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Grandmothers to Grandmothers: Sending care to those far away

Herald Homes. December 9, 2016 By Debra Wells Hopey   Annual Fall River Christmas home tour this Sunday and Monday One house on the tour has more than 60 elves placed in all sorts of interesting places, doing all sorts of things — from baking up some cookies to hanging from the tree. Photo Credit: Herald Homes Grandmothers — they’re known for keeping a first-rate home, making great f ... Continue Reading »

Grandmothers at the heart of response to AIDS: Grandmothers and Grandothers

The Coast Reporter. By Jan Degrass. December 8, 2016. Gail Wilen (fourth from right) visits a grandmother’s home in Zambia.  In July 2016, Gail Wilen of Sechelt took the trip of a lifetime, not as a tourist but as a grandmother. As part of the Sunshine Coast’s group of Grandmothers and Grandothers, she travelled to Zambia and South Africa along with other representatives of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF), ... Continue Reading »

African dishes on the fundraising menu

The Daily Courier. Nov. 8, 2016. Kelowna Grandmothers for Africa and the Okanagan Chefs Association are hosting an event to raise money in support of African grandmothers raising grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. “Grandmothers for Africa is part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which partners with grassroots organizations that put children in school, create safe shelters and help create opportunities for the grand ... Continue Reading »

New members always welcome at Grandmothers Embrace of South Simcoe

Alliston Herald. November 13, 2016. Grandmothers Embrace of South Simcoe held a successful sale of previously loved jewelry, scarves and purses Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Church in Alliston. Grandmothers Embrace of South Simcoe held a successful sale of previously loved jewelry, scarves and purses Oct. 29 at St. John’s United Church in Alliston. This year we are celebrating our 10th anniversary as on ... Continue Reading »

Supporting African Grandmothers: Swags and Bags craft sale set for Nov. 27

Burnaby Now. November 10, 2016 By Tereza Verenca. Burnaby GoGo member Sharon Woloschuk with some swag. Photograph By Contributed There’s plenty of shopping to be done at the fourth annual Swags and Bags craft sale, returning to Deer Lake United Church later this month. The event is put on every year by the Burnaby GoGos, a group of 35 grandmothers who have made it their mission to help their African counterparts ... Continue Reading »