CHAPTER ACTIVITY

Click on a Chapter to see their activity for 2020

See Chapter activity from 2019 HERE

NATIONAL

September

SOAR Annual NFL Pool Eliminator

July 

SOAR National held “From Gyumri to Greatness Virtual Summer Concert” live from Armenia showcasing the talents of professional opera singers Marine Grigoryan and Anna Avdalyan, formerly of Our Lady of Armenia Center, alongside emerging singer Lusya Karapetyan and kanoon player Lianya Unusyan, current residents of Our Lady of Armenia and SOAR’s Transitional Center. Accompanied on piano by Lilia Manukyan.

 

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May 31st

SOAR National held a LIVE Virtual Comedy Show with Kev Orkian!

Komitas Dancing – Performance by Hayk Melikyan – Live from Yerevan, exclusively for SOAR

April 25th

 

SOAR hosted a virtual piano recital live from Yerevan, featuring world renowned pianist, Hayk Melikyan

AARHUS

SOAR Aarhus participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi is an internal administrative chapter assisting with purchasing

ALBUQUERQUE

SOAR Albuquerque participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

SOAR Amman participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Language Tutoring Program

AMSTERDAM

SOAR Amsterdam participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

ANCHORAGE

ANKARA

SOAR Ankara participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

ANTWERP

CDP Presentation to Gavar Orphanage by SOAR Antwerp

August

SOAR Antwerp made a presentation to the children at Gavar Orphanage through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Antwerp participates in the Female Empowerment Program

ATHENS

SOAR Athens participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

ATLANTA

BADHDAD

SOAR Baghdad participates in the Business Development Program

BALTIMORE

SOAR Baltimore campaign to raise funds for our children in Lebanon.

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BARCELONA

SOAR Barcelona participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BERLIN

SOAR Berlin participates in the Female Empowerment Program

BOGOTA

SOAR Bogota participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BOSTON

Continuing work at the wood shop at Kharberd

Continuing work on the wood shop at Kharberd, funded by SOAR Boston and the Gulamerian Fund

BRUSSELS

September 27, 2PM and 4PM

Charity concert with Grand Prix winner violinist Hrayr Karapetyan, and prize winner pianist Hasmik Manukyan

Brussels Chapter – Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief SOAR together with Ingénieurs Sans Frontières Belgique (fr.) organizes a concert to raise funds for orphans in Armenia and Lebanon.

Due to the current sanitary measures the number of audience is limited, there will be two concerts:
first at 2PM and second one at 4PM.

Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel
Tickets: 20 €, to be paid to IBAN: BE41 3600 1147 5510 with the Communication: SOAR Concert and the number of tickets
Information: lghukasyan@isfbelgique.org 

BUCHAREST

SOAR Bucharest participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BUDAPEST

SOAR Budapest participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

BUENOS AIRES

SOAR Cadiz participates in the Language Tutoring Program

SOAR Cairo participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)

CHICAGO

SOAR Chicago gave funds to help food insecure families in Gyumri due to Covid 19

See more photos HERE

Food distribution for OLA families

RESCHEDULED! Stay tuned for updates!

CINCINNATI

Chapter Page

SOAR Cincinnati assists in the production of the SOAR semi-annual newsletter

CLEARWATER

Food distribution for OLA families

SOAR Clearwater ran a  “Feed a Family” online fundraiser  to help support Armenian orphans affected by COVID-19!

See more photos HERE

CLEVELAND

COLORADO

COPENHAGEN

SOAR Copenhagen participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

CYPRUS

SOAR Cyprus participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

DAIMUS

September

SOAR Dallas is holding a virtual online fundraiser for Birds’ Nest Orphanage

 

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Beginning of GSCC Roof Repairs

March

Beginning of roof repairs at Gyumri Social Childcare Center funded by SOAR Dallas and SOAR Portland (OR)

DETROIT

Renovations at Nubarashen

Renovations in two classrooms and a speech therapy room at Nubarashen, funded by SOAR Detroit

Detroit oversees all aspects of the Volunteer Program

SOAR Doha participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

SOAR Doha is an Internal Administrative Chapter overseeing medical requests and funding

SOAR Dubai participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

DUBLIN

EAST ASIA

SOAR East Asia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

EINDHOVEN

SOAR Eindhoven participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ESTONIA

SOAR Estonia participates in the Global Hosting Program and the Digital Literacy and Coding Program

FRANKFURT/BONN

SOAR Frankfurt/Bonn participates in the Language Tutoring Program

FRESNO

August 3rd-August 17th

SOAR Fresno is holding a “Quarantine Date Night Wine Basket Raffle”

SOAR Fresno oversees the Global Hosting Program

GENEVA

HAMBURG

SOAR Hamburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

HARRISBURG

SOAR Harrisburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

HARTFORD

SOAR Hartford oversees the Disaster Assistance and Response Team

HELSINKI

SOAR Helsinki participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Language Tutoring Program

HOUSTON

SOAR Houston held a campaign to support the education of Armenian Youth!

