Telethon 2012 to air on November 22
Posted on November 20, 2012
The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s 15th annual Telethon will be televised live from Los Angeles on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, from 8 AM to 8 PM PST. The event will be simulcast across the globe through cable, satellite, and the Internet ( The Telethon will also be carried live in Armenia, on the local networks H1, Armenia, Shant, and Yerkir Media.

To be held under the slogan “Our Village,” Telethon 2012 aims to raise support for constructing community centers in villages throughout Artsakh as well as providing urgent relief to the Syrian-Armenian community.

In addition to the Telethon (the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s flagship fundraising event), the organization holds various fundraisers in Armenian communities across the world. These events, which include phoneathons and gala dinners, are designed and administered by the fund’s affiliates worldwide, in accordance with the wishes and objectives of local Armenian communities. This year, fundraisers have been held in the United States, Canada (Montreal and Toronto), France, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Greece, Sweden, Great Britain, Austria, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, and Russia (Moscow). Funds raised through all 2012 events will be added to the proceeds of the Telethon, and the grand total will be announced prior to the conclusion of the event.

On their part, residents of Armenia may choose from several methods of giving to support the work of the fund.

They can make a donation:

1 In person at the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund Executive Board office (Government Building 3, second floor, Yerevan), or by calling one of the following numbers: 010 521505, 010 560106, or 010 526474.

2 In person at any Haypost branch in Yerevan or throughout the regions of Armenia.

3 Through SMS. Subscribers of Armenia’s three cellular carriers can text either their full name or a blank message to the number 7733 in order to automatically contribute 500 drams.

4 By calling 090 008000, from either a landline or mobile phone. The call will process a 500-dram contribution.

5 By calling 010 526474 for credit-card processing. Accepted cards include Visa, MasterCard, ArCa, American Express, Discover, and Diners Club International.

6 Through wire transfers to any of the fund’s bank accounts, the numbers of which will be provided by the fund’s Executive Board to donors at their request.

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