Do you have any unused medications that need disposed of? How about papers, that you no longer need, collecting around the house that have sensitive information on them?
Boise City Police and Crime Stoppers will join Drug Free Idaho, the Drug Enforcement Administration and other local law enforcement partners to give the public an opportunity to prevent prescription pill abuse and identity theft. Just in time for spring cleaning, residents are encouraged to rid their homes of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs and important documents.
What: Community Rx Take Back & Shred-It Day: Turn in your used or expired prescription medication for safe disposal. Shred personal documents or anything with your personal information can help prevent identity theft. Items like tax papers, checks, video tapes, check stubs, financial records, bank statements, DVD’s and more.
Donations will be accepted for the Boise Area Crime Stoppers. There is a limit of 5 boxes or bags of shredding material per vehicle
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9 AM to 1 PM
Where: Two Locations:
· Boise Towne Square Mall 350 N. Milwaukee, Boise (North Dillard’s parking lot)
· Fred Meyer 5425 W. Chinden Blvd, Garden City
Contact Crime Stoppers at email email@example.com for shredding questions.
Visit http://www.drugfreeidaho.org for more prescription drug take back information.
I write this as I sit at my desk, my desk that has two used cell phones sitting right next to it. These cell phones are sitting here not because I write this but because I’ve been meaning to find a new home for them. Call it kismet or whatever you like but last week when I received two separate notifications that the Boise Police Department has been doing an ongoing phone drive I knew I found these little phones a new home.
Here is a little bit from one email I received (permission given by Carrie to post)
After speaking to a woman today who brought in a used cell phone to be donated to Boise Police Crime Prevention, I thought I might update you on this service. These cell phones are freely provided to victims of violence or other such crimes, as well as the elderly (many who live alone or have health issues), but can only be used for 911 calls. So, instead of discarding your old cell phones, please consider donating them in support of this worthy cause. You can also request a tax donation form as they are tax deductible.
CELL PHONE DONATION DRIVE (Official Notification)
The Boise Police Department Crime Prevention Unit collects used cell phones to be given to “at risk” individuals to call 911. The donated phones are considered tax deductible. If the donated phones can’t be used, we have partnered with CellMe, to collect them. CellMe dismantles them and recycles all the materials with the proceeds going to our non-profit group, the Idaho Crime Prevention Association. If you want to contribute, please delete all your personal information from the cell phone, ie; contacts, texts, photos, notes, anything of a personal nature and simply drop them off or send them to us. We have a collection bin set-up in the Boise Police Crime Prevention Unit located at the Boise Police Department, 333 N Mark Stall Place, Boise, ID 83704. If you have any questions, please contact Tuckie Shaver at 570-6073.
I have also provided an informative link on security measures prior to donating or throwing away electronic devices/gadgets that may contain your confidential information.
Five Things You Must Do Before Ditching Old Gadgets:
St. Luke’s is putting on a meeting at Roosevelt School at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10 to talk about their expansion plans. They have mailed post cards to residents of the neighborhood. Perhaps you have seen something that looks like this:
If so, it’s your invitation to attend the meeting. The EENA board thinks its a good idea to attend so you can learn first hand their ideas and because, as they say, “we’re excited to share our concept and get your valuable feedback and ideas.”
At this time the EENA board has no position on the proposals, based on what information we have received from St. Luke’s at previous meetings.
If you have an opportunity to attend the meeting and provide your comments to St. Luke’s, feel free to share them with us through this website and/or our Facebook page. Your thoughts will be important in helping the EENA develop a perspective and future position at the time a proposal gets submitted to the local government agencies.
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