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Five things you just might want to know:

1. Project 8256 was started out of a desire to help a family grow. All of the profits go directly toward an adoption fund for a family adopting from Ethiopia and to AHOPE, an orphanage that cares for HIV+ children.

2. The orphan crisis in Ethiopia -- in Africa as a whole -- is immense and overwhelming. While the lives of two children will certainly be changed through this adoption, there are so many more that still need help. Actually, there are about 4.6 million orphans living in Ethiopia. 800,000 of these children have been orphaned due to HIV or AIDS.

3. The name for this project comes from the distance between Oklahoma City and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia--which is (roughly) 8,256 miles.

4. All of the…

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  • Born on January 6
  • Joined February 26, 2007

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About

Five things you just might want to know:

1. Project 8256 was started out of a desire to help a family grow. All of the profits go directly toward an adoption fund for a family adopting from Ethiopia and to AHOPE, an orphanage that cares for HIV+ children.

2. The orphan crisis in Ethiopia -- in Africa as a whole -- is immense and overwhelming. While the lives of two children will certainly be changed through this adoption, there are so many more that still need help. Actually, there are about 4.6 million orphans living in Ethiopia. 800,000 of these children have been orphaned due to HIV or AIDS.

3. The name for this project comes from the distance between Oklahoma City and Addis Ababa, Ethiopia--which is (roughly) 8,256 miles.

4. All of the artwork sold through Project 8256 is created by Amy Coldren. She is 27. She loves music, the color green, scouting out pretty things, finding a good bargain, and baking cupcakes (because who, after all, doesn't like cupcakes?). Amy has her two of her own Etsy shops at ameliamae.etsy.com and ameliamaepapergoods.etsy.com.

5. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. For updates and other information check out Amy's blog: project8256.blogspot.com


***Many, many thanks to the following bloggers who have mentioned Project 8256 on their lovely blogs:
absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com
constantly-craving.blogspot.com
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crookedshmooked.blogspot.com
www.iamagreedygirl.com
www.mixedplateblog.com
perfectboundstudio.blogspot.com
simplelovely.blogspot.com
www.studiohomecreative.com

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