Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ethiopia and Coffee

It is said that coffee was first discovered in Ethiopia over 1000 years ago. The story goes that an Ethiopian shepard named Kaldi noticed that when his sheep ate red “cherries” from a certain green plant that the sheep would become hyper active. He tried the “cherries” himself and found that he received the same effect. The coffee beans were later developed into a drink, and it has been enjoyed in Ethiopia ever since. Nowadays many people drink coffee, in one form or another, on a daily basis. One of the more popular drinks is a Machiatto; about half coffee, half steamed milk, with sugar added. Many households in Ethiopia have daily coffee ceremonies where neighbors gather to socialize and enjoy hand-roasted coffee and popcorn together.

Whether you are a coffee connisseur or not a big fan, tasting Ethiopian coffee is a must and an important part of the cultural experience while in Ethiopia.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Immediate Needs for Orphanages and Foster Care Facilities in Ethiopia

Please have the items you purchase shipped to:

Ethiopia Adoption Program

Gladney Center for Adoption

6300 John Ryan Drive

Fort Worth, TX 76132-4122

  1. Huggies Baby Shaped Diapers Club Case - Size 1 or 2: $34.99 each (no tax or shipping on Use Referral Code: THCE5959 and get $2.00 off the order.
  2. Pamper Baby Fresh Wipes; 616 count; $18.99 (no tax or shipping on
  3. Nestle Good Start Essentials; 25.7 oz. can (case of 6 cans); $77.96 per case (no tax or shipping on
  4. A + D Original Ointment, Diaper Rash and All-Purpose Skincare Formula; 1 lb.; $9.49 on
  5. Purell Hand Sanitizer NXT Refill, 1000ml Item # 2156-08EA $10.95 ea.

Letters 1-4 are of highest importance!

Our Bright Futures registry at Target includes the items above as well as additional items for our foster care facility and Bright Futures Camp kids. All items will be shipped to the Gladney Center.

Link to Registry:

Friday, May 11, 2007

Stuffed With Hugs: Hugs Sweet Hugs!

Gladney Center for Adoption, through the Joint Council on International Children's Services is proud to join with Build-A-Bear Workshop to make bears for children in need of a loving family and to celebrate adoption around the world. We hope to see you on May 19th!

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