back-to-top

National



Starting Now!





Upcoming event October 26, 2018





July


SOAR Executive Chairman, George S. Yacoubian Jr., Lou Mazzola of the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and Gary Gregorian, SOAR Providence Chapter President, Ralph Rafaelian SOAR Providence Vice President, and Marine Ivanyan, SOAR Southeast Asia Chapter President,made a visit to Nubarashen




June


SOAR Executive Chairman, George S. Yacoubian Jr., Lou Mazzola of the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and Gary Gregorian, SOAR Providence Chapter President, make the first visit to the new Warm Hearth - Arinj location
Warm_Hearth_Arinj_visit




May


I Can, Sports Without Limits was funded, by SOAR National, SOAR Chicago, SOAR Wisconsin, and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

GO HERE to see photos and videos of the participants preparing for the event.










March


SOAR Executive Board attends Philadelphia "Black and White Ball"

SOR_Executive_Board_Back_White_Ball




SOAR National held annual March Madness NCAA pool




Back to top




Abu Dhabi

Back to Chapter Page


Abu Dhabi is an internal administrative chapter assisting with purchasing


Back to top




Baltimore

Back to Chapter Page


April


Completion of renovations of three bathrooms at Nubarashen that began last December, one funded by SOAR London, one by SOAR Baltimore and SOAR Washington DC, and one funded by SOAR Los Angeles
Nubarashen_bathroom_renovations_completion

Back to top




Berlin

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Berlin participates in the Girls' Empowerment Program




June


A session of the SOAR Girls' Empowerment Program run by Vardashen Boarding school. The training is conducted by the facility doctor Teteyan.
The program was developed by SOAR Berlin and SOS Children's Village Idjevan.
Girls_Empowerment_Program_session

Back to top




Bismarck

Back to Chapter Page



SOAR Bismarck participates in the Language Tutoring Program (Russian and English)


Back to top




Boston

Back to Chapter Page


Now through the end of August


100% of all proceeds of any purchase through the website below of these all natural bath and body products will benefit SOAR




April


Renovations under way in five rooms at Kharberd and new furniture for the pottery room funded by SOAR Boston
>
Work continues...

Continuing work...



Completion!
Kharberd_renovation_completion




January


The elevator at Mari Izmirlyan in use that was completed in December of 2017, funded by SOAR Providence, SOAR Philadelphia, and SOAR Boston
Elevator_Mari_Izmirlyan_In_Use

Back to top




Cairo

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Cairo participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)


Back to top




Chicago

Back to Chapter Page


May


SOAR Chicago held a Mother's Day Brunch at Maggiano's Restaurant in Oakbrook. They hope to make this an annual event as they were able to fund three complete annual Services to Children in Their Own Homes (SCOH)family sponsorships and ten complete annual child sponsorships to children at Our Lady of Armenia!




May


I Can, Sports Without Limits was funded, by SOAR National, SOAR Chicago, SOAR Wisconsin, and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

GO HERE to see photos and videos of the participants preparing for the event.







Back to top




Dallas

Back to Chapter Page


August


A shipment of new clothes and shoes for Gyumri collected by SOAR Dallas

Dallas_shipment_Gyumri



Back to top




Detroit

Back to Chapter Page


Detroit oversees all aspects of the Volunteer Program


Back to top




Doha

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Doha is an Internal Administrative Chapter overseeing medical requests and funding


Back to top




Idaho

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Idaho is an Internal Administrative Chapter overseeing social media


Back to top




Jacksonville

Back to Chapter Page


May



SOAR Jacksonville held a very successful BBQ!
SOAR_Jacksonville_BBQ




SOAR Jacksonville held "May the 4th Be With You - Health Expo" as their inaugural event to introduce their chapter to the community



Back to top




La Cañada

Back to Chapter Page


July


Vem and Noy Chatoyan of SOAR La Cañada Junior chapter board made a visit to Mari Izmirlyan Orphanage. They were very touched and are willing to do even more to help as much as they can...They brought different toys and supplies to distribute to the SOAR kids and donated $200 to spend on the needs of the kids!




May


The children from CDSSC were able to go on an excursion thanks to the funding of a van by SOAR La Cañada
CDSSC_Van_Excursion

Back to top




London

Back to Chapter Page



April


A very successful "Quiz Night" with almost 100 participants raised well over $3,000!
SOAR_London_Quiz_Night




Completion of renovations of three bathrooms at Nubarashen that began last December, one funded by SOAR London, one by SOAR Baltimore and SOAR Washington DC, and one funded by SOAR Los Angeles
Nubarashen_bathroom_renovations_completion

Back to top




Los Angeles

Back to Chapter Page


Upcoming event September 16, 2018





April


Completion of renovations of three bathrooms at Nubarashen that began last December, one funded by SOAR London, one by SOAR Baltimore and SOAR Washington DC, and one funded by SOAR Los Angeles
Nubarashen_bathroom_renovations_completion

Back to top




Luxembourg

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Luxembourg participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)


Back to top




Malta

Back to Chapter Page



Malta participates in the Global Hosting Program




The trip to Malta through the Global Hosting Program!

