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The Paros Foundation underwrites all administrative and overhead costs allowing 100% of all donor contributions to go directly towards projects and supported organizations.

Donations to The Paros Foundation Projects for Prosperity are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law. To sponsor a project through The Paros Foundation, a 501 (c) 3 organization (Tax ID 20-5094630), or learn more about specific projects in need of funding, please contact us using the information below.


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Getashen Kindergarten Playground


The village of Getashen is a town in the Armavir Province of Armenia, a few hundred meters away from the Turkish border. This village of 2,300 people currently houses one village school with about 280 kids in attendance. Last summer, along with our SERVICE Armenia 2015 group, we created a fully operating kindergarten for the younger children in the village.

25 children now attend the newly created kindergarten. Although they have a safe and warm environment to begin their education, they do not have a suitable outdoors play area. Sponsorship of this project will help install the necessary equipment to create a small playground for the children. The principle of the school has made a small courtyard located within the school grounds available for a playground for the children. The creation of a playground for will help complete this newly built kindergarten and give these children a safe and fun environment in which to supplement the start of their educational careers.



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Start Date


End Date

One month from start date

Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.

The Need
The Getashen village school now has a new kindergarten for 25 young children in the village. In order to fully complete the kindergarten and offer a safe and fun environment for the children to supplement their learning, the school is in need of a play area/playground.
Short Term Impact
The short-term impact of this project will be to install a playground in one of the Getashen School’s courtyards to be used by the 25 children attending the Getashen Kindergarten.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the success of this project will provide hundreds of children for years to come with the proper facility for the them to play in and supplement their new educational journey.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the Getashen Kindergarten Playground will be recognized with a plaque, on the Paros Foundation website and in appropriate press related to this important project. The Paros Foundation will happily arrange a visit to the kindergarten in the village of Getashen when you are in Armenia.
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Catherine & Lauren Conrow

Ross, CA June 2, 2016

Updates: Images & Information

June 15, 2016

SERVICE Armenia 2016 participants and local students joined together to assembly three play structures for the kindergarten at Getashen. 100 + degree temperatures created a significant challenge for all. By the end of the day, the area had been cleaned up, uneven areas filled and the three structures assembled. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers for a great day and a great addition to the Kindergarten!