Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)
"Here’s some big, happy news: In just thirteen years, more than $36 million has been raised in support of African grandmothers! Your collaborative work made this astounding total possible, which is irrefutable proof of the power of grassroots organizing.
" (Granny Bulletin: October 2019)
An inspiring REGIONAL GATHERING: Ontario South and West— Hosted by 4Gs at the Puslinch Comminity Centre
October 19, 2019
A letter received by Carol, 4Gs member who chaired the event and is our Regional Resource Leader.
"The Gathering organized by the 4 G’s was excellent. Our group left feeling energized, hopeful and impacted by the messages from the Foundation and Ida. it was also a learning to hear from Priscilla Muzira and her work with the African-Caribbean Community. We also liked the change from dividing into workshops for part of the day to listening to the work that is happening and interacting with the guest speakers. We loved the storytelling from your talented grandmothers and the Taste-y brown bag lunch. Perfect. We all filled out the evaluation form but I wanted to extend a big appreciation for your group’s foresight and planning in this event."
~ Linda, (Ubuntu Grandwomen. Burlington)
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.
"We will not rest until they rest."
Canadian grandmothers' statement of commitment made at the birth of the
Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (Toronto 2006). During that time a deep and cherished bond of solidarity has grown between us!
WORLD AIDS DAY FLASH MOB
On Dec 1, over 30 Canadian grandmother groups organized and participated in a nationwide series of #GrandmothersCampaign flash mobs
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
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~ 4Gs Meeting ~
Planning Nov 5
Arbour Trails 9:30 -
General Nov 19
611 Silvercreek Pkwy N., Guelph
9:00 to 9:30- Fellowship, Market, 4Gs Library, Welcome Table
9:30 - Education, Business (lunch)
4Gs "BRING A FRIEND"
Be assured of a warm welcome!
ONLINE ACCESS TO THE SLF
E.g.: to The Granny Bulletin, The Circle, the Grandmothers Advocacy Network.
Join Welcome & Information Calls
Third Monday of every month. Hosted by the Grandmothers Campaign Team
Raised to date:
4Gs STRIDE team
June is Stride month
It's an initiative to raise support for Grandmothers campaign - raising funds, raising awareness, nurturing solidarity.
A wonderful event!
SEE PHOTOS of the successful 2019 calendar
~ 4Gs GRIOTS ~
4Gs give 4 options
Click here for details
Cast of "Why Frog has no Tail"
See more photos
The Market team welcomes ideas
Contact Market Team through Webmaster
Check them out
Check them out.
- a work-bee in Royal City Park
-grandson testing recipe and wand.
4Gs Anniversary Party
Much to celebrate!!
Many reasons to re-dedicate!!
UPDATE ABOUT CONTRIBUTIONS
Sample successful past events!
We've been on Rogers TV
Guelph Cable 20
Three videos part of 4Gs Library
For viewing, contact Webmaster