Grandmother (Gogo) goodie bags for GAPA 10 year celebration

Dear friends and family

GAPA (Grandmothers Against Poverty and Aids) will be celebrating its 10th year. This is a very big accomplishment for a grandmother driven project in South Africa. In our 10 years we have grown from strength to strength as seen in the emergence of the expansion of the various programmes we offer/host for and with the grandmothers.

We will be celebrating our 10 year anniversary on the 20 and 21 October 2011 at the GAPA centre in Khayelitsha.

I addition to extending and invitation to you to attend on the 21 October we would also like to request that if you have any access to items we can place in the goodie bags for the grandmothers that you kindly forward these to me or directly to the GAPA centre. We want to take this opportunity to really spoil the grandmothers and acknowledge the incredible work they do within their families and communities.

Some guidelines: We need about 500 bags filled.

So far we have 300 lovely messages written for the grandmothers by a church and students in the USA. We need another 200.

Grandmothers will immensely appreciate anything that has practical value (plus a little pampering):


toiletries such as tooth brushes, face clothes, soap.

Small food items

Packets of vegetable seeds

Wool, crochet needles

Any creative ideas you might have

If you’re interested or know of corporate sponsors please let me know

Also if you are interested in attending the celebration on the 21 October rsvp to me or

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