We would like to thank everyone who helped make the fifth annual Golden Bear Shred Day/Food and Clothing Drive at Upper Arlington High School on April 8 a great success.

To the Editor:

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the fifth annual Golden Bear Shred Day/Food and Clothing Drive at Upper Arlington High School on April 8 a great success.

More than 300 vehicles came through to have paper and electronic documents shredded and clothing and nonperishable food items donated to local charities. There was over 16,000 pounds of material processed, which translates to saving 137 trees, 56,420 gallons of water, 33,046 kilowatts of energy and 40 cubic yards of landfill.

Better yet, the event raised over $2,300 for the Upper Arlington High School Parent-Teacher Organization, an overflowing van full of canned goods for the Heart to Heart Food Pantry at First Community Church, several household items and building materials for Habitat for Humanity Restore and 30 bags of gently used clothing for New Life Clothing Room at United Methodist Church.

We would like to thank all the volunteers who donated their time, Claudia Weisberg and the Upper Arlington High School PTO and, finally, the community for donating items and coming out to support our event.

Jim Hyre, Herb Gillen

co-organizers of Golden Bear Shred Day