GLENADALE–The Armenian National Committee – Glendale Chapter announced this week that over $3,000 was raised through its partnership with Freedom Baking Inc. The fundraiser, which began on April 14th and ran through April 30th, was the first initiative of its kind; to bring the business community together with Armenian activism.
“The fundraiser proved to be very successful,” stated Karen Gevorkyan, owner of Freedom Baking Inc. “We look forward to making this an annual fundraiser to help further the Armenian cause,” added Gevorkyan.
The sum donated was five percent of all sales proceeds from the Shushan Lavash. During the designated period ANCG information cards were included in bread packets at participating retailers.
“Mr. Gevorkyan’s generosity and support towards the betterment of our community are commendable. The fundraiser has set a strong foundation for future endeavors in uniting the two communities," stated Elen Asatryan, Executive Director of ANC-Glendale Chapter.
The Armenian National Committee – Glendale Chapter advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s Armenian American community and promotes increased Armenian American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels. It is the voice of this vibrant community, which seeks to advance and enrich Glendale.