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.
For information on donor and sponsor opportunities please contact Fran Chesney,905-682-2776 Ext. 201 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our Designated Program Space, funded by United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie Special Projects grant is now open! A special thank you to the United Way, Home Depot Niagara Falls, ON and NPH Team ENERGI program for youth for creating this beautiful and welcoming and functional program space.
The United Way Niagara recently launched their 2017 Campaign! Checkout their website for exciting campaign related activities and events http://www.unitedwayniagara.org
Pictured from left: David Young, Program Manager of Team ENERGI with Niagara Peninsula Homes (NPH) Training and Resource Centre ; Robert Bogden (Program Supervisor). Seated above: River Tessier (Team ENERGI participant); Seated below: Tomas Cartier (Team ENERGI participant).
NPH Team ENERGI is a fundamental principles and skills building program targeted at youth.
Special thanks to Dave and and crew for a job well done!
A huge thank you to Home Depot Niagara Falls, ON who brought their team of staff volunteers “Team Depot” and supplies to paint our refurbished program space. Thank you to Behr Paint and representative Tyler for the paint donation.
The reconstruction was funded by a special projects grant from United Way of Niagara Falls and Greater Fort Erie.
In the team photo: from left to right are Tom Bellinger, Brett Graham - Team Captain of Team Depot, Ann Rodger (front) Lesley Hurrle - Niagara Falls Store Manager and Scott Brown. Missing from the picture was Alan Wilson. Thank you all for the beautiful job you did on making the space feel welcoming.
Thank you Grantham Lions Food Truck Festival
The 2nd annual Grantham Lions Food Truck Festival was held on August 12th. Thank you to everyone who attended the event and purchased 50/50 raffle tickets that supported Autism Ontario Niagara Region Chapter. A very special thank you to the Grantham Lions who held the event and graciously shared the proceeds of the raffle to Autism Ontario Niagara Region Chapter. The raffle raised $1500!! The funds will go towards the STARS program running this Fall.
Thank you to everyone who supported the
7-Eleven Car Wash for Autism!
Our sincere thanks goes out to 7-Eleven in Welland for all their hard work planning and organizing this third party fundraising event.
The Car Wash took place on Saturday August 19th at 7-Eleven on Crowland Ave in Welland; it raised $887.50. The funds raised will help support activities for the Girls Only Group this coming fall. The people in the photo from left to right Fran Chesney, Chapter Manager; Felicia Gardonyi, 7 – Eleven Assistant Manager; Tanya Fortier 7 – 11 employee.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the event and supported Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter
Thank you Angel's Diner Family Restaurant
395 Ontario St, St. Catharines, ON
On August 8th, 2017 Angel's Diner held a 10th Anniversary Celebration with contributions going to Autism Ontario Niagara Region Chapter. The funds will be used to offset Summer Camp expenses. Pictured from left is Angel's Diner server, Darian; AO Camp staff, Kayla; Manager of Angel's Diner, Laurie; AO Camp Director, Marissa and AO Camp staff Allyesa.
Thank you to everyone who supported the
3rd Annual LIVING THE DREAM Benefit
Our sincere thanks goes out the "The A Team" for all their hard work planning and organizing this annual third party fundraising event.
This year's Living the Dream benefit took place at Rigs Sports Pub and featured fantastic entertainment, food and prizes.
Thank you to everyone who came out to the event and supported Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter!
Raise the Flag for Autism
Thank you to Gain Learning Centre Inc. who celebrated World Autism Awareness Day with us this past April by Raising the Flag for Autism. The community fun day event they ran raised $1468.75 which they chose to donate to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter. Thank you so much to the amazing team at Gain Learning Centre for their hard work and support!
Niagara Hot Tubs
Thank you so much to the team at Niagara Hot Tubs for hosting a Community BBQ in support of Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter. The funds you've so generously raised will help support families touched by ASD right here in our own community!
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!
Sir Winston 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.
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!
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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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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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)
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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!
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!
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!
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.
Thank you to the Rexall Foundation for their generous $10,000 donation to help support Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter's Summer Camp!
Pelham Mayor's Gala
Thank you to the Pelham Mayor's Gala for their generous donation to Autism Ontario - Niagara Region Chapter.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!!
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!!
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!!
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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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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!!
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!!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!!
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!!
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!
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.
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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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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