We love having visitors come and see what God is doing in the midst of the Children and Moms we serve here in Kore’. Whether you are coming to Addis Ababa for an adoption, a mission trip or for business, we’d love to have you stop in. We find those who have taken some time to visit have not only fallen in love with the children and their Moms, but also have become some of the best advocates for seeing vulnerable families remain intact. Once you have seen firsthand, then you can help to spread the word.
The Day Care Center is open Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm, however we ask that you visit between 8:30am and 12 noon…before the children eat lunch and settle down for naps.
We do ask that you give us at least 48 hours notice prior to a visit. That way we can find a time that best fits for the children and staff. You can either email us at info(at)EmbracingHopeEthiopia.com or call 0922 518397 (from Addis). We’ll also be able to give your driver directions to get to us…since we do not have a physical address.
We can always use physical donations which help us in the day to day operations of caring for children and mothers. What we ask you to consider is to travel light to Ethiopia in a carry-on – how much do you really need for 7 days in country after all? Then pack your 2 checked bags full of donations that can assist our program here. We even have donations already collected that we can have shipped to your door in a tote. All you need to do is just bring it on the plane!
Here are the donations that we can always use: (New or Gently Used).
– Childrens’ Clothing – Sizes 6 months to 3 T. Please, however no shorts nor tank tops.
– Childrens’ Outerwear – Coats, Sweatshirts, Sweaters, Jackets. Sizes 6 months to 3 T.
– Childrens’ Shoes – for Ages 9 months to 4 years old. No flip flops, please.
– Medical Gloves – Disposable Examination Gloves
– Childrens Books – Everything from board books to Early Readers
If you are bringing a team, we ask that you download our Team Guidelines and review them with your team prior to your visit with us. This helps to make sure that we’re all on the same page. Click HERE to download.
A typical morning for a team is to come around 9am and we’ll give you a tour, orientation and answer any questions you might have. Then we’ll give you time to spend in the different Nursery School and Kindergarten classrooms playing with them, reading to them, engaging them in games or simply holding them and giving our caregivers a hand.
If you are bringing a team, we require that you give us advance notice by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org AT LEAST 48 hours in advance. That way we can make arrangements to ensure we have an English speaker as well as staff to show you around.
We also are open to people serving in various ways. Please visit our Volunteers Page here.
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