It’s been almost two and a half years but the Stonetown Grans in St Marys are back together to raise money through their biennial Threads of Hope Fabric, yarn and notions sale later this month.
Typically the sale is held at the St Marys Unit Church hall every two years in the spring. Fundraising this year will support the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.
The decision to delay from springtime to the fall was in hopes to have the sale be held indoors based on COVID-19 restrictions.
The Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign first kicked off in 2006 in response to the AIDS/HIV spread in Africa which almost wiped out an entire generation of people and it was up to the grandmothers to step in and raise orphaned children.
Those wanting to help Stonetown Grans raise money with this years sale can drop off sewing materials at the St Marys United Church hall from October 16th-20th between 9am-12pm.
Volunteers are also needed to help run the event from 9am-2pm on October 23rd. To volunteer contact Rose Constable at 519-284-2282.