About

“Together we can make a difference,

one STARFISH at a time”

STARFISH FUNDRAISING was birthed in the heart of one mom who said yes to God and an Ethiopian missions trip.

One mom with one yes.

One is the operative word in the conception of STARFISH FUNDRAISING.

Shannon’s visits to Ethiopia revealed hopeless and overwhelming poverty. She was literally overcome by the monumental need she encountered. The enormity of it dropped her to her knees where she cried out to God in prayer. Oh God, what can I do here to make a difference in the face of such need? I’m only one person!

Shannon was then reminded of the Starfish Story:

A mother and daughter were walking along the beach where thousands upon thousands of starfish had washed ashore. Without help they would eventually die. The daughter bent to gather starfish to return to the ocean. One by one she tossed starfish back into the surf. The mother was so impacted by the enormity of the task that she discouraged her daughter. “Oh honey, it’s impossible to rescue all these starfish. Is it really going to make a difference?” The daughter then gathered up another starfish, held it before her mother and said, “It makes a difference to this one.”

Shannon received her answer. One.

God led Shannon to her one—a young Ethiopian man who she committed to support. With the help of family and friends, Wario Water Project was launched.

Shannon’s second trip to Ethiopia put her in touch with Aster Bunna Coffee, located in the capitol city of Addis Ababa.

Shannon saw a connection between the superior coffee introduced to her and the need for fresh fundraising ideas stateside. A relationship was formed and an exclusive partnership was born.

STARFISH FUNDRAISING is one of the few companies importing roasted Ethiopian coffee. Each package of Starfish Coffee has been hand picked and sorted, freshly roasted, packaged and immediately shipped to provide an unparalleled product.

When you choose STARFISH FUNDRAISING to facilitate your fundraising goals, we guarantee your 100% satisfaction and you can know that together we can make a difference.

The 1 = 2 model comes into play when your fundraising efforts serve two purposes: your project and Wario Water Project in Ethiopia. These are just the beginning of the many benefits of Starfish Fundraising’s unique platform.