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

                          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

die 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:

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 Peach Pickers Picnic!

 

               2. WELCOME KITS

                                           *March Update*

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                               July Update

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

 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!  $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 for sales until late April. 

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).

Tuesday (10am–4pm)

Thursday (10am–8pm).

Contact Mark Gaudet  289 -783-1684  

Terry Weiner  905-321-8638 

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 Lozanski,  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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