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Share-a-Pair - Operation Winter Boots


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. A modest initial 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 entered into a partnership to distribute a total of 75,000 pairs of new shoes in Armenia. These shoes were distributed to children in need, children with disabilities and children living in the most economically disadvantaged villages in Armenia. In total, Share-a-Pair has distributed shoes in more than 100 villages and 13 cities in Armenia. Witnessing first hand the difficult conditions in these villages, Share-a-Pair’s team identified the important need for warm winter boots and launched Operation Winter Boots.

Share-a-Pair is able to purchase one quality pair of winter boots for $20. Donations are welcomed in any amount. Donations of new winter boots in all sizes are also appreciated and welcomed. 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!

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

The 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.
Short Term Impact
Share-a-Pair will positively impact 1,000 children by providing them with a pair of warm winter boots.
Long Term Impact
Because some boots will be purchased in Armenia, the local economy will also benefit through the infusion of capital.
Sponsors 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.
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Dr. & Mrs. Hrayr & Zaroug Kabakian

Glendale, CA
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Ms. Elise Yacoubian

La Crescenta, CA
In Memory Of Khatchig Araradian April 1, 2015
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Ms. Margaret Hartinian

United States
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Ms. Arlene Aaronian

Altadena, CA
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Mr. Paul Sakmar

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Mr. Leonard Prekel

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Updates: Images & Information

December 24, 2012

Almost 80 pairs of winter boots were distributed today to the children living at the Yerevan Children's Home.

October 8, 2013

Answering the call for winter boots for children in Gyumri, our team delivered and distributed several hundred pairs of winter boots today.

November 13, 2013

Children at kindergartens in Vahanknadzor and Jiliza received new winter boots today.

July 12, 2016

Thanks to the effort of SERVICE Armenia participant, Catherine Conrow, children today at the school in Ljashen received new shoes.

November 29, 2016

More than 150 children at our Debi Arach Children's Center received new winter boots today.