Pelham Cares serves the community in many ways. It is the local food bank for those in need and helps with sponsorship of youth with limited finances in sport, recreation and eduction. Pelham Cares also provides transportation to medical appointments mainly for seniors without transportation. It also provides emergency food, supplies or short term accommodation for families who have suffered catastrophic losses through fire or other emergencies.

Donations to Pelham Cares are ongoing. People can donate online to Pelham Cares through Canada Helps,  https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/pelham-cares-inc/ .

Non-perishable food donations can be accepted anytime at the Pelham Cares office, 191 Hwy. 20 E. Fonthill (the former Wine Garden store), there is a donation bin out front, or the office is open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Financial donations can also be arranged by emailing the office, info@pelhamcares.org or by calling the office at 905-892-5300.