As of January 2015, the 4Gs, the Guelph GoGo GrandMothers, have raised over $213,000.00 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation in 9 years!
Did you know?
- since 2006 the 4Gs have raised over $213,000 through live and silent auctions, bowling parties, plant sales and concerts
- we are known for our vests, tote bags, scarves and crafts which have been sold at various marketplaces
- significant contributions have been made through book sales and the support of The Bookshelf in Guelph
- we have raised awareness in the community through story-telling and presentations
- we proudly hosted the AfriGrand Caravan with African grandmother Regina Mokgokong and granddaughter Nonkululeko (Nkulie) Nowathe from South Africa
- we will host the 2014 meeting of the Ontario Regional Resource Group (ORRG)
Where your money goes…
Working assiduously to keep costs as low as possible, SLF spends approximately
10% on core administration and invests an additional 9% on funds development.
Audited statements are available at www.stephenlewisfoundation.org/financials.
- Donations through the Treasurer of the 4Gs
- Online at stephenlewisfoundation.org
Since the inception of the G2G Campaign, Canadians have raised an astonishing
$21 million for African grandmothers. Resources from the Campaign are invested
directly at community level, with grassroots organizations that provide
grandmothers and the children in their care with supports that include food,
educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, medical care, HIV counselling and
testing, adequate housing and bedding, counselling and support groups, home
visits, and much more.
The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
Launched by the Stephen Lewis Foundation on March 7, 2006, on the eve of International Women’s Day, the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign seeks to raise awareness and mobilize support in Canada for Africa’s grandmothers.
Over 240 groups of Canadian grandmothers have joined the campaign, raising over $21 million. The 4Gs alone have raised nearly $213,000!
Since 2003, SLF has funded over 1100 initiatives, partnering with 300 community-based organizations in the 15 African countries hardest hit by the pandemic.
These funds provide grandmothers with food, housing grants, school fees for their grandchildren, and grief counselling.
Did you know?
- the Foundation deposits funds directly into the bank accounts of the community/project;
- behind money are human beings and every life is important;
- women make the difference at the grassroots – they have a profound grasp of what is needed;
- small grassroots organizations are turning the tide of AIDS in Africa at the community level. They are the front-line experts, restoring hope in every home, classroom and community.
- African grandmothers are the heart, soul and anchor of their communities. They nurture, feed and put their grandchildren into school. They tend to the sick in their communities, help the recently bereaved, set up support groups, harvest the crops, and advocate for women’s and children’s rights.