Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Angel-makers Out-of-town

Powell River BC

Liz writes :"Despite family commitments I was able to make up some dolls with fellow staff members at my school, and with the Grade 7 class. The kids in the class really enjoyed the project and helped to offer their dolls at the school's Christmas concert. Some of the dolls were also offered at a local craft fair by a friend, and at Paperworks Gift Gallery in Powell River.
Thanks for the support you provide through the website. The blog is a great idea."

Campbell River

Jane sent a note from Carihi Secondary School in Campbell River: "Please find enclosed a cheque for AIDS angels that our Peer Support class made. These angels were then exchanged for donations with family, staff, and friends, and again at a recent school band concert. Our Peer Support Class is very pleased to offer our support to this worthwhile cause."


Susan writes: "I enclosing two donations. The first comes from angels picked up by staff at Charles Dickens Elementary School, made by a group in Vancouver. The second comes from two classes of grade 3 to 5 students. The students each made a cone angel and made a donation. They kept the angels for themselves or family or friend. We received help from a group in Vancouver so thanks to Marjorie, Leona, Pearl, Gladys and Miki for sharing their expertise. We were so proud of the students for their efforts to donate and also their thought and care in creating their angels."

Wednesday, January 07, 2009


We've heard of the death on Dec. 18 of one of the young orphans at Thembalethu. Siyabonga Vezi was 2 and 1/2 years old. His mother had died from AIDS and he was being cared for by his blind grandmother before he entered the orphanage. When Lorraine and Vic worked at the orphanage in the fall of 2007, Siyabonga was admitted to the local hospital, an hour away, on two occasions. He seemed to recover, but was very weak and thin. The virus took a toll and he apparently died from a brain infection. His death is a poignant reminder of what African AIDS Angels is all about. The Zulu name Siyabonga means "We thank you."

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Angels with a Heart

Victoria Angel Makers

We have been asked to take part in a fundraiser Feb. 8. A group of quilters is raising funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation. They have generously offered us space for African Aids Angels. We will use the funds we raise that day for our 4 projects.

"Heart" is the theme, as the event is close to Valentines Day. We will need 50 angels. Maryl, our volunteer, will have 50 small hearts to decorate our angels. If you wish to make angels with a Valentine's look you can submit them to this event. Contact Vic at , to arrange to deliver your angels. He will also have angel kits with bodies, tags, raffia and glue gun sticks.

Angel Making in 2009

2009 African Aids Angels

Angels will take a well deserved rest in January.

Sessions will begin again at:

James Bay Community Project: 547 Michigan

Monday, Jan. 26: 12:30 -2:30

Monday, Feb. 23rd: 12:30 -2:30

LDS Church, 2990 Quadra

Feb. 10: 7-9 p.m. , enter by back door