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Highlights From SOAR Sponsorships



See how your sponsorship funds are put to use! Below are some of the highlights from 2016 and 2017.

If you would like to send a letter or special gift to the individual you sponsor (Armenia only), please mail to:


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


Child Sponsorship Fund

June 2017


Sponsorship updates from Gyumri Social Childcare Center...
Artyom had always dreamed of having a bicycle. His dream has come true, just in time for the summer holiday!
Hovhannes and Mamikon are big fans of well known Armenian football player Henrik Mkhitaryan. The T-shirts they received are an inspiration for them.
Artyom and Armen's family were in need of an iron and an electric kettle.
A computer table for Mushegh, who has just started taking courses for furniture making. He is very enthusiastic that he will become a good master.
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A thank you letter from Anna and Tatevik, graduates of Vanadzor, that receive monthly rent through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund
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Vanuhi from Vanadzor was able to purchase all the clothing and shoes she needed
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While at Our Lady of Armenia Summer Camp, Susanna was brought a special gift from her sponsor, Yvonne Kerno
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Greta from Dzorak received clothes and shoes thanks to SOAR Ventura County Juniors
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Armen, Harutyun, and Ophelia from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received food donations
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Greta from Dzorak received clothing and shoes
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Manvel and Ofelia from GSCC received their needed medications




Since 2012, the Haytyan family has not had running water at home. During the winter months the water pipes exploded and the family member needed to carry water from the street tap. The 6 minor children could not wash, bathe, or take proper care of their hygiene. The grandma and children had to fetch water from outside even in winter months to put on the oven and wash the cloths and themselves. Gyumri municipality provided them with tickets to go to the public bathhouse once a week. Because of the SOAR Sponsorship program the Water Supply Station put the new pipes in their home. They now have water to cook, bathe, and keep children as healthy as possible. Last week you saw that SOAR had also provided them with an electric water heater. "Thank you for the gifts! " Anahit their daughter says. "We now have fresh, clean water to drink, bathe and cook with. Now we can get water throughout the year!"




May 2017


Arsen and Hamlet of Kharberd are looking very dapper after a shopping trip to the mall to celebrate graduation!
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A water heater was purchased for the family of Ofelia Minasyan and they now have hot water in their home thanks to Ofelia's sponsor!
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Manvel Andriasyan's family received a new washing machine which will be a huge help for their mother. The family is so grateful for the continued support they receive from the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.
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The Haytyan family children no longer need to get tickets for the public bathroom! Now they have an electric water heater so all their hygiene needs can be taken care of at home!
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Erik Ayvazyan from Vanadzor was able to get new shoes, jeans, and a mobile phone thanks to his sponsor!
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The sponsored children from Orran received new shoes and boots
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Arpine Khachatryan lost her mother a couple of weeks ago after a long stay in the hospital. She had no other family close by and has moved to a village that is near some family with the hope of care and love.
Arpine is now studying in the village school and is trying to get integrated into the new environment. She is a very sweet girl and a good student.

With sponsorship funds, SOAR was able to provide her with a cabinet to hold all of her things. Arpine was overcome with gratitude and full of tears.
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The end of March SOAR sent out a plea for two sisters, Anna and Tatevik, who were graduates of Vanadzor Orphanage. They were living in an apartment that was so unsafe, the government told them they had to move, yet were not giving the girls any assistance.

Because of the generosity and kindness of some of our donors, they are now living in a safe, clean apartment and have the funds for food and other living expenses.

They want to send their gratitude for all the help and kindness shown to them!
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April 2017


Manvel Andriasyan from Gyumri Social Childcare Center is one of the talented and progressive children at the center. Despite his health issues he is actively involved in life and does very well in the music ensemble and at school. Manvel may at times have serious health issues typical to his disease (diabetes), but he does not lose his faith and continues to get stronger. SOAR has continued to provide him with his diabetes strips, food, clothing, transportation fees for his music classes, utility payments for the winter months, and water heater for his home.
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Susanna Slabcova from Warm Hearth received needed medications
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Because of the SOAR Sponsorship Fund, Mane Karapetyan from Fridtjof Nansen received glasses, 2 pairs of shoes, trousers and food for when she is home on the weekends
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Sponsored children from Vanadzor were able to go on a shopping trip with SOAR Vanadzor chapter president Manana for needed clothing and other necessary items
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March 2017


Hot water for having a bath is no longer a problem for these three children. A hot water heater was purchased for Manvel and his siblings thanks to the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.




Socially deprived children are always the top priority for SOAR. These four children are taken care of by a single mother and grandmother... They have been living in very miserable conditions, but have been receiving assistance from the SOAR Sponsorship Fund for the past three years.

