Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)
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NEWS FROM AFRICA: Tanzania Gathering
Determined and excited, 200 Tanzanian grandmothers from across the country gathered in Arusha to hammer out an agenda for change. They came together to share their experiences and expertise – and to address the challenges, heartaches and successes they have had in raising their grandchildren orphaned by AIDS. . . . .
Grandmothers from around the world – including from Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States – have joined us in solidarity.
Learn more and read their powerful cloing statement, beginning with "Grandmothers are the pillars of our nation."
4Gs: Who we are
We are part of a movement working to, "Turn the tide of HIV&AIDS in Africa." We're one of 250+ Canadian, (plus in 2017 in Australia, Great Britain and USA), groups of GrandMothers and GrandOthers, committed to contributing to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers (G2G) Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF).
SLF works in partnership with community-based organizations in Sub -Saharan Africa , "Turning the tide of AIDS in Africa"!
(Click here to learn about our beginnings and our beautiful logo.)
What we do
We pool our unique resources: – time, money, talents and passions - through our activities of fundraising, education and advocacy.
All proceeds donated to the Grandmothers Campaign, an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation:
1. To raise funds for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation
2. To raise awareness in ourselves and in our community of the needs of African grandmothers and the grassroots work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
3. To build solidarity among African and Canadian grandmothers in order to better understand and sustain the vital work being done to turn the "Tide of AIDS" in Africa.
ONE 2017 SUPERB EVENT
Wednesday afternoon, May 31, 2017 at the River Run Centre: Guelph.
THIRD AGE LEARNING GUELPH celebrates 30 years of learning and fellowship with a party and benefit event for the Stephen Lewis Foundation
Keynote Speaker was Ilana Landsberg-Lewis
"FROM SURVIVAL TO SOCIAL JUSTICE:
African Grandmothers mobilizing to end AIDS"
"Ilana Landsberg-Lewis stirred hearts when she described the way African grandmothers . . . .More - Click here.
A donation of $5,000 was gratefully accepted by Ilana.
WORLD AIDS DAY FLASH MOB
On Dec 1, over 30 Canadian grandmother groups organized and participated in a nationwide series of #GrandmothersCampaign flash mobs
Guelph's 4Gs, along with GAFFA guests, were proud to be part of it.
CLICK HERE to watch the Flash Mob compilation.
We're helping Turn the Tide
Making life better for this child and every child!
Part of Laurie's photo shoot for Loving Hands: Recipes and Reflections, the 4Gs cookbook. $20 - - - Click here for details and to place an order
~ 4Gs Meeting ~
Next Meeting Sept. 18, 2018
611 Silvercreek Pkwy N., Guelph
9:00 to 9:30 - Fellowship: Market, displays (coffee/tea, light refreshments [BYO Mug].
9:30 to 10:00 - Education: our learning time followed by Break
10:15 to 11:30 - Business: we report, we discuss, we decide, we commit, . . .
11:30 - Meet for restaurant lunch (as able)
(More regular meeting details here)
Be assured of a warm welcome!
~ 4Gs GRIOTS ~
"Why Frog Has No Tail"
One of two dramatic presentations ready for school visits.
Griots offer four options
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Cast at June Picnic meeting 2017
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Calling for item ideas
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THREE POPULAR ITEMS
Thank you B.C. Glacier Grannies for sharing.
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4Gs making wands at a work-bee in Royal City Park and grandson successfully testing the buble recipe and the wand.
~ LAST YEAR EVENTS ~
~ it was great! ~
Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy (4Fs)
Early birds waiting for the 4:00 pm opening
Friday, Oct. 20 - Saturday, Oct 21
Dublin Street United Church: Guelph
~ Happy customers finding great buys ~
- fabric, fibre, notions, yarn, pattern books, costume/decor patterns, buttons, notions.
4Gs Anniversary Celebration Party
Much to celebrate!!
Many reasons to re-dedicate!!
UPDATE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS
$377,521.92 to date
We raised $56, 203.95 in 2016
We raised $42,145.51 in 2017
Sample successful past events!
We've been on Rogers TV
Guelph Cable 20
Three videos part of 4Gs Library
For viewing, contact Webmaster