SOAR Houston participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

INDIANAPOLIS

SOAR Indianapolis participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

INLAND EMPIRE

SOAR Inland Empire participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ISTANBUL

Presentation for SOAR Transitional Center by SOAR Istanbul

June

SOAR Istanbul made a presentation to the girls at the SOAR Transitional Center Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Istanbul participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

JACKSONVILLE

JERUSALEM

Cultural Discovery Program presentation by SOAR Jerusalem

February

SOAR Jerusalem made a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Jerusalem participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

JOHANNESBURG

SOAR Johannesburg presentation to Orran children

February 2020

SOAR Johannesburg gave a presentation to some of the children at Orran

SOAR Johannesburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

KANSAS CITY (MO)

SOAR Kansas City (Mo) participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

KENTUCKY

SOAR Kiev participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

KRAKOW

SOAR Krakow participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

KRASNODAR

SOAR Krakow participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

LA CANADA




September

A new water heater for OLA funded by SOAR La Cañada

New water heater for OLA

June

SOAR La Cañada held an online silent auction!

February

SOAR La Cañada held a very successful :”Wine and Cheese” fundraiser, with good music, good food, and good friends!

See more photos from the event HERE

LAS CRUCES

SOAR Las Cruces participates in the Bible Study Program

LAS VEGAS

Presentation for SOAR Transitional Center by SOAR Las Vegas

September

A presentation to the girls at the SOAR Transitional Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

Four boxes of clothing for Gyumri Social Childcare Center children and their families, from SOAR Las Vegas

Four boxes of clothing for Gyumri Social Childcare Center
A new playground for Nubarashen

A new playground at Nubarashen funded by SOAR Las Vegas

SOAR Las Vegas participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Female Empowerment Program

SOAR Leeds participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

LISBON

SOAR Lisbon participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

LONDON

New windows for Warm Hearth

New windows for Warm Hearth, funded by SOAR London

LOS ANGELES

SOAR LA is holding a “Play Project Fundraiser”

A newly renovated Art Therapy room for Warm Hearth funded by SOAR Los Angeles

Warm Hearth Art Therapy Room
Los Angeles Baking Fundraiser

January

SOAR Los Angeles held a very successful “Baking Fundraiser”

LUXEMBOURG

SOAR Luxembourg participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)

SOAR Lyon participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

Malta participates in the Global Hosting Program

MADRID

SOAR Madrid participates in the Computer Science Program, mentoring the children at Gyumri and Vanadzor

MARSEILLE

SOAR Marseille participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

MELBOURNE

MEXICO CITY

SOAR Mexico City participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Miami participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Milan participates in the Mentoring Program

MINNEAPOLIS

SOAR Minneapolis participates in the Language Tutoring Program (Russian and English)

SOAR Minsk participates in the Language Tutoring Program (Russian)

MONACO

MONTEBELLO

SOAR Montebello held an online campaign to raise funds for Baby Ada Keshishyants

MONTREAL

MOROCCO

MOSCOW

MUNICH

SOAR Munich participates in the Computer Science Program

MUSCAT

SOAR Muscat participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

NAPLES

NEW DELHI

SOAR New Delhi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

NEW JERSEY

June

SOAR New Jersey held an Webinar for Covid 19 raising funds for food insecure families in Armenia.

See photos of food distributions HERE

NEW ORLEANS

SOAR New Orleans participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

NEW YORK

NORTH CAROLINA

SOAR North Carolina participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Global Hosting Program

NOTTINGHAM

SOAR Nottingham participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ODESSA

CDP Presentation to Gavar Orphanage by SOAR Odessa

August

SOAR Odessa made a presentation to the children at Gavar Orphanage through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Odessa participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ORANGE COUNTY

Food distribution for OLA families

May-June

SOAR Orange County held an online wine basket raffle to raise funds for food insecure families in Gyumri due to Covid 19

See more photos HERE

SOAR Oslo presentation to Birds' Nest Orphanage

SOAR Oslo gave a presentation to the children at Birds’ Nest Orphanage as part of the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Oslo gave a presentation to the girls at the Transitional Center as part of the Cultural Discovery Program


SOAR Oslo participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

OXBRIDGE

SOAR Oxbridge participates in the Financial Planning Program

PANAMA

PHILADELPHIA METRO

SOAR Philadelphia Virtual 5K Fundraiser

PHOENIX

To Be RESCHEDULED!

