back-to-top

2015





December


Javakhk New Year and Christmas parties were funded by SOAR-Poland
Javakh_Christmas_party_SOAR_Poland




Christmas gifts for the children at SOS Children’s Village Idjevan
Idjevan_SOS_Village_Christmas_gifts_SOAR




The children at Kotayk received gifts thanks to SOAR-Dubai chapter.
Also pictures of their Christmas/New Year party
Kotayk_Christmas_party_SOAR




Our Lady of Armenia, Tashir Christmas/New Year party
Our_lady_armenia_Tashir_Christmas_party_SOAR




Mer Doon Christmas/New Year celebration
mer_doon_christmas_party_SOAR




Mer Hooys Christmas/New Year celebration
Mer_Hooys_Christmas_party_SOAR




Christmas party for Gyumri Social Childcare Center
Gyumri_Social_Childcare_Center_christmas_party_SOAR




Christmas celebration for Community Development and Social Support Center
Community_Development_and _Social_Support_Center_Christmas_celebration_SOAR




Warm Hearth Christmas/New Years party
Christmas_party_warm_hearth_SOAR




Vanadzor Christmas party
Vanadzor_Christmas_party




Vardashen Christmas party funded by SOAR-LA
vardashen_orphange_christmas_party_SOAR_Chicago




Orphanage of Fridtjof Nansen Christmas party
Orphanage_Fridtjof_Nansen_Christmas_party_SOAR




Nubarsahen State Boarding School Christmas/New Year party
nubarashen_state_boarding_school_christmas_party_SOAR




Zadik Orphanage Christmas party
zatik_orphanage_christmas_party_SOAR




Dzorak Care Center Christmas/New Years party
dzorak_care_center_christmas_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.
kharberd_orphanage_christmas_party_SOAR




Christmas parties sponsored by SOAR-Ventura County



Our Lady of Armenia Christmas party and Christmas pageant
Our_Lady_Armenia_Christmas_party_ventura_County_SOAR




Children's Home Gyumri Christmas Party
Children_Home_Gyumri_Christmas_party_SOAR




Terchoonian Home Christmas party
Terchoonian_Home_Christmas_party_SOAR




Christmas/New Years party for Nork Orphanage funded by SOAR-Ventura County
Nork_Orphanage_Christmas_party_SOAR




Christmas party for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage funded by SOAR-Poland
Chritmas_party_Mari_Izmirlyan_Orphanage_SOAR



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.
dalma_mall_project_SOAR_Armenia




New wood flooring for Warm Hearth
Warm_Hearth_New_wood_flooring_SOAR_GAOF




A day at the pizzeria for the girls from Mer Hooys and their friends, making pizza, receiving gifts, and having fun!
Mer_Hooys_pizzeria_outing_SOAR




December diapers for Nork Orphanage
SOAR_diaper_fund_Nork_Orphanage_December_2015




November


A Thanksgiving celebration for the children at Our Lady of Armenia
thanksgiving_celebration_our_lady_of_armenia_SOAR




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
Terchonian_home_school_supplies_SOAR




A donation of warm hats and soft toys for the Children's Home Gyumri
children_home_gyumri_warm_hats_toys_SOAR




A shipment to Kharberd Orphanage
shipment_Kharberd_Orphanage_SOAR




Sasha Kalantaryan at Mari Izmirlyan received medication that was needed immediately

medication_sasha_mari_izmirlyan_orphanage_SOAR




A donation of medical items for the Kharberd dental clinic
medical_supplies_Kharberd_Orphanage_SOAR




A new medical nebulizer for Children's Home Gyumri
medical_nebulizer_childrens_home_gyumri_SOAR




Renovations for a new Art Studio in Javakh
art_studio_javakh_SOAR




Presents for the children at Nubarashen thanks to Tonia Mobayed from SOAR-Zurich and her children
presents_nubarashen_soar_zurich




2 refrigerators thanks to SOAR-La Cañada and 6 rugs thanks to SOAR-Ventura County for Mer Hooys
refrigerators_rugs_Mer_Hooys_orphanage_SOAR




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

Our_Lady_Armenia_renovations_SOAR




November diapers for Nork Orphanage (50 packages) and a gratitude letter
SOAR_diaper_und_November_Nork_Orphanage




11 wheelchairs donated to Kharberd Orphanage and the gratitude letters
wheelchairs_dinated_Kharberd_Orphanage_SOAR




October


Three more children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received eyeglasses
SOAR_eye_care_fund_Gyumri_Social_Childcare_Center




A shipment of medicine to the Syrian refugee center from SOAR-La Cañada
medicine_syrian_refugee_center




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.
Mari_Izmirlyan_Orphans_trip_Victory_Park_SOAR




40 mattresses for Gyumri and bed repairs at Nancen Daycare Center
mattresses_Gyumri_bed_repairs_Nancen_daycare_center




A new laptop and projector for Shengavit Kindergarten
laptop_projector_Shengavit_kindergarten_SOAR




