The large-scale fundraising campaign mobilized the Armenian communities of France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium. The Greek community traditionally joined the Phoneathon with their fundraising held in Greece from November 22 to 23.
Throughout the four-day event, 750 volunteers stationed at Orange Telecom call centers in Paris, Marseille, Toulouse, and Lyon reached 60,000 households, businesses, and organizations in the participating countries to request their support.
The Phoneathon was held under the slogan “Talent, charm, and generosity.” The event’s godmother and godfather, fashion model and French Red Cross ambassador Adriana Karembeu and singer Patrick Fiori (Chouchayan), made impassioned appeals for financial contributions toward the realization of vital development projects in the Armenian homeland.
Proceeds form the Phoneathon will be used for the expansion of agricultural projects in Armenia’s Tavush Region, construction of community centers in Artsakh and assistance to the Armenian community of Syria.
[i]The following is the breakdown of donations and pledges by country:[/i]
France: 1,246,344 euros.
Germany: 71,345 euros.
Switzerland: 31,726 euros.
Greece 21,000 euros.
Belgium 6,000 euros.