Information on the orphanage: Since All God’s Children (AGCI) opened Hannah's Hope Ethiopia in 2007; more than 300 children have been united with their adoptive families. Hannah’s Hope is a transitional home meant to provide love, shelter, safety, and medical care to orphans waiting to be placed with their forever families. Staffed with wonderful caregivers and supervision, each child there receives the best care possible. Today Hannah's Hope serves as a home for over 65 children from the ages of 1 month to 15 years old. In addition, AGCI sponsors over 300 children monthly through their orphan care program.
Facts on Ethiopia: Ethiopia’s annual per capita income is less than $160-this is per year! 1 in 6 children die before their 5th birthday and 1 in 10 die before their 1st birthday. More than ½ of all of these children’s deaths are due to malnutrition. The average life expectancy is 53 years old. There is one physician for every 34,988 people! (And we think we have a healthcare crisis)! :-) Finally, the country is twice the size of Texas with a population estimated at 85 million people-and over 6 million of these are orphans. SIX MILLION-that number is just too great to even imagine! This is the equivalent of taking the entire populations of the states of Oregon, Idaho and Montana!
Things Needed at Hannah’s Hope Orphanage Ethiopia
a) Diapers-most needed size for newborn babies
c) Simple board books
d) Johnson and Johnson baby shampoo
e) Lotions, baby oils and baby wash
f) Diaper rash cream
h) 4oz only AVENT Brand Bottles.
i) Organic flax seed—ground or oil form
j) Vegetable or soy based formula—this is the kind that is most needed
k) Milk-based formula
l) Hanging mobiles for cribs
Things for older children:
m) Shampoos and conditioners that are fortified for curly hair
n) Dandruff shampoos
o) Body soap
p) Bubbles, punch balloons, beach balls (deflated in pkg.),orange outdoor play cones
q) Soccer balls and any gear
r) Body lotions—especially for dryer or ashy skin
s) Clothing for boys and girls between 4 and 16 years old and especially need pants and pajamas
t) Shoes including crocs, sneakers (these are especially good for the older boys to play soccer in), for 4 through 16 years old children (not cleats)
Medications and Supplies:
* Infant and children Iron drops or pills-over the counter
*Medicine for older children, all kinds-cough, cold, Advil, Tylenol, Maalox, etc.
*Braun Thermometer Covers
*Multivitamins for babies with iron—liquid drops
*Air freshener (any kind that is safe to use in children/babies rooms and bathrooms)
* Regular size bath towels (both blue and pink).
*Large & extra-large scrubs
*Deodorant for men and women
*Cloth Diapers and Covers—these are donated to Government Orphanages
*“Boppies” for infants (‘C’ shaped pillow)
* Infant Bouncy Seats or Bumbo Seats
*Foam mat for under the swing set
**Thank you! It is because of families and friends like you that they can continue to care for these children with the finest and the best supplies! Thank you for your participation!
Adam and Amber Stutzman e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org if any questions