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Stonetown Grans to host third Threads of Hope sale in St. Marys April 29

Stratford Beacon Herald. April 17, 2017. By Galen Simmons A jar of old buttons, some extra yarn, or a swatch of leftover fabric. (Getty images) Individually, these materials may not be of much use sitting on a shelf or stored in a sewing-table drawer, but together they represent a chance to raise both funds for and awareness of the plight of grandmothers across Africa who have been left on their own to raise nearly ... Continue Reading »

Gogos set to wrap up Power of 10 campaign

Burnabynow. February 27, 2017 by Tereza Verenca A group of grandmothers at the African Grandmothers’ Tribunal held in Vancouver in 2013. Photograph By Cathie Archibould/SLF It’s been almost a year since a group of Burnaby grandmothers set out to raise $10,000 for their African counterparts. And they’re almost there. On March 8, International Women’s Day, the Burnaby Gogos will wrap up their Power of 10 ... Continue Reading »

Fundraiser aims to put a song in residents’ hearts

Prince George Citizen. December 26, 2016 By Frank Peebles Tina Filippino is seen in an undated handout photo. – Handout photo Grandmothers in Africa are having to become full-time parents again, raising the children of a generation ravaged by fatal disease. The HIV/AIDS pandemic has killed many parents, leaving surviving children left alone save for their elders. Grandmothers in Canada, including a chapter i ... Continue Reading »