TARZANA, California—The Marc Tognozzi Memorial Fund, in partnership with The Paros Foundation, recently joined in the efforts to fund a project to build a home for a Syrian Armenian family in the village of Ishkhanadzor in Artsakh’s Kashatagh region.
“Armenia and Artsakh have a tremendous opportunity to help Armenians from Syria who wish to repatriate,” said Esther Tognozzi. “By helping a family move into a permanent home in Artsakh, it will give them a firm base from which to launch their new lives.”
More than a dozen Syrian Armenian families are living in temporary conditions in Ishkhanadzor waiting for a new home. Many partially destroyed homes in this village are awaiting restoration in order to be given to a family. The Paros Foundation hopes to launch construction prior to the onset of winter, with the goal of having a home ready for a family in the spring.
With the ongoing support of family and friends, the Marc Tognozzi Memorial Fund has provided critical funding for several projects in Armenia including: support for families of the fallen soldiers from the four-day war; The free Apelian Dental Clinic at the Prkutyun Special Children’s Center, which provides free dental services to disabled children and impoverished families living in the Shengavit community of Yerevan; the renovation of two classrooms at the Hatsik Village School; winter boots for children in need via the Share-a-Pair project; relief efforts in Kessab; and, firewood for heating and cooking for impoverished families in Gyumri.
The Paros Foundation underwrites all administrative expenses, thus allowing 100% of all contributions to be allocated directly to these projects. The Paros Foundation would like to thank the Tognozzi Family, their extended family and friends for their continued support.
Donations to the Marc Tognozzi Memorial Fund are accepted online at parosfoundation.org/marc-tognozzi-fund. Or via mail to: The Paros Foundation, 918 Parker Street, Suite A14, Berkeley, CA 94710. The Paros Foundation is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. All contributions to The Paros Foundation are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Formally launched in 2006, The Paros Foundation and its staff in Armenia and the United States have earned a reputation as the “go to” organization to oversee small and medium-sized project implementation in Armenia. To learn more about the Paros Foundation or its projects, or to sponsor a project of the Paros Foundation’s Projects for Prosperity initiative, please visit www.parosfoundation.org or call (310) 400-9061.