Oakville grandmas walk the walk for counterparts in Africa

Inside Halton. Feb 16, 2017. By Abigail Cukier Special to the Beaver. Some local grandmothers will be paying close attention to their pedometers and Fitbits over the coming months. And it will be about more than just keeping fit. Omama and the Bronte Grandmothers for Africa kick off the Halton/Peel Virtual Stride Walk as a part of the 8th annual Stride to Turn the Tide — a national walk organized by Gra ... 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 »

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 »