The More Fundraising, the Merrier!
This Easter, HRI members are determined to send the children of Akhpradzor a pair of sturdy shoes and send gifts to their wonderful teachers.
Our Woodstock’s fundraiser was a good turnout, so we are asking our Santa Barbara locals to support HRI yet again. To help raise the necessary funds, HRI is having a fundraiser this THURSDAY, Feb. 23 ALL DAY long at ELEPHANT BAR!
Present the flyer on our home page with your purchase and donate 20% of the proceeds to help our Shoe Project thrive.
For those who are looking for other ways to contribute, HRI also accepts personal donations. It’s easy, just submit your information on our website, or fill out our ‘Shoe Project’ flyer. If you fill out a flyer, send the donation to:
Act for Armenia
P.O. Box 655
Menlo Park, Ca 94026
Be on the lookout for our fundraiser flyers, HRI members will be distributing them in various places on campus, so make sure to grab one and head over to ELEPHANT BAR this Thursday!
For updates on the status of our Shoe Project, click on the flyer to check out our thermometer---we’re halfway to our goal, and halfway to sending the students in Akhpradzor an awesome pair of shoes.
Every effort counts, and HRI members are grateful for the support we are being given.
An Update From Akhpradzor
White blanketed roads and snowy rooftops----Winter has officially set in at Akhpradzor.
The village is completely covered in snow, and the roads are blocked entirely. The villagers will be unable to access most of their resources because of other severity of the climate conditions. With no doctor or market in the village, they will be left without outside help.
The computer classes have been postponed because Akhpradzor’s computer teacher, Njdeh, is unable to safely travel to Yerevan to in order to take classes.
Our Armenia team leader, Levon Alikhanov, said, “It is snowing [in Yerevan] for two or three days already...If it’s snowing here so much, then Akhpradzor it’s three times more. So I think there are no hopes to see [Njdeh in yerevan] till the first of March.”
We are very grateful to have such a cooperative and amazing team in Armenia.
In the meantime, our efforts to help the village continue (:
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Woodstock's Fundraiser last week, it was a great way to start our upcoming Shoe Project!
With the coat project being such a wonderful success, it’s time to connect again with our roots and cross the bridge to Akhpradzor. This week, HRI members designed a new project to help the children of Akhpradzor thrive.
The main form of transportation for students is walking through Akhpradzor’s rural environment. The climate makes it difficult for the kids to walk the terrain, especially given the distance of some of their travels. Everyday they cross muddy roads, snowy mounds, or rocky paths, just to get to school. When we, the HRI team, asked ourselves what we could do to help, the answer was clear: bring shoes to the children. Given these circumstances, HRI strives to provide the children a better--and easier--way to commute within their community with the upcoming “Shoe Project.”
To achieve our latest goal, HRI will be holding some local fundraisers:
- WOODSTOCKS in I.V., Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5-9 p.m.
- ELEPHANT BAR on Hollister, Thursday, Feb. 23 ALL DAY LONG!
A percentage of the proceeds will be given to HRI to fund our "Shoe Project"!
In addition to our upcoming fundraisers, come check us out Thursday, Feb. 16 from 8:30-11:30 outside THE HUB during the Middle Eastern Dance Party! HRI members will be right outside with information about our club, upcoming projects, and how you can get involved. Stop by and grab a flyer for Elephant Bar before you hit the dance floor!
Keep a look out for our WOODSTOCKS FUNDRAISER flyers and make sure to grab one before heading to WOODSTOCKS this THURSDAY from 5-9 p.m.!
HRI is committed to connecting the community of Akhpradzor to other communities in the world. Our small efforts toward a better future help bridge the dividing gaps in our global society.
Check out some of our photos from this weeks meeting.