The Stephen Lewis Foundation: headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is named for Stephen Lewis who was a Member of Canadian Parliament, then Canadaís Ambassador to the United Nations (1984-89), Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF (1995-99) and in 2001, Kofi Ananís Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa.
Committed to spending his life working with grassroots organizations to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa, he co-founded the Stephen Lewis Foundation in 2003 with his daughter, Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, who is Executive Director.
Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign: In 2006, the Stephen Lewis Foundation convened 100 African and 200 Canadian grandmothers, who decided to work together to support grandmothers across Africa who are caring for children who have been orphaned by AIDS.
These African grandmothers may need to care for as many as a dozen or more grandchildren who are orphaned by AIDS while they are, themselves, overwhelmed by grief, age and poverty.
Today, there are 240 grandmother groups across Canada who work passionately to provide a continuous flow of small cash infusions to the African grandmothers. In the past six years, they have raised $16.5 million.
One hundred percent of the author royalties from GRANDMOTHER POWER are being donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundationís Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.