DISTRIBUTIONS 2019

NOVEMBER

A Thanksgiving celebration for several of the facilities in Armenia hosted at OLA

Winter coats purchased for 53 children living in a residential care facility in Gyumri funded by SOAR San Francisco

Renovations of bathrooms at Dzorak, funded by SOAR Philadelphia

Bathroom renovations at Dzorak
Nubarashen classrooms and 2 new sofas

The newly renovated classrooms at Nubarashen funded by SOAR Ventura County in memory of Maro Khatchadourian. Two new sofas purchased for the classrooms.

Cupboards for Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezekian Youth Center, funded by SOAR National

Cupboards for OLA Kanaker
Art therapy at SOS Kotayk

More art therapy at SOS Children’s Villages, Kotayk, funded by the Jirair and Elizabeth Hovnanian Foundation  An event to follow!

Vocational training continues for 4 students, thanks to SOAR Brussels!

OCTOBER

The Tsaturyan family had been living in a small metal domik in very poor conditions. They have 3 small children and the father has health issues. SOAR purchased an apartment and the family now resides there in safe and comfortable conditions!

Much needed mechanical and cosmetic repairs on two buses for Saint Theresa’s Little Flower Orphanages in Syria funded by SOAR Salt Lake City

Mobile Eye Care Van Being Outfitted

 SOAR received approval from the humanitarian committee, and the van for SOAR’s Mobile Eye Care Project was released to our staff last month.  We are now in the process of customizing the interior of the van for the Eye Care Project!

A celebration for senior day for the  elderly centerin memory of the second anniversary of the death of Angela Adjemian (mahvan 2rort darva hamar) donated by her daughter, Betty, Betty’s children (her grandchildren), Suzy (Suren) and Armen, and her great grandchild Angela.

And a party for the children at OLA to celebrate the birth of Suzy’s daughter!

Shengavit blankets

Blankets for Shengavit Kindergarten funded by SOAR San Francisco Bay Area

A new microwave and freezer for OLA Kanaker funded by the Gulamerian Fund

OLA Kanaker microwave and freezer

Art therapy at SOS Villages

A garden for Warm Heart funded by SOAR San Diego and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

Garden for Warm Hearth

SEPTEMBER

New glasses and needed medications for Kharberd residents

Summer camp for Kharberd residents

Kharberd Summer Camp

Pre-renovation, mid-renovation, and completion of 1st floor bathroom at Warm Hearth, funded by SOAR New York

New clothes and school supplies for Shengavit Kindergarten funded by SOAR San Francisco Bay Area

Shengavit Kindergarten clothes and school supplies

A new oven for Our Lady of Armenia Center Summer Camp (Tsaghgadzor) funded by SOAR San Francisco Bay Area

Classroom renovations at Nubarashen funded by the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)-Ventura County Chapter in memory of Mrs. Maro Khatchadourian

Classroom renovations at Nubarashen
Renovation of bathrooms at Dzorak

Renovations of bathroom at Dzorak funded by SOAR Philadelphia

AUGUST

A donation of 75 chess boards was made by ChessAgain.com and Homenetmen, Toronto Chapter to all childcare facilities in Armenia supported by SOAR.

Chess Boards for all SOAR supported facilities in Armenia
Washing machine Ani Bezikian Center

A new washing machine for Ani Bezikian center funded by the SOAR Executive Board

SOAR East Coast Regional Director, Susan Harootunian, and Executive Board Secretary, Denise Sisian, visited Kharberd Orphanage. A small note on the visit from Susan:

This is our 4th time visiting Kharberd Orphanage. Our sponsored child is Angelina. We always bring something for everyone…this time it was ice cream delivered by Grand Candy which was really great for children and staff. We also brought clothes and some shoes for all the children in Angelina’s room. We got to see Kohar and Movses also that we had met before. My cousin Denise had previously bought Movses shoes before he had a sponsor. Kohar greets everyone at the gate and we were so happy to see her again and had some treats for her as well. It’s always such an emotional visit. Most of the kids are very happy and well taken care of but there are many that are still bedridden and in grave condition. The staff seem to do their best but there is no where near enough staff for the amount of seriously physical and medical conditions…breaks your heart.
Khaberb visit from Susan Hartoonian and Denise Sisian