The most recent assistance was the purchase of a washing machine. Previously the family had no way of washing their clothes regularly.




Household goods for the children at Mari Izmirlyan




February 2017


Mushegh is one of the few children at GSCC who has a very caring and loving mother. Both he and his mother have serious health problems. Mushegh and his mother are both very grateful for every act of kindness. Recently within the SOAR Sponsorship Program Mushegh received a mobile and speakers. He is very fond of computer games and music. His progress in education is a little slow, but he is doing his best with the center's pedagogues. Mushegh has consistently been supported with food, clothing, and utility payments from SOAR.
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Most parents shower their children with attention, love and care. Few children have to take on their shoulders the responsibility of taking care of their parents since they were a young child. Arpine is the very devoted child and daughter who is doing her best to care for her bedridden mother. She knows how to light the wooden heating to provide warmth for mother. After lessons, she goes to the hospital and sits at the feet of her mother, makes soup for her and feeds her. In spite of all these difficulties she has a dream. Arpine wants to become an artist. One day perhaps she will paint her "Found Dream". SOAR has always provided her with food, wood for winter, and painting materials. Her beautiful smile is reward enough to those who help her.




Artyom dreams that one day his mom will come back from prison and they will never be parted. He continues to live with his grandparents in a poor rented domic without any normal ammenities. His grandmother has applied to different community authorities for a house, but still no results. Artyom has permanent health issues. He needs vitamins, healthy food, and clothing. His grandfather is not capable of working and the grandmother is doing cleaning. Due to SOAR support he has received food packages, payment for house rent, necessary medications, and utility payments for the winter months.




Children from Terchoonian Home received funds for tuition for special courses
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Seven of the sponsored children and at Gyumri Social Childcare Center and their families were facing a hard winter without adequate food, clothing and heating. Because of the SOAR Sponsorship Fund, they received the assistance they needed.




The sponsored children at Orran were able to get needed clothing and supplies
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January 2017


Manvel and Ofelia received the medications they needed
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Lilit and Hamlet of Kharbrd were able to go shopping and went out for a nice lunch
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Ofelia was able to go shopping for Christmas presents for the first time! She was so excited!
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December 2016


Nune and Edmon from Orran were able to go shopping for needed clothing and shoes
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Goharik from Mer Hooys received a mobile phone thanks to her sponsor
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Gifts for the sponsored children at Kharberd
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Birthday party and gifts for Gayane
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A shopping trip for needed items for the sponsored children at Vanadzor




Sponsorship funds for Manvel Andriasyan at GSCC not only helped with his diabetes, but also helped him to develop his talents and integrate him with other bright children. He was able to be involved in "Deghzanik", a very popular music ensemble in Armenia.




Lusine Abrahamyan from Orran has been provided with materials for Art classes
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Children from GSCC and their families received needed supplies




November 2016


Ashot Gerasimyan, Samuel Hovhannisyan and Arman Baloyan from CHG were provided with diapers
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October 2016


Emanuel visited his sponsored child, Ofelia
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September 2016


The situation was critical for Haytyan and his family. They were in desperate need of food, clothing and hygiene supplies. Because of the SOAR Sponsorship Fund, they received all the needed supplies and had their electric bill paid.
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June 2016



Lilit from Mer Hooys was able to get new glasses when after her pair had been broken

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Arthur Chomaryan was able to purchase needed clothing
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Utility expenses for the winter were covered and a food package brought to Eduard Toroyan and his mother

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Birthday celebration for Hamlet at Kharberd and at his studio at the orphanage where he sews shoes. He's been very happy. He is always grateful for the support he receives from his sponsor - Gayane Voskanyan.
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May 2016


Gifts for the sponsored children at Kharberd
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April 2016


Goharik, from Kharberd, had an eye exam, received her needed medication, went shopping, and ended the day with lunch, ice cream, and a pastry.

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Suan and Suaf, a part of the SOAR SCOH Sponsorship Fund, received presents




Karine was able to go on a shopping trip for much needed clothing. She bought 2 trousers, T-shirts, blouse, shoes and a bag.
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Artyom Baghdasrayan and his family received funds to pay for 2 months of house rent




March 2016


Naira Aslanian, SOAR-New York chapter president, provided needed medication for Nork Orphanage
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SOAR Assists Cancer Stricken Boy

Continuing our efforts to facilitate humanitarian support for orphan and otherwise impoverished children in Armenia, SOAR provided a $500 donation from an anonymous donor to Hayk Minasyan. Hayk has leukemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant, which cannot be done in Armenia. We will follow Hayk’s case, and can receive donation earmarked specifically for his care. You can make a donation by CLICKING HERE and choosing Hayk Minasyan from the drop down menu.

