Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)
4Gs 10TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
We celebrate and re-dedicate!
A decade of learning and fund raising in solidarity with the Grandmothers' Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
So much to celebrate!! So many reasons to re-dedicate!!
See DECEMBER POTLUCK MEETING PHOTO JOURNAL
WORLD AIDS DAY FLASH MOB
A) . .What's something special that could be done to recognize "10 Years in Solidarity" in addition to all the special gatherings with African field workers who brought their stories to us? (Thank you AirMile donations.)
B) . .How to call the world’s attention to the scale of the global AIDS epidemic and the herculean role African grandmothers are playing in the response?
1. . .Organize hundreds of grandmothers and grandothers across Canada to participate in Flash Mobs.
2. . WHEN? What better day than World AIDS Day 2016 when attention is already focussed on AIDS?
And so it was that 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.
4Gs: Who we are:
We are one of 250+ Canadian 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.
Photo courtesy of Laurie Goodman (June 16, 2015)
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
HOLD THE DATES
Wednesday, May 31st, 2017, 1 to 4 pm
Guelph Third Age Learning 30 Anniversary Celebration. Benefit event for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Keynote Speaker, Ilana Landsberg-Lewis:
"FROM SURVIVAL TO SOCIAL JUSTICE:
African Grandmothers mobilizing to end AIDS"
River Run Centre: Guelph
Fabulous Fibre Fabric Frenzy (4Fs)
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 20-21, 2017
Dublin Street United Church: Guelph
~ COLLECTION/PICKUP STARTS ~
Wednesday, March 1st
Donations of fabric, notions, yarn, books and costume/decor patterns.
(Get ready. Start gathering now)
(Poster/details - end of January)
January 17th meeting
Cancelled due to freezing rain
Business conducted online.
Tues February 21st
Unifor Hall on Silvercreek
December lunch meeting in pictures
See our Meeting structure
Expect a warm welcome!
Susan, membership secretary, will meet and greet you.
4Gs Anniversary Celebration Party
UPDATE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS
We raised $56,203.95 in 2016
Over ten year total $323,115.46
Sample successful 2016 events!
We've been on Rogers TV
Guelph Cable 20
Producer Jan Hamilton filmed
4Gs part of the cross-Canada Flash Mob
(Plus 4Gs at our May meeting
and performance of the 4Gs Griots at Priory Park Public School)
Videos part of 4Gs Library
For viewing, contact Webmaster
Loving Hands: Recipes and Reflections
Every sale supports a great cause! e-mail
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We're helping Turn the Tide
Making life better for this child and every child!