On April 27, the Stonetown Grans held a fabric, yarn, and craft supplies sale to benefit the Grandmothers’ Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF). We are one of 240 groups across Canada supporting the work of the foundation by having local fundraisers to help fund local projects in sub-Saharan Africa that benefit grandmothers and the AIDS-orphaned children in their care.
The Stephen Lewis Foundation is in partnership with the grassroots groups in Africa to “turn the tide” of AIDS on that continent.
We want to thank the many people who donated items to the sale, our wonderful volunteers, and those who came to shop. We raised over $3,000 for the SLF. We also thank our local newspapers for publicizing the event, St. Marys United Church for giving us the space, and MacPherson Arts and Crafts, and Village Craft and Candle for donating the door prizes.
Leftovers from the sale were donated to other charities and groups, such as the New Hamburg Thrift Centre, the Early Learning Centre, Camp Bimini, a group in Stratford knitting for Christian Aid Ministries, and another group sewing bags to go to Syrian refugees.
Other fabric has gone to make quilts for cancer patients or is going to Cuba for making curtains and clothing.
So your donations are continuing to give, whether in Ontario or the Middle East, or Cuba, connecting us to these places. Thank you everyone!
And look for notices of our fundraising concert, The Three Baritones, on Sunday, June 9.
Nancy Vermond, for the Stonetown Grans