There is a group of Grandmothers in Canada who raise money for the Grandmothers in Lesotho, Africa. Tomorrow -- my Canadian friend Marion will be working at the Market for Africa in Kingston, Ontario. She has been sewing one-of-a-kind fleece jackets for months now -- up to nearly 50, I think -- to be sold at the Market. Every dollar they raise will be sent to support the African Grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren because nearly an entire generation has died of AIDS...
The Canadian Gransmothers work all year to put this Market together. They'll be selling funky fashions, accessories, children's robes, previously-loved jewelry...
In this summer-in-Chicago picture, Marion and I are enjoying our tourist-time...and we both love to talk about our grandchildren...
It's so hard to imagine the desperate conditions of the African Grandmothers..
If you are in the area of Kingston, Ontario -- here's an invitation to the African Market:
I am extending a warm invitation to our 3rd annual
MARKET FOR AFRICA
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER THE 6TH
ST. GEORGE'S CATHEDRAL HALL, WELLINGTON ST, KINGSTON
9 AM TO 3 PM
ALL PROCEEDS TO THE GRANDMOTHER TO GRANDMOTHER CAMPAIGNS
STEPHEN LEWIS FOUNDATION AND HELP LESOTHO
This year looks better than ever with amazing goods from all over the
world. Please spread the word as the need has never been greater for
these women and their orphaned grandchildren.
Hope to see you there, Many thanks, Marion