Over 100 guests attended the afternoon. Elizabeth Sebesta, of the Victoria Grandmothers for Africa, who has recently returned from a trip to Uganda and Tanzania, gifted us with an enlightening and inspiring presentation and slideshow. She had visited Stephen Lewis Foundation projects in Uganda, and had attended the Grandmothers’ Gathering in Arusha, Tanzania. Joining Elizabeth was Lisbie Rae, who also shared briefly bout her trip to Africa in 2013.
Click here for more information on the Tanzania Gathering, and the Tanzania Grandmothers’ Statement.
Following the presentation, the fundraiser, “Mystery Date with a Book,” had our guests checking out books that were hidden in brown paper, with a few notes about what the ‘mystery’ book might be. Over 65 books went home on a date! Our guests enjoyed afternoon tea and delicious homemade goodies, and browsed the great selection of crafted items for sale.
We thank all our guests, and the strong bond of the Glacier Grannies for their commitment to raising awareness, building solidarity, and fundraising for community-based organizations that support African grandmothers and the children in their care. The afternoon raised $1,847.88 for the Foundation.
With grateful thanks to our sponsors: Laughing Oyster Bookshop, Blue Heron Books, Square 1 Travel & Cruise, Mudsharks Coffee Bar, Thrifty Foods and Quality Foods.
Event photographs: (Hover the cursor over each picture to view an enlargement..)