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.  . . . .Tanzania5

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."

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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
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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:  

Stephen Lewis Foundation
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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.

Loving Hands

"We will not rest until they rest."
Canadian grandmothers' statement of commitment made at the birth of the
Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
(Toronto 2006)

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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
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Keynote Speaker was Ilana Landsberg-Lewis

African Grandmothers mobilizing to end AIDS"

South Africa Grandmother with grandchild photo Alexis MacDonald"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.

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G2G_10th anniversary
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.

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SLF logo with childWe're helping Turn the Tide

Making life better for this child and every child!



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Laura Goodman -brilliant phtographer

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





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What's New?

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 4Gs fundraising

1.    Plant & Bicycle Sale - Click here
2. * Art & Tea -TBC
3. * 2019 Calendar highlighting local sites-
4.   Successful Stride at Riverside Park

See 4Gs team results

Donations still accepted

Next Meeting Sept. 18, 2018
Unifor Hall
 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! 


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"Why Frog Has No Tail"

One of two dramatic presentations ready for school visits.

Griots offer four options
Click here for details

Frogs @ June picnic mng 2017

Cast at June Picnic meeting 2017 
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GoGoAngels on line for Home Page
Thank you B.C. Glacier Grannies for sharing.
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Bubbling workbee Royal City Park 2016

4Gs making wands at a work-bee in Royal City Park and grandson successfully testing the buble recipe and the wand.

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 ~ it was great!  ~ 

Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy (4Fs)
waiting in line
Early birds waiting for the 4:00 pm opening
Friday, Oct. 20 - Saturday, Oct 21
 Dublin Street United Church: Guelph
4Fs sale event 2017
~ 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!!

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$377,521.92 to date

(June 2018)

We raised $56, 203.95 in 2016
We raised $42,145.51 in 2017

Sample successful past events!


logo 2006Applause, Applause
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We've been on Rogers TV
Guelph Cable 20

Three videos part of 4Gs Library
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