Category Archives: Charities

Windsor Social Magazine

Windsor Social Magazine wrote about Andrew and Group Hug Apparel for April 2013 issue – Thank you Windsor Social for sharing his story with others. Read more……….. [flickr id="8642834509" thumbnail="original" overlay="true" size="original" group="" align="none"]

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Family Day Weekend 2013

What an amazing weekend of support for W.E. Care For Kids foundation. Andrew & his mom along with some wonderful high school students (community hours) we at Devonshire Mall family day weekend selling Andrew’s cool designs. Thank you to everyone … Continue reading

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Ensemble appreciation dinner

Andrew was invited to sell his cool apparel line at the annual appreciation dinner hosted by Ensemble Essex County. Cathy Gemil and Kevin McShan were given awards of appreciation for everything they do to help promote inclusion within our community. … Continue reading

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Up About Down Walk

Andrew was a huge hit at the annual Up About Down Walk on June 3rd. He spoke to everyone about achieving goals in life and working with friends & family to make them happen. A big thanks to the Up … Continue reading

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Community Living – Mayor’s Luncheon Essex

Andrew and his mom were asked to speak at the Annual Mayor’s Luncheon in Essex on May 25th hosted by Community Living Essex County. They shared Andrew’s story & slide presentation “Andrew Banar – Living Life” to about 125 guests. … Continue reading

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Jeff Burrows Drumarathon

Talented & amazing, Jeff Burrows once again drummed his way through the annual 24 hour Drumarathon with proceeds benefiting Transitions To Betterness. Participating along side him this year were some wonderful and talented musicians that helped support the cause and … Continue reading

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Rock On for the Children’s Miracle Network

Andrew will be at Wal Mart in Leamington selling his “Be Strong Rock On” Group Hug Apparel March 17th & 18t from 10 am – 3 pm. Stop by and see his wonderful designs and help him support a great cause.

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Family Day Devonshire Mall

Once again we had another successful Family Day celebration at Devonshire Mall in support of We Care For Kids. Andrew met so many great people and had a wonderful time smiling and promoting his cool designs. Thanks to the staff … Continue reading

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Under The Big Top Children’s Gala

Andrew was very excited to be invited to the Under The Big Top Children’s Gala for WE Care For Kids. He met so many wonderful people including Miss Universe Canada. The group asked Andrew to design a special shirt for … Continue reading

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WE Care For Kids Under The Big Top – Kids Gala

Andrew will be attending the W.E. Care For Kids Under The Big Top Kids Gala on February 3rd.  He will be selling his shirts along with a special design that the volunteers will be wearing that evening. He is very … Continue reading

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Leamington Wal-Mart

We were at the Leamington Wal Mart store selling Andrew’s shirts and supporting the Children’s Miracle Network. Thanks to the many people that stopped by and purchased  some great Christmas gifts. Here are some pictures from the weekend. [flickrset id=”72157628379763491″ … Continue reading

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Rick Hansen Man In Motion Tour

Andrew was nominated as a Difference Maker for Windsor’s portion of the Rick Hansen Man In Motion Tour.  Sporting a red t-shirt with ” I Am A Windsor Difference Maker” across the chest and wearing a medal, Andrew had a … Continue reading

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Waterloo Buddy Walk

On November 6th we attended the 10th Anniversary of the Waterloo Buddy Walk. It was a great day for travelling and seeing so many families attend the walk. The weather was amazing, the entertainment was fun and the snacks were … Continue reading

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St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital

We were at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital selling Andrew’s Group Hug Apparel line of clothes October 28th.  Andrew had the chance to meet some new friends and visit with friends made on our last trip. We are looking forward … Continue reading

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London Health Science Centre

Andrew was invited back to sell his shirts at London Health Science Centre in support of the Children’s Health Foundation programs. He met some really great friends and fans. Thanks for supporting a great cause. [flickrset id=”72157627892461964″ thumbnail=”thumbnail” photos=”" overlay=”true” … Continue reading

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