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Free Fun Passes

Andrew has some wonderful news to share with everyone. We have partnered with Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens in Kingsville ON to give away 1 Free Fun Pass with every purchase of one of Andrew’s Group Hug Apparel – Be Strong Rock … Continue reading

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Summer Sale & Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again for our SUMMER SALE!! Yes that’s right, it’s time to clear out some of our stock to make room for our fall inventory. So Andrew has some really awesome specials happening for 2 days … Continue reading

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My friend Tom Schinkelshoek

My mom say’s that it’s important to be kind to others. And always appreciate who is in your life. I met Tom when I worked with the Kingsville Kings Hockey team. He said to me, “Andrew can you help the … Continue reading

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Andrew’s 6th Blog Post – vacation

I am have fun on my vacation. I went bowling and mini putt putt with my mom on rainy days. I won and she lost. She’s a good mom and not a bad loser at all. The mini golf was … Continue reading

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Wow, what a wonderful surprise it was when Andrew was invited to throw out the very first pitch during the Charlotte Stone Crabs vs Lakeland Flying Tigers Baseball game at Charlotte Sports Park. I think that our friends Steve and … Continue reading

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We Rock’d Our Socks – Super Hero Style

What a fabulous night we had at Andrew’s 4th Annual Rock Your Socks “Super Hero Style” fundraiser Friday evening. Wow, wow, wow! Thank you to everyone who attended, sponsored, baked and donated to this fabulous event for Andrew’s ongoing “Helping … Continue reading

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Kindness Is Never Far Away

Never underestimate the power of kindness, its’ always around the corner. World Down syndrome Awareness Day is March 21st, and this is the day that we come together to celebrate people with Down syndrome, their abilities and their accomplishments. We … Continue reading

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Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day

Join my son Andrew Banar in celebrating his Annual “Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day” birthday wish of doing Random Acts of Kindness for others. Andrew who was born with Down syndrome celebrates his birthday on April 5th and wants … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day – Jewelry Line

DOWN SYNDROME AWARENESS ~ Andrew has expanded love and continues to make some wonderful pieces for Down syndrome Awareness. He continues this through his partnership with Hazel In Pink Handmade Creations for his ongoing nonprofit fundraising efforts of helping others. Together with … Continue reading

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Be Strong Rock On Collaboration

We are so very excited to make this huge announcement!!!!!! Christine Chittle, owner of Hazel In Pink Handmade Creations is collaborating with Andrew for an amazing fundraising campaign. Her motto is Keeping Hope Local! Now those are beautiful words don’t … Continue reading

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World Down syndrome Day – March 21st

I love it when people help me celebrate Down syndrome Awareness. I get invited to speak about my life all the time. I like speaking about my dreams and my goals. I like to share how together with my mom … Continue reading

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Look Into Your Heart

“If we could look into each other’s hearts and understand the unique challenges each of us faces, I think we would treat each other more gently, with more love, patience, tolerance and care.” ~ M.J.A.  

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Gigi’s Studio Boutique

WE ARE SO EXCITED TO MAKE THIS BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!! We are partnering with some pretty amazing people. Did you know that our friends at GiGi’s Studio Boutique is the 1st boutique in Fort Wayne to be run by individuals with … Continue reading

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Save The Date For A Fun Event

SAVE THE DATE EVERYONE. . April 20th will be Andrew’s Annual “ROCK YOUR SOCKS ~ SUPER HERO STYLE” Fundraiser being held once again at Colasantis Tropical Gardens. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks about tickets & sponsorship … Continue reading

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Cowboy Jack has arrived

NEW, NEW, NEW…….. Hi everyone, if you love collecting Andrew’s cool GROUP HUG APPAREL designs, please check out the latest one called “COWBOY JACK”. He’s added it to his his line up with ClassicJack JacksBigHead PatchJack HeadPhoneJack GuitarJack and Winnebagle … Continue reading

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