Nexus Youth Centre thanks volunteers for Day of Caring makeover

For immediate release
May 13, 2010


MISSISSAUGA – Today the Nexus Youth Centre received a fresh paint job thanks to the generosity of volunteers taking part in the United Way’s spring Day of Caring™ initiative.


“The Peel community has shown incredible generosity in making today’s projects possible,” said Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director, Nexus Youth Services. “As a United Way-funded agency, Nexus Youth Services is extremely grateful to the many partners who donated their time, dollars and goods on this Day of Caring™.”


Support to the makeover at the Nexus Youth Centre came from:
* Bell Mobility and Tech Data, whose employees volunteered their time to do the painting
* Youth clients of Nexus Youth Centre, who also volunteered their time to help
* Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse in Brampton, which donated the paint and supplies
* Pizza Nova, which donated food and drinks for the volunteers.


“Bell is proud to support United Way as part of their ongoing Employee Giving Campaign and also to support local not-for-profit organizations,” said Pollyann Phy on behalf of Bell Mobility. “Bell is also a leader in community involvement and in supporting its employees.”


“Nexus thanks the hard-working staff at the United Way for organizing 25 projects today involving more than 1,000 volunteer hours,” said Mitchell. He also thanked the City of Mississauga for facilitating the project at the Nexus Youth Centre, which occupies donated space in Mississauga’s Central Library.


In addition, Mitchell thanked TD Canada Trust employees serving Mississauga, who sponsored today’s Day of Caring™.


“The youth at Nexus Youth Centre were thrilled to have this support from the community to transform their space today,” said Karen Anslow, Supervisor of the Centre. “There can be no better demonstration of the value of volunteering than to be part of a project like this makeover. From all of us at Nexus, our heartfelt thanks to everyone who made this possible,” Anslow said.


Serving over 2,000 youth each year, the Nexus Youth Centre offers drop-in activities, computer access, informal counselling, and formal programs aimed at developing life skills and healthy relationships. The Centre also encourages youth to get involved in their community through volunteering.


The Nexus Youth Centre is a program of Nexus Youth Services, a fully accredited, charitable, not-for-profit agency that receives funding from the United Way of Peel Region, the Region of Peel, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, the City of Mississauga, and charitable donations.


Information: Mora Thompson, Corporate Communications 905-795-3507

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