Selamta Family Dinners

We believe a meal shared around the table has the power to develop family. 

Bring together the people in your life to share a Family Dinner in support of Selamta Family Project. There's always room for another seat at the table.

A child growing up without a family is never okay. 

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 forever.

 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, share what's happening through Selamta, and develop family in Ethiopia and around your own table.

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.

A child growing up without a family is never okay. 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.

But over dinner, you can change the course of a child's life forever. 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, share what's happening through Selamta, and develop family in Ethiopia and around your own table.

 

From September 15 through October 15, we're inviting you to gather around the table, enjoy your favorite foods, share a cup of Ethiopian coffee or tea, and change the course of a life to experience Forever Family and a Bright Future.

 

Mekides and Yeshi were previously abandoned to the streets after their parents passed away. They knew that an education was the only way to break the cycle of poverty they were born into. Mekides made sure they both stayed in school even while living under a tarp on the streets. Selamta Family Project welcomed them into a Forever Family and Mekides became one of our first university graduates with a bachelors in Psychology.


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This fall, Host a Selamta Family Dinner where each guest makes a donation to ensure every child at Selamta has a seat at their family table.  (STATEMENT) 

 

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We've made this easy for you.

How it works to host a dinner. Steps with slider. 4 easy steps. 

1 - Sign up to host a dinner - Get started by registering to host a dinner and start your fundraising page so each guest can donate a seat in our family homes around the dinner table. Set a fundraising goal for your dinner - $100 supports a child in a family for a month. Choose your dinner date between September 15 - October 15. Have fun planning your menu! Once registered, check your email to receive creative ideas and next steps to make your dinner awesome. Keep an eye on your mailbox to receive our Selamta Family Dinner gift basket (handmade in Ethiopia) and filled with spices, tea, coffee and popcorn.  (insert pic of filled basket)

2 - Invite and fundraise - Set your guest list, extend the invite and be sure to share the link to your personal fundraising page so your guests can donate in advance of your dinner to make sure each of our kids will have a seat at their family table. 

3 - Tips and tools - The menu is entirely up to you. Simple or elaborate, intimate or a full-blown party, you choose! You can download our toolkit with Selamta information to share as well as simple recipes to go with the Ethiopian spices headed your way, why coffee and popcorn are perfect together and how your dinner guests can get more involved. 

4 - Dinner's ready - Let's eat! The table is set. You've planned, invited, chopped, grilled and baked. It's time to enjoy the company of friends and family in a special way that only happens over dinner. Celebrate how your collective impact is making a difference in the lives of children. Every $100 provides a seat at the family table for a month. Encourage your friends to host their own dinner and watch your impact multiply. Share on social with #NEEDAGOODHASHTAG (#selamtafamilydinner #shareaseat #alwaysroomformore #familydinnersmatter)

Our metric. Supporting a child in a forever family. $100 support a child in a family for a month. 

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