Supported Projects

Over the past 27 years, the Wise Guys have succeeded in raising over $3,110,000 in funds for many worthy causes within the Niagara Region.

Some of the beneficiaries of our efforts are listed here:

YMCA’s of Niagara $124,000 St. Catharines – new facility

$150,000 St. Catharines, Welland, Niagara Falls – new facilities & expansions

$50,000 West Niagara – new facility

Niagara Children’s Centre $60,000 for building expansion

$130,000 for children with special needs swim program

Niagara Regional Health Department $250,000 for a Mobile Health Bus

$40,000 for a NEW Mobile Health Bus

Family and Children Services (FACS) $30,000 for new facility – St. Catharines

$50,000 for new facility – Niagara Falls

$6,000 for Summer Smiles Camp Equipment

Heart and Stroke Foundation $22,000 for a van for use within the Niagara Region
Pathstone Foundation $50,000 for their new facility

$30,000 for new research, treatment and training facility

$25,000 for new outdoor playground

Niagara Health System $100,000 for a new Cancer Centre

$16,500 for the purchase of 2 neo-natal units

$30,000 for a portable ultrasound machine

Community Care St. Catharines and Thorold $8,000 for a van

$37,000 for a walk-in freezer & refurbishing of Thorold facility

$65,000 for a new refrigeration vehicle (Chuck’s Truck)

$10,000 annually for Christmas programs

“Drug Awareness Program” $75,000 for George Chuvalo to present to almost 25,000 students across Niagara
Community Care of West Niagara $30,000 for refrigeration equipment & a van

$35,000 for walk-in cooler, refrigeration and freezer

$25,000 for a new cargo van

Infinity Play Place $15,000 playground for children including access for the disabled
Alzheimer Society $60,000 for new building – St. Catharines

$20,000 for Early Stage Support Program

Wellspring Niagara $30,000 for a Cancer Support Program

$100,00 for new Regional Support Centre

Bethesda Community Services $50,000 for therapy room equipment to serve children with autism and other special needs
Heartland Forest $40,000 for their learning centre

$25,000 for an accessible playground

$10,000 for accessible washrooms

Niagara Regional Police Department $5,000 annually for teddy bears for the Child Abuse & Niagara Victim Crisis Services programs
Children’s Discovery Centre $10,000 for renovation of buildings
Children’s Safety Village $25,000 for their village
Niagara Symphony Orchestra $30,000 for a music library in the Performaing Arts Centre
Women’s Place of South Niagara $30,000 for new building (Nova House)
Red Roof Retreat $30,000 towards a van to use for disabled children
Big Brothers and Big Sisters $5,000 for Kids Room renovations

$8,000 for Big Bunch Program

$5,000 for computers

Adolescents Family Support Niagara $10,000 for building renovations in Welland
Gillian’s Place of St. Catharines $30,000 for a new building

$7,000 for building renovation

Niagara Child Advocacy Centre $25,000 to renovate building
Bethlehem Housing and Support Services $25,000 for new building – St. Catharines

$20,000 for new building – Niagara Falls

$20,000 for their playground

The Raft (a Resource Association For Teens) $10,000 for renovations to their facility
Autism Society $25,000 for new facilities/renovations
Project Share $20,000 towards a new refridgeration vehicle
Brushed Aside Program $15,000 towards dental assistance for financially disadvantaged adults
Niagara Regional Sexual Assault Centre $20,000 for Child Assault Prevention Program
Hospice Niagara $9,500 for building renovations

$30,000 for medical beds

Habitat for Humanity $60,000 toward new home builds
Hope Centre $10,000 to update facilities in Welland
$20,000 towards a new community soup and culinary training kitchen
Port Cares $10,000 for equipment in Port Colborne
Hannah House $5,000 to furnish rooms in maternity home facility
Lincoln Community Complex $50,000 for new facility
Wigs for Kids Canada $4,500 for wigs for children in Niagara
Community Living St. Catharines $10,000 for expansion and renovations of facility
Kidsport Niagara $17,500 to assist less advantaged children with sports registration and equipment
Scouts Canada Welland $5,000 for canoes and camping equipment
Fort Erie Performing Arts Centre $20,000 for their new building
Learning Disabilities Niagara $10,000 for Reading Rock junior program

$10,000 Read, Explore & Discover Program

Brock University Sports $30,000 for a new rowing shell

$45,000 for mentorship program

Brain Injury Association of Niagara $2,300 for building renovation (new doors)

$5,000 for camp to assist low income Niagara children with acquired brain injury

i-CANTER Therapeutic Riding $5,000 for building renovation

$5,000 for machinery for garden project

YWCA $50,000 for new facility
Norm Foster Festical $5,000 for Local Hero program
Gateway of Niagara $5,000 for new equipment in new accessible building in Niagara Falls

$8,000 for supported, affordable housing in Port Colborne

Niagara Youth Orchestra $6,300 for equipment
Start Me Up Niagara $15,000 for renovations to facility
Niagara-On-The-Lake Library $26,000 for “Makerspace” within newly renovated library
CNIB $5,000 for support program
Equine Ability Therapeutic Riding Centre $2,500 for wheelchair accessible horse-drawn cart
St. John’s Ambulance $25,000 for refurbished vehicles

$5,000 for 2 AEDs (automated external defibrillators)

Strive Niagara $60,000 for 3 new playgrounds in St. Catharines and Welland
Yellow Door Theatre Project $13,000 for restorations to theatre space
Community Living Port Colborne/Wainfleet $25,000 for new wheelchair accessible van
Boys and Girls Clubs of Niagara $17,000 for the purchase and repurposing of a school bus
Links for Greener Learning $10,000 for the building of 20 new garden beds and supplies
Niagara Furniture Bank $25,000 for a delivery truck
McNally House Hospice $42,000 for an accessibility lift
Niagara Folk Art Multicultural Centre $10,000 for a renovation of their youth space
Friends of Roselawn Centre $2,543 for the purchase of electric induction cooktops and chef kits