Old Orchard Blossoms
ONE OF NORTH TORONTO'S GRANDMOTHERS TO GRANDMOTHERS GROUPS
There are a number of ways you can donate directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Every donation helps organizations in Africa who support grandmothers and the children in their care. .
We have a beautiful selection of greeting cards for sale. Click on 'More' to view a selection. Email us to purchase these.
We also carry Fair Trade products from around the world. We are investigating ways of selling these online. Check back in a month or so for more information.
At the moment all events are on hold due to protocols around the Covid 19 pandemic.
We are fundraising through our Stride walk, each of us walking on our own, and soliciting donations from friends and family. Please email us if you would like to support us with a donation.
The Old Orchard Blossoms would like to thank Katie Hutchinson of JaneHues Consulting and Chris Caswell of Chris Caswell Design for their help in designing and setting up our website, JaneHues Consulting for designing our business cards and Dwayne Soverall of Omega Communications for printing them for us, Bob Pearson for designing our banner and St Timothy’s Church, North Toronto for providing us with a place to meet, and so much more. We are blessed to have such support!
Inspired by the amazing African grandmothers at the Grandmothers Gathering in Toronto, in 2006, a handful of women at St. Timothy’s Anglican Church decided to support the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) and its Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign (G2G). Our mandate is to raise awareness of the grandmothers supportive role in the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa and to raise funds to assist grassroots projects run by and for grandmothers supporting their grandchildren and other orphans created by this pandemic. These amazing African grandmothers are central to the life of their communities and to a whole generation of children.
Since 2006, our numbers have grown to 20 members, and we have expanded to include women from the community. To date, we have raised over $230,000 - our contribution to the more than $33 million raised for the Grandmothers Campaign by 240 grandmothers groups Canada-wide. This money has been raised through a variety of projects – concerts, pub nights, wine tasting, afternoon teas, craft sales, penny collections, sales of greeting cards, quilts, jewelry books and milkweed plants, and by participating each year in the national fundraising walk Stride to Turn the Tide.
JOIN US - Interested in becoming an Old Orchard Blossom? We always welcome new members, grandmothers and "grand-others" - and new ideas. At the moment, we meet on the second or third Monday afternoon of each month at the Church of St. Timothy, North Toronto. For more information on our group, send us a message on the 'Contact Us' page or email us at email@example.com
BECOME A FRIEND - Meetings aren't your thing? Consider becoming a "Friend of the Old Orchard Blossoms" and volunteer during events.