One of our strengths is our extensive network of families across Canada who want to support vulnerable kids in Ethiopia. Some of these people have connections to the Ethiopian adoption community, while others simply want to help. From a logistics perspective, this means we are often able to match families travelling to Ethiopia, with people collecting donations here at home. By not spending money on shipping, our donors are able to invest more funds in much needed supplies for Faya Orphanage.
We currently have families in Clarinville, Newfoundland and Orangeville, Ontario who will be travelling to Ethiopia in the near future, and they would be happy to transport donations from Canada to Faya Orphanage. If you live in these areas and would like to send donations with these families, please contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org), and we will put you in touch with them.
Below is a list of items needed at Faya Orphanage:
- Children’s vitamins
- Children’s Tylenol
- Baby creams, shampoos, formula, wipes and diapers
- School and arts/crafts supplies
- Good quality kids’ shoes and 0-4 year old clothes
- Children’s toys that don’t need batteries and are in good shape
Faya Orphanage is always grateful to receive donations from Canada. Items that cannot be used there are distributed to families in the community, so there is never any waste. With so many Canadians visiting Faya Orphanage on an ongoing basis, we frequently receive updates and photos showing how these much-needed items make a positive impact on the lives of deserving kids in Adama.