CHAPTER ACTIVITY

Click on a Chapter to see their activity for 2022

See Chapter activity from 2021 HERE

NATIONAL

SOAR's 17 Year Anniversary Celebration

SOAR 17-Year Anniversary Celebration Press Release

See video and all Gala photos HERE.

March

16th Annual March Madness!

University of Michigan Hye Hop for SOAR

February

The Armenian Group at the University of Michigan, led by Ariana Nigoghosian, held their annual Hye Hop dance and dedicated all their proceeds to SOAR. The event brought in $5,000!

Thank you, Ariana and the Armenian Group at U of M!

SOAR Lotto 2022

Proceeds to “I CAN” Sports Without Limits Special Olympics coming June 2o22.

Learn more HERE.

January

SOAR National held a campaign to help save the life of Armenian baby Monika Grigoryan.

Mother and father Gayane and Andranik received the news no parent wants to hear – your baby has cancer. Two-year-old baby Monika Grigoryan, Gayane and Andranik’s only child, has been diagnosed with hepatoblastoma (liver cancer).

Andranik is the head of the communications and cybersecurity department of the Artsakh Defense Army and fought in the 2020 Artsakh War. During the war, their home was damaged, so the family was temporarily displaced to Yerevan. The family survived the war, but now they have a new battle to face.

SOAR Aarhus participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

ABU DHABI

Abu Dhabi is an internal administrative chapter assisting with purchasing

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

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

SOAR Amsterdam participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

December 7, 2021 – January 17, 2022

SOAR Anchorage “Education for Tomorrow” Christmas Campaign

Make your donation HERE.

SOAR Ankara participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

SOAR Antwerp Cultural Discovery Program presentation to the children at Orran

January

SOAR Antwerp gave a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Antwerp participates in the Female Empowerment Program and the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Athens participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

June 2nd

SOAR Atlanta Paint N’ Sip fundraiser.

Get your tickets HERE!

SOAR Barcelona participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

SOAR Berlin participates in the Female Empowerment Program

April 15th

SOAR Brussels “Charity Concert with Aram Mp3”

Visit our Facebook page to see all photos from the concert.

SOAR Brussels MP3 Concert

SOAR Bucharest participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

SOAR Budapest participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

SOAR Cadiz participates in the Language Tutoring Program

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.

February

SOAR Cincinnati Facebook Birthday Fundraiser for Vergine, wife of fallen Armenian soldier, Albert Bagyants.

Make your donation HERE.

SOAR Copenhagen participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

SOAR Cyprus participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

SOAR Daimus presentation to the residents of the SOAR Transitional Center

March

SOAR Daimus gave a presentation to the residents at the SOAR Transitional Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Daimus participates in the Cultural Discovery Program 

May 19th

SOAR Dallas Modern Market Dine & Donate Fundraiser.

11 am – 9 pm

Learn more HERE.

March 2nd through April 17th

SOAR Dallas held an Easter Fundraiser

 

Detroit oversees all aspects of the Volunteer Program

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

SOAR Dubai participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Dublin presentation to the residents at the SOAR Transitional Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

February

SOAR Dublin gave a presentation to the residents at the SOAR Transitional Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Dublin participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR East Asia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Eindhoven participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Estonia participates in the Global Hosting Program and the Computer Science Program

SOAR Frankfurt/Bonn participates in the Language Tutoring Program

April-Diapers for Dzorak

April

Diapers for Dzorak, funded by SOAR Fresno and a thank you letter (translation below).

05.04.2022
DZORAK care center” SNCO on behalf of the acting director M. Tosunyan expresses his deep gratitude to SOAR Fresno chapter for provision of 20 boxes (600units) of diapers to the facility beneficiaries.
Thank you

SOAR Harrisburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

June 26th

SOAR Hartford Backgammon Tournament!

DONATE HERE

SOAR Hartford oversees the Disaster Assistance and Response Team

SOAR Helsinki participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

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

Through August 14th.

