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What is Happening With SOAR

SOAR_Dental_Global_Giving_ReportDecember 2017 - The new Global Giving Report for the SOAR Dental Suites, "Dentists From Fresno Volunteer at SOAR Clinics" is live on GlobalGiving!
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SOAR St Loius is holding a raffle for a vacation package!
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SOAR Philadelphia Save the Date "Black and White Ball" March 10, 2018
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SLC_half_MarathonTalar Herculian Coursey and George S.Yacoubian Jr. to run in Salt Lake City Half Marathon to raise funds for orphanages in Syria and Lebanon April 21, 2018
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SOAR London hosts "Quiz Night" April 28, 2018, starting at 7pm
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Save the Date! SOAR Chicago is hosting a Mother's Day Brunch May 12, 2018
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Save the Date! SOAR is hosting "Sports Without Limits" in May of 2018
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wedding_cards_Zadik_orphanageWedding cards made by the children at Zadik Orphanage now available!
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SOAR_eastern_hemisphere_Chapter_conferenceSOAR held an Eastern Hemisphere Chapter Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, February 26-February 28, 2016
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SOAR_La_canada_event_huge_successSOAR-La Cañada's Gala "An Evening of Hope" was a huge success raising more than $72,000!!
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Angela_Bassett_honorary_chairperson_SOAR_LaCanadaSpecial announcement! Angela Bassett supports SOAR and named honorary chairperson of SOAR-La Cañada
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amanda_bynes_micheal_costello_SOAR_LA_galaSOAR-LA's gala had a special guest and write up in PEOPLE magazine!
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wedding_party_mer_doon_armeniaA wedding party at Mer Doon for Monika and Lyudvig!!
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soar_genocide_conference_armeniaSOAR hosted a Virtual Genocide Conference in Armenia on May 5, 2015, Sponsored by SOAR SanAntonio/Austin chapter. View the video here!
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SOAR_10th_anniversary_event_philadelphiaSOAR 10th Anniversary Celebration in Philadelphia
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philanthropist_visit_ArmeniaSupporter and philanthropist John Mekjian's visit to Lebanon
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soar_brussels_fundraiserSOAR Europe Regional Meeting and SOAR Brussels Charity Reception were both great successes!
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Special Announcements

January 2018

SOAR Vetted By Global Giving!

We are pleased to share with you that SOAR has been ranked as one of the Top-Ranked organizations in 2017!! SOAR has been vetted by Global Giving for its active engagement in the Global Giving community and has been awarded 2 seals of top recognition for being a trusted and committed partner with Global Giving and a change-maker in the world!

On behalf of our SOAR family, project leaders Kohar Mardirossian Pelter and George Yacoubian, Jr., we would like to thank you for your continued belief in our work and the support you give us. Together we have made a difference in the dental health and the lives of orphans and poverty stricken families in Armenia and around the world!

For more information on our project with Global Giving Campaign and to donate to dental care fund,

GlobalGiving Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization (EIN: 3‌0‌-‌010‌8263) at 11‌10 Verm‌ont Av‌e NW, Su‌ite 550, Was‌hington, D‌C 2‌0005. GlobalGiving UK is a registered charity (#‌1122‌823) at 6 Gr‌eat Ja‌mes St‌reet, Lond‌on, WC‌1N 3DA, Unit‌ed K‌ingdom.

October 2017

Hilton Grant Awarded for Aleppo/ Syria

A letter from Mother Arousiag

Ten days ago, I visited our schools in Aleppo and Damascus. I couldn’t believe my eyes on what I witnessed. I have been following for years the ruins on the internet, but seeing them is just horrendous. Row after row of damaged buildings and apartments, empty stores along several kilometers, damaged asphalt streets where no cars can circulate, whole sections of the town completely deserted because of houses and buildings half ruined, huge pieces of concrete covering roads, etc. etc. Here and there, some clothes hanging from dilapidated balconies where people have found refuge. A real ghost city which has made me cry for hours.

I stayed in both of our houses in Aleppo. The Sisters have renovated the damages, but every corner of the school reminds them of the bomb shells and their miraculous escape. The poverty is very obvious on the faces of the children and I am so glad to know that the Sisters have been able to provide food to several families through the Hilton Fund.

Many have left the city, but there are still many families who have had the courage to stay hoping for better days. It is true that I didn’t hear the sounds of any rockets while I was there, but the fear of the unknown is torturing the people. There are some areas where people seem to have overcome their fears while enjoying their narghila at an open restaurant (next to ruined apartments), but you can read on their faces their anxiety and their disbelief that everything is back to normal.

In Damascus, at the entrance of the city, everything looked normal, but as evening approached, you could hear the rockets. In fact, a rocket had fallen just fifty meters from our school two days prior my arrival, and I was warned to expect the sounds of the bomb shells almost all night. It seemed as though people have trusted their lives to the Lord and have become accustomed to go out during the day only and stay home as evening approaches.

May God reward the courage of our Sisters whose presence is comforting our suffering people.

Thank you again and God be your reward!

Mother Arousiag

More announcements...

In lieu of flower memorium for Papken Megerian

Two Girls Start Pilot Program "Yes OO Tu//You and Me"

Lili's Bed and Breakfast

New Sponsorship Platform

SOAR Vetted By Project Cure

SOAR Receives Grant From Hilton Fund For Sisters in Syria

Global Giving awards SOAR Major Seal of Approval

SOAR and Project Cure update

Mother Arousiag named "Mother Teresa of Armenia"

Syrian Armenian Disaster Relief Updates

Conditions in Artsakh

SOAR nominated for Hilton Humanitarian Prize Award

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The Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing humanitarian relief to orphaned Armenian children. Working with a loyal donor base and a trusted network of partners, SOAR distributes clothing, educational supplies, medicine, and other essential resources to orphaned Armenian children throughout the world.