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.

Thank you to our 2019 Gold Sponsors ! 

2020 PEACH PICKERS PICNIC 

     SUNDAY, AUGUST 16

                    5:30-9 PM  

The Market @ The Village, Niagara Stone Rd., NOTL

 

On Sunday August 11, 2019, we celebrated the heroes who make our local

fruit orchards and wineries possible! At the peak of summer harvest, we

give our Caribbean & Mexican neighbours a well-deserved break. We invited 

the Niagara-on-the-Lake community  to honour the offshore workers'

invaluable contributions through a fun night and live music at

the Peach Pickers' Picnic!

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 are now an option!  

ETransfers can be sent to:

niagaraworkerswelcome@gmail.com,

Please use the password  - welcome .

 

Cheques may be mailed to:

Niagara Workers Welcome

2230 Four Mile Creek Rd. RR#3

Niagara on the Lake,

L0S 1J0

 
Thank you for supporting the 2019 Peach Pickers Picnic!

 

2. WELCOME KITS

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!

Our 2020 Welcome kits will be packed with the following items 

*Heavy duty work gloves

*Thermal work socks

 New washcloth, hand towel

 Toothbrush

 Toothpaste

 Toilet paper roll

 Tylenol travel pack

 Instant chicken soup package

 Granola bar

 Band aids

 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! A $25 donation 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

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 up used bikes and gets them into the hands of appreciative workers. Located at the old Virgil Public School (red doors) on Tuesday (10am–4pm) and Thursday (10am–8pm).

Contact Mark Gaudet at 289 -783-1684 or Terry Weiner at 905-321-8638 to make a donation or for more info. View the video here!

VIDEOS !

2019 Peach Pickers Picnic

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Welcome Kits

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Bikes for Farm Workers

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Memories 2007-2020

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PEACH PICKERS PICNIC ~  Photo Gallery

On behalf of our Caribbean and Mexican neighbours we'd like to thank the sponsors & donors for making this special

          evening of celebration possible !

Town of Niagara on the Lake, NOTL Rotary Club, Shaw Festival, the Market @ The Village, Applewood Hollow B+B, Jamaica National Money Services, Grape Escape Tours, MacSween Farms, NOTL Horticultural Society, Chateau des Charmes,  Brand Blvd, Bushy House B+B, J+F Boot, Quest Community Health, B.Knight, First Student Bus Line, Dune Girls Book Club, Calvary Church, Gateway Church, Emmanuel Grace Church, Grantham MB Church,  David Siegel, C.+R. Dew
Dianne Hughes, R. Serlucca, D.Hewlett,  Kristin Lozinski,  Tim Hartley, Gwen Spencer, B.Ferguson,  Heather Doyle, D.Ponte, Brian and Paddy Parr, J. Epp, S.Murphy, Sobey's Grantham Plaza
 
Thank you to the MANY awesome neighbours in Niagara on the Lake who "paid it forward" so that these hard working folks could enjoy a meal!
We are so grateful for the scores of volunteers who helped in so many practical ways to make this special day happen - thank you! 
 
Photography : Jan Jaster, Debi Goodwin,  Arun Kapur 
Video : Leah Godwin, Jane Andres
Music : BIG THANKS to Zephie James, Gabriel Camacho and the Arterra Allstars, Random Task, Earl "Earlybee" Newell, Winston Green, Conroy Nelson, Brian Burton, Michael Hinds, Norman Dyke, Froese Farm Peach Packers, Winston Green,  Richard Palmer 

© 2018 by WORKERS WELCOME NIAGARA.  For Questions /  niagaraworkerswelcome@gmail.com

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