Looking for a way to show your appreciation to a farm worker?
NIAGARA WORKERS WELCOME
makes it easy by offering
3 SIMPLE WAYS
to reach out to our migrant worker neighbours
You can help to ensure farm workers in Niagara-on-the-Lake are connected to a caring community.
2020 PEACH PICKERS PICNIC
SUNDAY, AUGUST 16
CANCELLED DUE TO COVID
The Market @ The Village, Niagara Stone Rd., NOTL
We regret to announce that the 2020 Peach Pickers Picnic has been
cancelled due to present COVID restrictions.
One of the ways in which you can express your appreciation is by
'paying it forward' and providing a hearty meal to a farm worker.
A $10 donation helps provide one meal for a hard working Caribbean
or Mexican neighbour.
Online donations now an option!
Etransfers can be sent to:
Please use the password - welcome .
Cheques may be mailed to:
Niagara Workers Welcome
2230 Four Mile Creek Rd. RR#3
Niagara on the Lake,
Thank you for supporting the Peach Pickers Picnic!
2. WELCOME KITS
Approximately 300 farmworkers who arrived between January 2 and March 12 have received welcome kits.Further deliveries will be temporarily suspended until isolation restrictions are lifted or as pre-arranged with the employer.
If you are an employer and would like to have them delivered or if you have filled bags please email us .
This is a challenging time for the agriculture industry. The men and women who come here from the Caribbean and Mexico have an added layer of challenges as they leave their loved ones and try to deal with the complexities of rapidly changing realities due to Covid 19. Let's ensure that they return home safe!
Thank you to everyone who contributed to help welcome our Caribbean and Mexican neighbours!
Thanks to YOU we were able to safely deliver over 560 welcome kits according to the proper protocols in place at this time. This year is especially hard on the farm workers as they face increased isolation so far from their families. It has been especially daunting trying to source proper work clothes, etc. Your donations of clothes, fans and other items necessary to maintain their health have been greatly appreciated. TOGETHER we are a caring community!
Did you know that farm workers from Mexico and the Caribbean arrive in Niagara from their warmer climates as early as January? For some it requires two days of travelling before they reach their farm or bunkhouse often at 2 or 3
in the morning.
You can imagine how much it's appreciated when we greet our offshore neighbours with a friendly 'hello' by providing a welcome kit full of helpful items.
Welcome kits are easy and inexpensive to fill and pack. They are a fun, practical way for individuals, families, schools and community groups to connect with these folks that contribute so much to our community!
Contents for 2020 Welcome kits :
*Heavy duty work gloves
*Thermal work socks
New washcloth, hand towel
Toilet paper roll
Tylenol travel pack
Instant chicken soup package
A personal welcome note is always a special touch!
Bags to be filled may also be picked up at the NOTL Public
Library or 2230 Four Mile Creek Rd.
*You may also PAY IT FORWARD! $25 will provide one bag
with the above contents for a farm worker.
Etransfer donations are now an option! Click on link below -
3. BIKE REPAIR
UPDATE: Due to COVID 19 the Bikes for Farmworkers shop
hours may vary.
Please call contacts below for repairs and updated information.
Transportation is a huge challenge for our migrant worker
friends. Having a safe and reliable bicycle can be the
difference between isolation and community connection.
Bikes For Farmworkers (BFF) fixes used bikes and gets
them into the hands of appreciative workers.
Located at the old Virgil Public School (red doors).
Contact Mark Gaudet 289 -783-1684
Terry Weiner 905-321-8638