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 Cow Pattie Theatre March 16, 2019
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)
Mac & Cheese Lunch May 29, 2019
Tickets are now sold Cow Patti Theatre Benefit Half Way There by Norm Foster Brunch March 16, 2019 Doors open at 11:00 am Tickets $67.20 For information call Chris at 403 347-2776
Fabulous Fabric Sale 2019 GrammaLink -Africa is now accepting donations of fabric, yarn and sewing notions for our Fabulous Fabric Sale which will take place at Gaetz Memorial United Church, 4758 Ross Street, Red Deer, on Saturday April 27,2019 from 9 am to 2pm. Please drop off donated items at the Church before April 6, 2019. For pick up or 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