Stephen Lewis Foundation

Site: Blooms for Africa

Service: Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

Contact Information
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Primary Contact Gail Rappolt, Past Chair; Phone: 905-527-0470; Email:
Alternate Contact Doreen Knol, Chair; Phone: 905-527-2262; Email:
Site Information
Located In Community Hamilton
Address & Map
First Unitarian Church (meeting location)
170 Dundurn St S
Hamilton, ON L8P 4K3
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Mailing Address c/o Gail Rappolt 
First Unitarian Church of Hamilton 
170 Dundurn St S 
Hamilton, ON L8P 4K3
Physical Access Fully Accessible - meeting location
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Non-profit group of women of all ages (do not have to be a grandmother), that acts locally in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign, which seeks to raise awareness and mobilize support for African grandmothers struggling to secure a future for their grandchildren orphaned or made vulnerable due to HIV/AIDS. 
* for more information on the campaign, see Stephen Lewis Foundation website here
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2006
Funding Donations - cash and in-kind support
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Funds donated through Blooms for Africa are sent directly to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a registered charity which issues tax receipts for these donations 
* donated funds are used to provide grandmothers with assistance such as food, school fees and school uniforms for their grandchildren, income-generating projects, counselling and social support, and coffins for burial of loved ones 
Participates in Stride to Turn the Tide National Walk for the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
Hours Meetings: monthly, rotating day and evening Mon/Wed at First Unitarian Church, Hamilton (call to confirm details)  
* occasional guest speakers * new members welcome
Areas Served Burlington - and area ; Hamilton (City of) - and area
Eligibility Women
Application Call to inquire
Languages English
Fees Membership - $5 per year ; None
Categories and Classification
Service Categories International Development Programs ~ AIDS/HIV Issues

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