Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)
4Gs: Who we are
We are 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 ~
Tuesday Feb 20 2018
Development of future 4Gs fundraising
Motions approved that the following four committees study ideas further and return with detailed plans for members' consent at March meeting:
Bridge-Games Party, Trunk Sale,
Calendar, Fancy Tea.
Check Fundraising Process details.
Next Meeting March 20, 2018
Unifor Hall 9:00 - 11:30
611 Silvercreek Pkwy N.
Be assured of a warm welcome!
~ 4Gs GRIOTS READY ~
"Why Frog Has No Tail"
One of two dramatici presentations ready for school visits.
Cast at June Picnic meeting 2017
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~ LAST YEAR EVENTS ~
~ it was great! ~
Fabulous Fabric and Fibre Frenzy (4Fs)
Early birds waiting for the 4:00 pm opening
Friday, Oct. 20 - 4 to 8 pm
Saturday, Oct 21 - 9:00 to 2:00
Dublin Street United Church: Guelph
~ Happy customers finding great buys ~
- fabric, fibre, notions, yarn, pattern books, costume/decor patterns, buttons, notions.
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.
4Gs Anniversary Celebration Party
Much to celebrate!!
Many reasons to re-dedicate!!
UPDATE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS
$367,057.97 ten year total 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