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!
Our Fabulous Fabric Sale is back with a difference. Friday evening, September 24th and Saturday, September 25. Donations are now being accepted. See poster for details.
Red Deer Farmers Market Look for us at the Red Deer Farmers market on August 14th and 28th. We have some new bags, aprons, our fabulous crayon bags and much more.
Restrictions are lightened and we celebrate our efforts.
Thank you for supporting Stride to Turn the Tide
Our Stride team of nine grammas, Go,Gagas,Go! finished their fundraiser on June 30. To date we have raised well over $5000.00 and collectively walked over 4000 kilometers. Thank you for your support! Money raised will support community-based organizations that are the critical support systems that communities need, and that are well positioned to adapt to the emerged challenges posed by COVID-19. The Go,Gagas, Go! walked further than we thought we could, raised more money than we planned, inspired others and found serenity in being outside in the company of our fellow Grammas. Most of all we appreciate your support!
Thank you for your support of our recent Coffee for a Cause event. Close to $500.00 was raised for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Many thanks to Satinwood Coffee Company for partnering with us for this event.
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