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 We are looking for donations
We are accepting donations for our famous, fabulous, fabric sale to be held on April 21, 2018.
Fabric must be 1 meter or more.
Notions and yarn also accepted.
Donations will be accepted at Gaetz Memorial Church or call
Gloria at 403 342 6482 or Jane at 403 343 1075.
Coming in March Are you looking for a Special Christmas Gift? GrammaLink - Africa is selling tickets to the March 1, 2018 Cow Patti Theatre evening dinner theater production of Here on the Flight Pathat the Lacombe Golf and Country Club. Tickets are $73.50. For more information or tickets call: Chris 403 347-2776 or Shirley 403 347-3471
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