NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shred-it International (“Shred-it”), the world-leading information security company, today announced that Angela Robinson of Virginia, is the winner of the 2014 Good Riddance Day Contest.
When Angela’s father retired and closed his private trash collecting company, the family was left with a shed full of paperwork dating back to 1980 that needed to be disposed of. Prompted by a Shred-it truck on the highway, Angela investigated document destruction and quickly learned that shredding was the most secure way to dispose of her father’s old documents. Now, with the help of the Good Riddance Day contest, Angela and her father are looking forward to starting a new chapter in their lives.
“I’m thankful to be giving my father the gift of safe and confidential destruction! Saying good riddance to a shed full of papers will take a load off his back and create a clean space to create amazing new family memories in retirement,” said Angela.
Angela was selected from hundreds of entrants across the country by a panel of judges from Shred-it, the Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment. As the grand prize winner, Angela receives a five-night trip to New York City for Good Riddance Day on December 28. She will be the first in line to say “good riddance” to the past and get a fresh start to the New Year.
“Good Riddance Day is a time to reflect on the year that was, and get excited for a fresh new start. We’re thankful to all those who shared their stories with us,” said Bruce Andrew, Executive Vice President at Shred-it. “We are honoured to continue the tradition of the Times Square New Year’s Eve Good Riddance Day and we look forward to the event and those who will participate and securely shred their memories on Good Riddance Day, so they can all have a fresh start to a new year.”
New Yorkers and visitors to the city are invited to this annual event at which Shred-it will park a mobile shredding truck in Times Square so participants can watch their funny, outlandish and sometimes heartbreaking memories of the past year be permanently destroyed.
Good Riddance Day will take place on December 28, 2014 in New York City’s Times Square Broadway Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets from noon to 1pm EDT. An iPad will be awarded to the participant with the most intriguing “good riddance” story at the event.
To learn more about the contest, please visit: www.shredit.com/GoodRiddanceDay.com. You can also stay informed with Shred-it on Facebook and LinkedIn or you can follow us on Twitter at @Shredit or use hashtag #GoodRiddanceDay. For more information on Times Square New Year's Eve, please visit www.TimesSquareNYC.org/NewYearsEve.
Shred-it is a world-leading information security company providing information destruction services that ensure the security and integrity of our clients' private information. The company operates in 170 markets throughout 18 countries worldwide, servicing more than 300,000 global, national and local businesses. For more information, please visit www.shredit.com.
About Times Square New Year's Eve
The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment are the organizers of Times Square New Year's Eve. The Times Square Alliance works to improve and promote Times Square so that it retains the energy, edge and distinctiveness that have made it an icon of entertainment, culture and urban life. Countdown Entertainment, which represents the owners of One Times Square, and the New Year’s Eve Ball, is a marketing management and event production company specializing in the Times Square area.