Help out grandmothers

Golden Ears Gogos raising money taking grandmothers-to-grandmothers approach

Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign helps raise orphaned children in Africa.

Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign helps raise orphaned children in Africa.

The Golden Ears Gogos will be holding their third annual African-themed dinner to raise money for Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

The local group is celebrating three years of supporting the foundation, which assists African grandmothers who are raising millions of children orphaned by AIDS.

To date, $19.5 million has been raised across Canada for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.

Money from the campaign is invested directly at the community level, providing grandmothers and the children in their care with food, educational supplies, uniforms and school fees, HIV counseling and testing, adequate housing and bedding and support groups.

The fundraising dinner and silent auction will be held at 5 p.m. on Nov. 25 at Samuel Robertson Technical School.

Vancouver Community College chef Karen Gin along with a team of students from SRT will be hosting the dinner.

Tickets for the three course meal are $25 each.

• To purchase tickets email a-willis@telus.net or histewart@telus.net.

The Golden Ears Gogos meet at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month in the Alouette Room of the Maple Ridge Public Library.