Project Gena – 113 backpacks to children in Ethiopia

Christmas in Ethiopia is called Gena and it’s celebrated on January 7th.  Here at Ethiopian Orphan Relief   we’re gathering gifts to put in backpacks for children at Lola Children’s Home   & FOVC (Friends of Orphans & Vulnerable Children).  Through “Project Gena 2011″   your generosity will brighten an orphan’s life.  EOR provides the backpacks~~ can you help us fill them?

In November, EOR board members will be traveling to Ethiopia to meet with our partner organizations and assess future needs. We will be hand delivering these backpacks to the children.

Boy or girl? Email to make plans to shop for a specific child.  Too busy to shop for all the special someones on your personal gift list? A backpack for an Ethiopian child makes a wonderful gift for others.  For a donation of 15.00 we’ll shop for you  AND send a special card to the honoree of your choice.   A personalized letter or photo makes a wonderful addition to any backpack – we welcome yours.  We can’t wait to share a photo of the children receiving their gifts,  please include your address with your donation so we can send you one too.   To see a video of Project Gena click here.

For those counting, it’s 137 days till Christmas! Let EOR help you take some gifts off your list.  Do your children have a service project at school?  Feel free to pass along our flier and…

Melkam Gena!


Gift Ideas

Toothbrushes, socks, underwear, small toys, pencils, hair do dad’s, small cars, yo-yo’s, jump ropes, etch a sketch, markers.

Please contact for questions and address on where to ship your treasures.