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.
What's Happening Steering Committee Meeting: First Monday of the month Sunny Brook United Church
Fabulous Fabric Sale April 27, 2019: Collection of fabric and sorting/folding work bees for the sale have begun. Please call for dates, time and location.(See poster below)
Mac & Cheese Lunch May 29, 2019
New: SilentAuction Item
This Quilt will be available as a Silent Auction Item at the Mac and Cheese April 27 and the Chili Lunch in October where it will close.
Fabulous Fabric Sale The count down is ticking for our fabulous fabric sale at Gaetz United Church on Saturday, April 27. We have been busy preparing the generous donations of fabric, yarn and craft items. Come early, there is often a bit of a line up to get in. We are looking forward to seeing you. If you have any questions, please call Gloria at 403-342-6482 or Jane 403-343-1073. All proceeds from this sale will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support African Grandmothers.
photo by Maurice Henri
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