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
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 29 and the Chili Lunch in October where it will close.
Fabulous Fabric Sale "Thank you" to all of the workers, donators, and shoppers who made the 2019 fabric sale a wonderful success. In spite of the huge dump of snow and tricky driving we had shoppers from as far a way as Carstairs and raised more than ever before to send to the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. The fabric sale enables people to buy unused fabric, notions and yarn at unbelievable prices. All unsold goods were given to another organization to be sold in their community for charity. Check out our PictureGallery page to see more pictures.
Mac & Cheese for a Cause It's coming! Our 2019 Mac and Cheese Lunch is right around the corner. May 29 at Gaetz United Church. 11:30-1:00.
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