January 3, 2012
The Armenian Relief Society of Western USA hosted a Christmas luncheon at the Glendale Salvation Army on Dec. 23. Nearly 200 people enjoyed the holiday meal provided by more than 20 ARS members. In Los Angeles and Orange counties, ARS chapters also participated in food drives with local organizations. In early December, the Armenian Relief Society also donated 304 pairs of pajamas to the City of Hope in Duarte to benefit the hospital's 13th annual Pajama Party. The Pajama Party is spearheaded by the Desi Geestman Foundation and serves pediatric cancer patients.
April 7, 2000
Glendale is full of organizations that make a difference in people's lives every day. Over the weekend, one of those agencies, the Armenian Relief Society, celebrated 90 years of reaching out and offering assistance. The nonprofit organization provides a broad range of services to the Armenian community. With Armenians being Glendale's largest ethnic group, the agency's efforts are especially valuable to our community. In addition to an office in Glendale -- at 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
June 22, 2013
To understand why Zaven Khanjian wants the Armenian community in Syria - a dwindling population caught in the crossfire of civil war - to endure, you have to go back nearly a century. Long before in-fighting began more than two years ago, Armenians settled in Syria after being driven out of Turkey during the genocide of 1915. Destitute and sick, the Christians were welcomed by the mostly Arabic Syrians and flourished, especially in Aleppo, a city close to the Turkish border and hard hit by war between rebel forces and the sitting government.
February 4, 2005
Rima Shah Fine cuisine and high fashion will serve those with less Saturday, at the Armenian Relief Society's annual fundraising event. This year, the luncheon commemorates the 90th anniversary of the Armenian genocide and marks the 30th anniversary of the Glendale chapter of the Armenian Relief Society, its chairwoman Christine Hovnanian said. After a gap of four years, a fashion show featuring the works of Persian designer Shala Dorris will accompany the luncheon.
March 23, 2005
Josh Kleinbaum The City Council doled out millions of dollars Tuesday in federal grants to community organizations, but federal budget cuts forced the council to reduce funding to most organizations from previous years. Focusing on programs aimed at helping youth, the City Council voted 3-0, with Councilman Frank Quintero abstaining, to award $3.06 million in community development block grants. That figure is nearly $250,000 less than last year. Organizations submitted $5.4 million in requests, forcing the council to make difficult decisions.
May 5, 2008
Armenian culture was shared through song and dance, food and fellowship during this weekend’s Armenian Festival organized by the Armenian Relief Society of Western USA. The event at the Glendale Civic Auditorium was the seventh annual festival organized by the group, and it marked the 98th anniversary of the formation of the Armenian Relief Society, a group that provides humanitarian assistance and social services in the U.S. and abroad....
April 6, 2002
Karen S. Kim SOUTHWEST GLENDALE -- An open forum regarding immigration laws and regulations will be offered to Glendale residents at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Jane Arellano, assistant director of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Los Angeles District, will host the forum to answer the questions of participants. An Armenian translator will be available for interpretation. Loo Nguyen, director of the Immigration and Refugee Department of the Catholic Charities, Los Angeles, will also discuss low-cost and free health insurance for children and those granted political asylum status in the U.S. at the forum.
May 5, 2006
Armenian Festival to be held this weekend The Fifth Annual Armenian Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday at the Glendale Civic Auditorium. The event begins at 1 p.m. on Saturday, with opening ceremonies at 2 p.m. Armenian cultural exhibits will be showcased on the lower level of the auditorium, including hand-made tablecloths, paintings and traditional Armenian clothing. Armenian foods will also be on sale, with chefs on hand to demonstrate how to prepare the types of the stringed cheeses and baked breads on display.
January 18, 2013
Glendale Memorial Hospital awarded $118,263 to nine local nonprofits on Thursday. The recipients of this year's grants were the Armenian Relief Society, Ascencia, Glendale's Commission on the Status of Women, the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the Glendale Assn. for the Retarded, the Glendale Community Free Health Clinic, Glendale Healthy Kids, the Glendale Salvation Army and the YWCA of Glendale. The money, awarded through the hospital's Community Grants Program, is provided by Glendale Memorial's parent company, Dignity Health.