Nexus Youth Centre thanks volunteers for Day of Caring project

For immediate release
June 2, 2011


MISSISSAUGA – Today the Nexus Youth Centre was brightened up with a painted wall of inspiring words by youth, thanks to the generosity of volunteers taking part in the United Way’s Day of CaringTM initiative.


“The Peel community has shown incredible generosity in making today’s projects possible,” said Humphrey Mitchell, Executive Director of 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 CaringTM.”


Support for the painting at the Nexus Youth Centre came from:

  • TD/Canada Trust, whose employees volunteered their time and artistic talents to do the painting
  • Youth clients of Nexus Youth Centre, who also volunteered their time to paint and help
  • Valspar Paint and Lowe’s Home Improvement in Brampton North, which donated the paint and supplies.


“Nexus thanks the hard-working staff at the United Way for organizing projects at 20 agencies involving more than 220 volunteers from 22 companies,” Mitchell said.


Mitchell thanked TD/Canada Trust and Carlson Marketing for sponsoring today’s Day of CaringTM. 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.


“The youth at Nexus Youth Centre were thrilled to partner with TD/Canada Trust to paint their words on the walls of the Youth Centre,” said Karen Anslow, Supervisor of the Centre.


“There can be no better demonstration of the value of the voice of youth than to be part of a project like this. 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, Regional Municipality of Peel, Ontario Trillium Foundation, Ministry of Children and Youth Services, City of Mississauga, and charitable donations.


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


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