Javakhk New Year and Christmas parties were funded by SOAR-Poland
Christmas gifts for the children at SOS Children’s Village Idjevan
The children at Kotayk received gifts thanks to SOAR-Dubai chapter.
Also pictures of their Christmas/New Year party
Our Lady of Armenia, Tashir Christmas/New Year party
Mer Doon Christmas/New Year celebration
Mer Hooys Christmas/New Year celebration
Christmas party for Gyumri Social Childcare Center
Christmas celebration for Community Development and Social Support Center
Warm Hearth Christmas/New Years party
Vanadzor Christmas party
Vardashen Christmas party funded by SOAR-LA
Orphanage of Fridtjof Nansen Christmas party
Nubarsahen State Boarding School Christmas/New Year party
Zadik Orphanage Christmas party
Dzorak Care Center Christmas/New Years party
Christmas/New Years party for Kharberd Orphanage. Special greetings, congratulations and thanks addressed to
SOAR on behalf of Kharberd director, staff and the children which was expressed
in the director's gratitude speech at the end of the party.
Christmas party for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage funded by SOAR-Poland
Shengavit Kindergarten Christmas/New Years party
On December 22, 2015, Dalma Mall hosted an excursion for 107 children from Vardashen Boarding School, Zatik Orphanage, Mary Izmirlyan Orphanage, and Gyumri Social Childcare Center (GSCC). The children watched cartoons, enjoyed lunch, and received Christmas presents. SOAR's donation box and the roll up (Banner) are displayed by the Christmas tree at Dalma Mall.
New wood flooring for Warm Hearth
A day at the pizzeria for the girls from Mer Hooys and their friends, making pizza, receiving gifts, and having fun!
December diapers for Nork Orphanage
A Thanksgiving celebration for the children at Our Lady of Armenia
Medical tests and treatments organized by Aeroflex Company at Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage in the physiotherapy and aqua therapy rooms created by SOAR.
Terchoonian Home received 8 boxes of school supplies funded by SOAR-Dallas
A donation of warm hats and soft toys for the Children's Home Gyumri
A shipment to Kharberd Orphanage
Sasha Kalantaryan at Mari Izmirlyan received medication that was needed immediately
A donation of medical items for the Kharberd dental clinic
A new medical nebulizer for Children's Home Gyumri
Renovations for a new Art Studio in Javakh
Presents for the children at Nubarashen thanks to Tonia Mobayed from SOAR-Zurich and her children
2 refrigerators thanks to SOAR-La Cañada and 6 rugs thanks to SOAR-Ventura County for Mer Hooys
Renovations of the kitchen and basement at Our Lady of Armenia, Tashir funded by the Hilton Fund for Sisters
and the balcony and drainage system renovations funded by SOAR and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund
November diapers for Nork Orphanage (50 packages) and a gratitude letter
11 wheelchairs donated to Kharberd Orphanage and the gratitude letters
Three more children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received eyeglasses
A shipment of medicine to the Syrian refugee center from SOAR-La Cañada
A trip to Victory Park and gifts for children from Mari Izmirlyan. Lunch was organized for them at the children's cafe. It was an unforgettable day for everyone!
The trip was arranged by Ani, a young lady from the UK.
40 mattresses for Gyumri and bed repairs at Nancen Daycare Center
A new laptop and projector for Shengavit Kindergarten
Children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center who received eye glasses through the SOAR eye-care fund
A security system installed at Nubarashen
October diapers for Nork Orphanage and a gratitude letter
A donation of 40 beds, 40 private, individual closets and 40 mattresses for Mari Izmirlyan by SOAR-Wisconsin
Beginning of repairs on sewer system at Warm Hearth
Fire and the security systems installed at Shengavit Kindergarten
Four more children received eye examinations
A laptop, screen and a projector
to organize spiritual classes for the Warm Hearth residents
New computer lab at Mer Hooys thanks to SOAR-Ventura County and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Fund
The new dental suite at Our Lady of Armenia, Gyumri from beginning to grand opening!
Grand opening of the Aqua Therapy Center at Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage that began in May.
CLICK HERE to see progress from beginning to the end!
