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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 through 2018.
If you would like to see pictures from previous years, contact SOAR at info@soar-us.org.

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

November 2018


Both Karen (4 months old) and Eva (3 months old) were able to receive surgeries to install ventriculoperitoneal shunts to correct the serious conditions in which their skulls was rapidly growing.


Eva

Karen





Hovhanna using her braille books that sponsorship funds have provided!





Svetlana's new home!!




Go HERE to see the article in the ARMENPRESS
Go HERE to see the write up in Shant Press




October 2018


Yervand Poghosyan from GSCC received help with transportation to Yerevan for his medical examination to have a proper evaluation, correct medication, and further proper treatment.




Manvel Andriasyan received three boxes of strips that he needs for his diabetes




A gratitude letter from the students from Ani Bezikian Center who received funds for their tuitions




September 2018


One of SOAR's happiest success stories...the Hovsepyan brothers! The family is now able to be reunited with their father who has gained employment in Russia. Karlen's leg is healed and he will be able to resume participating in his sports.

SOAR assisted the family for three years providing medical and nutritional support as well as their monthly rent when they were removed from the poverty benefit system. Medical examinations, support and accommodation at SOAR's B&B were provided for Arthur when he was receiving eye treatments in Yerevan. The family was also given a boiler, gas oven, refrigerator and a washing machine during their time of need.

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Taguhi from Gavar turned 16 and received money from her sponsor to go shopping for a gift!

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A birthday celebration and new shoes for Moveses at Kharberd Orphanage
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Food for Yervand Poghsyan of GSCC. SOAR also continues to assist Yervand with his needed medications.

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The Mkrtchyan sisters moved to their new apartment on September 1st, thanks to SOAR Providence!
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This is the second year that SOAR San Francisco provided Zhanna and Hovhanna with their Braille books for the school year!

Braille_Books_Zhanna_Hovhanna




SOAR sent out an emergency sponsorship plea for Arsen Nerkararyan. His mother had passed away, and his older brother came home from his military service to care for him. BUT, they were going to lose their home, as it had been given to them by the mother's employer, and he had hired a new employee to take her place. Arsen's brother was unemployed, looking for work, but, without assistance, they would be homeless, and Arsen would be institutionalized.

While our intent was to raise enough funds to rent an apartment for the brothers, your response was overwhelming! Nearly $4300 was raised, and with SOAR contributing another $2500, we purchased an apartment for Arsen. They moved in September 1st! Below is the TV event and pictures of moving day. With monthly sponsorship funds also generously given, we will be able to assist the boys as they get on their feet.





A new water heater was also purchased for their new home!

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August 2018


Alisa from Mer Doon was able to take courses to become a tattoo artist and received the tools she needed to begin practicing her trade




July 2018


A new sewing machine for Tatev...see below for the whole story on Tatev and her sister, Anna...


See their complete story HERE




July 2018


A trip to Lake Sevan for sponsored children at Kharberd




June 2018


Manvel, Ofelia,and Vera all received their necessary strips and blood glucose meters




Artyom Baghdasaryan from GSCC received needed clothing.
The Haytyan children needed shoes and clothing so they could attend the Center, and towels so the children could attend camp. The mother also received shoes.




Nina Hakobyan from Gavar Orphanage received the lenses she needed for her eyes




May 2018


Grisha from Terchoonian Home is a very talented boy and has been able to study at the Institute of Film and Theater, department of dance art through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund




Closet for Manvel Andriasyan and his siblings.
Manvel also continues with his music classes.




Clothing and boots for Hovhannes Ghazaryan




Shoes, boots, sandals and socks to Aida Arakelyan, her siblings and mother. Their shoes were torn and worn out so their feet were getting wet because of the rain. They were crying from gratitide with this gift.




A new stove for the Hovsepyan family...Karlen was the first to try it out!




Lilit Aghabekian of SOAR Paris was able to visit her sponsored child, Eliza, who was also able to play the Kanon for them!




April 2018


Novel Kocharyan from Vanadzor has been able to take hairdressing courses
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Easter greetings from some of the sponsored children at Orran and thank you notes for all that their sponsorship funds have done for them




Sponsored children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received food assistance for their Easter celebrations...plus a little added bonus!

