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WHAT IS ANDREW’S ‘HELPING SICK CHILDREN ONE SHIRT AT A TIME’ CAMPAIGN?

Andrew enjoys giving his shirts to little ones to help keep them brave and strong during an illness or receiving treatments. He calls them “his super hero shirts”. Andrew sends these shirts, along with a stuffed animal and a special … Continue reading

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Andrew Is Always On A Wonderful Journey

Help Fill A Back Pack (Bear In A Bag) With Andrew Banar Andrew Banar is a young man with Down syndrome and owner of Group Hug Apparel in Kingsville Ontario. Andrew has recently partnered with the Dollar Tree in Leamington … Continue reading

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Rock Your Socks ~ Fundraiser

On Friday, April 1st, 2016 (no joke!) we will be holding our 2nd Annual Pasta Dinner Fundraiser for Andrew’s ‘Helping Sick Kids One T-Shirt At A Time’ Campaign at Colasanti’s Tropical Gardens, 1550 Road 3 E, Kingsville, Ontario. This year’s … Continue reading

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Introducing “Julia” a nail polish like no other

We are so very proud to announce  “Julia” a nail polish that was created by Andrew and inspired by his girlfriend Julia. Andrew is always searching for that perfect shade of polish and when he could not find it what … Continue reading

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Pasta Dinner/Fundraiser Honouring Andrew – Canadian Down Syndrome Hero

Pasta Dinner/Fundraiser Honouring Andrew Banar ~ Canadian Down syndrome Hero 2015 Friday June 19th at Colasanti Tropical Gardens 1550 Rd 3 E. Kingsville ON Tickets $20 each (cash only) All proceeds go toward Andrew’s  ongoing “Helping Sick Kids One Shirt … Continue reading

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Helping Sick Kids Bowl A Thon

On April 11th, 2015 Group Hug Apparel will be hosting Andrew Banar’s Helping Sick Kids Bowl a Thon with proceeds benefiting W. E. Care For Kids Foundation. The event will take place at Super Bowl Lanes 10000 Tecumseh Rd. E … Continue reading

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W.E. Care Donor Spotlight

We are so very honoured that Andrew and his Group Hug Apparel business was chosen to be the W.E. Care Donor Spotlight for the month of March from W.E. Care For Kids Foundation. What a wonderful month to be recognized … Continue reading

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Andrew’s 2nd Blog Post

Andrew’s Blog: Saturday We went to the mall to sell My shirts. I helped We Care For Kids from my sales. We met Olaf and lots of nice people. Monday We Went to london for my Dr Appointment. They checked … Continue reading

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BBQ Fundraiser for W.E. Care 4 Kids

Today we hosted our very first ever Group Hug Apparel BBQ fundraiser today at Freshco in Kingsville. We could not have done this without the wonderful volunteers that gave up their Saturday to help Andrew cook and sell hot dogs … Continue reading

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Canada Day Celebrations

Celebrating Canada Day is so much fun when you meet so many wonderful people and ice cream is involved. Group Hug Apparel was at the Amherstburg’s Ice Cream Festival set up and selling Andrew’s wonderful designs. Andrew had a special … Continue reading

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Andrew helping others 1 t-shirt at a time

Andrew presented a cheque for $1200.00 to the Children’s Health Foundation at the London Sick Kids Hospital on May 9th , 2014 from his t-shirt sales. Our family is very grateful for the care & support that has been given … Continue reading

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Everyone “Rock Your Sock” on World Down Syndrome Day!

March 21st, 2014 on world down syndrome day we are celebrating our sons, daughters, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, friends and family members …… all that were born with Down syndrome. We are celebrating who they are, each and everyone one. … Continue reading

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Family Day Weekend – W.E. Care For Kids

Once again for Family Day Weekend at Devonshire Mall, Andrew and his mom sold his cool shirt designs with proceeds going to the W.E. Care For Kids Foundation. They help so many children within our community and  when your child … Continue reading

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Under The Big Top

Under the Big Top Kids Gala was a sold-out circus themed evening for the whole family to enjoy with benefits going to the We Care for Kids House. The event took place at Caboto Club and was filled with performers, … Continue reading

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WE Care For Kids/Vendors Market

Andrew and his mom teamed up with Colasanti Tropical Gardens for a huge event July 27th 2013. There was a live remote from Black Burn Radio, Crafts, food, raffles, Windsor Spitfire’s Bomber, Baloonapalozza inflatable characters, clowns & much more all … Continue reading

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