We are a group of Red Deer and area grandmothers and "grandothers" that reach out to African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Africa has become a continent of orphans – 14.8 million and countless others left vulnerable, increasing their chances of contracting HIV. In the midst of this tragedy African grandmothers have stepped into the breech, burying their own children and raising their orphaned grandchildren with little assistance. GrammaLink-Africa members seek to support these brave African women by creating awareness of their struggle and sharing our resources through fundraising for the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
Flash Mob for World AIDS Day Check out our Picture Gallery to see the Grammas dancing in a flash mob at the Red Deer Collicut Center to bring attention to World AIDS Day. We danced with "Grandothers" and those who work and volunteer with AIDS/HIV related services in Central Alberta. The mood was one of fun but the message remains the same. We will not rest until our African sisters rest and, in our own community, we will support efforts to raise awareness of the challenges faced by many right here.
Our Fabulous Fabric Sale will take place on April 22, 2017. Mark your calendars and gather up all the fabirc, yarn and notions that you want to donate. Thank you!
photo by Maurice Henri edit.
Our choice is to honour the grandmothers, enfold the orphans in our arms, and support them to make all of their lives whole again. ~ Stephen Lewis