Back to top




Minsk

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Minsk participates in the Language Tutoring Program (Russian)


Back to top




Montebello

Back to Chapter Page


March


SOAR Montebello participated in the LA Big 5K on Saturday March 17, 2018. Board Members and volunteers ran and walked 3.2 miles throughout Elysian Park in Los Angeles.

Donations are still being accepted throughout the rest of the week HERE
Montebello_5K

Back to top




Montreal

Back to Chapter Page


July





June


Opening ceremony of the new gymnasium, kitchen, and dance room at Vardashen




May


Completion of the gymnasium at Vardashen that began last April. It was funded by SOAR Montreal, the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and The Albert Tamberchi Foundation




March


Coninuing work on the gymnasium ar Vardashen that began in 2017 funded by SOAR Montreal, The Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and The Albert Tamberchi Foundation




Back to top




Moscow

Back to Chapter Page


March


Underwear, socks, and pajamas for Nansen kids from SOAR Moscow chapter




January


Winter coats, warm blankets and a kitchen stove for the children at Orphanage of Fridtjof Nansen funded by SOAR Moscow
Winter_Items_Nansen

Back to top




New York

Back to Chapter Page



May


SOAR_New_Yrk_Spring_Soiree




March


A new computer lab for Community Development and Social Suport Center funded by SOAR New York

CDSSC_Computer_Lab

Back to top




Orange County

Back to Chapter Page


July


The SOAR Orange County Chapter kicked off the season with their first fundraising event on Thursday July 12 at the exquisite EnVy lounge in Newport Beach. With nearly one hundred guests in attendance, the Board had a very successful first event and raised close to $2500! Guests mingled and nibbled on appetizers and enjoyed cocktails all while vying for raffle prices and supporting a great cause.

The Soar OC board looks forward to organizing many more events this year!


Back to top




Pasadena

Back to Chapter Page


Upcoming event September 16, 2018





Back to top




Philadelphia Metro

Back to Chapter Page



August


An award dinner for Lena Bardakjian who was chosen as the SOAR Junior Volunteer of the Year for 2017 for her pilot project, "Yes OO Tu//You and Me". The project was established to promote a sense of individuality in Armenian youth.

Lena is a board member of the SOAR Phildelphia Junior chapter.




May


SOAR Philadelphia will be purchasing a much needed new van for Birds' Nest Orphanage.
Below are pictures of the old...stayed tuned for pictures of the new van!
New_van_Birds_Nest_Orphanage




April


Gas installation at Mer Hooys funded by SOAR Philadelphia
Mer_Hooys_Gas_Installation_SOAR_Philadelphia




March


SOAR Philadelphia's Black and White Ball

SOAR Philadelphia 2018 Gala from KS Video & Design on Vimeo.




January


The elevator at Mari Izmirlyan in use that was completed in December of 2017, funded by SOAR Providence, SOAR Philadelphia, and SOAR Boston
Elevator_Mari_Izmirlyan_In_Use

Back to top




Phoenix

Back to Chapter Page


Upcoming event September 22, 2018


SOAR_Phoenix_Golf_Outing




May


Berj Dikranian one of the SOAR-Phoenix Chapter executive board members visited Armenia and was able to check out a few of the facilities SOAR supports.


Back to top





Portland (OR)

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Portland (OR) participates in the Pen Pal Program


Back to top




Prague

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Prague oversees blogging


Back to top




Providence

Back to Chapter Page



July


SOAR Executive Chairman, George S. Yacoubian Jr., Lou Mazzola of the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and Gary Gregorian, SOAR Providence Chapter President, Ralph Rafaelian SOAR Providence Vice President, and Marine Ivanyan, SOAR Southeast Asia Chapter President,made a visit to Nubarashen




June


SOAR Executive Chairman, George S. Yacoubian Jr., Lou Mazzola of the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and Gary Gregorian, SOAR Providence Chapter President, make the first visit to the new Warm Hearth - Arinj location
Warm_Hearth_Arinj_visit




Gary Grigoryan, SOAR Providence Chapter President, visited Orran, met the Mkrtchyan sisters, bringing them much needed clothing. They went for shopping with the children, buying them boots and shoes as well as clothing for the other Orran children! They then visited the Mkrchyan sisters' current place of living to determine the best solution for their future living situation.




