Family develops around the dinner table.

We’ve seen the way love grows when we take time to share meals together. Whether you are a family in Ethiopia or New York City, taking the time to slow down, connect, and nourish your body and soul changes everything.


The love a family is as simple as $10 per day. 

One day at a time adds up to a lifetime. Every $10 raised gives a child the love of a family today.

Seems pretty doable when you break it down, right?


From September through November, take part in Selamta family dinners your way. There are 3 options:




Host a dinner


fundraise online

Here's the problem: 

A child growing up without a family is never ok

Compounded by extreme poverty, disease and homelessness, a child on the streets of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia becomes another statistic...orphaned by circumstance and left to fend for themselves without love, security or a place to call home. Over 5 million children in Ethiopia are orphaned or abandoned due to extreme poverty and disease.

You're the solution:

Over dinner, you can change the course of a child's life 

Selamta Family Project creates new families, Forever Families, for orphaned or abandoned children. We also work with families at-risk of breaking apart to strengthen them so fewer children become orphaned or abandoned. This fall, host a dinner or online fundraiser, share what's happening through Selamta, and develop family in Ethiopia and around your own table.