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Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Food Lion and Cintas Partner to Host Shredding for Miracles Events

-Shred events support local children’s hospitals, help protect against identity theft -

CINCINNATI—June 16, 2011Cintas Corporation (NASDAQ: CTAS) is partnering with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® and Food Lion to host “Shredding for Miracles” events in multiple cities across the nation. The events will raise money for local children’s hospitals while helping consumers protect themselves from identity theft. All events will take place on Saturday, June 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern, at select Food Lion stores in Atlanta, Nashville, Tenn. and Jacksonville, Fla.

“Shredding for Miracles will provide the local community with a chance to securely dispose of confidential information while helping local children in need,” said Shirley Waters, Vice President of Corporate Development, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. “We are excited to partner with Cintas Document Management and Food Lion to provide this service for a positive cause.”

For a $10 donation, participants can bring personal and business documents to have them securely shredded by a certified Cintas employee. All of the donations collected will directly benefit the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to support research and pay for equipment and uncompensated care to help children suffering from common childhood afflictions or bigger challenges like birth defects or cancer. In addition, Food Lion will be selling “Miracle Balloons” during the month of June to raise additional donations for the initiative.

Cintas Document Management will have secure, mobile shredding trucks on-site to safely destroy documents using its SmartShred™ process. From drop-off to destruction, all documents will be constantly monitored and protected. All of the shredded paper will then be recycled into secondary paper products such as paper towels and tissue to help protect natural resources. All attendees will receive a coupon, compliments of GP Harmon Recycling, LLC, for a free paper product such as Brawny or Sparkle paper towels and Angel Soft toilet tissue.

The mobile shredding trucks powered by Cintas will be in Food Lion parking lots at the following locations:

  • Jacksonville, FL – Food Lion of Jacksonville: 6765 Dunn Ave. and 418 Staratt Rd. in Jacksonville, FL, benefiting Wolfson Children’s Hospital
  • Atlanta, GA - Food Lion of Lawrenceville: 1404 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Rd, Lawrenceville, GA; Food Lion of Fayetteville: 12160 County Line Rd., Fayetteville, GA, benefiting Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  • Nashville, TN – Food Lion of Nashville: 3636 Bell Rd, Nashville, TN, benefiting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt

“Shredding for Miracles is a wonderful initiative and we are honored to participate in the events,” said Karen Carnahan, President and COO of Cintas Document Management. “We are excited to help these communities fight identity theft with our secure shredding services while raising funds to benefit children in local hospitals.”

Cintas is the longest standing PCI-DSS compliant and North American AAA NAID-certified destruction provider. It offers cost-effective document shredding, storage and imaging programs. Cintas solutions are designed to provide businesses with data privacy and security, compliance with regulatory requirements and greater control and access to information.

For more information about Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, visit

For more information about Cintas document management services, visit

About Cintas Corporation:

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, Cintas Corporation provides highly specialized services to businesses of all types. Cintas designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs, and provides entrance mats, restroom supplies, promotional products, first aid and safety products, fire protection services and document management services to approximately 800,000 businesses. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol CTAS and is a component of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index.

About Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals:

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® raises funds for 170 children’s hospitals across North America, which, in turn, use the money where it’s needed the most. When a donation is given it stays in the community, ensuring that every dollar is helping local kids. Since 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals has raised more than $4 billion, most of it $1 at a time. These donations have gone to support research and training, purchase equipment, and pay for uncompensated care, all in support of our mission to save and improve the lives of as many children as possible. Learn more at


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