As many of you mothers out there do

A mother has a unique role in a family unit. She is vital in many things that are seen but oh so much that goes unnoticed each day. Every mother is equipped to mold and shape, love and nurture, protect and push. In the AJ home, we have been beyond blessed to have such wonderful […]

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Giving Tuesday 2018!

Save the Date for #GivingTuesday! This year on Tuesday, November 27, Addis Jemari will be raising funds for Christmas bonuses for our Ethiopian staff and a Christmas dinner for our AJ girls, staff and family in Ethiopia! Help us make their Christmas merry and bright with these tangible and intentional gifts of love this holiday […]

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World Kindness Day

Get intentional about how you will express kindness today on #WorldKindnessDay. Give true heartfelt compliments to the people you are around today, interact with strangers by opening doors or merely saying hello to them, and show acts of kindness to your family and friends today. Let us know what you did today to shine your […]

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Orphan Sunday

Please join us on this day, Orphan Sunday, to pray for the children who have lost the protection and care of their families as well as those organizations all over the world who come alongside orphans to show them God’s love. #bethechange #OrphanSunday #LoveBig  

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We have watched each of them!

School is back in session for the year here in Ethiopia and we are excited! We can hardly believe how our AJ girls have grown both in wisdom and in stature in just a few short years. At the end of the last school term, we were elated when our AJ girls successfully passed their […]

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Birthday Fundraiser!

One of our founders and Chief Operating Officer, Suzanne Shoaf Ward, turns 40 this week! Let’s wish her a HAPPY BIRTHDAY by honoring her birthday wish…helping her to raise funds for a generator and heaters for the Addis Jemari Home! Let’s generate some love for Suzanne this month! To donate in her honor, just click […]

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Meet Worku!

Say hello to another board member in Ethiopia, Worku Gebre! Worku was born and raised in Addis Ababa. He is the fifth of six siblings and loved growing up with his family in the city of Addis. He attended Entoto Technical College and graduated with distinction. He currently owns his own rental car business and […]

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Meet Yisahk!

Meet another member of our Ethiopian board, Yisahak Desalegn! Yisahak was born in Debra- Zeit (Bishoftu), located in the southeast of Ethiopia. He is the only child in his family and loved growing up with his mom. He attended Bishoftu BTVET College and upon his graduation has worked in many areas in Ethiopia as a […]

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Looking back…Night of New Beginnings!

October was quite a month! We couldn’t wait to share with you some of the amazing photos taken by Ashley Parr Henderson Photography at our Night of New Beginnings on October 4! Be sure to tag yourself and friends! #NoNB2018 #LoveBig #GiveBack #AJFamily https://www.facebook.com/addisjemari/videos/185156232366526/

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Let’s be grateful!

November is a time to focus on all we have to be grateful for. We are so grateful for Belatu! She is a great example of a beloved member of the AJ family. She was our first housemother for the AJ Home and loved our girls unconditionally. Belatu fought for our girls to be the […]

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