In 2007 a group of women from the Comox Valley was inspired by their African sisters who had risen so willingly to the challenge of bringing up their grandchildren, after their own children had died from AIDS. Since then, the Glacier Grannies have raised over $390,000 for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Learn more about our group here.
We raise money through special events, and by creating and selling a wide variety of crafts.
“We are the backbones of our communities. We form the core of community-based care. With our love and commitment we protect and nurture our orphan grandchildren. Africa cannot survive without us.” - African Grandmothers in the 2010 Manzini Statement