February 20th, 2018

Thanks for community’s help with fundraiser

By Letter to the Editor on November 15, 2017.

Harambee Grandmas would like to sincerely thank all those people who donated to and attended our Second Annual Fabric and Yarn Sale that was held at McKillop United Church in October. We raised over $5,200 for the Stephen Lewis Foundation for its work supporting African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned during the HIV AIDS epidemic in Africa.

Along with our gratitude to the community, we would like to thank McKillop United Church for its ongoing support and to Save-On Foods for providing plastic bags for our customers.

Our leftover items were all donated to local charities, including Blankets for Canada, the MCC Thrift Store, Days for Girls, the Rio Vista craft ladies who knit baby items for Chinook Regional Hospital, and the Fashion Studies program at Winston Churchill High School.

Nikki Crisfield

Harambee Grandmas Fabric and Yarn Sale committee


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One Response to “Thanks for community’s help with fundraiser”

  1. manby says:

    I personally love this organization. However, I was aghast at the thanks to Save on Food for providing plastic bags!
    Perhaps next time the Fabric and yarn committee could think ahead and provide simple fabric bags shopping bags and vegetable bags made from collect material before hand and sell these at the event, showing their concern for the environment.

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