Homeless Ron Maclean

Ron Maclean's Secret Life as a Mentor to the Homeless

Avrum Rosensweig | Posted 06.14.2012 | Canada
Avrum Rosensweig

Ron Maclean of Hockey Night in Canada, stood in a classroom told the story of Frank O'Dea, the co-founder of Second Cup, who was at one time a homeless panhandler living on the streets of Toronto. Ten students listened carefully to the account and watched as Maclean simultaneously jotted a phone number on the blackboard. "Frank got off the street," the hockey commentator said, "because he had mentors who helped him. "This is my home phone number."