A distribution of school supplies for Gyumri Social Childcare Center sponsored children
Two large boxes of new toys and new clothes were shipped to Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage from SOAR-Los Angeles
A donation of 75 wheel chair belts and 25 leg fixators for Kharberd Orphanage
40 mattresses for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
Renovations at The Holy Cross Armenian Church of Javakh Summer Day Camp
61 new mattresses for Vanadzor Orphanage
Five children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received eye examinations
Stair renovation at Warm Hearth
A bathroom renovation for Warm Hearth
Hakob was able to receive treatment through the Eye Care Fund
A blood glucose meter for Children's Home of Gyumri
New air conditioners for Mer Doon
September diapers for Nork Orphanage
2 new refrigerators for Nubarashen Boarding School donated by SOAR-Boston
An excursion to Harichavank 7th century Armenian monastry located near the village of Harich for a group of children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center
Progress of renovations at Our Lady of Armenia-Tashir that began in April
Drainage renovations under way
Balcony renovations...now completed
Kitchen and dining room renovations...now completed
Basement renovations now in progress
Beginning of renovations of heating system at Mer Hooys
August diapers for Nork Orphanage
A shipment of bars of soap for Our Lady of Armenia Summer Camp
New water pipes for Our Lady of Armenia
Pictures, videos, and music from the Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund Retreat, August 5 - August 11. The Retreat was run by Anna Petrosyan (SOAR-Moscow), Sona stepanyan (SOAR-Moscow) and Gohar Georgyan( SOAR-Frankfurt).
Girls from Mer Hooys singing at the Summer Retreat
Final days...a trip to Tatev, Devil's Bridge and the rocking bridge in Khndzoresk, dinner at the "Vorskan" Restaurant, art classes, discussions, and a visit to the house of a disabled lady who never attended any school but taught herself to read, write and to bake and decorate cakes.
Pre-renovation pictures of space at the Our Lady of Armenia Center for a new dental clinic
A visit to Javakh Orphan Summer Camp to distribute funds from the Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund
Grand opening of the Hippotherapy Arena at Kharberd that was started in May
A fun excursion to the Zoo hosted by SOAR-Cadiz for the children at Zadik Orphanage
Hallway renovations at Our Lady of Armenia in Gyumri
July diapers taken to Nork Orphanage
13 children from Mari Izmirlyan received eye examinations, 8 receiving needed glasses, and 4 receiving needed eye drops thanks to the SOAR Eye Care Project
A donation of Bibles to the children at Vanadzor
Money donated from SOAR-Orange County board member, Hera Kissoyan, was used to purchase needed items
for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage.
A donation of 50 mattress covers to Nubarashen Orphanage
Inland Empire purchased $900 worth of diapers and kitchen supplies for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
10 new showers along with bath floor repairs at Mer Hooys
Heating system repairs for Mer Hooys
Shoe closets for Mer Hooys
New furniture for Zadik Orphanage
Our Lady of Armenia children giving presentations on their projects done at the Robotics Lab. Links to their projects are below so you can see what they are learning and accomplishing.
17 air conditioners for Shengavit Kindergarten funded by SOAR-Los Angeles and the Albert Tamberchi Foundation
June diapers taken to Nork orphanage
A donation of scales and medication to Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
Masis Event Sponsored by SOAR...
The children of Kharberd Orphanage danced to celebrate Parent's Day and for the opening of a new daycare center.
Children from Mari Izmirlyan receiving eye exams and glasses
2740 Diapers for Nork Orphanage
And diapers for Kharberd
The new portable eye lamp in action
A portable lamp purchased for eye examinations
The kids from Mari Izmirlyan at the Shengavit Medical Center for eye exams and choosing their glasses.
Renovation for an Aqua Therapy Center at Mari Izmirlyan
A hippotherapy arena for Kharberd Orphanage funded by SOAR and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Fund. Hippotherapy is physical therapy in which a patient (as one affected with cerebral palsy or multiple sclerosis) sits or lies on the back of a horse for the therapeutic effect of the horse's movement as a means of improving
coordination, balance, and strength.
Children receiving assistance thanks to the SOAR Eye Care Project
Furniture, bed linen, pillows, and blankets for Zadik
Renovation of the Playground at Orphanage of Fridjtof Nansen co-funded by The Albert Tamberchi Foundation and the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)-Ventura County
Dental supplies for Kharberd dental suite
Day of Mother's and Beauty celebration at Kharberd
Art and medical supplies purchased for Kharberd
Lusine from Copenhagen Chapter brought a big egg
from Denmark for the children of Zadik Orphanage. Then a trip to Nubarashen with fruits, gifts, and candy purchased for the children for an Easter celebration.
Renovation of the balcony, dining room, and basement of the Our Lady of Armenia - Tashir
Renovation of the Recreation Room at the Our Lady of Armenia Center - Tashir
2 hair dryers, 2 curling irons, hair cutting equipment, 2 scissors, 4 garments, 4 different combs,
and a salon chair were purchased for Vanadzor Orphanage hairdresser
8 boxes of donated items for Javakh Summer Camp
A donation of 3 baby jumpers for the children of Gyumri Children's Home