There are three major areas in which we focus our efforts – Awareness, Fundraising and Global Issues.
We aim to raise awareness within the membership of Grands ‘n’ More and within the broader community about the desperate plight of African grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren. To do so, we maintain a Speaker’s Bureau, the members of which address a wide variety of community groups, service clubs, churches and workplaces. Talks may include the use of DVDs, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and/or displays and are tailored to the needs of specific groups. Topics may include learning about the life of the grandmothers including the challenges they face and how they are meeting those challenges and creating better lives for themselves and their families. As well, we offer presentations on the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) and how, through the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, they are supporting more than 300 grassroots organizations engaged in 1,100 projects in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. We believe that we can all make a difference in the lives of these grandmothers and grandchildren.
In addition to providing speakers, at events throughout the year, we display tables with information and artifacts related to Africa and the grandmothers.
If you would like to book a Speaker, or if you would just like more information about what we do, please feel free to Contact Us.
We host several fundraising events throughout the year.
All the funds we raise go directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmother’s Campaign. Some examples of our fundraising activities are:
Our most successful and enduring fundraiser is the sale of our bags and other crafts which are all made by volunteers in Manitoba. After modest costs are covered, 100% of the remainder goes to the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) and on to Africa. We ensure this is the case by collecting annual fees from our members to cover local administration costs.
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In September 2015, we held our first annual Art from the Attic sale. Each year, we receive approximately 1,500 to 2,000 donations of art from the public and from some artists directly. This art, which includes prints, paintings, drawings and more, is offered for sale at deeply discounted prices. To date, approximately $150,000 has been raised, thanks to the contributions of our donors and the hard work of the many volunteers who manage all aspects of the event. Click HERE for more information about AFTA.