On Thursday, September 23rd, Youth Resources Niagara was presented a $500.00 cheque from Jackpot flowers as a recipient of their Jackpot fundraiser in an effort to help local businesses, customers and the community win.
Every time sales reach $6000, the spotlight charity is given $500 and one local customer receives $100. This specific jackpot went to Youth Resources Niagara. YRN is a nonprofit, multi-faceted agency consisting of three local residential homes as well as a variety of community based programs. Every year Youth Resources Niagara provides services for over 160 youths in our community who are homeless; have come into contact with the legal system, or been placed in FACS care. We provide accommodations, rehabilitative and supportive programming, and mentoring to promote personal growth, change, and accountability to empower youth to reach their full potential. These are some of our communities highest risk youth. Our youth come from a variety of backgrounds with a multitude of needs that require attention. The youth we support often come to us with a history of neglect and abuse; unaddressed mental health issues; are homeless, and have little to no supports in the community. More information on our services can be found at https://yrn.ca/
Pictured in the photo are John Van Vliet and Mike Taylor, Executive Director