partnered with The American Red Cross and a local business
to host a shred day to raise funds for the victims of Hurricane
Harvey. Shred days are a great type of event; they create
awareness for the business, strengthen relationships with
the other local businesses partnered with, and provide an
opportunity to meet new people and companies. However,
I often wonder what else we can do as a business for
community involvement aside from a shred day.
Recently, NAID conducted a survey asking members if and
how they get involved with their local community. Most
said their primary means followed a similar suit to my own
of providing shredding services, a key way the information
destruction industry has and will continue to give back.
Some different types of community involvement included
walks and runs for charity. Through these businesses can
build a company team to fundraise for an existing cause, or
create and sponsor a walk/run for a cause you feel passionate
One NAID member company has a non-profit they work with
to provide monthly donations, and their employees volunteer
with this organization on a regular basis.
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An example of local sponsorship, NAID member,
Prime Compliance, sponsored a race kart.