SOAR Providence held a BBQ raising $800 earmarked to help the Mkrtchyan family




January


The elevator at Mari Izmirlyan in use that was completed in December of 2017, funded by SOAR Providence, SOAR Philadelphia, and SOAR Boston
Elevator_Mari_Izmirlyan_In_Use

Back to top




Salt Lake City

Back to Chapter Page


June


A dedication ceremony/lunch for the new bedrooms and furniture at Cardinal Aghajanian Orphange, funded by SOAR Salt Lake City in memory of Mardiros Herculian, the father of Salt Lake City's chapter president, Talar Herculian Coursey




April


SOAR Salt lake City's Chapter President, Talar Herculian Coursey, ran in the Salt Lake City Half Marathon raising over $15,000 for the orphans in Lebanon and Syria




SOAR Salt Lake City is also an Internal Administrative Chapter assisting in legal matters


Back to top




San Diego

Back to Chapter Page


July


The San Diego Chapter of Society of Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR)
Restates its Presence in the Community with an Introductory Event


Only a few months ago, in early 2018, a group of diverse Armenian professionals from San Diego came together as a board to raise awareness and provide humanitarian relief to orphaned Armenian children throughout the world. The group quickly assembled, anchored by SOAR’s aim to provide this underprivileged population with the tools necessary to become accomplished, educated, and self-supporting Armenians. Thus, after a few months of planning, on July 14, 2018 the San Diego Chapter introduced SOAR to the community through an introductory event at a local restaurant. 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. Specifically, SOAR supports orphaned Armenians in Armenia, Artsakh, Javakh (Georgia), Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey. It stays in regular contact with the on-site directors and maintains an updated list of needs.

This event brought together Southern California Armenians from diverse backgrounds and varying degrees of knowledge about SOAR. The San Diego chapter president, Christina Mnatzaganian, introduced the vision and mission of SOAR as well the San Diego chapter board members to the community through a presentation which provoked insightful conversations.

All proceeds from the event will be donated to help renovate the infirmary at Our Lady of Armenia Center, a private orphanage in Gyumri that houses approximately 45 girls between the ages of 6 and 18 and hundreds of children through its summer camp. For more information, ways to participate, or to lend support, please visit www.soar-us.org/sandiego or e-mail us at sandiego@soar-us.org.




Back to top




San Francisco Bay

Back to Chapter Page


New air conditioners for Mer Doon funded by SOAR San Francisco Bay

Air_Conditioners_Mer_Doon



Back to top




Southeast Asia

Back to Chapter Page


July


SOAR Executive Chairman, George S. Yacoubian Jr., Lou Mazzola of the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund, and Gary Gregorian, SOAR Providence Chapter President, Ralph Rafaelian SOAR Providence Vice President, and Marine Ivanyan, SOAR Southeast Asia Chapter President,made a visit to Nubarashen




SOAR Southeast Asia participates in the Global Hosting Program


Back to top




Ventura County

Back to Chapter Page



Save the Date, October 21, 2018





May


SOAR Ventura Chapter held its 3rd annual Mother’s Day celebration brunch on May 6, 2918 at The Bistro Garden in Studio City. The event was a huge success as many supporters and guests attended the event in support of the efforts of the chapter. The popular singer and entertainer, Aleen Aroustamian was amazing, so were the group dancers from Ara Dance studios, Raffi Bilemjian and friends danced beautiful traditional Armenian dances! Thank you Aleen and Vahan for your outstanding performance! And above all, and with our deepest gratitude, we thank all of our guests and supporters for their unwavering commitment and continued support of our efforts to help the Armenian orphans!




April


Completion of the kitchen/cafeteria at Our Lady of Armenia Summer Camp that began in December of 2017, funded by SOAR Ventura County
OLA_Summer_Camp_Kitchen_renovations

Back to top




Washington DC Metro

Back to Chapter Page


April


Completion of renovations of three bathrooms at Nubarashen that began last December, one funded by SOAR London, one by SOAR Baltimore and SOAR Washington DC, and one funded by SOAR Los Angeles
Nubarashen_bathroom_renovations_completion




SOAR Washington DC participates in the Cultural Discovery Program


Back to top




Wisconsin

Back to Chapter Page


Upcoming event September 15


CLICK HERE to print form and mail in
or click on the button in the flyer below to pay online






May


I Can, Sports Without Limits was funded, by SOAR National, SOAR Chicago, SOAR Wisconsin, and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund

GO HERE to see photos and videos of the participants preparing for the event.







Back to top




Yerevan

Back to Chapter Page


SOAR Yerevan is a Liaison Chapter but also participates in orphanage visits and helps in overseeing SOAR events in Armenia


Back to top




Zurich

Back to Chapter Page


March


5kM Charity Walk & Luncheon with the Zug Int. Women’s Club and Therapie Hunde Switzerland. It raised 2100usd for SOAR while serving delicious Lebanese and Armenian Wine and Food. Tamar, Tania, Lernuhi and a local restaurant overfed the guests!

Second basket ball net for the active boys and girls of Birds' Nest were delivered thanks to SOAR Zurich.




SOAR Zurich helped to fund Saturday classes for English improvement at AEBS

Back to top