Share-A-Pair, a project to get shoes to Armenia’s children, needs your help!
Launched in the Los Angeles area by Kristen and Bridget Abajian, and Sophia Dilsizian, this effort’s goal is to provide 1,000 quality pairs of shoes to Armenia’s needy children.
“When we lived in Armenia, and in later visits, we saw the difficult conditions orphan and extremely poor children live in. We decided to dedicate our time and effort to helping Armenia’s children by trying to fill the important need for shoes. While having one extra pair of shoes for us here in the U.S. doesn’t mean much, a pair of new shoes for an orphan or a very poor child in Armenia is very valued. Please consider helping us help these children.” Said Kristen Abajian in her fundraising appeal.
The goal of raising $10,000, which will provide more than 1,000 quality shoes for children, will hopefully be reached with the help of friends and supporters around the country. We hope to reach the goal and deliver the first batch of shoes to both children in the orphanages and other children in need in the summer of 2011.
Share-a-pair is able to purchase one quality pair of shoes for $10. Donations are welcomed in any amount. 100% of the proceeds will be spent buying new shoes and putting them on the feet of children in need. Donations of new practical shoes 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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AnonymousLos Angeles, CA
Dr. & Mrs. Francois & Suzy AntounianSan Francisco, CA
Laskowski FamilyGrosse Ile, MI
Mrs. Virginia BehlerUnited States
Mr. & Mrs. Bob & Rose KizirianRedondo Beach, CA
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Helen KashianBrookfield, WI
The Share-a-Pair project is officially launched. Co-Founders, Bridget and Kristen Abajian and their friend, Sofia Dilsizian begin raising needed funds from their families and friends.
Share-a-Pairs founders and volunteers begin distributing more than 500 pairs of shoes to Armenia's orphanages in Vanadzor, Gavar and Nork. Upon their return to the US, the founders entered into a three year partnership with TOMs Shoes to supply shoes to Armenia.
25,000 pairs of new TOMs Shoes arrived into Armenia today and are ready for distribution!
Volunteers arrive into Armenia and join the Paros Staff to begin distributions of TOMs Shoes throughout needy communities in Armenia.
25,000 pairs of shoes were successfully distributed to 11 orphanages, 8 boarding schools, 12 organizations and more than 14 town and more than 100 villages throughout Armenia.