News and Updates

We Are The Villagers

20 hours 1 minute ago

We are very grateful to LabX Media Group for their very generous contribution to the WATV For The Kids Annual Campaign again this year. Thanks to them we will be able to continue providing our services to dis-advantaged children in the community! Please consider joining LabX by donating today at:
watvnew.com/donate/

We Are The Villagers

1 day 11 hours ago

We Are The Villagers Newsletter - December 2020 - mailchi.mp/wearethevillagers/79ttie1uje-2110349

We Are The Villagers

2 days 9 hours ago

Bourgeois Motors has once again come through for the kids in the Village by donating to the WATV For The Kids Annual Campaign. Thank you to Adam Bourgeois and the entire team! Please help us meet our goal of raising $15,000 for our 2021 kids programs - donate today at:
watvnew.com/donate/

We Are The Villagers

2 days 20 hours ago

A huge Thank You to HGR Graham Partners of Midland for once again supporting the WATV For The Kids campaign through their corporate donation. The kids in the Village have a lot of smiles on their faces today!

We Are The Villagers

2 days 21 hours ago

This Giving Tuesday, please consider making a donation to the WATV For the Kids Annual Campaign. Your donation will help to ensure that dis-advantaged kids continue to receive funding for needed school supplies, online access to programs, extra-curricular activities (sports, music, art, etc), and much more for 2021. Make your donation at:
watvnew.com/donate/

We Are The Villagers

1 week 9 hours ago

Don't forget about our FOR THE KIDS ANNUAL CAMPAIGN. Our kids are hoping for your support at:
watvnew.com/donate/

We Are The Villagers

1 week 3 days ago

Announcing WATV's Virtual Holiday Vaudeville Show! - mailchi.mp/wearethevillagers/79ttie1uje-2105033

We Are The Villagers

1 week 3 days ago

A WATV mother writes to thank our donors: "I just wanted to thank you again for your ongoing help and support with funding in regards to my daughter’s life. My daughter's mental health has really been affected by my disability and I wanted to thank you for all that you do to ensure that children in need, like my daughter, that have a mother that relies on ODSP and living under the poverty line, has someone, an organization that cares about their future development. The help that you provide is immeasurable also are the thanks that we have in our

We Are The Villagers

2 weeks 9 hours ago

New laptop computers have arrived for our free Laptop Computer program. WATV provides free laptops, software, and subsidies for Internet services to children of low income households who otherwise could not afford them. This way, their kids can stay on top of their online schooling and extra-curricular activities. First to get their computers are the families on the waiting list. WATV's program is officially recognized by the Government of Ontario for the Simcoe County area. Do your kids need help with this program? Apply now at:
watvnew.com/contact-us/support-application/

We Are The Villagers

3 weeks 9 hours ago

Local NHL hockey legend Chris Kontos is once again the Honourary Chair of our annual For The Kids fundraising campaign! A resident of Penetanguishene, Chris is best known for his nine goals in 11 playoff games while he was a member of the Los Angeles Kings and his franchise opening night four-goal performance with the Tampa Bay Lightning. He is a true inspiration to the kids in the Village! Our campaign raises the funds necessary for our 2021 programs for kids in our community - please consider donating today at: watvnew.com/donate/

We Are The Villagers

3 weeks 2 days ago

WATV For The Kids Annual Campaign - new this year! We are thrilled to offer a complimentary limited edition print to all donors who contribute $50 or more to our For The Kids Annual Campaign. This joyful winter scene was painted in watercolour by our very own Executive Director Cathy Mills! A local artist, Cathy is inspired by the children in her life. The painting draws upon the gift of creativity as one to share with others.. The Skating print was influenced by the many times Cathy enjoyed skating together as a family. THANK YOU CATHY! Please make your donation

We Are The Villagers

3 weeks 2 days ago

Our annual year-end For The Kids campaign has begun. The campaign raises the funds necessary to ensure that the kids enrolled in extracurricular activities for 2021 have the funding needed from We Are The Villagers (WATV). Our goal this year is to raise $15,000 in November and December for our 2021 programs and sponsorships. To meet this goal, we need the community to help. WATV currently provides assistance to over 575 children in 27 local communities. Please support WAV by making a donation at: watvnew.com/donate/

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1 month 1 day ago

We Are The Villagers Newsletter - October 2020 - mailchi.mp/wearethevillagers/79ttie1uje-2093489