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SOAR Pisa participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

PITTSBURGH

SOAR Pittsburgh participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

PORTLAND (ME)

Portland (ME) Cultural Discovery Program presentation to the children at SOS Villages

February

SOAR Portland (ME) gave a presentation to the children at SOS Children’s Village

SOAR Portland (ME) participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

PORTLAND (OR)

Beginning of GSCC Roof Repairs

March

Beginning of roof repairs at Gyumri Social Childcare Center funded by SOAR Dallas and SOAR Portland (OR)

SOAR Portland (OR) participates in the Pen Pal Program

PRAGUE

SOAR Prague oversees blogging

PROVIDENCE

Orran families celebrating Children's Day in Armenia

June

Orran families were able to celebrate Children’s Day in Armenia due to a generous donation from SOAR Providence. They received bags of food and sweets.
See more images HERE

March 7th

Held in a Woman’s Day event

PUERTO RICO

SOAR Puerto Rico participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Rome participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ROTTERDAM

SOAR Rotterdam participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SACRAMENTO

ST LOUIS

SAINT PETERSBURG

SOAR Saint Petersburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SALT LAKE CITY

Running for Orphans, November 26th

SOAR Salt Lake City Chapter President, Talar Herculian Coursey raised funds from sponsorships for the Salt Lake City Marathon.

SOAR Salt Lake City is an Internal Administrative Chapter assisting in legal matters

SALZBURG

Cultural Discovery Program presentation by SOAR Salzburg

February

SOAR Salzburg made a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Salzburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SAN ANTONIO/AUSTIN

SAN DIEGO

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA

SOAR San Francisco Bay Area sent $5,000 to Lebanon facilities, Birds’ Nest and Armenian Evangelical Boarding School

Pizza Ovens for OLA

New pizza ovens for Our Lady of Armenia Center, funded by SOAR San Francisco Bay Area

March

The joint churches committee of San Francisco “World Day of Prayer” has once again honored SOAR San Francisco Bay Area Chapter with a portion of their collection of donations.  This year they bestowed them a total of $400.00 specifically for the “Birds Nest Orphanage” in Beirut Lebanon.
The World Day of Prayer was held at Calvary Congressional Church in San Francisco, where members of all local Armenian Churches of the Bay Area participated jointly.
Churches included were:
Calvary Congressional Armenian Church of San Francisco
St. Andrews Armenian Apostolic Church of Cupertino
St. John’s Armenian Apostalic Church of San Francisco
St. Gregory’s Armenian Church of San Francisco
St. Vartan Armenian Church of Oakland

SANTIAGO

SOAR Santiago participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SAO PAULO

Presentation to Gavar Orphanage by SOAR Brazil

August

SOAR Sao Paulo gave a Cultural Discovery Program presentation to the children at Gavar Orphanage

SOAR São Paulo participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Global Hosting Program

SAUDI ARABIA

SEATTLE

SLOVAKIA

SOAR Slovakia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Sochi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Sofia participates in the Global Hosting Program

SOUTHEAST ASIA

SOAR Southeast Asia participates in the Global Hosting Program

STOCKHOLM

SOAR Stockholm participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SYDNEY

SYRACUSE

June 22-July 6

SOAR Syracuse held an envelope challenge to support education of young ladies at Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center and the SOAR Transitional Center.

TBILISI

SOAR Tbilisi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and is an Administrative chapter assisting with excursions to Georgia

TEHRAN

SOAR Tehran participates in the Language Tutoring Program

TENNESSEE

THESSALONIKI

SOAR Thessaloniki participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Global Hosting Program

TORONTO

VANCOUVER

SOAR Vancouver is holding online campaigns to raise funds for young ladies at Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center and for Armenian Baby Ada Keshishyants

SOAR Vancouver participates in the Disability Early Warning System Program

VENTURA COUNTY

VIENNA

SOAR Vienna participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

WARSAW

SOAR Warsaw participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

WASHINGTON DC METRO

Food distribution for OLA families

SOAR Washington DC Metro held a successful “Feed a Family” campaign to support food insecure families in Armenia impacted by Covid

See more photos HERE

SOAR Washington DC Metro participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

WISCONSIN

RESCHEDULED! Stay tuned for updates!

ZURICH

June/July

New bicycles for SOAR Transitional Center girls, funded by SOAR Zurich and the Gulamerian Fund

Sport shoes OLA Tashir

January

Sport shoes for children at OLA-Tashir, funded by Dr. Jacques Gulekjian of New Jersey. His visit with SOAR Zurich in Sept. 2019 moved him to act for our SOAR children.