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March 2018


Updates on the Haytyan family in their new home that was generously funded by the Shant Garabedian family. SOAR assisted with utility expenses during the winter months as well.
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Manvel and his sister Karine received medical exams with the corresponding needed treatments and medications. Manvel was also provided with dental service at the SOAR Dental Clinic.
Manvel_Karine_medical_Dental_exams




Arthur Hovsepyan is continuing his eye treatment in the Malayan Ophthalmology Center in Yerevan. The doctor was pleased with the progress with a 25% improvement and hope with his 2nd course of treatment the expected result will finally be reached.

Karlen the elder brother is doing great. He participated in a military event dedicated to the military leader, Vazgen Sargsyan, where Karlen was volunteering as a soldier in the parade.
ovsepyan_bothers_update




Sasoon received his medical examination (KT) and fortunately found significant changes in his brain
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New shoes for Arpine Tonoyan from CDSSC
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Children from Gyumri Social Childcare Center and Community Development and Social Support Center receive their needed medications
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Raffi Jehanian, SOAR Vice-Chairman, visits the sponsored children at Terchoonian Home

Terchoonian_Home_visit




Eduard Toroyan is progressing with his education and making new friends. A new boiler was purchased for his family through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund so there is no longer a problem with taking showers!




Taguhi at Gavar received some gifts from her sponsor
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February 2018


Anahit from Mari Izmirlyan needed eye surgery and through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund received the high quality lens needed for her procedure
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Aghasi Barseghyan, a newly sponsored child at Vanadzor was able to go shopping for needed clothing. The director said that he was so happy and excited...she was sure he had never been treated this way before!
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A wedding for Mariam Gavalyan of Mer Doon

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Aida Arakelyan's family received a new wardrobe for their clothes as they had nowhere to put them. Their apartment is very cold and has leaks.The few pieces of furniture they use belong to the owner of the property. Through the SOAR sponsorship fund, a new apartment is being located for the family and furnishings will be supplied as well.
SOAR_Sponsorship_Fund_Aida_arakelyan_Update




January 2018


Hovhannes Ghazaryan was provided with necessary medications after having a complicated tonsil surgery.

Hovhannes Baroyan and his family had a dangerous stove explosion resulting in the loss of heat for their home in the middle of winter. Hovhannes and his family are very grateful to SOAR for the purchase of new stove!




December 2017


Ribbon cutting and celebration of the new home for the Haytyan family funded by Shant Garabedian and his family
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Manvel A. from CDSCC is a talented boy doing an amazing job in music classes that he attends due to SOAR support.
He has received many awards and continues his lessons with great delight despite his health issues.




A beautiful wedding for Arpine from Mer Doon and a gift from SOAR

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Two students from Gavar are able to receive private English classes




November 2017


A New Home For the Haytyan Family




The sponsored children at Orran went shopping for warm boots and clothing
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The Baghdasaryan family from Orran received a water heater, blankets, pillows, mattresses, linen, taps, shower for water, an electric heater, and new glass for their windows. The family is now living in much warmer and comfortable conditions due to the appartment rented and items provided through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.
Baghdasaryan_family_Orran_sponsorship_update




Anna Hajipoghosyan graduated from her nail course!
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Sponsored children from Vanadzor were able to go shopping for needed shoes and clothing
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An update on Arthur Hovsepyan...A letter from his mother:

My son has vision problems with his left eye, 10% vision and is getting worse day by day... he is a beneficiary of GSCC day care center. With the mediation of SOAR's director, Hripsime Muradyan, we came to the Yerevan Ophthalmology Center after Malayan for continuing eye treatment from October 23rd until November 4th. Because we have no relatives in Yerevan we stayed in "Lili's B&B run by SOAR. We both received very warm hospitality by host students and staff. They treated us like family and were much caring about my son.

Hamsik Hovhannisyan accompanied us on the last day of therapy to the ophthalmology center. After 2 weeks of intensive therapy we were extremely happy to know that his vision improved by 10%. This is a huge hope. The next therapy has been scheduled in another 4 months.

