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What is Happening With SOAR

SOAR_Global_Giving_Dental_fundUpdated report on SOAR and Global Giving partnership on the construction of dental suites at four orphanages: OLA Center, Orphanage of Fridtjof Nansen, Terchoonian Home and OLA Tashir to help provide dental care for 235 orphans.   More >

Volunteers Needed!!
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SOAR_Philly_Soaring_20_event_fundraiserSOAR-Philadelphia Metro "SOARing 20's Gala" March 5, 2016, 6:30pm
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zion_half_marathon_SOARRunners to participate in Zion Half Marathon, March 12, 2016
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SOAR_La_canada_event_huge_successSOAR-La Cañada's Gala "An Evening of Hope" was a huge success raising more than $72,000!!
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Angela_Bassett_honorary_chairperson_SOAR_LaCanadaSpecial announcement! Angela Bassett supports SOAR and named honorary chairperson of SOAR-La Cañada
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amanda_bynes_micheal_costello_SOAR_LA_galaSOAR-LA's gala had a special guest and write up in PEOPLE magazine!
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wedding_party_mer_doon_armeniaA wedding party at Mer Doon for Monika and Lyudvig!!
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soar_genocide_conference_armeniaSOAR hosted a Virtual Genocide Conference in Armenia on May 5, 2015, Sponsored by SOAR SanAntonio/Austin chapter. View the video here!
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SOAR_10th_anniversary_event_philadelphiaSOAR 10th Anniversary Celebration in Philadelphia
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philanthropist_visit_ArmeniaSupporter and philanthropist John Mekjian's visit to Lebanon
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soar_brussels_fundraiserSOAR Europe Regional Meeting and SOAR Brussels Charity Reception were both great successes!
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Lilit is eight years old. She was born in Armenia in 2007 and diagnosed with severe scoliosis. Due to this condition, Lilit was placed in an orphanage at ten days old. However, medical treatment was not available to her in Armenia.

In 2016 after months of planning, the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund made it possible for Lilit to travel to the United States to finally receive life-saving surgery.
Follow Lilit's incredible journey...

Lilit's Blog

Syrian Armenian Disaster Relief Updates and Distributions in Syria and Yerevan

February 5, 2016

Dear Serpazan,
Many thanks for your help I received the funds that were sent to my orphans. Also my thanks to all SOAR members for their help in these tough times. I already contacted the people in charge and gave them their share of the funds. Many thanks to all who arranged this project and all who participated in the fundraising. May the Lord reward each and everyone of you according to your needs.

As you know the last 4 and half months we had no electricity, the last 15 days no water and if you find fuel to heat the house you are lucky. Thank God the last 10 days we were able to buy fuel and we're able to heat the Convent as well as the school. I spoke with the other two orphanages they did the same. Now we are looking for more fuel since the weather is very cold. Can you imagine I am wearing three sweaters on top of each other and on top of that I am wearing the coat? Again thank God that we are able to survive this terrible time. Each time I put in front of my eyes the soldiers who are in the open air who are fighting to save us I feel ashamed of complaining.

I am well as well as the orphans. We need your support and prayers.
Sister Louisa

SOAR has distributed over $500,000 of Disaster Relief to the Syrian Armenian orphanages, children and families in Aleppo (Syria) and Syrian Armenian Refugees in Yerevan (Armenia)
since 2014-present.

Go here for a complete list of distributions

Special Announcements

SOAR is nominated
for the prestigious
Hilton Humanitarian
Prize Award!


SOAR receives Hilton Grants to renovate water pipes and Tashir convent/orphanage!


George S. Yacoubian, Jr.
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd.

Suite F-200
Radnor, PA 19087
610.213.3452 - Office
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Siranoush Hovhannisyan,
Executive Director
58 Baghramyan Street, #21
Yerevan 0010, Armenia