BIRTHDAY FUND

The Birthday Fund began in March 2014 when Stephanie LeGrand’s daughter, Fiona, was dismayed to learn that not all children get to celebrate their birthday. Fiona suggested giving her birthday gifts to kids who don’t get any – an idea that led to the creation of the SOAR Birthday Fund. The Birthday Fund is a program whereby parents request donations to SOAR in lieu of gifts for their children’s birthdays. The funds are used to host monthly birthday parties for the children at Mer Hooys Orphanage and the residents at Warm Hearth. Mer Hooys and Warm Hearth will coordinate the monthly birthday celebrations, with each resident receiving gifts of their choice.

If you would like more information about an “in lieu of gifts”
donation to SOAR, please contact:
George Yacoubian at gyacoubian@soar-us.org

 

If you are attending a party and would like to donate, we offer two methods by which you can make a donation:
by check and through PayPal.
Please make your check out to the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief,
and either give it directly to your party host or mail it to the following address:

 

Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief
ATTN: Birthday Fund
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd. Suite F200
Radnor, PA 19087 USA

 

Please include your party host’s name in the memo.

To donate through PayPal, click here and select Birthday Fund.
All donations made to SOAR are tax deductible.

 

A special thank you to Veronica who, after she visited Nork during the adoption of her brother Luke, she saw the older children who weren’t adopted. She clearly understood that those children didn’t have families let alone birthday parties! She became very committed to doing something for those kids still there and has proudly asked her friends and family to donate to the SOAR Birthday Fund in lieu of gifts for her. She has done this every year now!

Thank you to all those who have generously decided that, instead of receiving gifts for yourselves, you would request donations to Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys), and Warm Hearth (3rd village and Arinj, Armenia) so that their residents can enjoy year-round birthday celebrations. 

PROFILES

Photo

Name

Birthday

Gender

Residence

Mane M.

01/01

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Susanna Slabtsova

01/08

Female

Warm Hearth

Armen S.

01/28

Male

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Krisitne P.

02/04

Female

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Yulia Ayvazyan

02/13

Female

Warm Hearth

Kristine S.

02/15

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Gohar Z.

03/03

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Stella A.

03/06

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Hasmik Vecikyan

03/08

Female

Warm Hearth

Armine P.

03/20

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Hasmik A.

03/23

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Roman Hovhannisyan

04/14

Male

Warm Hearth

Armine Minasyan

04/23

Female

Warm Hearth

Hamest S.

05/05

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Gayane Semyonova

05/13

Female

Warm Hearth

Artur A.

05/27

Male

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Davit Mamikyan

07/05

Male

Warm Hearth

Armine H.

07/11

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Sassoon Atasyan

07/15

Male

Warm Hearth

Hrach S.

07/15

Male

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Anahit Baghramyan

07/23

Female

Warm Hearth

Mariam S.

08/01

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Diana M.

08/02

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Jemma M.

08/02

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Arsen Badalyan

08/03

Male

Warm Hearth

Natasha J.

08/04

Female

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Agappy Carukyan

08/08

Female

Warm Hearth

Davit Miqayelyan

08/11

Male

Warm Hearth

Monika M.

08/15

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Anna Zargaryan

08/26

Female

Warm Hearth

Arame G.

08/30

Male

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Vika M.

09/25

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Lia S.

09/30

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Jhanna G.

09/30

Female

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Mariam K.

10/01

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Mariana A.

10/22

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Anahit Z.

10/29

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Alina Mirzoyan

11/09

Female

Warm Hearth

Gohar V.

12/19

Female

Warm Hearth-Arinj

Hasmik M.

12/16

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

Eliza A.

12/24

Female

Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys)

See some of the birthday celebrations for 2018 and 2019 below

PARTIES

2019

2018