I am very thankful to SOAR for all kind of support. During these 2 weeks we received funds for different expenses (transport, food), with the help of Hasmik we got a warm shirt for Arthur and new eye glasses prescribed by the doctor.

Hripsime also adds that they took Arthur on some sight seeing trips while there to helpmake his stay more enjoyable.
Arthur_Hovsepyan_eyecare_update




Artyom B. of Gyumri Social Childcare Center and his grandparents have moved to a new apartment thanks to the SOAR Sponsorship Fund. Artyom also received a new bed and a new gas stove.

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October 2017


Ofelia M.(GSCC) and Arpine K.(CDSCC) had a chance to meet their sponsors.They got to know each other and spend some time together.




Tatev H is taking tailoring classes through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund. Her teacher is very pleased with how hard she works and her progress. She should be able to get hired at a tailoring company.
Tatev_sewing_classes




A few months ago Armen Arakelyan from Kharberd received surgery because of support through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.
He is recuperating in the hospital and doing very well.




Taguhi received gifts from her sponsor, Raffi Jehanian




These two brothers will be staying at Lili's Bed and Breakfast, which is owned and operated by SOAR, for a free 10 day stay while receiving their needed treatments through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.

Karlen (the older brother), has been examined at the medical center in Yerevan and has been diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD), which is a common cause of knee pain in growing adolescents. He has been assigned special corsets.

Arthur (the younger brother) recently had surgery. He has always had problems with his eyes and has recently be prescribed physiotherapy. His eye problem is very serious and there is a risk of blindness. The ophthalmology center is in Yerevan and he needs 10 days of treatments, so SOAR is covering the cost of the stay at Lili's Bed and Breakfast so that there is no need for traveling back and forth.
Hovsepyan_Borthers_update




September 2017


Arpine received gifts and a letter from her sponsor

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Moves from Kharberd sent a thank you note after receiving a good pair of new shoes and a cake for his birthday
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A special birthday for Taguhi from Gavar Orphanage






Sewing classes for Tatev Hajipoghosyan and a thank you note from her and her sister, Anna for their apartment rent
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The sponsored children from Orran were able to go shopping for school clothing and supplies
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Sponsored children from Vanadzor Orphanage were able to go shopping for needed clothing

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The Baghdasaryan family in their new apartment!

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The beginning of this summer, SOAR sent out a plea for assistance in purchasing braille books for Zhenya and Hovhanna at Community Development and Social Support Center. The books needed to be purchased immediately in order to arrive in time for school by September 1st. After an overwhelming response from our sponsors, the books were purchased and you can see that the girls had them in time for the start of school!
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August 2017


Food and hygiene supplies were delivered to Harutyun and Isahak S.
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Mane K. is a resident of Nansen Boarding facility in Gyumri. Mane and her mother were very happy to show off the new gas oven which was provided though the SOAR Sponsorship Fund. The family has also received food assistance, clothing for Mane, household goods, and utility payments regularly.
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Aida M. is a resident of Nansen Boarding Facility in Gyumri. Aida was able to attend Tsakhgadzor OLA camp this summer. Her mother has health problems and through the SOAR Sponsorship Fund, she is provided with her needed medications. Soar provided food, hygiene supplies and diapers for her little sister as well.
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Ofelia was able to go shopping for clothes for school
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Eduard had a special surprise for his birthday thanks to his sponsor
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Mushegh has been involved in the Vocational course of "Wood Processing and Furniture Making" provided by SOAR Austria. He has obtained the basic skills of wood processing and now is doing his best to master the skills of furniture making, being given small tasks using his skills to repair, abrade, and fade.

Mushegh did not have his own bed, and with the help of the SOAR Sponsorship Fund one was ordered for him.

His mother is very proud of him and thankful for this opportunity for Mushegh to learn these skills.
SOAR_Sponsorship_Mushegh_Updates




The Baghdasaryan family will be moving into their new apartment! Below are pictures of their old and new homes.

