Linda Shultz and Margitta LangeHub Staff

The Saugeen Grannies were at their usual Thursday spot in front of Chantry Breezes Bed & Breakfast, Southampton this week, selling donated jewellery and crafts.

“We've been doing this for five years and we make about $10,000 a year,” said Saugeen Granny, Margitta Lange. “It all goes to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.”

Lange had heard about the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign, an organization that raises funds to help African grandmothers raising their children’s children who have been orphaned by AIDS, and the Stephen Lewis Foundation which supports community-based organizations working to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa, and made the decision to help.

“I always wanted to find a grannies group to join and there was one here,” she said. “There were three ladies that were having yard sales and things and raising funds and I went to help them,” said Lange. The ladies had been considering closing down but still had some jewellery they wanted to sell so asked Lange to help. Rather than letting what the ladies had been working on end, Lange decided that she would actually like to make it grow. “I put a poster up in the post office and anywhere else I could think of and the jewellery kept coming and coming and coming.”

In addition to their weekly sale in Southampton during the summer months, the Saugeen Grannies also use other locations in Saugeen Shores throughout the year.

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