Have old documents that need shredding? Have items you want to donate?
Then the Community Shred-It and Recycle/Reuse Event scheduled for March 30 at Williamson’s Chapel UMC could be just what you are looking for. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the church’s parking lot, 575 Brawley School Road, Mooresville.
Rev. Monica Humpal, associate pastor of grow ministries at Williamson’s Chapel UMC shared that the church “is in the midst of a church-wide initiative called ‘Engaging God's Creation’ and this event is part of their initiative to care for God's creation and encourage others to do the same.”
Humpal shared information noting four ways that all can participate in to care for God’s creation. First, the public is invited to bring old documents to be shredded for free on site, which can help recycle and protect your identity.
Second, household items can be donated to the church’s Special Treasures ministry. These donations help support their workforce development program designed for foster children and their store operations that support this effort.
There are certain guidelines that need to be followed for these donations. They will gladly accept furniture in very good condition, working small appliances, small electronics and clocks, clothing in very good condition, home décor in very good condition, dishes, silverware, glassware, pots and pans and bake ware, linen in very good condition, Christmas and other holiday décor, books published within the last 15 years, magazines published within the last two years, jewelry, hats, gloves, scarves and sunglasses and toys in very good condition.
Donations that they need to refuse at this time include mattresses, TV cabinets and large entertainment centers, large household appliances, textbooks, encyclopedias, older magazines and books, home improvement supplies, chemicals, paints, toiletries and medical equipment, computers, printers and TVs, puzzles, CDs and VHS tapes and sports and exercise equipment and gaming tables.
The third way the community can participate is by bringing in old bicycles to be restored which will be given to children in need via Charlotte Recyclery.
Fourthly, bring old cell phone and old flags which will be donated to veterans through Ace Hardware and the boy scouts.
All are invited to participate in this event. For additional information, visit willchapumc.org/engage.