About Us

Embrace Compassion is a grass roots organization in Oregon that partners with a beautiful rural village in Ethiopia to encourage family preservation, education, job creation and humanitarian relief. Our Bright Spot sponsorship program encourages children to stay in school with simple needed supplies like shoes, uniforms, school supplies and hygiene materials. We also work in the same area with the families to produce clean water, share medications to take away intestinal worms and vitamins to prevent night blindness. We partner with each family for what makes sense for them to succeed, because each family is unique.

Some of the ways we have partnered in this village have been with solar power, sewing lessons and machines, 5 pure water wells that serve 5000 weekly, ear evaluations and training for a local medical helper, women’s hygiene support, food sharing, small business grants, farming supplies and training. We have also produced a coloring book in the local language that shares truth about love and being a good neighbor.

We love the children and the families of the Oromia region of Ethiopia and we partner with them to make a difference, one child and one family at a time.

Simply stated, the Focus of Embrace Compassion is to…

Tackle one life impacting project at a time in partnership with our village for the benefit of their families

Offer family preservation and hope to our village through our Bright Spot Program

Collaborate and encourage others who are loving and giving to Ethiopia sacrificially

We Believe Everyone Can Make A Difference

We would like to give you the opportunity  to know more about our story and our current projects…consider inviting Jennifer Bridges to visit your organization.  Please contact us for more information.

Embrace Compassion  was established by the Bridges family  in 2011 with several families pulling together for the purpose of meeting one need at a time in Ethiopia. Through the different seasons, many have come alongside to partner with us to demonstrate LOVE in action and join with a rural village that we have been blessed to call family.

Check out some of these pictures as they were all taken during the very first Bridges Family trip.

 Executive Director 

Jennifer Bridges

Board Members Making a Difference

Chris and Misty Auel, Dan and Nicole Callen, Kimberly and Aser Heye, Lane Kagey, Byron Yancey, Beth Yancey

Partner With Us

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Recent Updates

Want to meet a couple of our heroes??? These people are part of the awesome surgical team at our Nekemte Public Referral Hospital that serves day in and day out. A hospital never closes and is always ready to help the most medically fragile.

The American EC team collects new and gently used scrubs to share with our hospital. If you aren’t a medical professional you can still help us find scrubs at a great price on the FB market place or discount retailers. #everyonecanmakeadifference

#supershoppersforthewin #handmedownshardatwork

Photo: courtesy of Dr Haileyesus Tesfaye in the hospital OR and new scrubs delivered by our EC volunteer team in December.
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Amazing young people. Our beautiful next generation loving well, sharing hope and making a difference. 💕

Photo: Galatoomi Melkamuu
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On behalf of all of the wonderful volunteers and our children and families in Ethiopia, thank you for a beautiful year! Our end of the benefit raised more than $10,000 to continue help make what we do possible. Family preservation, special projects and encouraging those in country doing an awesome job are our specialty. Thank you or Galatooma for standing in the gap with us. Everyone Can Make a Difference!

A special shout out to our business event sponsor: Consumer Cellular!
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