S.H.A.D.E.S of Liberia was established by Miama Azelea Hoff in 2009. Originally from Liberia, West Africa, Miama like so many Liberians moved to the U.S., in the early nineties due to a brutal civil war. Post war & nearly two-decades later Miama set her sights on home. Tie to her roots she made that journey to her homeland in 2009-2010. During her visit, she donated toys, clothing, books, and shoes to two orphanages. In her return to the U.S. and moved by the resilient spirit of the youth Miama went beyond just her visit to Liberia. Her journey became a catalyst in generating S.H.A.D.E.S. of Liberia.