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I CAN 2022


Courtney and Aram

In honor of Aram’s parents, the late Papken and Anahid Megerian, Courtney and Aram are requesting that in lieu of gifts for their wedding, donations be made to the scholarship fund made in memory of Papken and Anahid that helps to fund the Transitional Center in Yerevan also named in their honor. Learn more about the Center HERE.

Make a donation HERE in honor of Papken and Anahid Megerian.

SOAR Again Receives Top-Rated Non-Profit Award From Great Nonprofits!

“We’ve seen over and over again that SOAR is able to identify children in need and we’ve seen over the years these children successfully enter adolescence.”
SOAR Donor

Thanks to our supporters, we are one of the first winners of a 2022 Top-Rated Award from GreatNonprofits!

GO HERE to read inspiring stories about us and add your own!

Book Sales to Benefit SOAR!

Our own Chuck Hajinian, former SOAR Wisconsin Chapter President and current Executive Board Member, has published his book, “Tall Short Stories from the Mind of Garbo”. He has dedicated ALL proceeds of the book to SOAR.

For autographed copies, contact Chuck at:

Email: hajinian @yahoo.com or
Phone: (262) 352-4140

Get your copy on Amazon now for $18.99

“For the past decade, Chuck’s dedication to SOAR’s orphaned population is unparalleled, as evidenced by his earmarking to SOAR all profits from this book. What makes Chuck so captivating is knowing that something new is always around the corner. A dentist by training, Chuck enjoys stand-up comedy and putting his experiences and feelings to paper. The 41 pieces in, “Tall Short Stories from the Comedic Mind of Garbo,” offers a wonderful flavor of Armenian optimism. Witty, poignant, encouraging, and insightful, Chuck’s stories give you a glimpse into how Armenians perceive the world, how humor offers a measure of peace in our daily lives, and how easy life can be if relationships were grounded in altruism, trust, and mutual respect.”
–George S. Yacoubian, Jr., Ph.D., LL.M., S.J.D., M.S., Founder of the Society for Orphan Armenian Relief- SOAR

SOAR’s Corporate Giving Program!

SOAR would love to demonstrate how your business can make the most of your philanthropic dollars by partnering with us.

SOAR has a robust corporate giving program in place, including a full suite of corporate benefits to promote your business worldwide.

With your assistance, the orphaned Armenians SOAR supports can fulfill their potential as healthy, responsible, and engaged members of our community. There is no better feeling than giving a hand to those in need.

In the words of Sevan, a 12-year-old orphan SOAR sponsors in Lebanon, “I am thankful that you have helped me all these years to go to school and learn. I have been at Birds’ Nest for eight years and I am grateful to all who helped me, including you! Thank you a lot! May God bless you and always be with you. Please don’t forget me.

Dental Clinic July 2019

The Global Giving Report for the SOAR Dental Suites, “Dental Care for 235 Orphans in Armenia” is live on GlobalGiving!

View report HERE


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The Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization- Tax ID# 20-4095458