Shred It & Forget It:The Story Behind the New Program That Helps Put Individuals with Disabilities Back to Work When Sachs Sax Caplan decided to go digital in mid 2021, we knew we would first need to safely dispose of all print materials. The safest way to do so?Shredding. Lots of it. Peter Sachs, attorney and founding partner at Sachs Sax Caplan, also knew about the growing need for employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. JARC Florida, a non-profit in Boca Raton that provides residential homes as well as programs and services to educate and empower adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities provided us just the assistance we needed. Sachs presented the idea to JARC Florida: How about we create a shredding department within the Community Works program at JARC. JARC’s Community Works program, which has been around for over six years, provides vocational training opportunities for its clients so they can learn skills, receive paychecks and feel prideful about having a job. Many of those clients then go out into the community to find employment locally. After a trial period in the Fall, where JARC clients learned how to properly shred paper documents, including removing staples, stacking and pushing through the shredding machine – avoiding back-ups, JARC Florida was ready to launch this new service to the masses. Their first client? Sachs Sax Caplan law firm of course. Now the “Shred it and Forget It” Service is available at JARC. To date, JARC has shredded more than 4,000 lbs. of documents. How can you get involved? Drop your documents off at JARC for confidential shredding services at 75 cents per pound. JARC is also seeking out more businesses to join the organization’s Community Works Program.