Flight for Hope's Callum Wallace returns home after flying
around the world in a single-engine plane
On August 1, Oakville’s Callum Wallace took off from Burlington Air Park in his single-engine plane to take the challenges of affordable housing around the world.
On October 8, he returned as his family and friends, including Home Suite Hope Executive Director Sara Cumming, gathered to welcome him.
Now, Home Suite Hope will bring the challenges of affordable housing home – fueled by the awareness and funds raised by Callum and his Flight for Hope.
On November 10, at Burlington’s The Pearle Hotel, HSH will officially celebrate Callum’s efforts and launch its affordable housing campaign to create more affordable housing in Halton.
"There were some points in the trip where if there had been a button to transport me and my plane home, I would've hit it," said Callum.
His words at once illustrate an appreciation for home and what we all feel at times – a sense of facing too great a challenge. But Callum, like the single parents in our program forged ahead and his efforts paid off in success.
Callum, a real estate broker with Engel & Völkers Oakville, is now also only the fourth Canadian to circumnavigate the globe in a single-engine plane.
Home Suite Hope’s single parent participants enter its programming, the four-year Homeward Bound Halton program, facing homelessness or near homelessness from precarious housing. They are stabilized in housing, provided wrap-around support and complete a two-year post-secondary program before being supported in gaining employment and program after-care.
As they forge on from desperate circumstances to stability for themselves and their families, they, too, feel the weight of the challenges. They, too, however meet success.
That is the magic of Home Suite Hope. But the path has become even more daunting with recent hikes in rental fees and the cost of living. HSH graduates who do obtain and education and employment are struggling still to make ends meet.
Affordable housing is high on HSH’s radar as it has for years supported its participants in what was already one of the most expensive areas of Canada in which to call home – Halton and its municipalities – Burlington, Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville.
HSH is well prepared to take funds raised by Flight for Hope along with increased local, and global awareness, of the need for affordable housing to new levels – here at home.
HSH is on a mission to create more affordable housing in Halton, now, in the future and for the long-term.
Join HSH at its Home For Good Gala as it celebrates the sacrifices, challenges and successes experienced by Callum and his 145,000-km Flight for Hope.
Join HSH at its fundraising gala to help join in the quest to bring more affordable housing to Halton.
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