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Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Donates $36,000 To Local Charities in Fourth Quarter 2013



Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Donates $36,000 To Local Charities in Fourth Quarter 2013

Neosho/Joplin, MO – February 13, 2014 — Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) announced today that its employee-funded JCS Community Fund donated $36,000 to local charities in the fourth quarter of 2013. The fund is committed to providing essential services and opportunities to at-risk youth, women and families in communities where JCS employees live and work, and has donated more than $5 million across the country since its creation in 2004.

"Our entire organization recognizes and embraces the important responsibility we have to the citizens of the communities in which we operate," stated Rocki Rockingham, JCS vice president of community relations and communications. "Through regular contributions to the JCS Community Fund, our employees demonstrate care and concern for those in need, while considerably improving the quality of their lives."

The JCS Community Fund approved grants for the following local organizations:

  • American Red Cross, Southern Missouri Region ($7,500) to provide disaster relief and financial assistance to families living in McDonald, Newton and surrounding Counties.
  • Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri ($10,000) to provide 15,016 meals and snacks for 345 children.
  • Newton County Food Basket Brigade ($6,500) to purchase perishable food items to feed at-risk families in the Neosho community and surrounding areas.
  • Special Olympics Missouri, Inc. ($7,000) to assist the agency in paying lodging/travel costs associated with sending athletes from Neosho and surrounding areas to three (3) local and two (2) state events throughout the year. Funds will also be used to provide access to training facilities and equipment as well as to purchase uniforms.
  • Southwest Missouri Arthritis Association ($5,000) to purchase additional medical equipment to have available as rentals in emergency cases. Funds will specifically purchase one Invacare full-electric bed package, one set of full-length Invacare bed rails, two wheelchairs.

During the fourth quarter of 2013, the JCS Community Fund also provided donations to charitable organizations in Arkansas ($4,000), Mississippi ($17,500), South Florida ($105,317), and Tennessee ($20,000).

To follow the activities of the JCS Community Fund, visit the organization's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JCSCommunityFund.

The Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund is the Company's employee-funded charitable giving entity. As a 501(c)(3) organization, the JCS Community Fund provides monetary grants to qualified charitable organizations that engage in community development initiatives (focusing on at-risk women, families and youth, and food programs) that serve the communities where JCS employees live and work. More information about the Company and the JCS Community Fund can be found on the Web at www.jardencs.com.

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