We have a very special chance to work with the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), Inc. to raise funds for the orphanages in Armenia. AAN is collecting art items for auction (CDs, books, DVDs, paintings, prints, sculptures, Jewelery, tickets, services, etc). We hope to collect at least 25 works from our artists. Several individuals, including myself, have already committed to a donation, but we still have a way to go. Please think about what you can contribute and contact the National SOAR President, George S. Yacoubian, Jr., for details at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information about the organization can be found at www.soar-us.org. I was very moved by the work this group does for Armenian orphans, and I hope that you will as well.
A letter from Dr. Yacoubian:
|Dear Armenian Artists Network:I am the volunteer National President of the Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), Inc. My wife Erica and I established SOAR in May 2006 shortly after adopting our older daughter, Liliana, from Armenia. SOAR is the only nonprofit organization that focuses exclusively on providing humanitarian relief to orphaned children living in Armenia. We provided nearly $60,000 in assistance in 2006, more than $88,000 in 2007, and eclipsed $100,000 in both 2008 and 2009!
I am writing to see if you might be willing to support our charitable works in 2010. Every fall we host a reception that serves as our annual fundraiser. On October 16, 2010, we will be having a dinner dance and auction at the Sheraton University City Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. I am hoping that you might be willing to donate an item for our auction. I realize that this request comes close to a year in advance, but any support you provide would be greatly appreciated!
Please feel free to visit our web site (www.soar-us.org) and familiarize yourself with our organization before making a donation decision. If you have any questions about SOAR, or would like to discuss your possible support of this event, please contact me at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for considering my request!
George S. Yacoubian, Jr., J.D., Ph.D.,
National SOAR President