Vicki Strang from “The Gang” Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation. Riverview Rotary donated $4000 in 2006 as seed funding. The organization has grown to now raise $2 million annually. Check out their web site and https://edmgrandmothers.org/get-involvedtoo/calendar-of-events/ for their calendar of events.
 
 
Vicki Strang from “The Gang” Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation. Riverview Rotary donated $4000 in 2006 as seed funding. The organization has grown to now raise $2 million annually. Check out their web site and https://edmgrandmothers.org/get-involvedtoo/calendar-of-events/ for their calendar of events.
 
The Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (“The GANG”) has been in operation since 2006, and are one of the more than 240 groups of grandmothers and grand-others Canada-wide supporting the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign. Vicki presented a wonderful video on the work being done in Africa.
 
The struggle in Africa against AIDS has wiped out a generation of parents, leaving grandmothers in Africa to raise their grandchildren-and often the grandchildren of others on their own. The money we raise goes directly to grassroots organizations providing simple necessities: school fees, food, clothing, grief counseling. Since 2006 the GANG has raised in excess of $200K to put towards grassroots support of grandmothers in subSaharan Africa.
 
“The GANG” is a non-profit, grassroots group of grandmothers and others in the Edmonton capital region. Our mission is to reach out with compassion and love to African grandmothers who are carrying the burden of HIV/AIDS.
Our goals are:
• to raise awareness about African grandmothers, their strengths and their needs.
• to stand in solidarity with them.
• to mobilize support for them.
• to advocate on their behalf