Don’t Buy War Toys/Gifting that promotes life, learning and peace!

The Granny Peace Brigade continued its annual "Don't Buy War Toys" campaign in one of the best known shopping areas in the USA: Herald Square...the home of Macy's among others. In the blustery cold wind, our songs were a bit muted, but even then we were joined by a Raging Grannie from Rochester, who just … Continue reading Don’t Buy War Toys/Gifting that promotes life, learning and peace!

GRANNIES target TARGET: Don’t buy war toys!

The Granny Peace Brigade, together with the NY Metro Raging Grannies targeted TARGET, Brooklyn on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 with the annual campaign "Think Before You Buy" encouraging shoppers to consider purchasing gifts that prepare children to be compassionate, responsible adults instead of gifts that glorify violence and foster aggression. The sound of music was … Continue reading GRANNIES target TARGET: Don’t buy war toys!

WAR IS NOT A GAME – DON’T BUY WAR TOYS

In the midst of NYC's recent holiday shopping frenzy the Granny Peace Brigade and Raging Grannies got together at FAO Schwarz on Fifth Ave. Ever since 2009 we've hit the streets each December to remind holiday shoppers that "War Is Not A Game." We also give people tips on how to select gifts for children … Continue reading WAR IS NOT A GAME – DON’T BUY WAR TOYS

When Is It Okay For Kids To Play With Guns?

Once a year U pick a toy One that's good For a little boy So what do they think of your little son? He oughta get a blaster gun? When is it okay for kids to play with guns? Is it ever okay for kids to play with guns? And what do kids mean when … Continue reading When Is It Okay For Kids To Play With Guns?

Smart Toys Not War Toys Campaign

Fourteen Grannies gathered and sang in Harlem: Eva-Lee, Nydia, Joan P., Edith, Susan G., Mercy, Barbara H., Bev, Jenny, Connie, Judith, Ann and Ahmad (filming), Laura and Peg. We moved to the recruiting station because Lazarus, the toy store nearby was not featuring military or violence-provoking toys. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyuwXCsCC4Y&feature=youtu.be We were well received there by the … Continue reading Smart Toys Not War Toys Campaign

FLASH MOB SERENADES HOLIDAY SHOPPERS

As the winter solstice arrived, nine Grannies and one Buddy sang anti-war-toys lyrics to shoppers on Flatbush Avenue outside the Atlantic Center Mall¬† and gave peace cards stating "War is Not a Game."             We then entered the mall and weaved in and out of the Target toy aisles, serenading … Continue reading FLASH MOB SERENADES HOLIDAY SHOPPERS