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February 2016


Lilit was born with severe scoliosis. After months of planning, the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) and the Harold and Josephine Gulamerian Armenian Orphan Fund made it possible for Lilit to travel to the United States to finally receive life-saving surgery.



SCOH Sponsorship Fund

May 2017


Gor Adjemyan received food and soap



Margarita Arshakyan received food and soap



Syuzanna Babayan received food and soap



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received food and soap



Eric Grigoryan received food, soap, and fee for Erik’s mother’s hairdressing courses



Milena Grigoryan received foodand soap



Tigran Grigoryan received foodand soap



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received food and soap



Ani Harutyunyan received food , soap, and payment of electric bill



Meline Manucharyan received food, soap, and fee for Edmond's theater lessons



Alisa Martirosyan received food, soap, and fee for Alisa’s nail art courses



Hasmik Papazyan received food and soap





Renovation of bathroom in process for Syuzanna Babayan.
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April 2017


Gor Adjemyan received food and soap



Margarita Arshakyan received food and soap



Syuzanna Babayan received food and soap



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received food and soap



Eric Grigoryan received food, soap, and fee for Erik’s mother’s hairdressing courses



Milena Grigoryan received foodand soap



Tigran Grigoryan received foodand soap



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received food and soap



Ani Harutyunyan received food , soap, and payment of electric bill



Meline Manucharyan received food, soap, and fee for Edmond's theater lessons



Alisa Martirosyan received food, soap, and fee for Alisa’s nail art courses



Hasmik Papazyan received food and soap





March 2017


Gor Adjemyan received food

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Margarita Arshakyan received food

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Syuzanna Babayan received food

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Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received food and clothes

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Eric Grigoryan received food

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Milena Grigoryan received food

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Tigran Grigoryan received food

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Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received food

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Ani Harutyunyan received food and payment of electric bill

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Meline Manucharyan received fee for Edmond's theater lessons

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Alisa Martirosyan received food

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Hasmik Papazyan received food and payment of electric bill

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February 2017


Gor Adjemyan received food



Margarita Arshakyan received food



Syuzanna Babayan received food



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received food and payment of electric bill



Eric Grigoryan received food



Milena Grigoryan received food



Tigran Grigoryan received food



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received food



Ani Harutyunyan received food , payment of electric bill, and a television



Meline Manucharyan received food and fee for theater lessons



Alisa Martirosyan received food



Anna Nikoghosyan received food



Hasmik Papazyan received food and payment of electric bill





January 2017


Gor Adjemyan received food



Margarita Arshakyan received food



Syuzanna Babayan received food



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received food



Eric Grigoryan received food



Milena Grigoryan received food



Tigran Grigoryan received food



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received food



Ani Harutyunyan received food and payment of electricity bill



Meline Manucharyan received food and fee for theater lessons



Alisa Martirosyan received food



Anna Nikoghosyan received food



Hasmik Papazyan received food





December2016


Gor Adjemyan received food for the New Year



Margarita Arshakyan received food for the New Year



Syuzanna Babayan received food for the New Year and winter clothes for her and her brother



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received wood for heating and food for the New Year



Eric Grigoryan received food for the New year




Milena Grigoryan received food for the New Year



Tigran Grigoryan received a winter jacket and hat, wood for heating, and food for the New Year


Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received food for the New Year



Ani Harutyunyan received beds, duvets, mattresses, bed linens electric heater, food for the New Year, and rental payment


Meline Manucharyan received wood for heating and food for the New Year


Alisa Martirosyan received wood for heating and food for the New Year


Anna Nikoghosyan received food for the New Year



Hasmik Papazyan received food for the New Year





November 2016


All the families below received food and toiletries



Gor Adjemyan



Margarita Arshakyan



Syuzanna Babayan



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan



Milena Grigoryan



Tigran Grigoryan



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan



Ani Harutyunyan



Alisa Martirosyan



Anna Nikoghosyan



Hasmik Papazyan





May 2016


Furniture for Artash Hambardzumyan and his family
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Furniture for Hovhannes Ispiryan and his family
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December 2015


Supplies brought to Arshak Hakobyan and his family
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Supplies brought to Artash Hambardzumyan and his family

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Supplies bought for Erik Grigoryan and his family
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Supplies bought for Hovannes Ispiryan and his family
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Supplies bought for Anna and Nikolay Avetisyan and their family

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