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.
Regional Grandmothers to Grandmothers Gathering GrammaLink-Africa is hosting the 2017 September Regional Grandmothers to Grandmothers Gathering at Gaetz United Church Red Deer, September 15, 16. For more Information or a registration form contact Chris Hume at 403 347-2776 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
photo by Maurice Henri
THANK YOU! Our Fabulous Fabric Sale was a HUGE success because of your support. Over $10,000 was raised for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. A special thanks to:
the individuals and businesses who donated yarn and fabric
Rollie from Red Deer Sewing Centre
Gaetz Memorial United Church
the Grammas who spent countless hours preparing
Thank You for supporting the Mac and Cheese Luncheon May 17. $3,755.00 was raised for the Stephen Lewis Foundation
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