This may or may not come as a surprise to you, but this happens to be Money Smart Week across the nation. It’s a time where the community collaborates with local financially minded businesses to, well, teach some money smarts.
As part of Money Smart Week, Document Destruction & Recycling will be hosting a Free Document Shredding event THIS SATURDAY (April 9th) from 9 a.m. – noon at their building, located at 4250 6th St. SW right here in Cedar Rapids!
Folks, this FREE community event is the perfect time to get rid of all those credit card applications that have been mailed to you, old checks, financial records you haven’t looked at in over 10 years, pay stubs from years ago, and any other sensitive information you wouldn’t want to risk having someone find in the garbage. You can bring up to five bags or boxes and Document Destruction & Recycling will happily make sure they are safely destroyed.
We can’t emphasize enough the importance of properly discarding confidential documents and safeguarding your personal information! Please take advantage of this FREE community event this Saturday.
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Giving back to the community is a pretty big deal here at Linn Area. For the 8th year in a row, we organized teams to participate in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Bowl for Kid’s Sake fundraiser.
For those of you unfamiliar with how this works, employees volunteer to bowl, each agreeing to raise a minimum amount to cover admission. In addition to the money raised through the bowlers, we (meaning me along with my fellow bloggers Nick and Mallory) are the chefs for several very popular breakfast fundraisers. We served our world-class pancakes, sausages and this year we even added omelets made to order (in the form of scrambled eggs with cheese on them…) to the menu!
Ready for our final results? We had 22 bowlers raise a total of $2,343! The average bowler increased their contributions from $83.13 last year to a whopping $106.50! We did great this year, and made a strong contribution to the fundraising goals of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
On behalf of the team of organizers, I’d like to give a big THANK YOU to everyone that was involved in this fundraiser over the last 3 months (although it may have seemed like longer to those within LACU who kept receiving my emails about it!). From the volunteers who bowled to those who participated in the breakfasts or donated to fellow employees, THANK YOU!