Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)
Come and See
We are an enthusiastic, friendly group of gogos, ('grandmothers' in Zulu) and GrandOthers
We talk, we listen, we learn, we laugh, and we plan and create ways to help African Grandmothers, who face incredible challenges caring for orphaned children and being leaders in their communties. They are our inspiration!
Regular, pre-scheduled meetings: third Tuesday from Sept to June.
At Unifor Hall (designated historical schoolhouse)
( 611 Silvercreek Pkwy N. - just north of Woodlawn - Guelph Bus 2B)
Expect a warm welcome! Click here to see our meeting structure
4Gs: Who we are
We are one of 250+ Canadian and Australian 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.
IT WAS A SUPERB EVENT
Wednesday afternoon, May 31, 2017 from 1:30 to 4 pm
At the River Run Centre: Guelph. Reception with live music and refreshments followed.
THIRD AGE LEARNING GUELPH celebrated 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 our hearts when she described the way African grandmothers stepped up at the heart of the AIDS crisis in Africa to become the linchpin of survival for their families and communities. She told us how African grandmothers have begun to rally to claim their human rights.
Ilana told their remarkable story of resilience and mobilization. She spoke of the 10 years of solidarity that have brought the African grandmothers to this critical historical moment of social change. We were mesmerized and touched.
A donation of $5,000 was gratefully accpeted 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!
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
Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy (4Fs)
- SAVE THE DATES -
Friday, Oct. 20 - 6 to 8 pm
Saturday, Oct 21 - 9:00 to 2:00
Dublin Street United Church: Guelph
Twice-weekly sorting work-bees
A large quantity of quality material is already to be sold.
- fabric, fibre, notions, yarn, pattern books, costume/decor patterns, buttons, notions.
CLICK HERE for more details
~ Annual Plant Sale Continues ~
Mary's Green Thumb has nourished an array of quality perennials for your garden.
63 Arkell Rd. (just off Gordon)
~At the same address Bicycle Bob's bikes~
Click here for details
Calling for item ideas
Contact Market Team through Webmaster
TWO POPULAR ITEMS
Check them out.
4Gs making wands at a work-bee in Royal City Park and grandson successfully testing the buble recipe and the wand.
Why Frog Has No Tail
Griots present a new story
4Gs Anniversary Celebration Party
A decade of learning and fund-raising to support the Grandmothers' Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
So much to celebrate!!
So many reasons to re-dedicate!!
UPDATE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS
We raised $56,203.95 in 2016
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 & Reflections
Every sale supports a great cause! e-mail