Thanksgiving celebration at Our Lady of Armenia Center, Gyumri
The Mobile Eye Care Van visited Nakashian Children’s Support Center (Formerly Mer Hooys) giving exams to both the residents and the staff.
35 patients were served.
Materials for carpet weaving classes at Warm Hearth
SOAR staff hosted a training on “Professional First Response in Emergency Situations” held for CPN member organizations in our Tbilisyan office. There were 20 participants from different organizations.
Diapers for Dzorak (24 boxes, 720 units)!
An oxygen reader for Sisters of Charity Orphanage, Bethlehem
Diapers for Dzorak (17 boxes 510 units).
Food shopping for the residents at the new SOAR Papken and Anahid Megerian Transitional Center in Yerevan
Food for Prkutyun funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
Prkutyun is a day center in Armenia that offers nourishment, educational, and therapeutic services to children and young adults with disabilities.
Ceiling repairs of the office bathroom at the Fallen Soldier Center caused by strong winds from a storm.
New furnishings and household items for the new SOAR Papken and Anahid Megerian Transitional Center in Yerevan.
AGBU Camp in Bulgaria for children of Fallen Soldier Families and SOAR Transitional Center residents funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
A 3-day holiday from July 17th to 19th at Aghveran Park Resort for our 12 Fallen Soldier Artsakh families.
During these 3 days the wives and the children were having a rest and along with individual and group meetings with psychologists from “Arevamanuk” psycho- social support foundation.
On the 18th we had a Bumbumik show for the kids. They made ice cream for the kids, danced, played funny games and at the end they had a foam show which was really fun. The kids were very happy. Both the wives and the children felt very relaxed and didn’t want to go back to Artsakh.
On the 18th it was Gagik Allahverdyan’s daughter’s birthday and we bought a nice cake and celebrated it there with Bumbumik.
The fruit dehydration system in use at Dzorak. The fruit dehydrator was donated by Pam and Ron Khachadoorian in Honor of their Grandchildren – Van, Siroon, Nooné, and Mané Topjian.
Diapers for Dzorak, funded by SOAR Fresno and a thank you letter (translation below).
New clothing for the children at Children’s Home Gyumri.
The grand opening for the new Martuni Center for Social-Psychological Support of the Ministry of Social Development and Migration of the Republic of Artsakh took place. SOAR provided office furniture, computers and other office accessories for the center. These items were funded by the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
Diapers for Dzorak Care Center.
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.
Sponsorship funds were used to support university tuition for all of the residents at Our Lady of Armenia Annie Bezikian Center in Kanaker..
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.
Hokehankisd dinner for the children of Our Lady of Armenia, Gyumri. The dinner was funded by Betty Rechelian, Armand Rechelian, and Suzy and Suren Danielyan in remembrance of the 20-year anniversary of the death of their husband and father.
The children performed BADARAG for him, prayed for him, and had dinner after.
Renovations of the 1st floor bathroom at Yerevan Ajapnyak Community Children’s Social Care Center, funded by SOAR London and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund.
The plaque was placed at the Grand Opening and developmental games purchased by SOAR were in use.