Thanks

A special thank you to all of the donors, volunteers, sponsors and partners who work with Autism Ontario, specifically the Niagara Region Chapter. Without your support, hard work, dedication and generosity, we would not be able to help the thousands of individuals and families that are impacted by Autism Spectrum Disorders.



Connaught Public School

Thank you so much to the staff and students at Connaught Public School for running an awesome coin drive to raise funds in support of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter!  We appreciate your support and look forward to celebrating World Autism Awareness Day with your school again next year!

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Sir WIinston Churchill Secondary School
A special shout out goes to the staff and students at Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School who went above and beyond to raise awareness and raise funds in support of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter.  Through awareness bracelet sales and other fundraising initiatives, the school raised $731.00!  Thank you for celebrating World Autism Awareness Day and helping to create a more accepting and supportive community for everyone!  To see a video of SWC's awareness activities, click here.

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Nutrabee - Hugga Honey Sales
Our sincerest thanks goes out the Nutrabee Gourmet Honey for dedicating their new product "Hugga Honey" to support Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter. 100% of the proceeds from every bottle purchased will help fund local programs and services for families touched by ASD.  Thank you as well to the community for their support of this new fundraising initiative.  In the first month since the product launched, Hugga Honey has raised $576.00 for autism!

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Showtime Comedy & Entertainment
Thank you so much to Showtime Comedy and Entertainment for hosting a hilarious comedy night fundraiser in support of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter which raised $1825.00 in support of local programs and services.

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Sitel
We are so grateful to the amazing team at Sitel for choosing Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter as their Charity for the Month!  Through in-office fundraisers and corporate support, the team raised $2110.50 to help support programs and services offered right here in the Niagara Region.

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Grantham Lions Club
A big thank you goes out to the incredible Grantham Lions Club members for all of their hard work organizing and executing their first Food Truck Festival!  We are so grateful that you chose to donate the proceeds from the event's 50/50 draw to support Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter!

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Gram's Lemonade Stand
A heartfelt thank you goes out to one of our youngest supporters, Gram Willick, and his mom Tanya!  Every other weekend during the summer, Gram ran a lemonade stand in Chippawa and raised a whopping $3010.65 in support of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter! Way to go Gram!  Thank you for showing your support and inspiring others to help make a difference in our community!

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Interface Networking
Thank you so much to Carol Chudy, Karen Head and everyone else involved in the Interface Networking Event!  We are so appreciative that you chose to donate the funds you raised to help support families in the Niagara Region touched by ASD.  Thank you for your kind support!

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Chad Cyopeck Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament
Thank you so much to the amazing individuals who organized and ran the Chad Cyopeck Memorial Slo-Pitch Tournament!  This amazing day of slo-pitch helped to support local charities in the Niagara Region.  Thank you so much for helping to do so much good in our community!

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Shopper's Home Health Care (Store #8472)

Thank you so much to the team at store #8472 for hosting a month-long silent auction and a community BBQ in support of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter.  The funds you have raised will help support the programs and services offered in the Niagara Region and we are so grateful for your hard work and your generosity!

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Cotton Inc.
Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter is so grateful to Cotton Inc. for their generous advanced sponsorship of this year's annual Soiree!  Thank you to Angelo Dosa (pictured below) for representing Cotton Inc. for the cheque presentation.

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M.T. Mugs, Tempest Auto Glass and Puffdogs
Thank you so much to the A Team for all their hard work planning, organizing and executing the 2nd annual "Living the Dream" Autism Benefit!  This event featured a car wash, BBQ, raffles, dunk tank and more!  We are so grateful for your contribution and we are looking forward to next year's event already!

M.T. Mugs

Sketchbook Comics
Thank you to Joel from Sketchbook Comics who collected donations for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter on Free Comic Book Day!  We are so grateful for your continued support of our Chapter!

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Raise the Flag Schools
A huge thank you to the Niagara Region Schools that celebrated World Autism Awareness Day! A special thank you to those schools that also chose to fundraise in support of the Niagara Region Chapter!  To see more photos from the Raise the Flag celebrations, click here.

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Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines
A big thank you to the Kiwanis Club of St. Catharines for their generous donation to help support children in the Niagara Region attending our Chapter's Summer Camp.

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Mardi Gras Supporters
A big thank you to everyone who came out to Isaac's Bar & Grill at Brock University on February 11th to celebrate Mardi Gras in support of Autism Ontario Niagara!  A huge thank you as well to Omega Sigma Chi who helped to plan and organize the event and Picture Artists Photography who ran the fun photo booth for guests to enjoy! 

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7-Eleven Niagara Falls
A big thank you to Lauren and the team at 7-Eleven on Victoria Avenue in Niagara Falls for hosting a third-party fundraiser in support of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter.  Over a 48 hour time frame, the store sold kebabs with the proceeds being donated to support local programs for individuals with ASD. A big thanks for all your hard work and support!

