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.
2019 PEACH PICKERS PICNIC,
SUNDAY, AUGUST 11
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!
Transfers can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org,
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 coming out to the Peach Pickers Picnic, Sunday, August 11!
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
Toilet paper roll
Tylenol travel pack
Instant chicken soup package
A personal welcome note is always a special touch!
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!