Save Your Identity and Help the Hungry at Annual Shred-A-Thon

Protect yourself from identity theft by safely shredding sensitive documents at Access Information Management Destruction Plants on Oahu, Hawai`i island and Maui on April 22. You can also help the hungry at the same time by bringing food donations.

AARP Hawai`i and Access Corporation are sponsoring the free document shredding and food collection events Big Island Record and Destruction Center at 73-4164 Huli Koa Drive in Kailua-Kona.

The Fraud Watch Network Shred-a-Thon comes just after tax season when many people discard their obsolete financial documents.

People can drive up and drop off up to two boxes of documents per vehicle from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 22. Bring donations of brown rice and canned goods to benefit Hawaii’s hungry families through The Food Basket, Inc. – Hawai`i Island’s Food Bank.

Staples and paperclips do not need to be removed.  Due to safety and traffic-flow concerns, people will not be allowed to get out of their car and boxes and bags will not be returned. Drop offs will be limited to 2 bags or boxes per vehicle. Walk-ups will not be allowed.

Access Corporation requires a signed document release form before they will shred your documents. Forms can be downloaded here and signed before you drop off your papers.  Or the document can be signed electronically through the Better Business Bureau, then printed or shown on a smart phone as you arrive. Go here to sign electronically.