December 22, 2010
For Immediate Release
Mississauga – Peel Children’s Centre extends a warm thank-you to the many caring individuals, community groups and corporations that have generously donated to the Centre over the past year.
A charitable, not-for-profit organization, Peel Children’s Centre (PCC) provides a range of high quality mental health services free of charge for children, youth and their families in Peel Region.
PCC relies on the community’s donations to fill the gap between government funding and the cost of providing mental health services for Peel’s rapidly growing population of children and youth.
“Our Vision at PCC is A Caring Community Working Together for Children,” said PCC Executive Director Humphrey Mitchell. “At no time is this Caring Community more evident than during the holiday season.”
PCC receives a large proportion of its charitable donations in the final weeks of each year. The holiday season is also a time when the community extends a helping hand with in-kind donations of toys, food and winter clothing for PCC’s clients.
“We have been fortunate to receive the proceeds of several community drives,” Mitchell said. “PCC serves many families of limited means who are very grateful to receive these gifts. On behalf of our clients, we extend our heartfelt thanks to the Peel community for its incredible kindness.”
Groups and companies that held toy, food or winter clothing drives for PCC include:
* Binswanger Hectare
* BMO – Shopper’s World Branch
* Boys and Girls Club
* EllisDon Corporation staff
* Erin Mills Acura
* Huttonville Public School
* Paccar Leasing Company Ltd.
* Peel Regional Paramedic Services and the Peel Paramedic Association
* Peel Regional Police
* Ryan ULC
* Staples Business Depot
* St. Vincent de Paul
* Toronto Star – Santa Claus Fund
* West 49.
“Thank you for helping us put smiles on the faces of children and youth who are coping with serious mental health challenges,” Mitchell said. “We also thank the hundreds of generous individuals, community groups and corporations that have provided donations this year.”
It is not too late to donate to PCC to meet the December 31st deadline for a 2010 charitable donation tax receipt. PCC’s website is set up for secure donations at www.peelcc.org/donate.
Each year PCC provides 5,700 services free-of-charge for children/youth and their families who are experiencing serious mental health challenges such as aggression, defiance, impulsivity, anxiety, depression, attachment disorder, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and self-harm.
Information: Mora Thompson 905-795-3507 or email@example.com