JCS Canada Charity Fund presents Nexus Youth Services with $5,000 grant benefiting at-risk youth in Peel

MISSISSAUGA – Nexus Youth Services is thrilled to share the good news of its recent grant success! On December 13, representatives from JCS Canada Charity Fund presented a $5,000 cheque to Nexus at its Annual Holiday Feast for youth.

The $5,000 grant will support group programs offered at the Nexus Youth Centre, available to youth free-of-charge on a drop-in basis. These programs are crucial to engaging youth in an approachable way, using arts to provoke discussion while providing coping skills for mental health-related issues and information about community resources.

The JCS Canada Charity Fund is the Company’s employee-funded charitable giving entity. As a charitable organization, the Fund provides monetary grants to qualified charitable organizations that focus on community development (at-risk women, families and youth, and food programs) serving the communities where JCS employees live and work.

“JCS is committed to delivering hope and providing solutions for improving the lives of those in need in the communities in which we operate,” said Mariann Mackey, Director of Human Resources.  “Our employees are proud to be able to support Nexus Youth Services and at-risk youth in our community.”

“Nexus is grateful to the JCS Canada Charity Fund for this generous support of our group services for at-risk youth,” said Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director of Nexus Youth Services. “We look forward to this exciting new partnership.”

Nexus Youth Services provides both informal and formal support services for youth who may be experiencing a range of social, emotional and/or behavioral difficulties. Operating under the principles of Youth Engagement, NYS offers a Community Counselling Program, as well as drop-in programs at the Nexus Youth Centre located inside the Mississauga Central Library.

Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS), a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation (NYSE:JAH), is a leading consumer products company that designs, manufactures and markets, nationally and internationally, a diverse portfolio of consumer products under world-class brands such as Bionaire®, Crock-Pot®, FoodSaver®, Health o meter®, Holmes®, Mr. Coffee®, Oster®, Patton®, Rival®, Seal-a-Meal®, skybar™, Sunbeam® and VillaWare®. JCS employees are committed to a set of core values that emphasize integrity, community service and entrepreneurship.

For more information on Nexus programs and services, call the Nexus Youth Centre at 905-566-1883 or visit www.peelcc.org/en/nexus-services.

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