Community Hero
Hops for Hunger - December Community Hero Our 680 NEWS Community Hero for December is Peter Bulut, Owner of Great Lakes Brewery and founder of the Hops for Hunger Campaign in support of Daily Bread Food Bank. Great Lakes Brewery has been supporting Daily Bread with the Hops for Hunger campaign over the last 11 years and participates in two food sorts in the month of December. Great Lakes Brewery brews a specialty beer in support of this campaign called White Eggnog Stout. It is also on draught at Great Lakes Brewery and $1 from each can sold, as well as $1 from each glass poured, is donated to Daily Bread Food Bank to support this campaign. Click here to find out more about Hops for Hunger! Dec 10, 2019, 12:06 PM
Socks 4 Souls - November Community Hero Our Community Hero for the month of November is Kevin Farr, board member for Socks 4 Souls Canada. Socks 4 Souls Canada ​is a non-profit, volunteer organization committed to contributing warmth, comfort, dignity, mobility and health to homeless people by providing them with new clean socks.​ Socks 4 Souls recognizes the importance of good foot health and how it can impact one's ability to seek food, shelter, medical care and other social services. Click here for more information on this wonderful organization! Dec 10, 2019, 11:54 AM
UR Enough - October Community Hero 680 NEWS would like to congratulate Kelsey and Mandi from UR Enough for being our Community Hero for the month of October! UR Enough is an organization and running group that has become a mental health movement through the power of conversation. Because there are too few of us that feel we are enough, and there are too many of us that feel alone in their story. There is an unmet need of resources within our community that build resilience and foster empowerment. Both resilience and empowerment act as a process to build personal strength, courage, and vision. UR Enough shares real stories from real people and as a collective movement their group is running the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half-Marathon to raise money and cultivate a feeling of enough-ness!   To learn more about their wonderful organization, click here! Oct 07, 2019, 11:41 AM
Camp BUCKO - September Community Hero 680 NEWS would like to congratulate Camp BUCKO on being our 680 NEWS Community Hero for the month of September! Camp BUCKO (Burn Camp for Kids in Ontario) is a fun, safe and caring camp program free to kids ages 7 to 17 with burn injuries. We loved hearing about the after-burn care they offer and how their camp is a place where kids need not cover up, or otherwise hide their scars, but they can be open, they can actively talk about their feelings and feel free to ask one another about their burn.
Camp BUCKO is a registered charity run through generous donations from Firefighters Associations, service groups, and other public and private organizations! Listen to our interview with Camp President Patrick Howlett and for more information visit their website:
Sep 19, 2019, 01:58 PM
Sunrise Youth Group - August Community Hero 680 NEWS would like to congratulate Sunrise Youth Group in Oshawa on being our Community Hero winner for the month of August! Emily Harris, a dedicated Staff member at the Sunrise Youth Group visited us to talk more about how Sunrise Youth Group goes above and beyond for mentally and physically challenged adults, so they can meet their potential and have respect and value in their lives. Thank you to Emily and all of the staff at Sunrise! You make the world a better place for your members! You can visit their website for more information! To nominate your Community Hero visit our contests page! Sep 19, 2019, 12:31 PM