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:
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:
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:
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:
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
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!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on camp-in-a-box programs.
HUGE THANKS to Delta Bingo Penetanguishene for their continued support of We Are The Villagers during this challenging time. Delta Penetanguishene is a fundraising partner of WATV, and playing at Delta directly benefits our kids and 56 other local charities. Delta Penetanguishene is now open at limited capacity for cabinet games. Funds raised through Delta are used to benefit our community through programs such as WATV's help in supplying laptop computers to kids to enable them to keep up with their schooling, online summer camps, and more!
ATTENTION WATV families and kids. Wye Marsh Camp @ Home is offering five families free camp-in-a-box for two kids each! Each kit is filled with activities, crafts, and links to virtual components that can help you connect to nature, learn, and stay occupied from the safety of your home. Great for ages 6 to 12. Each kit is valued at $50. Simply contact Lisa at email@example.com asap. THANK YOU WYE MARSH! More info at:
A huge THANK YOU to Tiny Township LIONS CLUB who purchased and donated 5 Camp in a Box programs for WATV kids who otherwise could not afford to attend summer camp this summer. Camp in a Box is a unique program created by Tiny Township which brings the magic of camp into the home during this period of social distancing. There are 8 weekly themed boxes, and the program is interactive - which is great for our free laptop program for kids and families! See more information at: www.tiny.ca/recreation/camps
Attention WATV kids and families! Scientists in School has offered 15 free spots (regularly $185) in their virtual science workshops (see poster attached) to our Villagers. If you would like to participate, contact Lisa at WATV at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Please let other WATV families know about this offer.
We Are The Villagers is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the Emergency Community Support Fund, administered by the Community Foundations of Canada and the Huronia Community Foundation, for our program of providing laptops and Internet services for kids in families needing help. This program ensures that the kids can continue their schooling and extra-curricular activities remotely without worrying about the costs. We continue to welcome applications for laptops, books, materials, incidentals, and more - apply at: watvnew.com/contact-us/support-application/ @CommFdnsCanada @ESDC_GC #ECSFund
THANK YOU to National Bank of Canada's Altamira Foundation for their generous donation to We Are The Villagers. A special thanks to Branch Manager Sheila Webb, and to Lisa Adams who is seen presenting the cheque to WATV board member Robert Cooper. This donation means so much to everyone during these challenging times!
WATV kids get their Certificates of Achievement. In addition to supplying computers for home schooling, WATV included complimentary access to Red Cross Babysitting, Home Alone, My Safe Life and/or Stranger/Danger to all children who received them. We are pleased that all of the children took advantage of these courses and received their certificates. Here is WATV villager Megan proudly showing her certificate of achievement.
We Are The Villagers has been selected by the Government of Ontario as an official supplier of computers for kids for their home schooling! The province unveiled its seven-point summer learning plan today to outline the plans for students to continue their learning through the summer months. The official press release can be found at:
THANK YOU to everyone who participated in our Spring Flower Sale and purchased pots of Juliana Burgundy Daisies. Although we could not have our popular BBQ this year due to social distancing, our pots of flowers SOLD OUT! A special thanks to our volunteers, and to Native Woods Nursery of Midland for growing and providing the daisies.
Last opportunity to order your pots of 'Julianna Purple Daisies' and support the work of We Are The Villagers in your community. Pickup/delivery this weekend! Only a few pots left! Place your order now at: