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
The Market @ The Village, Niagara Stone Rd., NOTL
On Sunday August 16,2020 we celebrate the heroes who make our local
fruit orchards and wineries possible! After the peak of summer harvest, we
give our Caribbean & Mexican neighbours a well-deserved break. We invite
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 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 160 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 have filled bags please email to arrange for a drop off.
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!
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 will be closed until April 7.
Bikes will not be available until that date. Please call contacts below for 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