During his recent visit to Armenia, SOAR Executive Board Vice-Chairman, Raffi Jehanian, had dinner with the young ladies at Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center, which houses girls between the ages of 16 and 22 who have outgrown the traditional orphanage and are transitioning to independent living.
He also attended the grand opening of the new SOAR Families of Fallen Soldiers Support Center in Yerevan.
Sponsor a widow and children of a fallen Armenian soldier for Mother’s Day!
SOAR National Held its 15th Annual MARCH MADNESS!
SOAR National Held its 15th Annual MARCH MADNESS!
February and March
SOAR Lotto drawings!
Abu Dhabi is an internal administrative chapter assisting with purchasing
SOAR Anchorage funds $1350 in supplies & equipment for Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Youth Center in Kanaker to accommodate increase in teen girl residents.
Super Bowl Squares…
Linking music from east and west, Armenian singer Jacqueline Baghdasaryan and multi-instrumentalist Louis Thomas combine traditional Armenian and Reunion Island music while incorporating influences from the Balkans and the Middle East.Between song, percussion, guitar, trombone and trumpet, this multicultural group unveils a new approach to music, situated between tradition and modernity, while full of history.
This concert made possible with the support of ISF (Ingénieurs sans frontières), the Hotel Agora and Apricotta.
Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors in Cairo, they are making a meaningful difference in the lives of at-risk Armenian children and families year after year.
SOAR Cincinnati Held a Campaign for the Family of Fallen Armenian Soldier, Albert Bagyants
April 26th – May 10th
SOAR Copenhagen Board Member Held a Fundraiser for Displaced Family of Fallen Soldier Harutyun Nalbandyan
School Supply Drive for Orphans in Armenia! Items were donated, and cash donations allowed OLA to make immediate purchases for the students.
Through June 21st
Equipment for the special needs children at Children’s Home Gyumri funded by SOAR Dallas. Below is the list of items received:
Chair for bathroom, 2 pieces
Toilet-chair, 1 piece
Body mass analyzer, 1 piece
Relief pillow for wheelchair, 1 piece
Pillow for wheelchair with protrusions, 2 pieces
Orthopedic pillow, 2 pieces
Pillow collar, 2 pieces
Wrist brace, 2 pieces
Germicidal UV light, 1 piece
Stroller for children with Cerebral Palsy, 2 pieces
Massage device, 2 pieces
Massage device for head, 2 pieces
Wooden massage device with rubber wheels, 1 piece
Circle for bedsores, 2 pieces
Pulse oximeter, 2 pieces
Children’s stroller, 1 piece
Balancing disk, 2 pieces
Sterilizer / warmer, 2 pieces
Walking device for children with Cerebral Palsy, 1 piece
Wooden logic, developing games, 5 pieces
Swimming cap, 11 pieces
Big ball with handle, 2 pieces
Small ball, 10 pieces
Music games, 3 pieces
Pyramid ring, 5 pieces
SOAR Dallas held an Easter Fundraiser for Special Needs Equipment for Children’s Home of Gyumri
SOAR Fresno “Cause an Effect” with Chipotle.
SOAR Fresno Held a Campaign for the Family of Fallen Soldier, Garik Gapoyan
SOAR Helsinki Board Member Held a Fundraiser for Family of Fallen Soldier Gevorg Gasparyan
SOAR Idaho Held a Campaign for Fallen Soldier Armen Grigoryan
SOAR Indianapolis “Online Armenian Baking Class” with Arpi Melkonyan
SOAR Indianapolis held a virtual online painting class fundraiser with Anna Krtshatsyan from the State Academy of Fine Arts of Armenia.
See the “fruits” of their labor to the left!
SOAR Jacksonvile received a $200 donation from the Knights of Columbus organization!
SOAR Jacksonville’s annual BBQ was a great success!
KANSAS CITY (MO)
Vatche Cherchian, SOAR London Chapter President, and long-time friend and SOAR London supporter, Alen Duvarciyan, once again participated in the Tough Mudder to raise funds for SOAR and orphaned Armenians. See more information on the fundraiser HERE!
SOAR London has funded monthly distribution of diapers to Dzorak.
