Thanks to all those who paid their $10 membership fee for 2015. If you have not yet done so, please mail a cheque to Bunty Swanson, 990 Tilley St., North Bay, ON P1B 5A6.
For Granny Bulletins from the Stephen Lewis Foundation, click here.
The North Bay Grandmothers for Africa is a chapter of Grandmothers to Grandmothers of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Our mission is twofold:
- To raise awareness and engage Canadians in the struggle to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa
- To raise funds to support the projects of African grandmothers in their struggle to care for their orphaned grandchildren.
In September 2008, a small group of friends founded our chapter and introduced it to the public with the help of Marianne Beer of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
Since then North Bay Grandmothers have raised over $42,000 for Grandmothers for Africa. Click on the Fund Raising tab above for details.
Below is a thank-you note North Bay Grandmothers received from Regional Director Asmita Persaud for our 2015 fundraising efforts:
In May 2010 we sponsored Suzanne Brooks, a local grandmother, as one of 40 Canadian grandmothers at the First African Grandmothers Conference in Swaziland. To view some of Suzanne's photos click here.
Suzanne will be making a presentation of her recent (2015) trip to Uganda representing Canadian Grandmothers at the next North Bay Grandmothers fundraiser - a fashion show at St. Andrew’s Church on May 25 featuring clothes from Zak’s and The Farm. This event will mark the tenth anniversary of North Bay Grandmothers.
You can find more information about the Grandmothers event in Uganda by visiting the fall 2015 edition of Grassroots. Go to stephenlewis.org. There you can sign up for your own copy of Grassroots.