Raise money for charity


Urban Impact is committed to serving the communities in which we work. It is a privilege to serve our customers and one of the ways we try and support our communities is by helping local charities raise funds for their worthy causes. In 2023, Urban Impact supported six local charities to operate a Community Shred Day. They collectively raised over $19,000 for their causes!

Community Shred Days provide a valuable service to your community. Shred Days allow the community to securely shred sensitive documents, such as private documents, uncashed cheques, credit card statements and insurance records, right before your eyes, while raising money for a good cause.


  • Saturday, May 11, 2024: Vancity Credit Union
    Address:100-20055 Willowbrook Dr., Langley
    Time: 10 am – 2pm
  • Saturday, May 25, 2024: Laura Secord Elementary School
    Address: 2500 Lakewood Drive, Vancouver
    Time: 10 am – 2pm
  • Saturday, June 8, 2024: PADS
    Address: 9048 Stormont Ave, Burnaby
    Time: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday, June 22, 2024: Surrey Hospice Society
    Address: 7138 King George Blvd, Surrey
    Time: 10 am – 2 pm
  • Saturday, September 14, 2024: Communitas
    Address: 2776 Bourquin Crescent, Abbotsford
    Time: 10 am - 1 pm
  • Saturday, September 28, 2024: Burnaby Winter Club
    Address: 4990 Canada Way Burnaby
    Time: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Saturday, October 12, 2024: VisionQuest Recovery Society
    Address: TBD
    Time: 10 am - 2 pm
  • Interested in a Shred Event?   Learn more!
Organizing a charity event

How to Work with Urban Impact

If you are considering a fund raiser a Community Shred Day might be a great opportunity for you!

Urban Impact will provide an on-site shredding truck and driver for your Shred Day Event.

Charities raise money by asking participants to donate a fixed amount per box that is shredded. We recommend a minimum of $20 per box.

Fund raising efforts do vary, but a well-organized and publicized Shred Day can help raise several thousands of dollars in a 4-hour event. These events do take some effort to organize and operate, and work well in conjunction with another event or fund raiser.

Urban Impact has created this Best Practices Guide to help your event operate safely and efficiently.

Start a Shred Day!

Urban Impact is proud to partner with businesses and not-for-profit organizations in hosting Community Shred Days.

Urban Impact commits to several Shred Days yearly. Application are accepted from November 15 - January 15 every year. At the end of January, we announce the dates and the charities we will support. Application submitted outside of the acceptance time period will not be consider.

If you are interested in applying, please read our application submittal guidelines.

Please make sure to:

  • • Take the time to review the Shred Day Best Practices document to consider all the factors that contribute to a successful event.
  • • Submit your application and and request between November 15th and January 15th.

Consider these important recommendations when planning your Shred Day fundraiser:

  • • We recommend scheduling it on a Saturday between 10 AM and 2 PM.
  • • Saturday of a long weekend is not recommended
  • • Set the rate that you would like to charge per box. Fundraising for your organization is of course the objective. We ask charities to commit to charging $10 per box. This is competitive rate helps you maximize your fundraising dollars and provides value to participants.
  • • Please include a brief description of how you will promote your event.
  • • Organizers of the Shred Day event need to ensure that a minimum of four (4) volunteers are available during the entire event. Volunteers should be assigned to assist with traffic control, unloading vehicles and collecting donations.

If your event meets the above recommendations, please fill out the form to confirm your truck and driver

We are look forward to hearing about your event and the dates that would work for you!


Check out our video of a community shred day!



Providing a safe and secure way for your community to protect its personal information and destroy confidential documents is one of the ways Urban Impact gives back to our communities.

We are experts in documentation shredding.

Our uniformed, bonded and insured and security-trained drivers bring a truck to a pre-defined location. Our shredding trucks are fitted with huge, industrial "pierce and tear" shredding equipment that quickly and securely destroys your documents. Don’t worry about removing things like staples or paper clips. Our trucks take care of that for you!

Urban Impact will issue a Certificate of Destruction for your records, upon request.

For every tonne of paper recycled, it saves seventeen trees!