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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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Taron II-Kindergarten #40 Renovation


The Taron II community in the city of Vanadzor was built after the devastating 1988 earthquake. Several housing blocks were constructed including a community kindergarten. Currently, the kindergarten is housed in two-section building and in need of minor renovations.

Fortunately the building already has a source of heat and no issues with the roof. Sponsorship of this project will help start renovation work with the kitchen and cafeteria area, as it is the most in need. Our goal is to continue work at this kindergarten once we complete the kitchen and cafeteria renovations.



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Start Date

May 5, 2015

End Date

July 20, 2015

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

The Need
Studies show that attending kindergarten is important to students’ success in higher education, as well as for their future success. Renovations to the building will provide them with a safe and warm environment in which to begin their education.
Short Term Impact
The short-term impact of this project will be a new kitchen and cafeteria including new paint, floorings, doors, windows, appliances and furniture. All materials will be purchased in Armenia, thus providing a boost to the local economy. In addition, local residents will be hired whenever possible to complete the construction work, thus providing them with temporary jobs.
Long Term Impact
In the long term, the success of this project will provide a proper facility for current and future young children from Taron II to attend and start their educational journeys.
Sponsors Benefits
Your donation to sponsor the kindergarten renovation in Taron II will be recognized on a plaque in the kindergarten, 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 Taron II when you are in Armenia.
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Mr. & Dr. Arman & Alenush Bernardi

La Canada, CA December 14, 2015
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Mr. & Mrs. Arthur & Rosemond Muncheryan

San Francisco, CA November 10, 2014
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Mr. Steven Maginnis

Piedmont, CA October 21, 2014
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Mr. & Mrs. Haig & Marie Kilijian

Hillsborough, CA
In Honor Of Dr. & Mrs. Krikor & Caline Soghikian's Anniversary October 18, 2014
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Mr. & Mrs. Hagop & Alice Bashmakian

United States
In Honor Of Daron Tavidian's Christening September 8, 2014
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Mr. & Mrs. Shant & Karine DerMegerdichian

CA, United States
In Honor Of Daron Tavidian's Christening September 8, 2014
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Updates: Images & Information

June 10, 2015

Renovation work began in the kitchen and cafeteria of the kindergarten. Several residents from the city of Vanadzor have been hired to complete the work.

June 30, 2015

Work in the kitchen and cafeteria is progressing nicely. The new tile has been installed and the area is ready for new paint.

July 20, 2015

Renovations in the kitchen and cafeteria are now complete and ready to be used.

April 12, 2016

Thanks to a generous contribution we are able to continue work at the Taron II-Kindergarten #40 and start renovation work on the restroom.