Hayastan Fund’s Pan-European Phoneathon raises 1.34 million euros
Posted on November 21, 2016
The Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s 17th annual Pan-European Phoneathon, held during November 16-20, has raised 1.34 million euros in donations and pledges. The amount represents a one-percent increase over last year’s total and an expansion of the number of Phoneathon donors by close to 1,700.

Headed by the fund’s affiliate in France and with the participation of its affiliates in Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Greece, the large-scale campaign mobilized the Armenian communities of these countries. In the course of the four-day event, around 700 volunteers called some 46,000 households, businesses, and organizations to request their support for pan-national development and relief projects.

Proceeds from the Phoneathon will be used to rebuild Artsakh communities that have sustained heavy damage as a result of the four-day war this year, provide assistance to war-affected Syrian-Armenians and Iraqi-Armenians, and support the continued growth of agricultural-development projects currently being carried out in 15 communities across Armenia’s Tavush Region. Donations from the Greek-Armenian community will be allocated to the next phase of the construction of a kindergarten in Karin Tak, a village in Artsakh’s Shushi Region.

Three more fundraising events will round out the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund’s 2016 campaigns. They include the organization’s flagship annual campaign, the Thanksgiving Day Telethon, which will be held in Los Angeles on November 24 and broadcast worldwide; the phoneathon of the Brazilian affiliate, on November 26 and 27; and the Lebanese affiliate’s radiothon, on December 7.

[i]Telethon 2016 General sponsor[/i] - [b]ARMBUSINESSBANK[/b]
[i]Partner[/i] - [b]HAYPOST[/b]