Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children

Friends of Orphans and Vulnerable Children
What could be better than an Ethiopian welcome, FOVC style?

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Calling All Pillowcase Dress Seamstresses!

Hello Everyone,

I am taking another team to Shanto around the first of June. 

FOVC is beginning to expand to three more villages. So, we will work in Shanto again, and we will also visit the new villages.

It would be sooooo amazing to bless those little village girls with pillowcase dresses.

Anyone up for another round of sewing? For a simple tutorial on how to make these simple dresses, go here. Or go here.

Important note: please use thick, grosgrain ribbon, or real fabric straps for the ties! We would also love to take simple, elastic-waist skirts and t-shirts for the bigger girls. Culturally, once a girl is 10 or 11, a mid-shin-length skirt is more appropriate for her.  

Simple boy pants and shirts would be greatly appreciated, too....I hear the clearance racks at Walmart, Target and Kohls are full!

Let me know if you are "in" for this project!


Sunday, March 6, 2011

FOVC T-Shirts Available Now!

Now available on the fovc website: our fantastic t-shirts! We are selling these shirts for just $20--includes shipping.  
(Shirts can be purchased via paypal or credit card on's secure site.)
Buy some shirts! 
Help get the word out about FOVC! 
And bring clean water to Shanto and beyond, too!

Berry pink, says "Friend of Orphans" and "" Female cut, and these run small! Available xs, s, m, l, xl, 2xl.
Charcoal, Africa outline with water splash behind. Says "" Limited edition for our water fundraiser! Unisex cut, 100% cotton Anvil shirt. Available s, m, l, xl, 2xl.

White "Let's Talk" t-shirt with "" in the talk bubble. Unisex/men's cut, 100% cotton Anvil shirt. Available s, m, l, xl and 2xl.

White "Let's Talk" t-shirt with "" in the talk bubble. Female cut, 100% cotton Anvil shirt. Available s, m, l,xl and 2xl.

This kind of retail therapy is good for everyone!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

You Made It Happen!!! Sewing School and Widows Hope Updates

Hello Everyone!
Here is a note from Desalegn, and PICTURES! of our widows (YOUR 
widows, dear sponsors and supporters!) at sewing school: 
Hi Lory,
I have attached for you the pictures which I took yesterday from
widows training class. These all are FOVC widows. As their teacher
told me they all are doing very well. Especially Beauty is doing 
very well.
Lory, would you please share it on our blog and yours and with the
sponsors of widows training class? Thank you Lory for this wonderful
thing! You are great!!!

Dear Sponsors and Supporters, you are changing the lives of these 
women who have lost so much...and the lives and destinies of 
their children.
Thank you!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Weekend Update!

Wow, what a weekend!

Thanks to our church's adoption and sponsorship focus during weekend services, twenty FOVC orphans gained sponsors!!!

Thanks to a whole lot of people who showed up at our house, we raised $5000--enough to drill one well in Shanto!

Thank you, everyone!
Thank you, God!