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St. John’s nans help fellow grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa

The Telegram. April 20, 2017. By Louis Power. ©Louis Power/The Telegram. Grandmothers and grandothers are invited to a Scrabble fundraiser this Saturday at The Lantern in support of grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa. Grandmothers affected by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa will get another round of support from local Scrabble players this weekend. The local chapter of the Grandmothers to ... Continue Reading »

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 »

Arioso sings for grandmothers

Prince Albert Daily Hearald. April 4, 2017. By Arthur White-Crummey Prince Albert’s very own Arioso headlined a concert of all-Canadian classics on Sunday, the tenth time they’ve hit the stage to raise money for Grandmothers 4 Grandmothers. Pamela Cochet of Arioso on stage at the concert on Sunday. Arthur White-Crummey/Daily Herald   The performance began with O Canada, in honour of Canada’s 15 ... 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 »

Sales of donated art in Orillia will support African grandmothers/grandchildren

Orillia Today.  Feb 7, 2017. By Frank Matys.   Ann Downard and Linda DeVillers, of Mariposa Grandmothers to Grandmothers, are inviting residents to donate artworks for a one-day sale that will support African women raising their orphaned grandchildren. – Frank Matys/Metroland   Local group has raised more than $165,000 for the cause A room at the rear of Ann Downard’s home houses a growi ... Continue Reading »