Grand idea going strong: Grandmothers -both here and in Africa- step up to help AIDS orphans

Winnipeg Free Press, July 28, 2012.  By Kevin Rollason. RUTH BONNEVILLE / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Jean Altemeyer (from left), Enid Butler and Jean Sorko of Grands 'n' More raise money to help grandmothers in Africa who are raising orphaned children No parent should have to bury their child, but this natural order doesn’t always hold true. Many parents and grandparents here do bury their children, often d ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers: Making Angels

Lethbridge Living, May 8 2012.  By Paige Murray. In sub-Saharan Africa, an estimated 14.8 million children under the age of 18 have been orphaned by AIDS. The tragic pandemic has turned Africa into a continent of orphans, relying on grandmothers to assume parental responsibilities. In some cases, these courageous grandmothers have become responsible for not only their own grandchildren, but their nieces’, si ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin – February 24, 2012

In this Granny Bulletin: Update from the Foundation: May 14th – Aeroplan Matching day; International Women’s Day – How do Grandmothers Inspire you? Tell us! Focus on African Projects: PEFO – Miss Granny Beauty Contest, 2nd Year! Focus on Fundraising: Fun Filled First Fundraiser for Afri-Nanas Group Updates: Capital Grannies in Ottawa in the News; Prescription for Success for a Granny Group – Omas Siskona ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin – January 16, 2012

In this Granny Bulletin: Update from the Foundation: New Grandmothers Campaign Website- we need your products; Dare to Wear Love Museum Exhibit Focus on African Projects: Developing Families Together in Ethiopia – a grandmother project Focus on Fundraising: Clothing Exchange Group Updates: Excerpt from the Nelson Grans Newsletter thanking their community Dear Grandmothers and Grandothers, Happy New Year an ... Continue Reading »

Grannies helping grannies: A group of Ottawa grandmothers is helping their African counterparts cope with the AIDS crisis

From the Ottawa Citizen, January 14, 2012. By Katia Dmitrieva. The story of the little boy has stayed with Rosemary Carter for years. The child was orphaned at the age of 10 when his parents died of AIDS. He lived alone on his family's farm, his sole support a local grandmother who brought him food. The woman could barely afford one meal a day for herself, yet was hoping to buy a school uniform to allow the bo ... Continue Reading »