Get your tickets HERE!

GO HERE for more information on Hyatt Residence Club Breckenridge, Main Street Station.

Ongoing!

Learn more HERE.

May 1st

SOAR Jacksonville annual BBQ.

April

SOAR Jacksonville held an online Armenian Rare Coin Auction.

SOAR Johannesburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

April 25th-May 8th

SOAR Kansas City Mother’s Day Fundraiser.

DONATE HERE

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

April

SOAR Kentucky held a fundraiser for our “I CAN” Sports Without Limits Special Olympics.

SOAR Kiev participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Krakow participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Krakow participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

June 11th

SOAR La Canada “Children of Gyumri Fundraiser”!

Get your tickets HERE.

SOAR Las Vegas participates in the Cultural Discovery Program and the Mentoring Program

SOAR Leeds participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Lisbon participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

Bathroom renovations at Yerevan State Day Center (SOAR)

January

Renovations of the 1st floor bathroom at Yerevan State Day Center, funded by SOAR London.

May 6th

SOAR Long Beach “Online Open House”

February-April

SOAR Los Angeles Mission Trip Fundraiser to purchase supplies for the children at SOAR-supported facilities in Gyumri.

Inquiries? Don’t hesitate to write soar-la@soar-us.org. Thank you for your support!

Thank you to the businesses that made a donation to our Mission Trip!

SOAR Luxembourg participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)

SOAR Lyon participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Madrid participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

Malta participates in the Global Hosting Program

SOAR Marseille participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Milan participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

January 20-February 2

SOAR Minneapolis board member, , Facebook fundraiser in honor of the 10-year anniversary of her mom’s passing. The fundraiser is for a cause her mother would have loved given her passion for the sciences.

She has established the Chunmei Guo Memorial Scholarship Fund to sponsor the college education of 18-year-old Ella Antanosyan, who is studying in the Department of Computer Science and Math at Yerevan State University in Armenia. Ella is a resident at Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center in Kanaker.

GO HERE to make your donation.

March 18th

SOAR Naples Chapter Spring Event.

Contact Mark Duszynski at naples@soar-us.org or call 414-791-4234 for more information.

SOAR New Delhi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR New Hampshire participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

March

Renovations of bedrooms at Yerevan Children’s Home funded by SOAR New Jersey and SOAR New York.

March

A Snoezelen Room at Yerevan Children’s Home funded by SOAR New Jersey.

 

Learn more about Snoezelen Rooms HERE.

SOAR New Orleans participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

June 9th

SOAR New York Spring Social!

Buy your tickets HERE.

March

Renovations of bedrooms at Yerevan Children’s Home funded by SOAR New Jersey and SOAR New York.

SOAR Nottingham participates in the Language Tutoring Program participating in regular instruction with the girls at the Transitional Center

SOAR Odessa participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Orange County Hello Summer Mixer

May 12th

SOAR Orange County “Hello Summer” Mixer.

SOAR Oslo participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Oxbridge participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

Through January 6, 2022

SOAR Perth Facebook “Jingle Bells” Christmas Fundraiser for the family of fallen soldier Vilen Sargsyan.

Make your donation HERE.

Diapers for Children's Home Gyumri and Yerevan Children's Home, funded by SOAR

February

Diapers for Children’s Home Gyumri and Yerevan Children’s Home funded by SOAR Phoenix, with special thanks to Ani, daughter of Phoenix board member, Margaret Ehramjian, and the sales from her 2nd Annual Cocoa Bomb fundraiser.

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

SOAR Pittsburgh participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Portland (ME) Chapter presentation to the children at Gyumri Social Chilcare Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

April

SOAR Portland (ME) gave a presentation to the children at Gyumri Social Childcare Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Portland ME presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

February

SOAR Portland (ME) gave a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

February

2nd Annual SOAR Maine Lotto

SOAR Portland (ME) participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Prague presentation to the children at GSCC through the Cultural Discovery Program

February

SOAR Prague gave a presentation to the children at Gyumri Social Childcare Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Prague presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

February

SOAR Prague gave a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Prague participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Puerto Rico participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

May 12th

SOAR Rocky Mountains is holding “The Art of Giving” Fundraiser.

