Winter Coats for Debi Arach

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PROJECT BUDGET $5,000 AMOUNT NEEDED $1,010
REGION Shirak
CITY / VILLAGE Gyumri
START DATE December 2017
END DATE November 2018

DESCRIPTION

The Paros Foundation established the Debi Arach Children's Center in Gyumri, Armenia on April 15, 2015 with the help of generous donors. The center, which provides 150 children each week the necessary academic, psychological, social and humanitarian support, has since been a source of positivity in this city. The residents of Gyumri, Armenia's second largest city, have endured very devastating realities since the tragic 1988 Spitak Earthquake. More than 100,000 residents were left homeless, and plagued with unemployment and rampant poverty for years to come. In turn, the fate of children in Gyumri has also been affected. Dealing with the difficulty of finding means to feed and care for their families, many parents are unable to provide their children with the proper guidance, supervision, educational aid and the financial resources for them to excel in school and have successful futures. Furthermore, freezing temperatures and extreme poverty have created humanitarian crisis in Gyumri as well.

One very important need, especially during the winter, is winter coats. Sponsorship towards this effort will ensure that 150 children attending the Debi Arach Children's Center will receive warm winter coats. Dustin Hochmuth, a SERVICE Armenia 2017 participant will lead the effort in raising funds. He was able to meet the children and witness the difficult living conditions in Gyumri this summer and wants to help! With these warm winter coats these children will be able to stay healthy, and be able to continue to attend school.

THE NEED

After the 1988 Spitak Earthquake, more than 100,000 residents were left homeless, and plagued with unemployment and rampant poverty for years to come. In turn, the fate of children in Gyumri has also been affected. Dealing with the difficulty of finding means to feed and care for their families, many parents are unable to provide their children not only with the proper guidance, supervision, educational aid and the financial resources for them to excel in school and have successful futures, but also with some basic humanitarian needs. Children are in need of warm winter coats to combat the freezing temperatures and extreme winter in Gyumri.

SHORT TERM IMPACT

In the short-term the 150 children who attend the Debi Arach Children's Center in Gyumri, will receive warm winter coats. The coats will be purchased from Armenia, which will benefit their economy.

LONG TERM IMPACT

In the long term, children will be able to stay warm, combat Gyurmi's harsh winters, become sick less and stay in school.

CURRENT SPONSORS

  • Mr. & Mrs. George Mashigian (2017 ) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Rachel Nadjarian (2018) - VA, USA
  • Mr. Ann Murrah (2017) - FL, USA
  • Mr. Daniel Darakjian (2017) - CA, USA
  • Dr. & Mrs. Armen & Alina Vartany (2017 ) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. David & Margaret Mgrublian (2017) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. George Mashigian (2017 ) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. John & Gayane Pridjian (2017) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Kirk & Nairi Hourdajian (2018) - CA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Paul & Rachel Nadjarian (2018) - VA, USA
  • Mr. & Mrs. Scott & Kristen Bert (2017) - USA
  • Mr. Alek Kargodorian (2017 ) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Ann Murrah (2017) - FL, USA
  • Mr. Benjamin Karabian (USA) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Daniel Darakjian (2017) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Dennis Mulhaupt (2017) - USA
  • Mr. Dennis Vaznaian (2017 ) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Don Simonian (2017 ) - AZ, USA
  • Mr. Gevik Baghdassarian (2017 ) - CA, USA
  • Mr. James Anastassiou (2018) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Manuk Avedikyan (2017) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Raffi Avedian (2017 ) - CA, USA
  • Mr. Roupen Dechkounian (2017) - MA, USA
  • Mr. Tom Anastassiou (2018) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Evelyn Surrency Williams (2017) - FL, USA
  • Ms. Gloria Sefton (2017) - CA , USA
  • Ms. Jeanne Papazian (2017) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Joanne Hagopian (2017) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Nora Hanoian (2017) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Nvair Beylerian (2017) - NJ, USA
  • Ms. Stephanie Nersesyan (2017) - CA, USA
  • Ms. Sylvia Moskovitz (2017) - CA, USA
  • The Suzanne Nora Johnson and David G. Johnson Foundation (2018) - CA, USA

SPONSORS BENEFITS

Your donation to sponsor winter coats for the children at Debi Arach will be recognized with a plaque at the Center and on the Center's website and in their printed materials. Your name will also be listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will proudly arrange a visit to the Debi Arach Children's Center when you are in Armenia.
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