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National



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"

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SOAR National held annual March Madness NCAA pool




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Abu Dhabi

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Abu Dhabi is an internal administrative chapter assisting with purchasing


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Baltimore

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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
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Berlin

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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.
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Bismarck

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


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Boston

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April


Renovations under way in five rooms at Kharberd and new furniture for the pottery room funded by SOAR Boston
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January


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

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SOAR Cairo participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)


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Chicago

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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.







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Dallas

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SOAR Dallas now taking donations



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Detroit

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Detroit oversees all aspects of the Volunteer Program


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Doha

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


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Idaho

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SOAR Idaho is an Internal Administrative Chapter overseeing social media


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Jacksonville

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May



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



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La Cañada

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May


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

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April


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

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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

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Luxembourg

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SOAR Luxembourg participates in the Language Tutoring Program (English)


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Minsk

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SOAR Minsk participates in the Language Tutoring Program (Russian)


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Montebello

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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
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Montreal

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Upcoming event July 6, 2018





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




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Moscow

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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
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New York

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Upcoming event May 10, 2018


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March


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

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Orange County

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Upcoming event July 12, 2018



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Philadelphia Metro

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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!
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April


Gas installation at Mer Hooys funded by SOAR Philadelphia
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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
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Phoenix

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Upcoming event September 22, 2018


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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.


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Portland (OR)

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SOAR Portland (OR) participates in the Pen Pal Program


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Prague

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SOAR Prague oversees blogging


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Providence

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June


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
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Salt Lake City

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April 2018


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


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Ventura County

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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
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Washington DC Metro

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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


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Wisconsin

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Upcoming event September 15


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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.







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Yerevan

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


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Zurich

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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

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