Our signature fundraising event:


Events to support Mothers with a Heart For Ethiopia:


Events to celebrate our amazing team of volunteers:

Gems & Java Logo

Gems & Java is our largest fundraising event of the year. It provides funds for projects that empower women and promote education.


How does it work?

Throughout the year, we receive donations of gently used purses, jewelry and fashion scarves for this event. Guests are invited to enjoy coffee and delicious desserts while listening to the latest updates from Mothers with a Heart for Ethiopia. Each attendee chooses a complimentary purse, scarf or piece of jewelry. Guests are invited to purchase additional pieces for a donation (suggestion of no less than $5 per piece). Guests are also invited to bid on silent auction items, including many high-end pieces kindly donated by our friends and sponsors.

See you in April 2020 for the 9th Annual Gems & Java!!

8th Annual Gems & Java

Friday, ApriL 12, 2019 & 
saturday, April 13, 2019



Thank you to our 2019 sponsors!
(Click here to meet them.)


See images from past Gems & Java events.

Gems & Java events include...

Bags & Baubles Boutique

Bags & Baubles Boutique

Silent Auction

Silent Auction

Bags & Baubles Boutique

Bags & Baubles Boutique

Ethiopian Marketplace

Ethiopian Marketplace

Lovely Treats and Coffee

Lovely Treats and Coffee

Mini Gems & Java Logo

Volunteers plan and host these events in support of
Mothers with a Heart For Ethiopia. 



Mini Gems & Java events are modeled after the Gems & Java fundraiser hosted each year by our organization. Volunteers use the same Gems & Java style for their own event, directing the proceeds to the work of Mothers with a Heart For Ethiopia. Those dollars make it possible for us to invest in projects that empower women, support children and promote education.


❤️ Upcoming Event ❤️


Thank you to the team in London for all of your hard work in October 2018!


Read about the London Mini Gems & Java team.

Hear from our first Mini Gems & Java organizers...