Burien’s HomeTask shredded just under 2 tons of paper during Shred Day


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On Saturday, April 20, HomeTask hosted “Shred Day” at its downtown office as its participation in Discover Burien’s Annual Clean Sweep, shredding just under two tons of paper!

From financial papers to confidential papers, people shredded a lot of paper.

In addition to the heartfelt gratitude of the various local charities and non-profits, Shred Day’s volunteers were rewarded for their endeavors with breakfast, lunch and a chance to win prizes.

The event attracted numerous people who came forward to show their support and offer their services in this good cause and fun activity. HomeTask held this event to create awareness about the amount of paper that is wasted and how this waste can be used to help people out from all walks of life.

“HomeTask is well known for its social responsibility and the unique way in which we do business,” Owner/CEO Jerrod Sessler said. “Shred Day is one of the many important and practical things we do to show just how committed we are to the improvement of our surroundings.”

The annual clean sweep event was perfectly aligned with the company’s long term goals because it believes in utilizing given resources in the best manner and deriving the most benefit from them.

The event attracted a large crowd (read our previous coverage and see photos here). Dozens of volunteers showed up the morning of the weekend to do some serious shredding. The recommended contribution for shredding was $10 for the first box, and $5 for each additional box. This is quite reasonable compared to common shredding donations which are usually in the vicinity of $35 per box.

“The lower donation requirement reflects our ability to think out of the box to make a difference in a smart way,” Sessler added. Pointing around to the people eagerly shredding away, he added, “You can see how it works. People want to do good things. They want to do great things; they just need a little help along the way. And HomeTask is in the business of making things easier for people.”

All proceeds from this event go to local non-profits, some of which attended Shred Day.

HomeTask’s Shred Day was part of Burien’s Clean Sweep which was presented by the city of Burien as well as the Discover Burien Association, and chiefly sponsored by Waste Management. Clean Sweep, which gathered over 10 tons of garbage this year, was attended by several hundred volunteers.

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