The Greatest Gift

The Christmas season is often considered the season of giving. Many of us expend a lot of effort and money in an attempt to give our friends and loved ones the best possible gift. But what is the best gift you could possibly give? Imagine that your bank gave you an account which they would…

Sperro Turns One!

So Sperro has officially just turned one year old! I sometimes still cannot believe what can become of just a simple idea. How a flash of electricity between some brain cells can lead to the real change being brought to the world around us. Think how much growing a child does from day 1 to…

Lessons from Climbing the CN Tower

Is someone more humbled by a difficult task if they try and fail, or if they are victorious. I’ve always wondered what some top level athletes meant by claiming they are humbled by winning a championship or completing an incredibly difficult physical task. They have just done something that very few people ever come close…

Thanks Giving

For a lot of us, the Thanksgiving holiday will leave our bellies full and our pants tight. I’ve been in many Thanksgiving celebration settings where everyone would go around in a circle, mentioning something they’re thankful for. Usually, it would be something like, “I’m thankful for my family and friends”, or “I’m thankful for my…

Look Up – Step Away From The Phone

When you are in public and you start to feel alone, put your hands behind your head and step away from the phone.” I’m sure by now you have heard of the sad news, RIP Robin Williams. In 2012, approximately 2.8 million people, or 10.1% of Canadians aged 15 and older, reported symptoms consistent with…

Homeless People In Toronto

Did you know? “5,253 homeless people are sleeping outdoors and in emergency shelters, Violence Against Women shelters, and in health and correctional facilities in Toronto on the night of April 17, 2013.” This past May, a group of young adults went to Honduras. We served a rehabilitation centre for malnourished children, as well as hired…

Volunteers Needed

Volunteers Needed! WHO: You! Ages 18 – 29 26 of you WHAT: Volunteer at a men’s shelter WHEN: July 19th, 2 shift 6 people for 7:00am – 11:30am 20 people for 9:30am – 1:00pm Help in the kitchen and serving the breakfast to the overnight guests and drop-in guests in the morning WHERE: Good Shepherd…

Memories From Honduras

When Sperro was in PanAmerica Health Service, we were fed well with Honduras finest. Our tummies were filled with fresh tropical fruits like coconuts and mangoes, as well as some Honduran cuisine like Baleadas. Of all the amazing food prepared for us, one that each Sperro team can attest to is the unbeatable combo on…