Category Archives: Friends

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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Bird House Friendship Garden

Mary Smith from Mississauga Ontario has been following Andrew’s Group Hug Apparel page and recently saw one of our fun posts that we shared with everyone. It was all about our “Bird House” project that we started about a month … Continue reading

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Celebrating World Down Syndrome Day, Everyday!

Andrews journey in life is leading to many beautiful destinations. This past week, Andrew was invited to speak to grade 6 students from Saint ursula School in McGregor ON and to pick up 505 decorate socks for Andrew’s “Rock Your … Continue reading

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Coming together with a Simple Plan

So it’s now been over 24 hours and Andrew is still on cloud 9. This magical evening for Andrew……. Okay and me, his mom was seeing his face light up every 2 seconds if not quicker as the night unfolded. … Continue reading

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Looking back in 2015 and Looking forward to 2016

Happy New Year 2016 ~ I want to inspire others to never give up ~ You have welcomed my son Andrew into your lives and we cannot thank you enough. My family is humbled by everyone’s support, encouragement and love … Continue reading

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Inspiring Business Owners

I was looking through previous e mails and i came across one that was written by Maureen Wallace of SheKnows media about Inspiring Business Owners who not only have a business but they also have Down syndrome. Reading this again … Continue reading

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Mason’s Fight

Andrew had the opportunity to meet his new friend Mason last week and he gave him, along with his mom and dad some of his “Be Strong Rock On” shirts. Andrew enjoys giving his shirts to little ones to help … 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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Quilts made with love

If you remember that last month we put a request out to have one lap quilt made for Andrew’s “Be The Reason Someone Smiles Day” birthday wish so he could give it to someone who was going through treatment for … Continue reading

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Mobile Hair Services for Busy Families

Mobile Hair Services for Busy Families, what a great idea that Tina Greco has and she knows that it will benefit your entire family needs. Tina started offering hair at home services after speaking to parents that have children with … Continue reading

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Adele’s Over The Rainbow Gift Baskets

When a child who is born with Down syndrome to a family in the Calgary area, you may be the recipient of two beautiful gifts…. the first gift is the most important.. your wonderful newborn child that will fill your … Continue reading

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Percussionists of Windsor

The Percussionists of The Greater Windsor Concert Band “rocks on” with Group Hug Apparel. Thanks for sharing your picture with us Victoria [flickr id="9109400247" thumbnail="medium_640" overlay="true" size="medium_640" group="" align="none"]

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Friends and Family

While in London Andrew got the chance to meet some new friends while staying at his cousin’s home. He had a great time. [flickr id="8848299267" thumbnail="medium_640" overlay="true" size="medium_640" group="" align="none"] [flickr id="8848298671" thumbnail="medium_640" overlay="true" size="medium_640" group="" align="none"]

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While working at Colasanti’s

While Andrew was working at Colasanti’ Tropical Gardens he spotted Sharron from Toronto Ontario wearing one of his shirts. He stopped and chatted with her before they headed back home. [flickr id="8848310533" thumbnail="medium_640" overlay="true" size="medium_640" group="" align="none"]

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Group Hug – Busch Gardens Florida

This fine young man Carter has travelled to Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida with his family and is sporting one of Andrew’s designs “Jack’s Big Head”. Thanks Carter for taking us with you on your vacation. [flickr id=”8668778534″ thumbnail=”medium_640″ overlay=”true” … Continue reading

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