Support and Encouragement

Volunteers offer the very best Support and Encouragement! 

Volunteers have incredible power, wielded by love, when they step in and offer to help out of their overflow of time and expertise.  We have found that love in action is best shared as part of a team.  Beauty can be recognized by others when individuals work together.  We believe that when we collaborate and encourage people who are loving and giving sacrificially to others connected with Ethiopia, we multiply everyone’s efforts. 

Here are some suggestions on how you might be able to be an encouragement and support as part of Embrace Compassion.  We currently have multiple opportunities for long term professional volunteers as well as drop-in helpers during our volunteer service sessions.

  • Join our Facebook Volunteer board and watch for current opportunities to serve.
  • Show up and be available for an evening work party or bring your bible study or small group to collectively tackle a task.
  • Sew or craft needed items for our Bright Spot children or for our handcraft sales made by friends in Ethiopia and locally.
  • Put together packages, gifts or services that are needed and shared with an American friend living in Ethiopia.
  • Offer respite care for an adoptive family locally.
  • Create notes and simple artwork to be sent to a child in our program.
  • Lead a special project with research, funding and procuring the necessary supplies.
  • Share a professional skill such as marketing, design, finance, event coordination, engineering, researching, fundraising, organizing, cooking, hosting, dental hygiene skills, vision, miscellaneous medical needs and so much more.

Most of our teamwork opportunities are offered stateside.  Approximately twice a year we travel to Ethiopia to implement the programing we work on all year and to build on the relationships we share in our village.  We offer this experience to volunteers who want to give of themselves in this way and submit to our team training.  Message Jennifer for our projected travel schedule.


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Recent Updates

Delightful silent auction treasures are still coming in! We could not do what we do without the help of so many generous partners! Thank you Leatherman Consumer Cellular Flipside Hats Disneyland Sherwood Ice Arena Oaks Park Roller Rink Wildlife Safari Pittock Mansion and so many more!! The Obo Addy Legacy Project drummers will be joining us too!!

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Nekempte hospital is the leading hospital in western Ethiopia, specifically in the Oromia region. Approximately 5 million people surround the hospital and are serviced by the staff at this medical facility.

We would like to highlight some new progress currently underway at the hospital. Dr. Haileyesus, the lead surgeon, has worked diligently to establish teamwork among the staff, the local community and with other non profit helping teams across the world. Doctor Haileyesus finds great success in working hard to build an infrastructure that supports the best care possible for patients. He sees great value in bringing together multiple helpers and team players for the best results.

While our wonderful doctor is very humble, we will boast of some of the wonderful achievements that have come from his leadership and partnership with others.

We are celebrating the opening of a new operating theater that will increase the number of surgeries by 50%! The new operating room gives more options as we have added a new orthopedic surgeon who is using SIGN materials to repair badly broken bones.

We are also celebrating the addition of a new skin grafting dermatome machine that has already increased our level of care for our patients.

With much thanks to the community and their support, to Doctor Haileyesus and his humble leadership and to the supporting NGO’s like Sign and Embrace Compassion, our team is making a wonderful impact for the Oromia region.

Nekemte Public Referral Hospital Haileyesus Tesfaye Jeanne Dillner Jennifer Bridges

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We are collecting brand new soccer balls for our kids for Christmas! Feel free to send them directly to our office or to one of our volunteers homes. We will be collecting through Christmas. ...

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