Community Spotlight: Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers
Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers team photo Spring 2020 at Tyee Spit.
Photo courtesy of Marsha Bird.
CR Grandmothers to Grandmothers raises funds to donate to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmother’s Campaign with the mission of delivering funds and other resources directly to community-led organizations who are leading responses to HIV and AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa. These organizations empower women and girls, grandmothers, orphaned and vulnerable children, LGBTIQ communities, and people living with HIV. The goal is to end AIDs through education, HIV prevention, health care, advocacy for sexual and reproductive rights.
CR Grandmothers to Grandmothers began in October 2008 and are one of 160 groups across Canada. Currently, they have 83 active members and organize several fundraising events throughout the year with a donation total of over $145,000 to the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of the month at 12:15PM in the Fellowship Hall at the Campbell River United Church, located at 415 Pinecrest Road. New members, including non-grandparents (also known as “Grand-Others”) are welcome to join and participate.
Alitis Investment Counsel is proud to be a loyal local supporter of CR Grandmothers to Grandmothers.
Note that this video shows the impact of all the Stephen Lewis Foundation programs in which the Grandmothers Campaign is one part of it.
CR Grandmothers to Grandmothers Calendar of Events:
There are other events that happen throughout the year. For the most up to date information, please follow them on Facebook.
If you would like to learn more about CR Grandmothers to Grandmothers, please send an email to Karen King at email@example.com.
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