GLENDALE–The Armenian Relief Society of Western US, Regional Executive’s, Armenia-Artsakh Committee has organized a reception in honor of sponsors, who support orphaned children in Armenia and Artsakh (Karabakh) through the “Sponsor-A-Child” program. Since 1992, our community members and organizations, and ARS chapters have generously supported this international ARS program, which was set up to assist orphaned children due to the 1988 earthquake and the liberation struggle for Artsakh.
The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, 2007, from 2 to 4 pm, at the ARS-WR Regional Headquarters, 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd. (2nd Floor), Glendale, CA 91202.
Current and future sponsors, along with ARS Chapters Executives, are invited to attend the reception. The program will include a presentation of the “Sponsor-A-Child” and related Armenia-Artsakh programs. The ARS has many programs aimed at children and youth. The Sponsor-A-Child program is a very special one, because it provides an opportunity for sponsors to make an impact on the lives of children, not only for its monetary value, but also because it helps to build a bond between them.
Sponsor-A-Child program sponsors contribute $130 per year per orphan until they reach the age of 18. Educational Fund of the ARS Sponsor-A-Child was set up to help those orphans who are over 18 years old, and choose to continue their education. Contributions can be made in lieu of gifts or flowers. Christenings, birthday parties, anniversaries and Christmas parties are reasons to come together and remember those who are in need of our moral and financial assistance.
Over the years, many sponsors from our region have taken the time during their visits to Armenia and Artsakh to meet with their sponsored children. The children and sometimes their widowed mothers, who write thank you letters on behalf of their young children, are very appreciative of the donations.
For further information, please call the ARS-WR Regional Office at (818) 500-1343 or send an email to [email protected].
If you are interested in sponsoring a child or an orphan’s education, please attend the upcoming reception. If your schedule does not permit your attendance, please mail your contribution to the ARS “Sponsor-A-Child” program to the following address: Armenian Relief Society of Western US, Regional Executive, 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale, CA 91202-2812
Additional information is available on the ARS of Western U.S.A. home page, www.ARSwestUSA.org .