“Although for a small Armenian community such as ours, it’s hard to sponsor major projects on our own, we continue to help implement them by teaming up with other affiliates of the Hayastan All-Armenian Fund,” said Vatche Der-Garabedian, chairman of the fund’s Greek affiliate. “I think such collaborative efforts are marvelous symbols of pan-national unity. It’s thanks to this type of collaboration that projects such as the construction of the community center of Khachmach, a village in Artsakh’s Askeran Region, were made possible.” Der-Garabedian added that if, as he hopes, proceeds from the phoneathon in Greece surpass expectations, the Greek-Armenian community will go on to sponsor an additional development project in the homeland.
The total raised through the phoneathon in Greece, as well as the totals of proceeds from all 2016 Hayastan Fund fundraising campaigns worldwide, will be announced at the conclusion of the organization’s flagship annual event, the Thanksgiving Day Telethon, on November 24.
Emulating the successful model of the fund’s Pan-European Phoneathon, which is headed by the French affiliate, the Greek affiliate has held local phoneathons since 2010, to date raising a total of 140,000 euros for various projects in Armenia.
Today, the fund’s Dutch affiliate joins the Pan-European Phoneathon. In the course of the three-day event the volunteers stationed in Amsterdam, Almelo and Hague will make calls to Armenian households and organizations, to request their support. The Ductch affiliate’s last phoneathon raised 74.000 euros, which was used to assist Kessab-Armenians and co-finance construction of the community center in Artsakh’s Khachmach village.
[i]Telethon 2016 General sponsor[/i] - [b]ARMBUSINESSBANK[/b]
[i]Partner[/i] - [b]HAYPOST[/b]