See all distributions HERE.
Dzorak Care Center in Yerevan served as an orphanage for 400 children during the 1940s. In 1959, it became a boarding school for children from underprivileged families. Today, Dzorak serves as an orphanage and nursing home adults with severe physical and psychological disabilities who have outgrown the traditional orphanage.
SOAR London sent funds for Javakh Summer Camp
Renovation of the first floor second senior group bathrooms at Yerevan Children’s Home funded by SOAR Los Angeles.
Dine to Donate with SOAR Los Angeles at Golden Road Brewing from 6-10pm!
SOAR Miami Held International Women’s Day Fundraiser for Families of Fallen Armenian Soldiers
SOAR Minneapolis – Do Good With Chipotle
Renovation of the second floor bathroom at Yerevan Children’s Home (Nork) funded by SOAR Naples.
Holiday Cocktail Party and Fundraiser.
The event raised far above the goal to fund bedroom renovations at Yerevan Children’s Home!
SOAR New York held a Paint & Sip Fundraiser to purchase food for the children and youth at Prkutyun, a day center in Armenia that offers food, educational, and therapeutic services to children and youth with disabilities.
Led by Brush On Paint Party:
October 9, 2021
SOAR Philadelphia Cemetery Tour at Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, PA!
SOAR Philadelphia held a Designer Handbag Raffle to fund an excursion to Tsaghkadzor Square, Ropeway for the young ladies at Mer Hooys !
SOAR Philadelphia Held an Easter Egg Hunt Fundraiser – March 14th-March 28th
Diapers (117 boxes) and Humana baby milk (2 boxes) were purchased for Nork Orphanage thanks to funds raised by SOAR Phoenix
SOAR Portland (ME) Held a Campaign Supporting SOAR Lotto 2021 for Higher Education of Vulnerable Youth in Armenia
November 27th-December 11th
The Great Holiday Shopping Extravaganza!
Thank you to our event sponsors!
Mark & Margaret Shirin
November 27th-November 28th
Shop at Together Midtown Marketplace – The Great Holiday Shopping Extravaganza Part 1
With the holiday season upon us, this is the perfect time to go shopping for your loved ones, while giving back! Oak and Bend and The Pomegranate Boutique, two shops at Together Midtown Marketplace, will be donating 10-15% of sales proceeds to SOAR! The Pomegranate Boutique is also running an in-store raffle and you can shop online at the boutique for SOAR too! Live music, pizza, pastries, and more await you this weekend – come join the fun! Free admission and free parking on 24th St!
SOAR Sacramento and Perpetual Pomegranate Collab – Shop Tree of Life Collection
April 5- April 19
SOAR Sacramento held an “Art Auction for Families of Fallen Soldiers”
November 16th – December 7th
Give Thanks Fundraiser for Families of Fallen Soldiers
SOAR St Louis held an Easter Raffle Campaign for Families of Fallen Soldiers
SALT LAKE CITY
SOAR Salt Lake City is an Internal Administrative Chapter assisting in legal matters
SOAR San Diego held a Campaign for Family of Fallen Soldier Martun Mkrtchyan
SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA
Saturday, September 18th
SOAR San Francisco Annual Honey Sales for Beirut Orphans NOW Open – Buy Your Combo Pack Today for Only $30!
Pre-Order your Honey Combo Pack TODAY and pick up at St. Gregory The Illuminator Armenian Apostolic Church Food Festival THIS Saturday, September 18, between 2-4PM!
Payment can be made at https://soarsfbayarea.square.site or Venmo soarsfbayarea!
SOAR SF Bay Area Held a Honey for Heroes Fundraiser
SOAR South Carolina is a program chapter
SOAR Syracuse held a virtual Armenian vegan cooking tutorial and stories
SOAR Toronto Held a Campaign for Families of Fallen Armenian Soldiers
SOAR Warsaw chapter president, Patrycja Hadryjan, held an online interview with George S. Yacoubian, Jr., the Founder and Executive Chairman of SOAR.
WASHINGTON DC METRO
Warm Hearth residents entered items from their clay workshop at an exhibition at the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The workshop had been funded by SOAR Wisconsin.