Grandmothers to grandmothers

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by Marnie Bruce

Mix a three-day bike ride by the Grassroot Grannies with a delicious lunch provided by the Mississippi Grannies and you have only one of the many examples of Canadian grandmothers working together to support the many initiatives and projects of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Grassroots Grannies The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign was begun in 2006. The goal is to raise funds for projects in Subsaharan Africa which assist grandmothers to care for the millions of children left alone and uncared for due to the death of their parents from HIV/Aids. The 240 grandmother groups in Canada sponsor concerts, sell greeting and Christmas cards, hold bake and plant sales and undertake many other activities.