EVENTS and ACTIVITIES
We are thinking globally and acting locally. Many of our activities involve fundraising - all for the purpose of supporting the Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. We also reach out into the community by speaking in schools, churches and retirement residences. Since 2006 Grassroot Grannies have raised $823,778 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. So far, in 2020, we raised $86,799 through our annual Ride To Turn The Tide (All In This Together) event and through sales of our beautiful hand-sewn and hand-crafted products, proving to be another very successful year.
Fundraising Events for 2021
We are always very grateful to our community supporters.
All In This Together Ride - September
Another spring is soon to be, but alas our beloved Plant and Garden Sale has to be put on hold for another year. In lieu of this we have decided to do an online Garage Sale to raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.
If you would like to see what we are selling go to the Marketplace icon on your Facebook page. Then hit the search icon and type in Grassroot Grannies. Any article that we are selling should pop up.
We will sell a potpourri of items including plants and garden related items, household goods and family treasures. This will be done on Facebook Marketplace.
We will be adding articles as opportunity presents itself. But if you are not interested or comfortable in buying articles on Facebook Market place and you want to make a donation to the Grassroot Grannies, we encourage you to donate on our on-line fundraising site. It is very easy, quick, and safe.
Hopefully we will be able to return to our regular events next year.
Thank you for your continued support.
A decision whether or not to hold the Books, & Breakfast Buffet in November this year will be made shortly. It all depends on the status of COVID-19 restrictions.
Wednesday, September 8th, the Grassroot Grannies will be holding their 12th annual Ride to Turn the Tide.
The RTTTT this September will be a one-day challenge offering cyclists a choice of a 50, 75, or 100 km route. There are 39 cyclists signed up to complete rides from Stittsville to either Pinhey's Point, Constance Bay or Fitzroy Harbour. There is also a support team of wonderful volunteers to support the ride team and organize the send-off and welcome home.
What are we most proud of accomplishing this year?
We are most proud of being members of such a united, caring, creatively resourceful group of women who turned adversity into opportunity by: making over 3000 masks; creating our own fundraising page funded by our pandemic savings; modifying our Ride to Turn the Tide while still raising comparable funds; selling our no-longer-needed home goods via Facebook Marketplace in lieu of cancelled events; staying connected by improving our tech skills via Zoom.
The Grassroot Grannies Ride to Turn the Tide has been a very successful fundraiser for the past eleven years. The Covid-19 crisis has created even more challenges for African grandmothers parenting their grandchildren orphaned by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. We hope you will support us to give these children a better future.