Fundraising

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The GANG engages in fundraising events to raise money to help fund the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation,  supporting African Grandmothers who are raising millions of children affected by HIV and AIDS.  We accomplish this by:

  1. Conducting two high-profile events.
    • In early Spring, we host the “Power of Words” Scrabble Benefit.  Words have magnificent power to influence the way people think and behave. Since Scrabble is all about words, we are using the game to demonstrate our desire to have a positive impact on the lives of African grandmothers and their grandchildren through this fund-raising event.

    Prior to the actual event people are asked to collect supportive pledges before they play. We are now able to provide a way to pledge on-line. Participants can put together a team of 2 or a table of 4; play alone or with family or friends; or set up a challenge game!  There is a prize for the highest score and also the highest table score.  Rovers are nearby to help with spelling if needed. It is a fun afternoon for all ages.  Following the game, shop at our wonderful craft tables and enjoy delicious refreshments.

    For more information on the Power of Words Scrabble benefit, please contact Ricki, 780-477-1666.

    In late Spring, the Fabulous Fabric Frenzy is held. During the year we collect, sort and price donated fabric, yarn and notions.  This successful fundraiser relies on donations from the community – so SLASH YOUR STASH!!  We sell these items at bargain prices. If you would like to donate during the year, please contact one of these GANG members: 

  • SE Edmonton                    Phyllis 780-469-6327
    Central South Edmonton Elna 780-435-5488
    SW Edmonton                   Ev 780-434-0825
    NW Edmonton                  Donna 780-486-0652
    NE Edmonton                   Agnes 780 -934-7187
    Sherwood Park                Candice 780-416-8208
    St Albert                           Kate 780-902-1894.   
  1. Engaging in smaller fundraising events:  craft sales, Antique Appraisals, Grandmother’s Cupboard at the Old Strathcona Antique Mall, and Cookie and Sweet Tray Sale in December.

The Shakers and Makers Market is a showcase for high quality, handmade items created by GANG members and friends.  The Market is held in October each year, and this year will be held October 26 at Southminster-Steinhauer United Church (SUCC), 10740-19 Avenue.  For further information about crafts, please contact Candice, 780-416-8208.

Grandmother’s Cupboard is always open at the Old Strathcona Antique Mall.  Come and shop for collectibles and unique items and support the Grandmother’s Campaign.

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