Shred-A-Thon to Benefit The C.A.L.L. of Baxter County, Ark.

Tuesday, April 22 at 03:35 AM
Category: Arvest Community News

Doing some spring cleaning in your filing cabinet and have a pile of papers that need to be shredded? Bring your papers to a Shred-A-Thon in Baxter County, Ark., on April 26.

YELLVILLE, Ark. – Arvest Bank will be holding the 5th annual Shred-A-Thon event on Saturday, April 26 at the Mountain Home East branch. The bank will be accepting monetary donations for the Children of Arkansas Loved for a Lifetime (C.A.L.L.) of Baxter County. In lieu of paying for shredding services, residents are asked to make donations.

The Shred-A-Thon, sponsored by Arvest and Shred-it, provides an environmentally friendly way to discard unwanted paper and sensitive documents in a secure manner. Over the past four years over 18,500 pounds of paper has been shredded and recycled, and more than $3,875 has been raised for the Mountain Home community.

The C.A.L.L. of Arkansas is a statewide organization that recruits, trains and encourages foster and adoptive families. The organization is active in over 30 Arkansas counties and launched in Baxter County last November. In addition to training families and placing foster children, the organization also works to provide diapers, clothes, baby gear, toys, and other necessities to foster families. The C.A.L.L. of Baxter County also hosts informational meetings, speaking engagements, and awareness meetings to spread awareness about the urgent need for foster homes and families. The organization also recruits volunteers for the C.A.L.L. Closet, hospitality team, church representative teams, transportation teams, DHS Liaisons, and home study volunteers. 

“We’re so thrilled that the Shred-A-Thon continues to grow each year and allows us a great way to help our neighbors in North Central Arkansas. Each year, hundreds of area residents bring unwanted documents to our Shred-A-Thon in order to recycle them in a safe way that is good for both their identity protection and our environment,” Tiffany Watkins, spokesperson for Arvest said. “The fact that we can raise support and awareness for the C.A.L.L. is a great added bonus.”

The Shred-A-Thon event is from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mountain Home East branch located at 2619 Highway 62 East. KTLO will be broadcasting live from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with their Treasure Chest on hand. Donations for the C.A.L.L. will be taken throughout the day.

Tags: Arkansas, Charitable Giving, Community Support, North Central Arkansas, Press Release
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