Shredding Event a Big Success

On Sunday August 25th, the CTCDC partnered with Representative Steve McCarter and Senator LeAnna M. Washington shredding headerto host a document shredding event in Cheltenham High School's parking lot. The turnout was incredible to say the least. Cars ringed the parking lot, out Panther Road and down Church Road. People came from all over the area to bring their unneeded confidential documents and records to be shred in secure equipment. 

Both Rep. Steve McCarter and Sen. LeAnna Washington were there for the event to meet the patient souls that waited in the long lines to make their 'contribution to the cause'. The staffers and volunteers worked tirelessly all afternoon. We had tables set up with literature about everything from events in the Township and District to complimentary copies of the "Consumer Protection Booklet" published by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General and provided by Rep. McCarter.


The event was ended a little early when the sides of the truck started to bulge outward. We had filled it to the limit!

Let us know what other events and projects you would like to see in the future.


Shredding Event

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The CTCDC has teamed up with Rep. Steve McCarter and Sen. LeAnna M. Washington to hold a shredding event on August 25th at Cheltenham High School. With identity theft a constant concern, this is a great opportunity to safely destroy all those papers and documents in your home that might otherwise leave your information exposed.

Bring personal financial documents that are no longer needed, and any other papers with confidential information, such as account numbers and signatures to be destroyed on site. There is no need to remove staples or paper clips, but binder clips must be removed before shredding. Boxes, bags and containers will not be collected. The shredding event is scheduled to conclude at 5 p.m., unless the truck becomes full before our end time.

  • Documents containing Social Security, credit card and bank account numbers                                             
  • Credit card applications
  • Canceled or unused checks
  • Insurance and income tax records
  • Bank and credit card statements
  • Other personal documents

Elkins Central - The Train Station Renovation Project

The CTCDC is partnering with local business and the Township to bring the Elkins Park Train Station back to its former glory. Elkins Park Train Station RenovationCynthia Blackwood, owner of The Frame House, across from the new Creekside Co-op, was inspired to re-invent the architecturally elegant space into a haven and gallery for the arts as well as a community space.

The CTCDC has gotten involved to negotiate the necessary arrangements with SEPTA and the Township and to act as the fund raising partner for the project. The initial licensing period with SEPTA will allow Cynthia, along the Lisa Stockenbrand of the Stitching Room and Bruce Starr, a local artist and carpenter, to raise the necessary $250,000.

A website has been set up specifically for this project, dubbed 'Elkins Central'. On it you will find continuous updates on the project as well as opportunities to donate  your money, time and talents. 

If you've ever wanted to get your hands dirty rebuilding something of value, want to contribute to the cause or just love trains, this is a wonderful opportunity to get involved in your community.

The Rail Yard Sale


Sunday August 18th the CTCDC is hosting a Yard Sale inside the Elkins Park Train Station. EPTS Rail Yard Sale1A portion of the monies raised will go towards the renovation of the train station. If you haven't seen the wonderful changes going on in this great space, this is a terrific opportunity to find some hidden gems among the items and help raise money for the effort!