RSVP and Make Your Donation HERE.

AC units for Nakashian Children’s Support Center

Three new A/C units for AC units for Nakashian Children’s Support Center funded by SOAR Rocky Mountain

SOAR Rome participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Rotterdam English lessons through the Language Tutoring Program

SOAR Rotterdam gives English lessons twice weekly to the young ladies at the SOAR Transitional Center through the Language Tutoring Program

SOAR Rotterdam participates in the Language Tutoring Program

SOAR Saint Petersburg Cultural Discover Program presentation to the children at Orran

May

SOAR Saint Petersburg gave a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Saint Petersburg gives regular instruction in Russian to the children at Gavar through the Language Tutoring Program

SOAR Saint Petersburg participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SALT LAKE CITY

April 23, 2022

Salt Lake City Chapter President, Talar Herculian Coursey is running in the Salt Lake City Half Marathon for “Running for Orphans 2022”.

Sponsor Talar HERE.

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

FEBRUARY

New printer and laptops for Nakashian Children’s Support Center (House of Hope-Mer Hooys) funded by SOAR San Francisco Bay Area

SOAR Sao Paulo presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

February

SOAR São Paulo gave a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

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

SOAR Saudi Arabia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Slovakia presentation to the residents of the SOAR Transitional Center

April

SOAR Slovakia gave a presentation to the residents at the SOAR Transitional Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Slovakia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Slovenia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Sochi participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Sofia participates in the Global Hosting Program

SOUTH CAROLINA

SOAR South Carolina Bingo Fundraiser – Through Armenian Martyr’s Day, April 24th

In honor of the 107th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, our Chapter is raising funds for orphaned Armenian children in memory of those in the past to help those in our present.

Check out our Bingo board, choose your donation box, and Venmo your donation to SOAR-National with a SOAR SC note (QR code below) by April 24th, Armenian Martyrs Day!

Help us fill the board with donations! This is our Chapter’s first fundraiser of the year – please show your support!

 

 

 

GO HERE

to pay online with a credit or debit card.

SOUTH DAKOTA

SOAR Southeast Asia presentation to the children at Gyumri Social Childcare Center

March

SOAR Southeast Asia gave a presentation to the children at Gyumri Social Childcare Center through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Southeast Asia participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Stockholm participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

January 17-February 4

SOAR Syracuse Envelope Challenge.

Get your envelope HERE!

SOAR Tehran participates in the Language Tutoring Program

March 22, 2022

SOAR Tennessee Hybrid Stand-Up Comedy Show Featuring Davit Sargsian and Baklava Sale

Tune in March 22nd via ZOOM! Meeting ID 867 7312 6262 with passcode 996303.
GO HERE or scan the QR code in the flyer to donate to rising senior Lala Antonosyan’s education!
Thank you for your support of our Chapter and the higher education of vulnerable youth in Armenia.

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

May 12th

SOAR Toronto 10th Anniversary Zoom Open House!

Register HERE.

Snoezelen Room at Yerevan Childrens' Home. A visit with the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs

May

SOAR Toronto funded the purchase of the projector for the new Snoezelen Room at Yerevan Children’s Home. The projector was delivered during a visit by the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

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

SOAR Vienna Cultural Discover presentation to the children at Orran

May

SOAR Vienna gave a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Vienna participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Warsaw presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

January

SOAR Warsaw gave a presentation to the children at Orran through the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Warsaw participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

SOAR Washington DC Metro participates in the Cultural Discovery Program

June 18th

SOAR Wisconsin 8th Annual Golf Outing!

Sign up HERE.

Download the brochure.