Children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center who received eye glasses through the SOAR eye-care fund
Eye_glasses_orphans_Gyumri_social_childcare_center_SOAR_eye_Care_fund




A security system installed at Nubarashen
security_system_Nubarashen_SOAR




October diapers for Nork Orphanage and a gratitude letter
SOAR_diaper_fund_October_Nork_Orphanage_2015




A donation of 40 beds, 40 private, individual closets and 40 mattresses for Mari Izmirlyan by SOAR-Wisconsin

beds_mattresses_closets_mari_izmirlyan_SOAR_Wisconsin




Beginning of repairs on sewer system at Warm Hearth
sewer_repairs_Warm_Hearth_SOAR




Fire and the security systems installed at Shengavit Kindergarten
fire_security_system_shengavit_kindergarten_SOAR




Four more children received eye examinations
eye_care_examination_eye_care_project_SOAR




A laptop, screen and a projector to organize spiritual classes for the Warm Hearth residents
laptop_screen_projector_Warm_Hearth_SOAR




September


New computer lab at Mer Hooys thanks to SOAR-Ventura County and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Fund
Mer_Hooys_computer_lab_SOAR




The new dental suite at Our Lady of Armenia, Gyumri from beginning to grand opening!



dental_clinic_Gyumri_SOAR dental_clinic_renovations_Gyumri_SOAR dental_suite_OLA_Tashir_roof_cementation_SOAR more_progress_dental_clinic_OLA_Tashir_SOAR roof_work_new_dental_clinic_OLA_Tashir_SOAR equipment_dental_clinic_OLA_Tashir completion_dental_clinic_Gyumri_SOAR denatal_suite_Gyumri_grand_opening dental_suite_gyumri_grand_opening_festivities dental_suite_inaugural_use

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
school_supplies_Gyumri_Social_Childcare_Center_children




Two large boxes of new toys and new clothes were shipped to Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage from SOAR-Los Angeles
new_clothes_toys_mari_izmirlyan_SOAR_LA




A donation of 75 wheel chair belts and 25 leg fixators for Kharberd Orphanage
wheel_chair_belts_leg_fixators_Kherberd_Orphanage_SOAR




40 mattresses for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
mattresses_mari_izmyrlian_orpjanage_SOAR




Renovations at The Holy Cross Armenian Church of Javakh Summer Day Camp
renovations_Javakh_SOAR
more_progress_renovations_Javakh_Summer_Camp_SOAR




61 new mattresses for Vanadzor Orphanage
mattresses_Vanadzor_Orphanage_SOAR




Five children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received eye examinations
eye_care_examinations_SOAR_eye_care_fund




Stair renovation at Warm Hearth
stair_renovation_Warm_hearth_SOAR




A bathroom renovation for Warm Hearth

warm_hearth_bathroom_renovation_SOAR



Hakob was able to receive treatment through the Eye Care Fund
treatment_eye_care_fund




A blood glucose meter for Children's Home of Gyumri
blood_glucose_meter_childrens_home_gyumri_SOAR




New air conditioners for Mer Doon
Air_conditioners_mer_doon_SOAR




September diapers for Nork Orphanage
diapers_nork_orphanage_SOAR_diaper_fund




August


2 new refrigerators for Nubarashen Boarding School donated by SOAR-Boston
refrigerators_Nubarashen_orphanage_SOAR_Boston
refrigerators_Nubarashen_SOAR




An excursion to Harichavank 7th century Armenian monastry located near the village of Harich for a group of children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center
gyumri_social_childcare_center_excursion_SOAR




Progress of renovations at Our Lady of Armenia-Tashir that began in April

Drainage renovations under way
drainage_renovations_OLA_tashir_SOAR
Balcony renovations...now completed
balcony_renovation_ola_tashir_SOAR
Kitchen and dining room renovations...now completed
kitchen_dining_room_renovations_ola_tashir_SOAR
Basement renovations now in progress
basement_renovations_OLA_Tashir_SOAR




Beginning of renovations of heating system at Mer Hooys

heating_system_renovations_mer_hooys_armenia_SOAR

And more...
continued_heating_renovations_mer_hooys_armenia_SOAR
heating_system_repairs_completed_mer_hooys_orphanage_SOAR




August diapers for Nork Orphanage
diaper_fund_SOAR_august_nork_orphanage



A shipment of bars of soap for Our Lady of Armenia Summer Camp
soap_our_lady_of_armenia_summer_camp_SOAR




New water pipes for Our Lady of Armenia
new_water_pipes_our_lady_of_armenia_SOAR




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



gulamerian_armenian_orphan_fund_reteat





gulamerian_fund_retreat_orphans_armenia



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.

gulamerian_retreat_armenian_orphans





Pre-renovation pictures of space at the Our Lady of Armenia Center for a new dental clinic
new_dental_suite_our_lady_of_armenia_center_Pre_renovation_SOAR_gulamerian_fund




A visit to Javakh Orphan Summer Camp to distribute funds from the Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

