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.
Some great things are happening! Coffee for a Cause
We are happy to announce a new fundraising partnership event –Coffee for a Cause!Enjoy a variety of gourmet coffees and organic teas from Satinwood Coffee Company, family-owned and operated by George Reid, master roaster. www.satinwoodcoffee.com All coffee is fair trade and organic, packaged in ziploc and heat sealed ONE POUND BAGS. Orders will be accepted May 1st until the 21st. All orders will receive an email confirmation. Curbside pickup is offered at either Red Deer or Lacombe on May 29th between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm To get an order form email email@example.com. Payment to be made at time of order. Payment methods - direct deposit by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or if paying by cash or cheque to be dropped off at 2 Edgington Avenue. Coffee is $16 per pound. You can order each flavour as either beans or ground. The choices are: Mild- Mexican Chiapias Medium - Peruvian - Nicaraguan Bold - Guatemala Teas are by Numi, 18 packets to a box priced at $8.00 per box Organic Moroccan Mint Organic Rooibos Organic Aged Earl Grey Organic Jasmine Green Tea Pickup is May 29 between 10 am and 2 pm at two locations. Don`t forget to indicate your preference. Red Deer at 2 Edgington Avenue or Lacombe at the Memorial Centre Parking Lot All coffee offered is produced under the Café Femenino label, a one-of-a-kind ethical sourcing model committed to ending the cycle of poverty affecting women coffee farmers across the world”. Café Femenino (cafefemenino.com)Coffee produced under the Cafe Feminino label is grown by female coffee farmers.
Stride to Turn the Tide GrammaLink-Africa members have formed a Stride team called Go,Gagas,Go! We are walking to support the African Grandmothers who have been the inspiration for the creation of the community based projects that the Stephen Lewis Foundation supports. We will stride until the end of June. Please visit our fundraising page to support the team or a member of the team. All donations over $20.00 receive a charitable receipt from the Foundation. slf.akaraisin.com/ui/stridetoturnthetide2021/t/GoGagas
From the SLF website: Stride to Turn the Tide is a fundraising initiative created by grandmothers and grandothers in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Every year, grandmothers and grandothers organize virtual walks and activities of all sorts that can be done safely from home or where possible through social distancing in their communities. They invite family, friends and supporters of all ages to participate in solidarity with grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa who walk with purpose every day as they turn the tide of HIV and AIDS. Support for African grandmothers and their community-based organizations remains urgent as they respond to the intersecting pandemics of HIV and AIDS and COVID-19. These community-based organizations are the critical support systems that communities need, and they’re well positioned to adapted to the emerged challenges posed by COVID-19.
Thank You! for your support of our recent Bottle Drive and Chili for a Cause with a Difference.
The Stephen Lewis Foundation continues to support its community-based partners and their holistic responses to the AIDS pandemic, remaining in close contact and supporting them through their own response to COVID-19
To donate directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation online, click the link below. Before filling in your credit card information please indicate that you are donating for the GrammaLink-Africa group and we will be able to count your donation toward our fundraising efforts. Receipts issued for tdonations of $20.00 or more.
Donate by Cheque
To donate by cheque quote Grp# 87187 and mail your donation to: The Stephen Lewis Foundation 260 Spadina Ave. Suite 501 Toronto, ON M5T 2E4 **receipts issued for donations $20 or more
Fabric Sale Due to COVID-19 the Fabulous Fabric Sale has been postponed. We are not accepting donations until further notice but keep us in mind if you have fabric, yarn or notions to donate. Information will be on the Website and Facebook when we set a new date for the sale.
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