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Grannies sell swags

Comox Valley Records, November 30, 2017 The Glacier Grannies will be selling their beautiful Christmas swags Dec. 8 at Thrifty’s on Cliffe Avenue from 10 am – 4 pm, and Dec. 9 at Scotiabank on Comox Avenue, 10 am – 4 pm. Grannies have been gathering a variety of fresh greenery and berries, ribbons and baubles to make these sturdy, festive ornaments for your home. All sales will support African grandmothers a ... Continue Reading »

Parksville craft fair to help grannies in Africa

Parksville Qualicum Beach News, Adam Kevton, November 23, 2017 Through 10 years of work, the Oceanside Grandmothers to Grandmothers have raised about $450,000 to support grandmothers in Africa. The local group hopes to raise thousands of dollars more starting with their next event: the 10th Christmas Extravaganza running Nov. 24-25 in Parksville. Grandmothers and grand-others with the group have been working year-r ... Continue Reading »

Quesnel women help grandmothers in Africa

Quesnel Cariboo Observer, Ken Alexander, November 22, 2017 Joan McNaughton is the chair of the Quesnel Gold Pan Grannies – affiliated with the Stephen Lewis Foundation – and she says the recent fabric and yarn sale was a great success for the Grannies. McNaughton adds the funds are going to the foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. “This is one of numerous fundraisers we do through the year. T ... Continue Reading »

Being needed is exhausting, but can be very rewarding

The Globe and Mail, Sandra Martin, November 22, 2017 There was a child-care shortfall at my son’s house last week. Much as I love my grandchildren, the idea of cramming three unexpected days into my schedule was mind-numbing. Then, I remembered my own desperation for help when my children were small. Besides, they’ll all be in school next year and the intensity will evaporate from those drawn-out days o ... Continue Reading »

Granny Bulletin: November 2017

Welcome to the Granny Bulletin, your source for news, stories and information about exciting initiatives from the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. In this Granny Bulletin: Grassroots Newsletter — Investing in Girls  Holiday Tribute Cards Helping to Promote Powered by Love A Treat for Your Taste Buds Dear Grandmothers and Grandothers, African grandmothe ... Continue Reading »