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.
FABRIC, FABRIC, FABRIC The Fabulous Fabric Sale is April 21 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Gaetz United Church
We are still accepting fabric donations.
Looking Ahead: The Grammas will be back with their Marvelous Mac & Cheese Lunch May 9. 2-18. 11:30 at Gaetz Memorial United Church.
World AIDS Day 2017 To mark World AIDS Day 2017 GrammaLink-Africa donated the book Powered by Loveto the Red Deer Public Library. This book was written by Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, staff members of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. See more photos in the picture gallery. The book is the "untold story of AIDS in Africa" in the voices of the grandmothers. It tells how "together resolute grandmothers in Africa and around the world are reclaiming hope and courageously saving lives". All royalties from sales of Powered by Lovewill be directed to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support organizations run by and for African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned by AIDS. Books may purchased through Indigo, the Foundation and Amazon.
(Check out the Gramma's theme song on the Photo gallery page.)
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