Red Scarf Campaign
Oakville's Bronte Grandmothers join Red Scarf Campaign
Oct. 12, 2015
Submitted photo: The Munn’s Knitting Group: in front, Anna Van Stone; sitting on the couch, from left, Shari Renaud, Ann Van Stone, Bonita Head, Lorraine Norcett, and Joan Taylor; in back row, from left, Lottie Grootjans, Gerry Vannier, Pat Parsons, Betty Robertson, and Sally Casey.
The Bronte Grandmothers for Africa will be joining fellow grandmother groups in a Red Scarf Campaign benefitting the Stephen Lewis Foundation and Aids Network.
Red scarves will be knit, crocheted or made from felt by volunteers in the community.
Funds raised during the campaign will go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation in support of African grandmothers, while the scarves will be delivered to the Aids Network to be given to those suffering from AIDS or their family members, stated a media release.
The Stephen Lewis Foundation supports community-level organizations that are trying to turn the tide of the HIV/AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren orphaned by the pandemic.
The Aids Network, established in 1986, is the only organization in Halton that offers services and support to men, women, children and families who have been affected by HIV/AIDS.
A number of scarves have already been knit by the members of Munn's Knitting Group and those scarves will be available for ‘purchase’ at the Munn's United Church Bazaar, at Sixth Line and Dundas Street, on Saturday, October 15, 2016 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Each scarf will have a tag - on one side will be the name of the person who created the scarf and on the other, the name of the person who donated the scarf.
Anyone interested in joining the campaign by making a red scarf — in any style or shade — can contact the Bronte Grandmothers at 905-844-4194.