Old
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New
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Artyom H. has paralysis in the lower part of his body. The first corrective step was to have hip surgery, which included an implant of a metallic joint. Future surgeries on his knee and foot will be needed, but the prognosis is good! Artyom will have a chance to walk with a walker or cane and be independent! The state would not cover the cost of the metallic joint, so SOAR sent out a plea for assistance, which was met immediately!



Artyom was discharged from the hospital and is back at Mari Izmirlian under the supervision of a doctor. His foot is now in a gypsum. After 2 months, it will be removed it and the rehabilitation period will begin.
Artyom_Hospital_release

The operation was completed successfully and Artyom's state of health is stable and normal!





Gohar and Armine, graduates from Mer Hooys, received wedding gifts. Below are their gifts and thank you letters to their sponsors.
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Arthur and Karlen Hovsepyan received a new washing machine and a refrigerator as well as needed medications for Karlen
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Harutyun S. from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received a new washing machine and a new gas water heater
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Hovhannes B. from Gyumri Social Childcare Center received a new gas oven which will help his mother to bake bread for the family .
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Two residents of Nansen boarding school, Aida and Mane, are back with their families during the summer months. Because of the SOAR Reunification Program, Aida M. is going to be reunited with her family.

Last month the family had been provided with a washing machine and a vacuum vacuum cleaner. This will help the mother with household duties. Mane K. has been provided with an oven all of these thanks to the SOAR Sponsorship Fund.
Nansen_children_assistance SOAR_Sponsorship_reunificationPrograms




Meline, Kristine and Armine of Vanadzor, and Anna, a graduate of Vanadzor Orphanage were able to take courses in giving manicures and received the needed supplies
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Sasun Atasyan was able to have a special medical examination done to determine if he needed to continue with treatment with funds from the SOAR Sponsorship Fund
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July 2017


An air conditioner and the installation are a wedding gift to Gohar, a graduate of Mer Hooys
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An amazing day, for the Haytyan family.... Meeting with Shant Garabedian and his family, they had a day full of surprises. The children were showered with love, affection, and gifts.

It started with a visit to the food store, getting whatever was needed and payment for past debt. Then fun gifts for kids in the toy store including bicycles for Artyom and Armen. "I thought a bicycle was just a dream," said Artyom. He was so excited to put it together right there in the store with "Baron Shant". Of course time for delicious food, followed by ice cream rounded out their warm and friendly time together!

His heart broken seeing the miserable living conditions of the family, Shant suggested looking for a comfortable apartment to rent for the family to move into immediately.
Shant_Garabedian_visit_Hartyan_family




Lilit S. of Mari Izmirlyan continues to attend classes for the hearing impaired. To learn more about Lilit and to see her progress through the years, GO HERE.
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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.
GSCC_sponsorship_updates




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.
SOAR_Sponsorship_Fund_cabinet_Arpine_Khachatryan




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.
Karine_shopping_trip_SOAR_sponsorship




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
Medication_Nork_Orphanage_SOAR_sponsorship




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

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September 2018


Karen Araqelyan received apartment rent



Davit Davtyan received financial assistance and financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies



Narek and Susanna Mkrtchyan received food and utility payments



Gagik Mousinyan received financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies



Monika, Elina, Saro and Haykanush Tspnetsyan received round trip taxi expenses (village to school and back) and apartment rent



August 2018


Karen Araqelyan received financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies



Milena, Lernik, Artashes Grigoryan received financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies



Tigran Grigoryan received financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies



Narek and Susanna Mkrtchyan received materials for roof and living room renovation and utility payments



Gagik Mousinyan received financial assistance



Monika, Elina, Saro and Haykanush Tspnetsyan received round trip taxi expenses (village to school and back) and financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies



Qnarik and Syuzanna Zalinyan received financial assistance for the purchase of school supplies



June 2018


Karen Araqelyan received pre payment for braces



Davit Davtyan received food and rent



Monika, Elina, Saro and Haykanush Tspnetsyan received round trip taxi expenses (village to school and back)



May 2018


Karen Araqelyan received utility payments



Davit Davtyan received food and rent for five months



Tigran Grigoryan received food



Narek and Susanna Mkrtchyan received utility payments



Monika, Elina, Saro and Haykanush Tspnetsyan received Round trip taxi expenses (village to school and back)



