This summer, SOAR will be assisting THREE distinct summer camps: the Holy Cross Armenian Church of Javakh (Georgia); the Our Lady of Armenia (OLA) Center Summer Day Camp (Tsaghgadzor, Armenia); and The Voice of the Armenian Church (VOTAC) Orphan Summer Camp (Tsaghgadzor, Armenia).
The Javakh Camp serves approximately 250 social orphans living at or below poverty level in the nearby villages. The Camp was created to get these children off the streets during the summer and into a safe, clean, fun, and spiritual environment.
The OLA Camp strengthens the spiritual, physical, and emotional well-being of approximately 850 very disadvantaged boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 15. The Camp draws from orphanages across Armenia and provides a wide range of athletic, cultural, spiritual, and social activities.
The VOTAC Camp is held every July for eight days, hosting approximately 50 orphaned boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 16. The overarching goal of the Camp is to "create" a big family where the children will experience comfort, love, and compassion while instilling in them the history of the Armenian Church.
We are offering the following five sponsorship levels with the goal of providing significant financial assistance to the Camps:
All sponsors will receive acknowledgment on the SOAR web site and their names engraved on a dedication plaque at each Camp. As you consider a donation amount, please remember that the Camps help develop positive social skills and attitudes, such as responsibility, honesty, self-reliance, and self-confidence. Many participants return to their regular lives enriched spiritually, intellectually, and physically and ready to share their new attitudes with family and friends.
Donations can be made by check (mailed to the above address) or via PayPal (designate National) at www.soar-us.org. If you have any questions, please contact George S. Yacoubian, Jr., at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610.213.3452.
SOAR and the Orphaned Armenian Summer Camps thank you for your generosity!
SOCIETY FOR ORPHANED ARMENIAN RELIEF (SOAR)