Published: Jan 03, 2011 9:16 PM EST
Updated: Jan 03, 2011 6:17 PM EST

FORT MYERS- Wachovia Bank and Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida are partnering for a year-end donation and shredding event on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at the Whiskey Creek Wachovia Bank (6360 Whiskey Creek Drive, Fort Myers). Goodwill will collect donations of gently-used clothing, accessories, and housewares from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., while Goodwill Secure Shred will provide free document destruction from 9:00 until 2:00.


Goodwill Secure Shred will accept one bag or box of paper material for free shredding. Additional materials can be destroyed for a fee of $5 per bag or box.


Goodwill’s Secure Shred document destruction division securely processes sensitive documents and other materials for numerous area businesses and agencies. All paper shredded by Goodwill Secure Shred is pulped and then recycled into paper products. No paper is ever sent to the landfill.


Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida created its Secure Shred document destruction business in 2007 in order to provide jobs for local individuals with severe disabilities while also providing a valuable service to the community. Nationwide, Goodwill Industries is the largest non-profit provider of employment services for people with disabilities.


Revenue generated by Goodwill Secure Shred and from the resale of donated items at Goodwill’s Retail & Donation Centers is used to help people with disabilities and other disadvantages to overcome their barriers to employment and independence. Supported programs include employment services, accessible housing, youth mentoring, transportation assistance, and the L.I.F.E. Academy Charter School for students with developmental disabilities.


For more information about Goodwill’s stores or Secure Shred, call (239) 995-2106 ext. 235 or visit