Friends of the Wise Guys Charity Fund
Thanks to all our Sponsors, Volunteers and Participants!
The Wise Guys Charity Fund began with a simple goal in mind: to improve the quality of life in the Niagara Region. We started out raising funds for the YMCA, but just couldn’t stop there. We realized that there were so many other organizations and individuals in Niagara who needed our support. Why not do as much good as possible? So, we changed our strategy. We started raising funds for as many worthy causes as we could, especially the ones that don’t get the kind of publicity they deserve.
We thought we were just helping out; we didn’t realize we were creating a legacy.
Over the years, we started providing financial assistance to as many organizations as possible. This led us on some incredible adventures, and allowed us to support some inspiring projects along the way. We’ve helped women’s shelters, mentorship programs, advocacy centres, and more fight for the causes they care so much about. We’ve received tremendous support from the community along the way, which is the most rewarding part – watching community form and care for its members.
Now, the Wise Guys Charity Fund has grown into a widely-recognized charity in the Niagara Region. We can’t give full credit to one specific individual, but we can be grateful for the efforts of the collective. Together, we accomplish so much more than we ever could alone. Together, we’ve created a new way to care for our home.
We believe in supporting Niagara with every resource we can spare. We believe in finding new resources when we don’t have any to spare. Are you ready to pitch in?
Thursday, September 10, 2020@ TBD
Thursday, April 15, 2021@ 6:00 PM
Friday, June 11, 2021
Downtown St. Catharines
Friday, July 16, 2021
Tuesday, July 20, 2021@ 5:30pm
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Sunday, August 8, 2021
The Wise Guys Charity is a truly unique community partner. Their support over the years to grassroots organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters St. Catharines-Thorold has been vital to sustaining our Mentoring programs. Their support for our two new programs such as Big Bunch & Go Girls! enabled us to reach many more young people who would otherwise not have the opportunity to participate. We are privileged they value and support the work we do with Niagara’s children. On behalf of everyone at Big Brothers Big Sisters our heartfelt congratulations on your twenty years of helping us to grow and thrive.
The Heart and Stroke Foundation funds life-saving research, health education and advocates for social change. To do this the charity coordinates 10 fundraising programs such as The Heart & Stroke Big Bike (a 29 seat bike companies as it visits each community in Niagara), Pedal 100 a long-distance cycling event, Jump Rope for Heart and other events. In the mid-90’s the Wise Guys generously provided the Foundation with a new Van! This vehicle acted as a much needed resource to haul various event day supplies, it was driven in front of the Big Bike to ensure the safety of event participants. The Niagara Heart and Stroke Foundation gratefully acknowledges this generous contribution to the Foundation and it made a difference for our participants
This letter is to acknowledge the tremendous accomplishments of the Wise Guys Charity for its 20 years of giving back to the communities throughout Niagara. We are especially grateful to the Wise Guys’ for their major gift commitment in support of the development of the new Walker Family Cancer Centre through the Niagara Health System’s It’s Our Time Campaign. Their support will assist the Niagara Health System in accomplishing its vision of bringing urgently needed healthcare programs, such as radiation treatment, closer to home for everyone in Niagara! Their on-going contributions to many charities are a reflection of their continued work as true community builders. Betty Lou, on behalf of the Board of Directors of the NHS Foundation please accept and convey our congratulations to all the Wise Guys (and Gals).