7-eleven

The Kiwanis Club of Welland
A big thank you to the Kiwanis Club of Welland for their generous donation to help support community programs offered by Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter!
(Pictured Left to Right: Bob Wylde-President, Jordan Shaw-Autism Ontario,
Mike Gowan-Kiwanis Member, Ed Minchin-Past President)

kiwanis

The Pen Centre
A huge thank you to the Pen Centre in St. Catharines for including Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter in their first ever Behind Closed Doors Sale!  This after hours ticketed shopping experience was a huge hit, giving shoppers access to fantastic sales througout the mall, and 8 local charities the chance to raise awareness in the community and raise funds to help support our work in the Niagara Region! In total, over $14,000 was donated to local charity organizations!


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7-Eleven Welland
A big thank you to the team at the Crowland Avenue 7-Eleven in Welland for hosting a car wash fundraiser on behalf of the Niagara Region Chapter!  We appreciate your support of our community outreach!

welland car wash

M.T. Mugs, Tempest Auto Glass and Puffdogs
Thank you so much to M.T. Mugs, Tempest Auto Glass and Puffdogs for joining together to host the "Living the Dream" Autism Benefit!  This event featured a car wash, BBQ, musical entertainment and more!  Thank you so much for making a positive impact in our community!

MT Mugs

Ontario General Insurance Hockey Tournament
Thank you so much for your generous contribution to our Chapter!  Your donation will help ensure the continuation of vital programs and services for individuals with ASD and their families.

hockey tournament

Rexall Foundation
Thank you to the Rexall Foundation for their generous $10,000 donation to help support Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter's Summer Camp!

Rexall

Pelham Mayor's Gala
Thank you to the Pelham Mayor's Gala for their generous donation to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter.

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Jenn Franks
Thank you to Jen Franks who generously donated 10% of her Origami Owl sales during the month of April to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter!  We appreciate your contribution!

jenn franks

Sketchbook Comics
Thank you to Geoff from Sketchbook Comics who collected donations for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter on Free Comic Book Day!  We appreciate your support of our Chapter!

sketchbook comics

Mischa Paniagua
Thank you to Mischa, who chose to celebrate World Autism Awareness Day by making Rainbow Loom bracelets and selling them to friends and family as a fundraiser for our Chapter!  We appreciate your generosity!

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Raise the Flag Schools
A huge thank you to ALL the Niagara Region Schools that celebrated World Autism Awareness Day on April 2nd by participating in Autism Ontario's "Raise the Flag" campaign! A special thank you to those schools that also chose to run various fundraising campaigns to support the Chapter's programs and services!

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Kate S Durdan

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Cherrywood Acres

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Omega Sigma Chi and Johnny Rocco's Restaurant
Thank you so much to the Omega Sigma Chi Sorority for organizing a fundraiser for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter at Johnny Rocco's Restaurant! Everyone in attendance enjoyed a fun night out, some delicious food and helped support the hard work of our local Chapter!  We are very grateful for your donation!

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Team 905 Cycle
Thank you Omega Sigma Chi for your hard work organizing this event!
Thank you so much to the members of Team 905 Cycle for supporting our Chapter and raising funds for us throughout the year at their various cycle races and events!  We appreciate you're support!

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Canal Bank Shuffle
A huge thank you goes out to the Canal Bank Shuffle Organizing Committee!  Their hard work and dedication not only lead to the community enjoying a wonderful three days of blues music, but also lead to $10,000.00 being raised which will provide vital support services and programs for individuals with ASD and their families!  Thank you so much!  You've made a difference in the lives of many through your generosity!

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Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
Thank you to Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School for spreading the word during Autism Awareness Month!  We really appreciate your generous donation!

Holy Cross

Welland Development Commission
Thank you to the Welland Development Commission for hosting a golf tournament that raised $1,800 for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter.  We appreciate your support!

Golf Tournament Cheque Presentation

Smithville Foodland
Thank you to Mike and his team at the Smithville Foodland, and to all the customers who participated, for donating $1219.00 towards our Evan's Ride event which took place Sunday, May 25th!!

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Karli Gibson Donation
We want to say a huge thank you to Karli Gibson who sold cupcakes at her school to raise money for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter during the first week of April.

Karli made over 280 cupcakes, raised $250, and did this to honour her sibling on the spectrum. Thank you Karli for your amazing work and your generous donation!!

Karli Donation

Zeta Pi Sorority
We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the wonderful ladies of Zeta Pi for creating and selling their Hot Chocolate Cones in December 2013. They raise $1300 for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter!!

Zeta Pi

The Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce
We'd like to extend a huge thank you to the Niagara Falls Chamber of Commerce for allowing the Niagara Region Chapter to be their charity of choice in September 2013's annual charity golf tournament. They raised $1700 for our Chapter! Thank you!

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Pizza Hut
We want to thank Pizza Hut on Lake Street for hosting two fundraisers in the month of October for Autism Awareness Month! They raised $251.31 for the Niagara Region Chapter. Thank you!

Pizza Hut

Canal Bank Shuffle Committee
We want to say a HUGE thank you to the Canal Bank Shuffle committee for donating $8000 to the Niagara Region Chapter from their three-day blues festival in October 2013. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a charity of choice and letting us come represent the Chapter at your event!

