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 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.
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.
The support that you have given to GrammaLink events is greatly appreciated by us, the Foundation and the communities of Grandmothers in Africa. If you are interested in donating now, please consider donating directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Donations may be mailed in or made online through the Stephen Lewis Foundation website. If you indicate that you are part of the GrammaLink-Africa Alberta group we will be able to count that toward our fundraising efforts. You will receive a charitable receipt.
Chili For a Cause Lunch 2019 Thank you for your support! We raised over $9000.00 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmother to Grandmother Campaign. As always, it was a a huge success with great food, merchandise and fellowship. Check out the picture gallery to see the fun. Thank you to all who donated to the cause.
The Grammas have been busy creating items to sell at our events. This year we have added items which reflect our respect for sustainability and the environment. Check out the merchandise below. You just might find a beautiful gift or an item for yourself.
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