A new gate and fence for Our Lady of Armenia Educational Center, Tashir, funded by the Albert Tamberchi Foundation.
A new printer for the SOAR Transitional Center, a better internet connection, and a new tutor for their sewing classes, funded by SOAR Ventura County.
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.
New water tanks for Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center, funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund and the Albert Tamberchi Foundation.
Medications for the children at Shirak Marz Child and Family Support Center
Project Cure Shipment to Children’s Home Gyumri, Shirak Marz Akhuryan Region Medical Center, and Gyumri Maternity Center.
Renovation of the first floor second senior group bathrooms at Yerevan Children’s Home funded by SOAR Los Angeles.
Bread stipend for Prkutyun Day Center, funded by SOAR Philadelphia and personal fundraisers by board members of SOAR Frankfurt.
Enough funds were raised to supply Prkutyun with their monthly bread for 16 months!
The new Kharberd woodshop in use, funded by SOAR Boston and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
“Side by Side” Inclusive Music & Arts Festival
Children in the SOAR Music Therapy Program participated in this festival alongside well-known artists and musicians!
Hovhannes Tumanyan Puppet Theatre of Yerevan, 4 Sayat-Nova Ave, Yerevan 0009, Armenia.
See all photos and videos HERE.
Arame Hakobyan, son of a retired Army Lieutenant, received tuition to continue his studies at French High School after Anatol Frantz. Arame’s mother passed away from leukemia, and the father is caring for the sick grandfather as well as trying to care for the whole family on his own. He did not have the funds for Arame’s tuition.
In commemoration of the one -year anniversary of the beginning of the Artsakh War, SOAR held the grand opening of their Families of Fallen Soldiers Support Center in Yerevan. SOAR’s Executive Board Vice Chairman, Raffi Jehanian, attended the ceremony.
Displaced children from Artsakh still living at a boarding school in Gyumri received new clothing and shoes, funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
The SOAR Mobile Eyecare Van made a stop at Vanadzor Orran Center providing examinations for the those children.
Learn more about the Mobile Eye Care Project HERE.
A new cradle for Angelina Sargsyan at Shirak Marz Child and Family Support Center, funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
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.
School Supply Drive for Orphans in Armenia by SOAR Dallas! Items were donated, and cash donations allowed OLA to make immediate purchases for the students.
The children at Our Lady of Armenia Center in Gyumri were able to have a party and received gifts of games and toys thanks to the Paul and Ethel Shakro Scholarship Fund.
An oxygen concentrator for Sisters of Charity, funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
Ani, from Sisters of Charity, received a shunt that was funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund for her needed surgical procedure.
School supplies for the children at Our Lady of Armenia Center, funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
Families from the Families of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund went on a summer retreat to Dilijan. The retreat was from August 26th through the 29th.
Kharberd went on their annual retreat to Sevan Lake, funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
Food for Prkutyun funded by SOAR New York.
Prkutyun is a day center in Armenia that offers food, educational, and therapeutic services to children and young adults with disabilities.
Four children from some of our fallen soldier families were able to go to AGBU camp in Bulgaria; Karen Grigoryan’s son, Arthur Bagyants’ daughter, John Barkhudaryan’s daughter and Valentin Burnusuzyan’s daughter.
They flew to Bulgaria on the 21st of July and stayed in Sofia until the 24th when they left for Bansko by bus. The camp was from July 24th – 31st.
Funding by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and the Albert Tamberchi Foundation.
A Project Cure sea container to Armenia!
An excursion to Tsaghkadzor Square, Ropeway for the young ladies at Mer Hooys funded by SOAR Philadelphia!
SOAR London sent funds for Javakh summer camp
A music therapy concert at Children’s Home of Yerevan.
The children and directors of Kharberd, Mari Izmiryan, and Sisters of Charity in Yerevan were all invited.
SOAR served ice cream, sweets and cakes to the children after the concert.
“Last Bell” celebration at Vardashen!
Thank you letter translation:
Students working with instructors at the new woodshop at Kharberd funded by SOAR Boston and the Gulamerian Fund
Renovations of the SOAR Transitional Center basement and new furniture, funded by the Norman K. Miller Charitable Fund and the Gulamerian Fund
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
Diapers for Dzorak and a thank you letter:
Dzorak Center on behalf of acting director M.Tosunyan expresses their deep gratitude to SOAR London chapter for 20 boxes (600 unit) diapers donated to the residents.
50 boxes of needed medications for Children’s Home, Gyumri
Final touches for a computer lab at Mer Hooys and additional equipment, funded by the Gulamerian Fund
The Artsakh children at SOS Kotayk took an excursion to the Citizen Entertainment Center.
Completion of garage, and camp renovations at Our Lady of Armenia-Tashir, funded by the Conrad N. Hilton Fund, the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund
Birds’ Nest Orphanage, Lebanon
SOS Idjevan and Kotayk, Orran, Pkrtyun, Children’s Home of Gyumri, and Boarding School #2 of Fridtjof Nansen
Warm Hearth 3rd Village, Arinj, and JAG, Kharberd, Gavar, Our Lady of Armenia Center, and Gyumri Social Childcare Center
Families of Fallen Soldiers
Tools for the new woodshop at Kharberd purchased with the donation from Dareh Poghosean
Translation of gratitude letter:
- abrasive hand tool-1 unit
- random orbit sander – 1 unit
- hammer driver drill-1 unit
- electric chain saw -1 unit
Diapers (117 boxes) and Humana baby milk (2 boxes) were purchased for Nork Orphanage thanks to funds raised by SOAR Phoenix!
A Gulamerian Fund project, the Tranitional Center girls meet with a psychologist to discuss all the current situations that can cause stress. This meeting they discussed the Artsakh war and everything related to it.
Children at Yerevan Children’s Home (Nork), participate in the Music Therapy Project
Classroom Renovations Funded in Honor of Louis and Yolanda Mazzola by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund and SOAR