April 2018


Karen Araqelyan received utility payments



Narek and Susanna Mkrtchyan received clothes, shoes, and utility payments



Monika, Elina, Saro and Haykanush Tspnetsyan received Round trip taxi expenses (village to school and back)



Artush and Lyudmila Voskanyan received shoes for all the children



March 2018


Karen Araqelyan received utility payments, clothing and shoes



Monika, Elina, Saro and Haykanush Tspnetsyan received Round trip taxi expenses (village to school and back)



Artush and Lyudmila Voskanyan received funds for their mother's medication



Qnarik and Syuzanna Zalinyan received utility payments



February 2018


Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received a new front door



Milena Grigoryan received food and toys shipped from the US



Tigran Grigoryan received food and toys shipped from the US



Monika, Elina, Saro and Haykanush Tspnetsyan received Round trip taxi expenses (village to school and back)



Artush and Lyudmila Voskanyan received Support for the mother’s medical examination and treatment



December 2017


Gayane Avetisyan received food and shoes

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Milena Grigoryan received food, a Christmas tree and decorations

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Tigran Grigoryan received food, jeans, and winter shoes

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Anna Nikoghosyan renovations complete after receiving materials in September

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Hasmik Papazyan received food and winter shoes

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November 2017


Gayane Avetisyan received food



Syuzanna Babayan received food



Milena Grigoryan received food, winter clothes,and shoes



Tigran Grigoryan received food



Meline Manucharyan received firewood



Alisa Martirosyan received firewood and nail art tools




October 2017


Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received firewood



Milena Grigoryan received firewood



Tigran Grigoryan received firewood and iron



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received materials for bathroom and toilet room renovations and a kitchen sink



Meline Manucharyan received fees for Edmond's theatre lessons




September 2017


Margarita Arshakyan and her father received a new stove and vacuum cleaner!



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan received a computer, T-shirts, blankets, and hygiene products shipped from USA



Milena Grigoryan received chairs, t-shirts, blankets, and hygiene products shipped from USA



Meline Manucharyan received fee for Edmond's theater lessons



Anna Nikoghosyan received materials for a new toilet and roof renovation, and a new front door





August 2017


Margarita Arshakyan received school clothes and shoes



Syuzanna Babayan received food



Milena Grigoryan food, school clothes, shoes,and supplies



Tigran Grigoryan received food



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received clothes and shoes



Ani Harutyunyan received food


Meline Manucharyan received fee for Edmond's theater lessons



Hasmik Papazyan received a gas boiler and a heating system installation





July 2017


Gor Adjemyan completion of bathroom renovations



Eric Grigoryan Duvets and mattresses for Eric and his brother



Tigran Grigoryan received food



Meline Manucharyan received fee for Edmond's theater lessons



Alisa Martirosyan received food and payment of electric bill



Hasmik Papazyan received food and payment of electricity bil





June 2017


The beginning of bathroom renovations for Gor Ajemyan's family
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Gor Adjemyan received food



Eric Grigoryan received funds for the fee for Eric’s mother’s hairdressing courses and the fee for her diploma



Milena Grigoryan received a refrigerator



Tigran Grigoryan received food



Ani Harutyunyan received food and a washing machine



Meline Manucharyan received fee for Edmond's theater lessons



Alisa Martirosyan received food, a mobile phone, and fee for Alisa’s nail art courses



Hasmik Papazyan received food and gas supply





May 2017


Gor Adjemyan received food



Syuzanna Babayan's family had bathroom renovations!



Emma and Qnarik Grigoryan's family received materials for bathroom construction!



Eric Grigoryan received funds for the fee for Eric’s mother’s hairdressing courses



Milena Grigoryan received an electricity cable



Tigran Grigoryan received clothes



Artak and Gabriel Hakobyan received a new door



Ani Harutyunyan received food



Meline Manucharyan received fee for Edmond's theater lessons



Alisa Martirosyan received food, payment of electric bill, and fee for Alisa’s nail art courses



Hasmik Papazyan received food





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 food and soap



Tigran Grigoryan received food and 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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