This September, we are launching our third Ride for Wayside on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Our teams will ride and walk a 5km loop through Waterloo or ride a 25km loop along the Iron Horse Trail. You can help in one of three ways. You can join the EmmanuWheels team, create your own team or you can donate to a team of your choice.
Proceeds from this year’s ride will help support our Community Garden project, assist in the purchase of toiletries; soap, shampoo, deodorant, tooth paste, and supplemental items for our Food Bag Program, support our seniors chair yoga program, and purchase men’s and women’s underwear for our ShareWear program.
Waterloo Wayside supports and builds community by providing safe places and opportunities to share and connect. In sharing our experiences and gifts with each other, we can meet our immediate physical needs for food and shelter and our long-term need to live independently while contributing and belonging to a loving, forgiving and inclusive community.
Since 2014, Waterloo Wayside runs programming year round for youth, seniors, and marginalized and at risk populations. 2023 has been a year where the Waterloo Wayside programming has been of great need. The number of people accessing our programs has increased considerably and include many newly arrived immigrants to Canada. Waterloo Wayside was able to run regular programming during the pandemic as permitted by government regulations due to generous donations from our supporters. Our $10,000 goal this year, will cover one third of a year’s worth of programming and set a new record for our fundraising.
We’re excited to this launch the 2023 edition of this annual event, and we need passionate people like you to help! Will you be one of the donors to help us reach our fundraising goal? To make a secure online donation in support of our efforts, please click the link below
If you are unable to make a personal donation, please keep us and the rest of our participants in mind as we bike or walk to support Waterloo Wayside.
“Creating and fostering community where it would otherwise not exist.”
The Waterloo Wayside Centre supports and builds community by providing safe places and opportunities to share and connect. In sharing our experiences and gifts with each other, we can meet our immediate physical needs for food and shelter and our long-term need to live independently while contributing and belonging to a loving, forgiving and inclusive community.
We offer a variety of free programs to help the bodies, hearts and minds of those that need it the most. Through partnerships with other community-based organizations and a dedicated team of volunteers, the Waterloo Wayside Centre is able to host and foster grass-roots programs that address real needs within the community.
For the Marginalized
Wayside offers a number of programs that support those experiencing housing and income instability.
Many of our programs would not exist if not for the support of our wonderful volunteer. We have many opportunities to get involved and are always looking for people from all ages and backgrounds to help is with our community initiative. Learn more.
Make a Donation
You gift supports The Waterloo Wayside Centre’s work in fostering and creating community for the youth, seniors, and the marginalized of the Kitchener-Waterloo region. Learn more.