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Dear Friends of Grandmothers Beyond Borders,

We could not wait to begin this season of thanks by letting you know how grateful we are to you and for you!

Your generous, openhearted support of our organization has been a lifeline for the grannies we partner with in Uganda, and they continue to be astonished that so many people, so far away, care about them. As you know, the realization that someone is thinking about us – all of us…any one of us – helps sustain us through our hardest moments.

Your responses to our recent appeal (Taste of Uganda-at-Home) help fill the great needs our grandmothers have been experiencing during this second year of the pandemic, in the face of continuing effects of climate crisis.

We know that many organizations will be reaching out to you soon, asking for donations on Giving First Tuesday (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving) and on Giving Tuesday (the Tuesday after). Please give generously to all the programs that speak to your hearts and to your values.

We join with the grandmothers in extending warmest good wishes to you and your circles of love.

Now, more than ever, we are truly in it together.

Sincerely,

The Grandmothers and Board of Grandmothers Beyond Borders MKE/Uganda

Our Mission

Grandmothers Beyond Borders helps to lift the burden of HIV/AIDS in Uganda, Africa by funding grass roots community based projects that provide support and care to grandmothers raising their grandchildren because their own children have died from AIDS.
“How will we ever explain what we have wrought? What a universe this is. We came out of the Holocaust asking ourselves how we could ever live with the recognition that much of the world knew what was in those trains rumbling down the tracks to Auschwitz. We came out of Rwanda asking ourselves how it was possible that the world was inert in the face of a hideous genocide that everyone knew was taking place. It is my contention that years from now, historians will ask how it was possible that the world allowed AIDS to throttle and eviscerate a continent, and overwhelmingly the women of that continent, and watch the tragedy unfold, in real time, while we toyed with the game of reform.”-Stephen Lewis
Co-Director, AIDS-Free World