Project: Packs on Backs Armenia: Gyumri (Completed)
     
July 2015
July 2015
   
Project Name Packs on Backs Armenia: Gyumri
Full Description

The Heros Humanitarian Foundation (HHF), a Los Angeles based non-profit organization, supports children in need and their educational advancement. The organization was founded in 2008 by six Armenian Americans with the belief that no child should be deprived of the essential necessities needed for their education regardless of their socioeconomic status. Their mission is to provide backpacks and school supplies to children living in poverty and from low socioeconomic households around the world. Through their Packs on Backs initiative, HHF hopes to motivate children, help them stay and excel in school, and have successful futures.

The Heros Humanitarian Foundation has partnered with The Paros Foundation to bring their Packs on Backs initiative to Armenia. The program will launch in Armenian's second largest city, Gyumri, whose devastating history has left more than 100,000 residents homeless, and plagued with unemployment and rampant poverty. These families often struggle to provide their children with life's basic necessities; therefore making backpacks and school supplies a distant priority. Our goal is to provide 300 children in Gyumri with backpacks and school supplies and help them stay in school. Sponsorship of this project will help obtain backpacks and school supplies for 300 children in Gyumri, 100 of which will be attending the new Debi Arach Children's Center and 200 to children from poverty stricken neighborhoods throughout the city. A donation of $30 will help obtain a backpack filled with supplies for one child. School supplies will be grade appropriate and include a combination of pencils, pens, pencil cases, notebooks, folders, erasers, sharpeners, glue, scissors, rulers, highlighters, and crayons. In-kind donations of the items listed are also welcomed.

Need

It is very difficult for a child to learn and excel in their studies without a proper backpack and essential school supplies. In addition, without the proper supplies these children are less likely to attend school on a regular basis, hence severely hindering their educational growth and minimizing future opportunities.

Category Education
Start Date Immediate
Project Duration 2 months from start date
Region Armenia
City/Village Armenia
Partner/s The Heros Humanitarian Foundation
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $9,000
Amount Needed $0
Short Term Impact

300 children in Gyumri's poverty stricken communities will receive proper backpacks and school supplies to aid in their educational advancement. Local school supplies will be purchased whenever economically feasible in turn boosting the local economy.

Long Term Impact

In the long term, 300 children in Gyumri's poverty stricken communities will be given the opportunity to excel in their studies and further their educational careers. In additions, children will be motivated to attend school more regularly, and have increased self-esteem.

Sponsor Benefit Your donation to sponsor the Packs on Backs Armenia: Gyumri project will be recognized on The Heros Humanitarian Foundation 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.  
Link www.theherosfoundation.org/

 


Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this project:

2015
Armenian Nights Comedy (CA-USA)
Arthur Barsegyan (CA-USA)
Ms. Amy Belilove (CA-USA)
Burbank Hospice Care Inc. (CA-USA)
Cardinal Healthcare Staffing (CA-USA)
Executive Metro Wireless (CA-USA)
Miss Emma Hakobyan (CA-USA)
iFixUrPhone (CA-USA)
Mr. Danny Kazorian (CA-USA)
Dr. Beno Nersissian (CA-USA)

In Memory of Nellie Aprahamian
Ms. Marcie Braddock (CA-USA)
Ms. Mark Lipschitz (CA-USA)
Mr. Frances Lee (CA-USA)
Ms. Salpi Kassardjian (CA-USA)
Ms. Roupina Attarian (CA-USA)
Ms. Karen Mikaelian ( CA-USA)
Mrs. Rose Hovsepian (CA-USA) 
Mr. & Mrs. Movses & Michelle Shrikian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Garo & Elizabeth Sanikian (CA-USA)

2014
Mr. & Mrs. Zareh & Sosi Adourian (CA-USA)
Mr. & Mrs. Ronald & Vivan Nazeley (CA-USA)


This project needs $0 to be fully implemented.

Send your donations through PayPal to account@paros-foundation.org

Or send checks made out to "The Paros Foundation" to:

The Paros Foundation,
918 Parker Street, A14,
Berkeley, CA  94710


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Sponsor Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Packs on Backs Armenia: Gyumri project will be recognized on The Heros Humanitarian Foundation 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.