Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers Regina is hosting its 2nd ‘Fabric & Yarn Sale’ on Saturday, March 25, 2017. This one-day sale, featuring new fabric and yarn in a variety of lengths, will be held at All Saints Anglican Church Hall. Donations will be accepted until March 11 at St. James United Church, Regina. Re-purpose that fabric and yarn you no longer use. Donate it to support the grandmothers of sub-Saharan Africa who are raising children orphaned by AIDS. Proceeds from the event will go to the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. For more information, please contact Judy at 306.543.7360 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for an afternoon of yarn-bombing at the Museum!
The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign provides help and support to the thousands of children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic and the grandmothers who care for them. In 2012, the grandmothers in South Africa engaged in a colourful initiative to draw awareness to their cause. They knit brightly coloured squares and used them to “yarn-bomb” a tree. The yarn squares commemorate those who have died from AIDS, and serve as symbols of hope for the future.
The local chapter of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, Grands ‘N’ More, will share their stories of working with grandmothers in African countries to combat the devastating effect the AIDS pandemic has had on families.
Learn how to knit your own yarn square, or participate in making a yarn-wrapped tree to show your commitment to human rights worldwide.
Ticket includes entrance, finger foods, (eg. meat and cheese tray, veggies and dip etc.) tea, coffee and punch. Wine can be purchased as well for an additional fee. Participants are encourage to wear an “Easter bonnet” for fun and prizes!
Extra: There will be a Dessert Auction. Tables* can bid on a desserts donated by local restaurants. (*Tables seat ten.) G2G PG’s bracelets and bags will be on sale, as well as the Gold Pan Grannies’ fascinators.
Join Grannies All About Kids for breakfast and a book exchange, and peruse a beautiful selection of jewellery (both Kazuri and gently used pieces) and scarves. Tickets are available from the event organizers.
The game is on again! Prizes! Shopping! Refreshments! Raffles! And best of all – Cheating! This year we will have two Honorary Grand Others to help you cheat in Ojibway and Ungandan. Register now to join in the fun as Grands ‘n’ More Winnipeg once again supports the grandmothers and orphans in sub-Saharan Africa in this extraordinary way.