Dear Grandmothers and Grandothers,
Spring is always a busy time across the Grandmothers Campaign, and we are deeply appreciative of all that you do in support of the Campaign, the time you dedicate, and the energy that has already been invested to organize 2020 events. Given the current situation with COVID-19, the SLF is monitoring the situation and adapting our work as necessary.
Your health, and the health of your loved ones, your supporters and our community-based partners is our priority. We feel the best path forward is to adhere to the “social distancing” and other recommendations put forth by health experts, and ask grandmothers groups, if you haven’t already, to postpone in-person fundraising events scheduled between now and May 1. During this time, we will continue to monitor, reassess, and move forward together from there.
We thought you would also like to know that the Stephen Lewis Foundation continues to support our community-based partners and their holistic responses to the AIDS pandemic. We are remaining in close contact with them and will support them through their own response to COVID-19.
Many of you have reached out to us in the last few days expressing your concerns about the impact of COVID-19. Some of you have inquired about how best to fundraise online at this time. In response, we have created a special Grandmothers Campaign solidarity donation page should you wish to use it. Here is the link to the online fundraising page: https://slf.akaraisin.com/grandmothersolidarity
One of the wonderful aspects of the Grandmothers Campaign is the strong sense of community. You have nurtured caring, supportive networks. You check-in on one another regularly and care for each other. These relationships and connections are especially important at this time. We will also keep in touch with you.
We appreciate your flexibility, understanding, and solidarity. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch with us if you have questions or concerns.
Sarah, Megan, Winnie and Ruth-Anne