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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 hosts their annual online auction, December 4th - December 17th
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SOAR Baltimore is raising funds for "Christmas in Gyumri"
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SOAR Philadelphia Save the Date "Black and White Ball" March 10, 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


November/December 2017



A GoGundMe for Svetlana Grigoryan has been set up by SOAR.

Svetlana Grigoryan, one of the children assisted by the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), is in dire need.

Svetlana has been diagnosed with periodic syndrome, disorders characterized by recurrent episodes of systemic and organ-specific inflammation. She lives with her mother, sister, and grandmother in an old "domik," where hygiene, comfort and space are virtually non-existent.

SOAR provided her family wood to stay warm through the winter months. SOAR staff applied to have the home supplied with a gas heater, but were refused because of safety issues.

The only solution to habitability is a complete renovation. Multiple estimates have been received at approximately $20,000. Because the level of assistance exceeds our Sponsorship Program, a special Fund has been created exclusively for Svetlana and her family. All funds raised will be used exclusively and entirely for this renovation.

Please consider donating toward this Fund to give Svetlana and her family a joyous holiday season!

Click to Donate Now!


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...



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








George S. Yacoubian, Jr.
150 N. Radnor Chester Rd.

Suite F-200
Radnor, PA 19087
267.615.1944 - Office
610.229.5168 - Fax
info@soar-us.org

SOAR
19/1 Tbilissi Blvd, 052
Yerevan (Kanaker), Armenia
hmuradyan@soar-us.org

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.

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