Canal Bank Shuffle

Dale Patterson Donation
We want to say a HUGE thank-you to Dale Patterson! Dale raised $2418.00 for the Niagara Region Chapter during a 100-lap race at Merrittville Speedway in September.

Thank you very much for your donation! What an amazing job. We heard he placed in the top 10 too!

Dale Patterson

Gemalto Donation
A huge thank you goes out to Gemalto in Burlington for hosting a Zumbathon with proceeds going towards Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter. They raised an astounding $2250!! Thank you for your support!

Gemalto

Rick Fokkens and Family Donation
The Niagara Region Chapter wants to send out a big thank you to Rick Fokkens and his family who sold refreshments during Port Colborne's Canal Days in August to raise money for our Chapter!

They raised $1315.50!!! Thanks again to the Fokkens!

Rick Fokkens Donation

Canadian Tire Jumpstart Donation
Canadian Tire's Jumpstart Program graciously donated $20,000 to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter Summer Camp this year along with thousands of dollars in Camp equipment! We want to say a HUGE thank you to them for helping make our Summer Camp so successful!

From L-R: Jessica Province, Program Assistant; Harry J. Bell, Regional Manager for Jumpstart; and Doug Joyner, Chapter Manager.

Jumpstart

Madalyne Merritt Donation
Madalyne Merritt raised $148.00 for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter programs and services by planning and running her very own lemonade stand! Thank you Madalyne for your hard work, and for what must have been some amazing lemonade!!

Madalyne Merritt Cheque

Connaught Public School
Julie Pak (left) and Jillian Seburn (right) presented Elizabeth Hunter, Program Manager with a cheque for $138.10 that their school, Connaught Public School of St. Catharines, raised through a Cotton Candy Fundraiser. Thanks Connaught!!

Connaught Public School

Laura Secord Walk Donation
These lovely ladies completed the Laura Secord Walk on June 22, 2013. They raised money for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter Programs & Services. Thank you for your contribution!!

From L-R: Colleen Gallen, Carolynn Vuono, Judy Hernder, Cheryl Slater.

Laura Secord Walk

Club Richelieu Donation
Club Richelieu presented Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter with a donation of $1000 for Programs & Services. Thank you Club Richelieu for your continued support.

 

Club Richelieu

Riley from Orchard Park Public School
Riley from Orchard Park Public School raised $662.42 in April for Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter, all in pennies! He rallied the other students together to pitch in, but planned the whole fundraiser himself. Thank you Riley, you did an amazing job!

Riley Orchard Park

St. Charles Catholic Elementary School
St. Charles Catholic Elementary School in Thorold raised $607.45 by holding a Hip Hop dance for Autism on World Autism Awareness Day! Thank you to Elissa Mead for arranging this and for all the students who participated!

St. Charles Donation

Sharps & Squares Stadium Grill
Sharps & Squares in Thorold donated $220.00 to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter. This was a portion of the proceeds from dinner and drinks on Friday, April 5, 2013. Thanks Sharps & Squares!!

Sharps & Squares

Dalewood Public School Donation
For two weeks in April, in honour of Autism Awareness Month, Felicia Krtek and Avery Claus collected donations for raffle prizes at Dalewood Public School. On Friday, April 26th they held their raffle and collected $202.85 to donate to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter! Special thanks to Leah Ritchie who also filled in when needed. Thank you ladies and Dalewood Public School!!

Dalewood Public School

Intact Insurance Donation
Intact Insurance graciously donated $30,000, at $10,000 per year for 3 years, to go towards Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter Programs and Services! Thank you Intact Insurance!

Intact Insurance

Bluesaganza Committee Donation
The Bluesaganza Committee has donated almost $4000 to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter Programs and Services, raised from Bluesaganza 2013 held on Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the event and everyone who came out! Thanks Bluesaganza Committee!

Bluesaganza 2013

Zeta Pi Sorority Donation
The wonderful ladies of Zeta Pi Sorority created and sold hot chocolate cones in the month of December with a portion of the proceeds going towards Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter. In total they raised and donated $500! Thank you ladies, they were a huge hit.

Zeta Pi

 

Niagara Catholic District School Board Support Staff Workers & CUPE Local 1317 Donation
The Niagara Catholic District School Board Support Staff Workers and CUPE Local 1317 held their annual Christmas Dinner Dance this past November. They raised $1,912 through raffles in support of the Niagara Region Chapter.

CUPE Cheque Photo

Canal Days Run/12 Mile Creek Run Donation to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter
Cam Johnson and Adam Bunz came to the Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter office to present a $2000 donation from this years' Canal Days Run and 12 Mile Creek Run. There was also over $5000 raised by participants! Thank you to everyone for your contributions!

Canal Days Run

North American Construction Donation to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter at Starlight Soiree
North America Construction presented Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter with a donation of $5000 from Programs and Services at this years' Starlight Soiree. Thank you for your amazing donation!

North America Construction

Canal Bank Shuffle Donation to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter
The Canal Bank Shuffle team presented Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter with a donation of $10,000 from October's event!! Thanks again to their team and to all our volunteers for making this event so successful.

Canal Bank Shuffle

 

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