Funds_for_Javak_ orphan_summer_camp





Grand opening of the Hippotherapy Arena at Kharberd that was started in May
grand_opening_hippotherapy_arena_kharberd_orphanage




July


A fun excursion to the Zoo hosted by SOAR-Cadiz for the children at Zadik Orphanage
SOAR_Cadiz_Zatik_orphanage_zoo_trip




Hallway renovations at Our Lady of Armenia in Gyumri
hallway_renovations_our_lady_of_armenia_gyumri_SOAR




July diapers taken to Nork Orphanage
SOAR_diaper_fund_july_2015_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
eye_examinations_Mari_izmirlyan_SOAR_eye_care_program




A donation of Bibles to the children at Vanadzor
vanadzor_donation_bibles_SOAR




Money donated from SOAR-Orange County board member, Hera Kissoyan, was used to purchase needed items
for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage.
donation_mari_izmirlyan_orphanage_armenia_soar_orange_county




June


A donation of 50 mattress covers to Nubarashen Orphanage

mattress_covers_Nubarashen_orphanage_SOAR



Inland Empire purchased $900 worth of diapers and kitchen supplies for Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
diapers_kitchen_supplies_SOAR_inland_empire_armenian_orphanage




10 new showers along with bath floor repairs at Mer Hooys
showers_bath_floor_repairs_mer_hooys_SOAR




Heating system repairs for Mer Hooys
SOAR_heating_system_repairs_Mer_Hooys_orphanage




Shoe closets for Mer Hooys
mer_hooys_orphanage_shoe_closets_SOAR




New furniture for Zadik Orphanage
zatik_orphanage_new_furniture_SOAR




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.
robotics_lab_our_lady_of_Armenia_presentations

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65889750/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65467020/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65331900/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65314604/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65308240/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65267926/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65243718/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65242794/
https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/65242352/




17 air conditioners for Shengavit Kindergarten funded by SOAR-Los Angeles and the Albert Tamberchi Foundation
Air_conditioners_Shengavit_Kindergarten_SOAR_LA




June diapers taken to Nork orphanage
SOAR_diaper_fund_Nork_orphanage




A donation of scales and medication to Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage
SOAR_medical_donation_armenia_orphanage




May


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.

daycare_opening_masis_kharberd_orphans_dance


Masis_Event_Sponsored_by_SOAR




Children from Mari Izmirlyan receiving eye exams and glasses

eye_care_program_SOAR_mari_izmirlyan_orphanage_armenia




2740 Diapers for Nork Orphanage
SOAR_diaper_fund_Nork_Orphanage


And diapers for Kharberd
Kharberd_orphanage_armenia_SOAR_diaper_fund




The new portable eye lamp in action

SOAR_eye_care_program_portable_eye_lamp




A portable lamp purchased for eye examinations
equipment_eye_care_project_SOAR_armenia




The kids from Mari Izmirlyan at the Shengavit Medical Center for eye exams and choosing their glasses.

SOAR_eye_care_project_armenia_mari_izmirlyan




Renovation for an Aqua Therapy Center at Mari Izmirlyan

Mari_izmirlyan_aqua_therapy_center_SOAR Mari_izmirlyan_aqua_therapy_near_completion_SOAR Massage_tubs_showers_aqua_therapy_mari_izmirlyan_SOAR grand_opening_aqua_therapy_center_Mari_Izmirlyan_SOAR



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.

hippotherapy_arena_Soar_gulamerian_fund

hippotherapy_kharberd_orphanage_mid_renovation
hippotherapy_arena_completion_SOAR_Kharberd



April


Children receiving assistance thanks to the SOAR Eye Care Project

SOAR_eye_care_project
SOAR_eye_care_program_orphans_assistance




Furniture, bed linen, pillows, and blankets for Zadik

zatik_orphanage_furniture_bedding_soar_gulamerian_fund




Renovation of the ​P​layground at Orphanage of Fridjtof Nansen co-funded by The Albert Tamberchi Foundation and the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)​-​Ventura County

playground_Houys_Gyumri_SOAR



Dental supplies for Kharberd dental suite

soar_kharberd_orphanage_dental_supplies




Day of Mother's and Beauty celebration at Kharberd

kharberd_orphanage_day of_mothers_beauty_celebration




Art and medical supplies purchased for Kharberd
art_medical_supplies_kharberd_orphanage_soar




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.
easter_celebration_zatik_orphanage_armenia




Renovation of the balcony, dining room, and basement of the Our Lady of Armenia - Tashir
SOAR_funding_renovation_armenia_OLA_tashir




March


Renovation of the Recreation Room at the Our Lady of Armenia Center - Tashir

OLA_Tashir_recreation_room_Armenia_SOAR



February


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

Vanadzor_orphanage_soar_distribution




8 boxes of donated items for Javakh Summer Camp
javakh_summer_camp_donation_soar




A donation of 3 baby jumpers for the children of Gyumri Children's Home
SOAR_distribution_armenai_baby_jumoers_gyumri_childrens_home