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Jarden Consumer Solutions Community Fund Donates $17,500 To Local Charities

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Jarden Consumer Solutions (JCS) announced today that its employee-funded JCS Community Fund donated $17,500 to local charities in the first quarter of 2015. The JCS Community 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 to charities across the country since its creation in 2004.

The American Red Cross – Southern Missouri received $7,500 to provide disaster relief and financial assistance to families living in McDonald, Newton and surroundings Counties. This donation represents 13 percent of the agency's disaster relief budget. Children's Haven of Southwest Missouri received $5,000 to help provide meals and snacks for at-risk children. This donation represents 25 percent of the program's food budget. Finally, the Special Olympics Missouri, Inc. received $5,000 to help fund local athlete participation and transportation in local and state basketball competitions throughout the year.

“Jarden Consumer Solutions employees are passionate supporters of community development, particularly where they live and work,” stated Rocki Rockingham, JCS Vice President of Community Relations and Communications. “Through their ongoing and generous contributions to the JCS Community Fund, our employees are able to consistently make measurable improvements in the lives of those neighbors who are most in need.”

During the first quarter of 2015, the JCS Community Fund also made donations to organizations in Arkansas ($5,000), Mississippi ($14,000) and South Florida ($113,280). In total, the JCS Community Fundapproved grants totaling $149,780 in the first quarter of 2015.

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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