Gran-Aurora

Site: Aurora - Hollandview Trail Retirement Community, John West Way North

Service: Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (a branch of the Stephen Lewis Foundation)

Record Details
Alternate Name The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (Aurora)
Office Phone 905-726-2530
E-Mail campaign@stephenlewisfoundation.org
Website www.grandmotherscampaign.org
Primary Contact Sharon Willan, Co-Chair, Gran-Aurora; Phone: 905-773 2823; Email: swill4114@gmail.com
Alternate Contact Lenore Pressley, Co-Chair, Gran-Aurora; Phone: 905-727 9235; Email: david.pressley@sympatico.ca
Established 2006
Primary Executive Sharon Willan, Co-chair, Gran-Aurora; Phone: 905-773-2823; Email: swill4114@gmail.com
Alternate Executive Lenore Pressley, Co-chair, Gran-Aurora; Phone: 905-727-9235; Email: david.pressley@sympatico.ca
Funding Donations - to the Stephen Lewis Foundation ; Donations to the Stephen Lewis Foundation should be made payable to the Stephen Lewis Foundation and mailed directly to: Stephen Lewis Foundation, 260 Spadina Avenue, Suite 501, Toronto ON M5T 2E4, Canada --Phone: 416-533-9292; Fax: 416-850-4910; info@stephenlewisfoundation.org * if you indicate York Region Committee on the cheque, a combination of your postal code and this reference will help us to attribute it to the total contributions coming from York Region efforts
Description (Service) Members raise funds to meet the needs of African grandmothers and the children in their care; listen to African grandmothers, respect their expertise and amplify their voices, in order to promote authentic and substantive responses to the pandemic in Africa; build solidarity among African and Canadian grandmothers in order to motivate and sustain the vital work of turning the tide of AIDS in Africa 
 
The 240+ Canadian grandmother groups put on concerts, organize card tournaments, sell jewellery and other crafts, and visit countless schools and community organizations; they bake, cook, sew, knit, paint, write, organize cycle tours, walks, and even ride motorcycles – all to raise funds and awareness for grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa through the Stephen Lewis Foundation 
 
Projects are initiated by the African grandmothers themselves and are vetted by Stephen Lewis Foundation representatives in the 14 African countries currently involved in the Campaign. Monies thus go directly to projects such as school uniforms, kitchen garden seeds, bereavement counseling, nutrition education, high school fees, health care, HIV awareness training and grandmother support groups.
Hours Meetings held at 12:30 pm the second Mon of each month at Sobey's Aurora
Areas Served Aurora ; Ballantrae ; Newmarket ; Oak Ridges ; and surrounding areas
Eligibility There are no age requirements although most of us are grandmothers and friends of grandmothers
Application No application required
Languages English
Fees None
Located In Community Aurora
Address & Map
Sobeys
15500 Bayview Ave
Aurora, ON L4G 7J1
 
View MapQuest Map
Mailing Address c/o Sharon Willan 
52 Cynthia Crt S 
Richmond Hill, ON L4G 2P9
Accessibility Sobey's is an accessible site
Service Categories Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ AIDS/HIV