Armenian Volunteer Corps

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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sokho Helps Raise Money for Toy Drive

Earlier this month Armenian Volunteer Corps (AVC) alumni Ani Sarkissian (2005) and Gabrielle Kaprielian (2009) found a creative way to raise money to purchase school supplies for the Toy and School Supply Drive organized by the AVC and the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA).

On December 11 and 12, Gabrielle and Ani, who are both currently living in Armenia, set up a photo booth at “That Place”, a local Yerevan bar and grille. They raised 70,000 drams by allowing individuals to have their picture taken or even get a kiss from their special deer friend Sokho (see picture).

Gabrielle and Ani then purchase hundreds of colored crayons, colored pencils, markers, modeling clay, and other school supplies.

Volunteers and alumni with the Armenian Volunteer Corps are participating in a Toy and Stationary Supply Drive to benefit public preschools throughout Armenia.

In collaboration with the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA), AVC is collecting new and slightly used toys and books and new school supplies. Items are being collected through January 7 and will be distributed by AVC volunteers and alumni and alumni of the ECA.

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

One Day for Yerevan

One Day for Yerevan
AVC volunteers cleaning Tsitsernakabert park
Saturday, December 5, 2009

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