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I'm doing the Regent's Park Mornington Chasers 10k run on behalf of SOAR (Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief), a charity providing humanitarian relief to orphaned Armenian children and adults with disabilities.
As a member of SOAR London Chapter, I would very much appreciate your donations for this great cause. Any donations are welcome and all proceeds will directly help the lives of many young children.
SOAR has been working with over 20+ orphanages in Armenia, Lebanon, Syria & Turkey since 2005. For more information on SOAR, feel free to visit http://soar-us.org
Here is an overview of our cause and why we need to all work together to help raise awareness and funds for this amazing cause:
---- Our Cause: Orphaned Children in Armenia----
Poverty in Armenia, still pervasive today two decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, is rooted in both external and internal factors, including widespread government corruption, poor state governance, an unresolved conflict with Azerbaijan over the Karabakh territory, economic blockades by Turkey and Azerbaijan, and an outdated technological base and labor force.
-----Children in Armenia are more vulnerable to the consequences of poverty than any other age or social group, resulting in increasing numbers of orphans, institutionalised children, and children living on the streets. There are nearly 1,500 children living in Armenia's 16 state- and privately-funded orphanages, and government expenditures on social services are very low and offer little in the way of a social safety net-----
Working with a trusted network of in-country Partners and a cadre of global volunteers, SOAR strives to provide this institutionalized population with the same educational and social opportunities as their non-institutionalized counterparts while simultaneously facilitating family empowerment, deinstitutionalization, and reunification.
Over time, we aim to provide this underprivileged population with the tools necessary to become accomplished, educated, and self-supporting Armenians
Thank you for taking the time to read and donate, we all very much appreciate it!
(As the charity was set up in the US, the donations may appear in US dollars)