Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers put the ‘fun’ in fundraising

What: A fun and lively way to raise funds for a serious cause.

Spring Bling Fling is a sale of gently used and some new fashion accessories, such as jewellery, scarves, handbags, and a few clothing

items, plus some garden accessories. Silent Auction of some very special items including a sapphire and diamond necklace.

Where and When: Upper Hall of United Church, 415 Pinecrest Road, in Campbell River Saturday, May 13, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Who: All ages, all genders, anyone looking for an inexpensive way to update their wardrobe for Spring, anyone looking for a gift for Mom for Mother’s Day, young people looking for funky vintage items, gardeners looking to add a little whimsy to their garden. Grandparents and grandkids looking for dress-up items, garage sale shoppers who’d enjoy a quick cup of tea or coffee and a cookie while they browse.

By Whom: The Campbell River Grandmothers to Grandmothers group (G2G) has raised almost $85,000 since it was started by teacher Brenda Harrison nine years ago. Fundraising activities have included film showings, craft markets, theme dinners, cake sales at Administrative Assistants Day, and participation in the annual bike ride from Campbell River to Victoria. The all-volunteer group of about 80 local Grandmothers and Grand Others have crafted, baked, sewn, walked and ridden bicycles in solidarity with African Grandmothers. These African women are the front-line of support for millions of children, many now teenagers, whose parents died from the AIDS epidemic, and who would have no home, education or love without the support of their resilient and enterprising grandmothers.

Why: Who says fundraising for a serious need can’t be fun?

To raise funds for the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation that supports the efforts of African Grandmothers raising children orphaned by AIDS and/or affected by HIV infection.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation supports the efforts of Grandmothers’ groups in Africa to develop medical care services for people affected by AIDS, to feed, house, clothe and love the orphaned children of their communities to create enterprises that raise funds to cover the cost of school fees and uniforms for the orphaned children, and to raise awareness of the challenges facing these children and their care-givers in all aspects of life.

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