We at Gateway Publishing are proud to start off our new Cookbook Fundraiser Blog with our most recent fundraising success story: Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers.
This Fredericton chapter is one of 220 independent groups across Canada and beyond that are raising money for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, supporting the millions of grandmothers in Africa who are raising grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS.
Grandmothers Helping Grandmothers are slightly different from most Grandmother groups as they also support a small Ottawa-based NGO (Non-governmental Organization), Help Lesotho, which also has a grandmothers’ support program.
We were first approached by Maggie Clarke in June of this year with their cookbook idea and were almost as excited as they were to take part in this fundraising event.
Their initial order of 1,000 cookbooks was delivered in July and just yesterday, Sept, 16, we received this email from Maggie:
“Our Cookbook is so successful that we have decided to order another 1,000. We had our Launch last night and they are doing an article on it in the local paper on Wednesday.”
Now that’s what we call Grandmother Power!