HAGE’S HEROES

Learn how Hage’s Heros and Speroway team up to deliver food to Hamilton’s disadvantaged families. Excerpt below from Ticats newsletter. ticats.ca
 

The premise of this program is to leave a lasting impression in the community of Hamilton through the efforts of Ticats All-Star Centre Marwan Hage.
The program

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Partner Profile – The Angel Project

By Ken Dick, Speroway President
 

I discovered The Angel Project when I read an article featuring the founder, Lisette Kingo, in a local magazine. The Angel Project endeavours to benefit long-term complex care patients at various Ontario hospitals. This program assists patients who have been hospitalized for 10 or

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Partner Profile – First Nations School of Toronto

By Ken Dick, Speroway President
 
Serving First Nations communities has been a part of Speroway’s mandate for many years. This past summer was the 6th year that we hosted day camps for children living in Northern Ontario’s remote reserves. We have also provided bunk beds for children and families

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We Love Volunteers!

“Volunteers don’t get paid, not because they’re worthless, but because they’re priceless.”
― Sherry Anderson
We appreciate our many volunteers that help us open mail, sort donations, pack boxes and more. We also have a very special group of ladies that donate their time to help us process receipts, who we

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El Salvador – Day 8: Somalia No More

We conducted our final clinic in what we had always known as Somalia.  It’s a massive tract of land in the middle of San Salvador and home to the largest, most deplorable slum in the country.  The conditions are unspeakable – cardboard, plastic or tin homes, dirt floors, open cooking

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El Salvador – Day 7: In the Shadow of the Volcano

Now today was something altogether different.  We drove for 55 kms, not to a rural village, but to quite a large town.  The municipality of Izalco, home to 70,000 people, is named after a nearby volcano.  Over 70% of the people here live in extreme poverty.  We parked and

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El Salvador – More Photos of the Journey Thus Far

Today was our day off – time to recharge in preparation for the final two demanding clinics.  So tonight, as in previous years, I’m posting a collection of photos covering the past several days.  They show more of the amazing folks on our team and of course the beautiful people

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El Salvador – Day 5: Return to Remar

Today was the day the veterans were looking forward to the most.  Over the years, Speroway has forged a special bond with the Remar Orphanage, and more specifically, the children who live there.  In some cases, they were abandoned and in others, their parents were drug addicts, in jail or

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El Salvador – Day 4: Up the Mountain to Tepecoyo

What a day we had in Tepecoyo. Our convoy of three buses headed out along the same road we travelled yesterday until we took an abrupt left and headed straight into the mountains. Lush vegetation bordered the narrow road as it meandered up the mountain. We felt as if we

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El Salvador – Day 3: Joya del Ceren

Finally, this morning – after months of planning and preparation, we travelled an hour outside San Salvador to Joya del Ceren, site of our first El Salvador clinic.  Our ground crew had clearly done their job spreading the word – we were greeted by 450 people lined up, ready to

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El Salvador/12 – Day 2: Team Prep – Pulling It All Together

The clinic days are exhausting to be sure – but Team Prep Day takes it to a new level.  Without the hard work of the entire group today – there would be no clinics in the week ahead.  The teams from all four departments, Medical, Dental, Pharmacy and Distribution, must

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El Salvador – And It Begins Again…

Just 9 months after a tremendously successful Medical/Dental Clinic trip to Guatemala, the Speroway team is back in Central America bringing primary care to thousands of needy families.  This time, we’ve returned to El Salvador with a team of 30 – doctors, nurses, paramedics, dentists and several other hand-picked volunteers.

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