Gravity chairs for Robert and Narek of Sisters of Charity, Bethleham, funded by the SOAR Executive Board

Art and music therapy at SOS Children’s Village, Kotayk, funded by the Jirair and Elizabeth Hovnanian Foundation

Art therapy at SOS Village Kotayk

JULY

SOS Kotayk playground and Art Therapy

A visit to SOS Kotayk where SOAR has funded a playgound and Art Therapy

More equipment for the playground which is a part of the Healthy Minds, Healthy Body Project!

A container of equipment funded by the Gulamerian Fund and facilitated by SOAR Rotterdam

Container of equpment
Javakh summer camp

Javakh Summer Camp, funding by SOAR Baltimore

JUNE

Garden Project at Sisters of Charity funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

Sisters of Charity Garden Project

A new water heater for Our Lady of Armenia funded by SOAR San Diego

A new potato peeler for Our Lady of Armenia Center funded by the Executive Board

Continued work for Dzorak dehydration space

Continued work at the space for the dehydration equipment at Dzorak to be used for all the produce grown in their new greenhouse. The system is scheduled to be in place in July.

A new playground at SOS Kotayk funded by SOAR Los Angeles

Terchoonian Home graduation

Graduation for Terchoonian Home funded by SOAR National

Graduation for Vardashen funded by SOAR National

Vardashen Graduation
June 1st celebration for GSCC

June 1st celebration for Gyumri Social Childcare Center

June 1st celebration for Kharberd Orphanage

June 1st celebration for Kharberd
June 1st Celebration

June 1st celebration for all four facilities in Lebanon that SOAR supports. It was funded by SOAR Salt Lake City and SOAR Zurich.

All agree, it was the BEST CELEBRATION EVER!!!

MAY

Diapers for 4 institutions SOAR supports; Mari Izmirlyan, Kharberd, Sisters of Charity, and Nork Orphanage.

Diapers for four institutions
New water pipes and boiler for Children's Home Gyumri funded by SOAR National
CHG Water Boilers

New water pipes and boiler for Children’s Home Gyumri funded by SOAR National

Playroom renovations under way at Tsaghgadzor Camp funded by SOAR New York

Playroom renovations under way at Tsaghgadzor Camp funded by SOAR New York

COMPLETION!

Completion of Tsaghgadzor Camp playroom
The next Project Cure sea container getting assembled

The next Project Cure sea container getting assembled

New garden furniture for Warm Hearth-3rd Village and Warm Hearth-Arinj funded by SOAR San Francisco Bay Area

A new minivan for Warm Hearth

A new minivan for Warm Hearth

Renovation of space for dehydration equipment at Dzorak

Renovation of space for dehydration equipment at Dzorak

APRIL

Easter Celebrations

 

A large distribution to Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys) funded by SOAR Philadelphia

A large distribution to Naghasyan Children’s Support Center (formerly Mer Hooys) funded by SOAR Philly

A distribution of $20,0000 to Birds' Nest Orphange for utility payments from SOAR Philadelpia!

MARCH

A new changing room at the Kharberd hippotherapy arena funded by SOAR and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

FEBRUARY

A shipment on its way with items from Project Cure and school supplies collected by SOAR Dallas

A shipment on its way with items from Project Cure and school supplies collected by SOAR Dallas
Completion of renovations of the infirmary at OLA Gyumri that began last September, funded by SOAR London and SOAR San Diego

Completion of renovations of the infirmary at OLA Gyumri that began last September, funded by SOAR London and SOAR San Diego

New furniture for Dzorak from a Project Cure shipment

New furniture for Dzorak from a Project Cure shipment

JANUARY

Toys for children in Javakh

Toys for children in Javakh

Pre-renovation of infirmiry at Gyumri Social Childcare Center funded by SOAR Naples

Pre-renovation of infirmiry at Gyumri Social Childcare Center funded by SOAR Naples