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1 month 4 weeks ago

We Are The Villagers Newsletter - October 2020 - mailchi.mp/wearethevillagers/79ttie1uje-2078541

We Are The Villagers

2 months 4 days ago

We still need 15 backpacks to be sponsored for kids in need who are returning to school. Can you help? Let's make sure our kids are safe in school - each backpack contains a custom made kid's face mask, aluminum water bottle, safety wipes, calculator, school supplies, and more. A tax receipt will be issued for each $50 donation. Sign up at:

watvnew.com/event/back-to-school-kids-backpack-sponsorship/

We Are The Villagers

2 months 3 weeks ago

HUGE THANKS to Hoax Couture for supplying special, custom made children's masks for our kid's back-to-school backpacks. Hoax Couture is Toronto's best dressmaker and tailor with award-winning designs. We still need a few individual sponsors for our Backpack program to make sure the kids in our community are prepared to return to school safely. You can help out at:
watvnew.com/event/back-to-school-kids-backpack-sponsorship/

We Are The Villagers

2 months 3 weeks ago

A thrilled WATV Villagers picks up her back-to-school Backpack to help in getting her safely back to school. However, demand is exceeding supply - can you sponsor a backpack for a family in need in our community? Each backpack contains a special made face mask for kids (thanks to Hoax Couture), an aluminum water bottle, sanitary wipes, calculator, school supplies, and more. Please help support our kids today at:
watvnew.com/event/back-to-school-kids-backpack-sponsorship/

We Are The Villagers

3 months 1 day ago

A special THANK YOU to Real Canadian Superstore in Midland who stepped up to provide WATV with school supplies to include in our back-to-school Backpack Program for families and their children needing help in preparing to return to school safely over the next few weeks. Can you sponsor a backpack for a child in need? Find out more at:
watvnew.com/

We Are The Villagers

3 months 1 day ago

We Are The Villagers Newsletter - September 2020 - mailchi.mp/wearethevillagers/79ttie1uje-2062701

We Are The Villagers

3 months 2 days ago

THANK YOU to Simcoe Office Products for their generous donation of school material to go into our kids' backpacks to get them geared up for school. WATV is giving children from families in need a backpack with everything they need to return to school safely in this COVID world, including a face mask, sanitary wipes, and more. Will you help us by sponsoring a kids' backpack? To do so, visit our website or click on:
watvnew.com/event/back-to-school-kids-backpack-sponsorship/

We Are The Villagers

3 months 1 week ago

WATV Sponsor A Backpack Program - mailchi.mp/wearethevillagers/79ttie1uje-2059273

We Are The Villagers

3 months 1 week ago

Sponsor a WATV BACKPACK and help support our local kids and keep them safe as they head back to school during these challenging times. For each backpack sponsorship of $50, WATV will provide a child in need with a backpack filled with back-to-school material including an aluminum water bottle, custom-made children's mask, sanitary wipes, notebooks, calculator, pens, and more! A tax receipt will be issued for every sponsorship of $50.00 Each backpack also has room for a laptop supplied to kids under our WATV Laptop program for families in need. Thanks to our sponsors, this program has been overwhelmingly received

We Are The Villagers

3 months 1 week ago

THANK YOU ENBRIDGE for your generous donation of $2,000 for WATV's Laptop Purchase program. We supply laptops, Internet services, and other material to needy families who otherwise could not afford it, so that their kids can continue their online schooling, summer camps, extracurricular programs, and more. With school starting up again on Sept 15th, we make sure all kids in our community are equally prepared and participating. Need a laptop for the kids but cannot afford it? Contact us today!

We Are The Villagers

3 months 2 weeks ago

Thank you again to Delta Bingo Penetanguishene for their continued support of We Are The Villagers and so many other community organizations, during these challenging times. Please continue to support Delta Bingo and indirectly your community organizations!

We Are The Villagers

3 months 3 weeks ago

A WATV villager picks up her Wye Marsh bird camp-in-a-box kit. The kit contains a week's indoor and outdoor activities for the kids, including a virtual component and some online team exercises. Many thanks to Wye Marsh for supporting the kids in the Village who otherwise could not participate and enjoy their summer. Want to join in the fun? Contact Lisa at We Are The Villagers, lisa@wearethevillagers.com for more information on camp-in-a-box programs.