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.
Thank you for supporting Coffee for a Cause. More information about the success of this event will be posted soon.
Some great things are happening!
Stride to Turn the Tide Update: Just 3 weeks left to support our team! Just for this year, GrammaLink-Africa will not hold a Mac and Cheese lunch due to the evolving COVID situation in Red Deer but we cannot wait to see everyone again in the not so distant future! Please consider supporting our Stride to Turn the Tide Go,Gagas,Go! team. We will be "Striding" until the end of June and are virtually visiting Stephen Lewis Foundation partner projects in Africa along the way. If you have supported the Mac and Cheese Lunch in the past by attending the lunch, donating money for groceries, baking, or helping at the lunch you might like to support Stride to Turn the Tide as an alternative this year. To donate please visit our Go,Gagas,Go! fundraising page by clicking this link. You will also be able to see our progress. https://slf.akaraisin.com/ui/stridetoturnthetide2021/t/GoGagas. Thank you for your interest and support. GrammaLink-Africa What is 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 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.
Curbside Pick up Chili for a Cause
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