Grandmothers of Steel is a Hamilton chapter of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. The Campaign focuses on raising awareness and support for grandmothers and their grandchildren, whose lives have been impacted by the HIV/AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa.
Artist Theresa Randles writes:
To hear about the devastation in Sub-Saharan Africa caused by HIV/AIDS leaves one with a heavy heart and a sense of disbelief. How can we truly understand its enormity? There is nothing comparable in our personal lives or in the history of mankind. Rendering portraits allows me to put a face to the disease; to make it real and pressing and in urgent need of action. I am part of a movement in Canada that is doing everything it can to help those who, because of political, social and economic reasons are struggling to survive: the women and children of Africa..
These "Faces of Africa" are available as cards sets of 10 different images for $15 CAD.
All proceeds go to the Stephen Lewis Foundation's Grandmothers Campaign.
"Grandmothers of Steel has raised over $300,000 in our first nine years.
Your support is very much appreciated."