Guelph GoGo Grandmothers (4Gs)

Contact Information
Alternate Name 4Gs ; Guelph Go Go Grandmothers
Primary Contact Rosemary Kennedy, Communications and Publicity Coordinator
Alternate Contact Carol Barnhardt, Regional Liaison Officer
Description (Site) Virtual meetings on ZOOM platform
Located In Community Guelph
Physical Access Not Applicable - activities currently online
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Group of Grandmothers and Grandothers in the Guelph area supporting African Grandmothers through the work of The Stephen Lewis Foundation in 15 African countries.
Description (Service) Promotes awareness and raises funds through different activities, sponsorships and donations, in support of African grandmothers caring for their AIDS/HIV orphaned grandchildren  
* all proceeds donated to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of The Stephen Lewis Foundation  
* advocates to better understand and sustain the work to combat AIDS in Africa 
* over 250 Canadian Chapters of the Campaign within Stephen Lewis Foundation 
* Griots storytellers visit Guelph / Wellington primary schools with permission of the school boards to tell traditional stories, promote awareness and answer questions about the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign 
* 4Gs Cookbook, Loving Hands: Recipes and Reflections 
**Term 'griots' is the common word for grandmother in many African countries 
**Term 'gogo' is the Zulu word for grandmother; it is used to show solidarity with the African grandmothers 
**Guelph chapter has raised $450,000 since 2006
Hours See website for virtual meeting times
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County
Eligibility Women who support the vision of The Stephen Lewis Foundation, are interested in community service, and may or may not be "grandmothers" but are "grandothers"
Application E-mail or visit website for information, events and fundraising initiatives 
* for further information, see The Stephen Lewis Foundation and Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign
Languages English
Fees Membership - $20 annually (in Sep of each activity year)
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2006 (Guelph)
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Service Categories Fundraising and Resource Development Support ~ Orphans ; International Relief ~ AIDS/HIV ; Issue Advocacy ~ AIDS/HIV