Oliver Grandmothers for Africa are holding a huge CRAFT SALE of fabric and crafty items on Saturday Sept. 21st. It will be from 9 to 2 pm at Oliver United Church Hall. This sale will include some beautiful fabric, some utilitarian fabric, baskets of yarn, lots of sewing notions, knitting needles, crochet hooks, scissors and a wide variety of craft materials. The group is looking forward to seeing many members of the community who are supportive of the organization and are also looking for some excellent buys.
The proceeds from this fund raiser and others held throughout the year all go to support community based organizations turning the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa.
The Stephen Lewis Foundation launched the grandmother to grandmother campaign in 2006 and since then hundreds of groups of Canadian grandmothers have taken up the call to action. To date they have raised more than $16.5 million
for African grandmothers and the children in their care.
The situation in sub-Saharan Africa remains pressing. It is impossible to be discouraged when we see projects working with tenacity and sophistication, providing support, solace and hope for the women, children and grandmothers affected by the AIDS pandemic.
The resources we provide help African grandmothers become self sustaining. They don’t want hand outs. They know best what has to be done and how to do it. We are astonished by their reserves of love and emotional resilience and are honoured to stand by them and offer support to programs that reflect their dedication to bringing hope and dignity to the lives of those they reach.
If you would like to join the Oliver Grandmothers for Africa group, please introduce yourself to any of the women at the sale wearing the bright yellow t-shirts. They will be happy to give you information. Together we are strong.