Give a Gift of LOVE: Make a donation to Vulnerable Children in your loved one’s name!

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa or Genna, a December gift of love for a vulnerable child is sure to delight and warm the heart.

Show your loved one that you care about them, and about the children in Ethiopia at the same time. Donate to Vulnerable Children Society, or sponsor a Family, or Community Child through our House 2 House program in your friend or family member’s name.

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!

  1. Simply click on the appropriate icon below, and complete your gift with Paypal, debit or credit card.

    to donate one-time
    to sponsor a child to sponsor a family
  2. Send us an email info(at) [replace the (at) with @]. Include your name, and the gift recipient’s name, full address and email, as well as any special instructions.
  3. If we receive your donation email before December 15th, we will send out a paper postcard informing the recipient of your kind gift. If we receive your donation after December 15th, we will send out an e-card to their email address on December 25th (unless you instruct otherwise.)

Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukkah! Joyous Kwanzaa! Melkam Genna!

The Drought in the Horn of Africa is Just Getting Worse

The following are quotes from various news articles describing the severity of the drought in Ethiopia and its neighbouring countries. Note the articles talk as much about soaring food prices as the drought itself as reasons for the famine and hardship.

This is the worst drought in eastern Africa in decades. More than 12 million people in the region are in need of emergency assistance. Some two million children are acutely malnourished; 500,000 children are on the verge of starvation. Time is of the essence. Read more…

Anthony Lake, executive director of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)… highlighted the deteriorating situation in the region, saying it is a
“human disaster becoming a human catastrophe.”

“The situation is terrible now, tens of thousands have already died, more than 300,000 children across the region are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of dying,” he said.  Read more…

The famine in the Horn of Africa is manmade — the result of artificially high prices for food and civil conflict, the World Bank’s lead economist for Kenya Wolfgang Fengler has told Reuters…  The Horn of Africa is facing its worst drought in 60 years destroying crops, killing livestock and causing hunger and famine across parts of Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Kenya and Uganda.  Read more…

You can help by donating to any of the amazing humanitarian agencies doing work in the Horn of Africa, including through Vulnerable Children for our campaign to feed Ethiopian families.

Pictures of Faya Orphanage Kids from a Visiting Family

We are so delighted to receive pictures from families who visit Faya Orphanage. This great family sent us a bunch of pictures to share – thank you so much!! For visiting, for taking pictures, and for giving donations.

Here is Sintayehu hamming it up for the camera in the orphanage courtyard. Er – maybe he is avoiding the picture!

Of course, they is always the requisite coffee ceremony!

Some of you will recognize the oldest girl living at the orphanage. She is a sweetheart, and growing up to be quite a lovely young lady! She is giving Meseret, the director (who is also usually camer shy,) a big hug.

And, plenty of donations delivered – doantions from visitors are always welcome appreciated! What isn’t used at the orphanage is routinely distributed in the community to deserving children anf families.

Thanks so much for the pictures!!

Grand tour of the NEW Faya Orphanage

Thanks so much to our visiting supporter Shannon for these fantastic pictures of the new orphanage. You can see it is much more spacious and bright than the old digs… with new paint and new appliances, even.

It’s nice to see the bunkbeds and other donated furniture serving good purpose for the kids. The best part about the new house is the courtyard – an open, safe and clean place for the kids to play.

On-line Jewelry Party Raises Money for Orphanage

Get an early start on your Christmas shopping, or pick up some gorgeous jewelry for upcoming holiday festivities. Join in our virtual fairtrade jewelry party to raise money for Vulnerable Children Society!

Nicole Bellefleur will be hosting a Silpada Jewelry Party in support of Faya Orphanage in Ethiopia, at her home in Charlottetown, PEI on November 20th, from 1pm-4pm. If you’d like to attend, please contact her directly for her address ( or 902-393-2633).

The Silpada representative, Tammy MacKinnon, will generously donate 50% of her commission to Faya Orphanage!

If you can’t make it in person, join her virtual Silpada party! Silpada ships directly to the customer so no matter where you are in Canada, you too can be part of this exciting fundraiser (and guys, you can join us too by purchasing gift certificates for your loved ones). Simply click on the link below to browse the Silpada catalogue online, and send your order to Tammy by November 20th (be sure to note “Faya Orphanage Fundraiser” in your message). You can contact Tammy through the Silpada website, or by email at

Explore: Silpada Jewelry Catalogue

Silpada Jewelry is handcrafted. It’s made with beautiful .925 sterling silver and semi-precious stones, and each piece has a lifetime guarantee. Best of all, it’s fair trade, empowering men and women in Thailand, Indonesia, India, China, Philippines and Israel.

Tammy MacKinnon is the mother of four beautiful kids – two biological and two adopted internationally. She is the president of the PEI Adoption Coalition, and was a tremendous source of information and support to Island families in the wake of last year’s Imagine Adoption bankruptcy. She and her husband are also foster parents, who have opened their hearts and their home to many children over the years.

50% of the sales commission from this fundraiser will be forwarded to Faya Orphanage through the Vulnerable Children Society, a vibrant new non-profit society created by a committed group of Canadian volunteers and long-time Faya Orphanage supporters. For more information about the Vulnerable Children Society, please visit .