GLENDALE—The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA is pleased to announce that it will be welcoming the holiday season with a grand “Gift Giving Event” for all children ages 3-14 on Wednesday, December 19 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the ARS Regional Headquarters, located at 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd., in Glendale, Calif.
While in previous years, the ARS Social Services division has spearheaded the collection and distribution of gifts to children of needy families they service, this year the ARS will take its efforts to a broadened level by passing out free gifts to any child and youth that visits the Regional Headquarters on that date. “The holiday season naturally evokes a spirit of giving within us and, with this in mind, the ARS is committed to further brightening this special time of the year for the children in our community,” affirms Jasik Jarahian, ARS-WUSA General Manager.
The ARS Regional Executive Board, staff, and volunteers are hard at work to collect gifts for distribution at this event. All those interested in donating a new and unwrapped toy to benefit this festive occasion are encouraged to contact the ARS Regional Headquarters at (818) 500-1343 or [email protected] prior to the event date.
The ARS of Western USA, established in 1984 and with regional headquarters in Glendale, CA, has 27 chapters and more than 1,500 members in five western states. The ARS-WUSA operates a Social Services Division, a Child, Youth, and Family Guidance Center, and funds numerous youth programs, scholarships, and relief efforts. For further information, please visit www.arswestusa.org or call 818-500-1343.