Project: 50,000 Feet in Need of Shoes (Completed)
 
At Myasnikyan school Hushakert village, Armavir region In Gegharkunik Villages
July 2013
 
June 2013
May 2013
April 16, 2013
One Day Without Shoes
April 2, 2013
 
April 2, 2013
March 29-30, 2013
  Share a Pair 2012
   
Project Name 50,000 Feet in Need of Shoes
Description

Share-a-pair, a project to get shoes to Armenia’s disadvantaged children needs your help!  

Share-a-pair was launched in Los Angeles by sisters, Kristen and Bridget Abajian.  Soon thereafter Sophia Dilsizian joined in by leading the efforts in California’s South Bay community.   Additional chapters were quickly launched in Chattanooga, TN and Detroit, MI. A modest goal of raising enough funds to purchase, ship and distribute 1,000 pairs of shoes to Armenia’s needy children was quickly realized in 2011.  Having contacted a major U.S. based shoe manufacturer, Share-a-pair successfully secured and distributed 25,000 pairs of new shoes to more 100 villages and 13 cities in Armenia in 2012 and now wants to expand this important effort to 50,000 children.  

Thanks to the generous support of a major shoe manufacturer in the United States, 50,000 shoes have been secured and are on their way to Armenia valued at $501,900. Donations are welcomed in any amount and will be used to help underwrite the costs associated with distributing shoes to Armenia’s most isolated villages and regions.  Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions and be sure to visit us on facebook. Thank you!
Need Armenia is a developing country that is struggling economically.  Life in Armenia’s isolated regional communities is very difficult given the lack of economic opportunities. Families in need find it extremely difficult to provide their children with basic necessities such as shoes for school and warm winter shoes.
Category Humanitarian
Start Date 2013
End Date Open
Region All
City/Village All
Partner/s UNISON NGO, Focus on Children Now, Shirak Centre
Sponsor/s Open to the public
Project Budget $15,000
Amount Needed $0
Short Term Impact Share-a-pair will positively impact 50,000 children by providing them with a new pair of shoes. Local economies will receive a boost through the funds that will be spent locally on transportation rental, hotels, etc.
Long Term Impact Regular distribution to children in Armenia’s remote villages will send an important psychological message to the villagers that people do care about them and are working to try and improve their immediate situation for a brighter tomorrow.
Sponsor Benefit Your donation to share-a-pair will be recognized on their webpage and in appropriate printed materials, and your name listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to a shoe distribution location site when you are in Armenia.
Link http://www.paros-foundation.org/paros100/projects/shareapair/
http://www.paros-foundation.org/project_shareapair.html
 

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

Share a Pair 2011-2012 in the media
June 20, 2012
Five-year-old teams up with effort to deliver winter boots to Armenia's children -
www.reporter.am
Highslide JS
April 29, 2012
4-year-old White Lake girl's birthday wish- To send boots to orphans in Armenia (VIDEO) - thenewsherald.com (Video)
April 29, 2012
4-year-old White Lake girl's birthday wish- To send boots to orphans in Armenia (VIDEO) - thenewsherald.com
Highslide JS Sept. 15, 2011
Share-a-Pair distributes 500 pairs of shoes to Armenia kids.
Armenian Reporter
Highslide JS Sept. 10, 2011
Share-a-Pair Successfully Completes Distribution of Shoes in Armenia.
Masis weekly
Highslide JS Sept. 6, 2011
Share-a-Pair delivered 500 pair of shoes to orphanages in Armenia.
Asbarez.com
Sept. 2, 2011
Share-a-Pair delivered 500 pair of shoes to orphanages in Armenia.
Image gallery
Press release
March 3, 2011
Dilsizian donates shoes to orphans in Armenia through Share-a-Pair organization
Published: High Tide.
Feb 3, 2011
Beverly Hills Weekly, Issue 592,
January 25, 2011
Three LA girls launch Armenia shoe drive
In The Media


Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for their support of this project:
2013
Anonymous


This project needs $0 to be fully implemented. Please donate now!


Sponsor Benefits
Your donation to share-a-pair will be recognized on their webpage and in appropriate printed materials, and your name listed as a sponsor on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to a shoe distribution location site when you are in Armenia.