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In 2005 a group of Nanaimo women were deeply moved hearing about the plight of the grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa from Stephen Lewis.


”The AIDS pandemic has left millions of children orphaned by AIDS. Without hesitation or complaint, Africa’s grandmothers have stepped in to care for them. In fact, in many countries throughout southern Africa it is estimated that 40% to 60% of orphans live in grandmother-headed households. After burying their own adult children, they take on the responsibility of caring for their grieving grandchildren, often with little or no support and while coping with their own deteriorating health…”


These women decided to become involved in the work of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Gogo means grandmother in Zulu, so they called themselves NanGo Grannies and became part of the inspiration that led to the formation of the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.


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We are an informal group from many different backgrounds with many different talents. Since the beginning, we have raised money in many different ways: garage sales, beer and burgers, Chair Affair and African Markets. See our events page for more details.


New members and new ideas are always welcome. We are passionate about our cause, and like to have fun while we fund-raise!



The 2019 NanGo Grannies Annual Giant Fabric Sale a Huge Success


21st September 2019

The Nanaimo Curling Club


Our annual Giant Fabric Sale continues to be the NanGo's most popular annual fund raiser and we continually receive inquiries looking for confirmation that it will be repeated in future years.


All funds raised go to support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation which supports the Grandmothers in Africa Campaign.


Once again, the support for this event was outstanding: Thanks to workers & volunteers, people who donnated material and related goods, and of course the many bargain hunters who came to buy and support the cause. Thanks to all that made all this happen.


This year's Giant Fabric Sale raised a record $8,740.21 for The Stephen Lewis Foundation.


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 Nango Grannies Intermission Sales at Soul Choir's Performance: 2019 

This year's audience at the Island Soul Choir's Port Theatre performance generously supported our fund-raising efforts in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

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We are extremely grateful for their fulsome support allowing us to forwarded a cheque of $1200 plus a $100 to the SLF

Well done sewers, crafters, bakers and volunteer sales crew, and a huge thank you to Jan Pettersen and Pat Bayliss, organizer extraordinaires.


 Record Setting Annual Fabric Sale 

The 5th Annual Fabric Sale raised a record amount for the John Lewis Foundation. Scroll down to for more information.


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 NanGo's New Sale Item 

Chris, Marlene and Sue model our newest sale item.


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The aprons are made from recycled jeans and will be selling for $20 each. We also have a children size selling for $15 each. The first sale of these aprons was on May 27th during the Bake Sale at the Island Soul Concert (see above or click here for details of the Soul Choir Home Concert).


 Book Launch 

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa


Book Launch

Click on image for full details of the event held Nov 8, 2017


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NanGo Grannies and volunteers

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All Sorted
 Nango Grannies Intermission Sales at Soul Choir's Performance: 2019 

This year's audience at the Island Soul Choir's Port Theatre performance generously supported our fund-raising efforts in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

choir

We are extremely grateful for their fulsome support allowing us to forwarded a cheque of $1200 plus a $100 to the SLF

Well done sewers, crafters, bakers and volunteer sales crew, and a huge thank you to Jan Pettersen and Pat Bayliss, organizer extraordinaires.


 Record Setting Annual Fabric Sale 

The 5th Annual Fabric Sale raised a record amount for the John Lewis Foundation. Scroll down to for more information.


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 NanGo's New Sale Item 

Chris, Marlene and Sue model our newest sale item.


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The aprons are made from recycled jeans and will be selling for $20 each. We also have a children size selling for $15 each.


 Book Launch 

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa


Book Launch

Click on image for full details of the event held Nov 8, 2017



collection

NanGo Grannies and volunteers

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All Sorted
 Nango Grannies Intermission Sales at Soul Choir's Performance: 2019 

This year's audience at the Island Soul Choir's Port Theatre performance generously supported our fund-raising efforts in support of the Stephen Lewis Foundation Grandmothers Campaign.

choir

We are extremely grateful for their fulsome support allowing us to forwarded a cheque of $1200 plus a $100 to the SLF

Well done sewers, crafters, bakers and volunteer sales crew, and a huge thank you to Jan Pettersen and Pat Bayliss, organizer extraordinaires.



 NanGo's New Sale Item 

Chris, Marlene and Sue model our newest sale item.


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The aprons are made from recycled jeans and will be selling for $20 each. We also have a children size selling for $15 each.


 Record Setting Annual Fabric Sale 

The 5th Annual Fabric Sale raised a record amount for the John Lewis Foundation. Scroll down to for more information.


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 NanGo's New Sale Item 

Chris, Marlene and Sue model our newest sale item.


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The aprons are made from recycled jeans and will be selling for $20 each. We also have a children size selling for $15 each.


 Book Launch 

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa


Book Launch

Click on image for full details of the event held Nov 8, 2017



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NanGo Grannies and volunteers

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All Sorted

                   

NanGo Grannies Fund Raisers over the past few years.


Go to our events page to see a fuller history of past events.


All monies raised on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's endeavours to help African Grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.


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NanGo Grannies Fund Raisers over the past few years.


Go to our events page to see a fuller history of past events.


All monies raised on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's endeavours to help African Grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.


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NanGo Grannies Fund Raisers over the past few years.


Go to our events page to see a fuller history of past events.


All monies raised on behalf of the Stephen Lewis Foundation's endeavours to help African Grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS.


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