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THE818NOW
October 19, 2012
It's that time again. The 13th annual Armenian American Orphans Christmas Fund will host its telethon fundraiser Sunday in an ongoing effort to give thousands of orphans in Armenia a Christmas. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised over the years, with money benefiting restoration and renovation projects in impoverished regions of Armenia, as well as delivering holiday gifts to orphans. Continuing with the tradition, a parade of local and state officials are expected to make appearances at the telethon, including Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake)
NEWS
November 26, 2004
Mark R. Madler With hours to go in Thursday's telethon for the Armenia Fund, pledges surpassed the amount raised in 2003. The fund had a goal of $10 million, to go toward the completion of a 105-mile highway in the Karabakh region of Armenia. As of 6 p.m., the telethon had raised $8.7 million. Gagik Kirakosian, the counsel general of Armenia, said the highway was important in the creation of economic development of the region. "As a strategic project, it's the best way of connecting all of Karabakh," Kirakosian said.
NEWS
November 24, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum When the Armenia Fund holds its 10th annual Thanksgiving Day telethon on Thursday, it expects to have its most successful fundraiser to date, with a goal of $10 million. But the one-day event has really been four years in the making. In 2000, Maria Mehranian, a La Canada Flintridge resident, led a delegation of state and local officials to Armenia. While there, she met with the executive director of the Armenia Fund, an organization that is trying to raise $25 million to complete a 105-mile highway in Armenia.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | May 18, 2006
GLENDALE ? The Armenian National Committee of America has done a lot for the Armenian community through its programs, but in order to do more, it needs more money, organization officials said. So it will host a telethon on Sunday to raise money for its general endowment ? the nonprofit and non-political arm of the group that funds educational programs. "The purpose is to raise funds for the endowment, whose purpose is to fund education efforts to encourage civic participation and voter registration," said Zanku Armenian, a board member of the Western Region of the Armenian National Committee based in Glendale.
NEWS
October 30, 2009
The Christmas Fund for Armenian Orphans and Disabled Children will hold a telethon starting at 4 p.m. Sunday on Channel 280 to raise money for improvements to an orphanage in the Spitak region of Armenia. The annual fundraising event has enabled renovations at the building, including upgraded bathrooms, shower facilities and a laundry room, organizers said. The telethon will fund more improvements to the orphanage, and help purchase thousands of gifts for the orphans. This year, organizers were also able to buy specialized computers for students at the Yerevan School for the Blind.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | November 24, 2005
Internationally broadcast telethon is a Thanksgiving tradition for its local producers.GLENDALE -- Armenia Fund will host its eighth annual 12-hour international telethon today broadcasting from Glendale Studios to benefit the war-ravaged northern region of Nagorno Karabakh Republic known as Martakert. The telethon, which will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., will reach viewers in Armenia, Europe and the Middle East on 19 different affiliates, said Greg Boyrazianon, Armenia Fund's director of communication.
NEWS
November 22, 2002
'Raymond' actress to discuss newest book GLENDALE -- The Glendale Central Library will host author and actress Patricia Heaton tonight. Heaton, who appears on the sitcom "Everybody Loves Raymond," will discuss her newest book, "Motherhood and Hollywood," a collection of essays on marriage, child-rearing, show business and more. The event is at 7 p.m. at the library, 222 E. Harvard St. For more information, call 548-2042. Gretchen Hoffman Karabagh president visits Glendale GLENDALE -- Arkady Ghoukassyan, the newly elected president of the Armenian region known as Karabagh, will arrive in Glendale today to help raise funds for the annual Thanksgiving Day Armenian Fund telethon.
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By Anahid Yahjian | November 1, 2008
GLENDALE ? Ovanes Balayan does not believe in government-sponsored philanthropy. He intends to uphold this value Sunday when he hosts the ninth annual Armenia?s Children Christmas Gift Fund Telethon. ?Governments can be careless when it comes to the needs of their people,? he said. ?You can never know for sure if large sums of donated money are actually going to get to the people they were collected for.? With combined proceeds from the past eight years exceeding $100,000, the telethon aims to provide specific aid to orphans and disabled children living primarily in the poorer regions of Armenia.
NEWS
November 25, 2006
Galleria to extend its hours for holidays The Glendale Galleria is open for extended hours for the holiday shopping season as of Friday. The Galleria stay open until 10 p.m. every night, except on Sunday, when it will close at 9 p.m., until Dec. 23. The Galleria will also have numerous promotions. For more information, visit www.glendalegalleria.com. Telethon raises cash for Armenians Armenia Fund pulled in $13.6 million in pledges Thursday during its 12-hour international telethon broadcast from its studios in Glendale.
NEWS
By: Tania Chatila | September 13, 2005
When a 6.9-magnitude earthquake, followed by a 5.8-magnitude aftershock, hit Armenia in 1988 killing 25,000 people, the United States came to the country's aid. Now, more than 15 years later, the Armenian-American community in Glendale is paying back that favor by raising funds to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. "For people who came here after the earthquake, the tragedy is still big in their minds, and for them, the U.S. was first to send aid to Armenia, so the Armenian community is trying to say thank you," said Chahe Keuroghelian, who has raised $76,000 from within the Armenian-American community in Glendale.
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THE818NOW
October 19, 2012
It's that time again. The 13th annual Armenian American Orphans Christmas Fund will host its telethon fundraiser Sunday in an ongoing effort to give thousands of orphans in Armenia a Christmas. Hundreds of thousands of dollars have been raised over the years, with money benefiting restoration and renovation projects in impoverished regions of Armenia, as well as delivering holiday gifts to orphans. Continuing with the tradition, a parade of local and state officials are expected to make appearances at the telethon, including Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake)
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | October 30, 2010
The Armenian American Orphans Christmas Fund on Sunday will host its 11th annual telethon to benefit underprivileged youth living in some of the most impoverished regions of Armenia. The telethon, which will take place from 4 p.m. to midnight, will be broadcast live from the Armenian Media Group of America television studios in Glendale, and aired on Charter Cable channels 380 and 384. Glendale resident Ovanes Balayan established the Christmas Fund in 1999 in an effort to provide a holiday celebration for thousands of Armenian orphans.
NEWS
October 30, 2009
The Christmas Fund for Armenian Orphans and Disabled Children will hold a telethon starting at 4 p.m. Sunday on Channel 280 to raise money for improvements to an orphanage in the Spitak region of Armenia. The annual fundraising event has enabled renovations at the building, including upgraded bathrooms, shower facilities and a laundry room, organizers said. The telethon will fund more improvements to the orphanage, and help purchase thousands of gifts for the orphans. This year, organizers were also able to buy specialized computers for students at the Yerevan School for the Blind.
NEWS
By Anahid Yahjian | November 1, 2008
GLENDALE ? Ovanes Balayan does not believe in government-sponsored philanthropy. He intends to uphold this value Sunday when he hosts the ninth annual Armenia?s Children Christmas Gift Fund Telethon. ?Governments can be careless when it comes to the needs of their people,? he said. ?You can never know for sure if large sums of donated money are actually going to get to the people they were collected for.? With combined proceeds from the past eight years exceeding $100,000, the telethon aims to provide specific aid to orphans and disabled children living primarily in the poorer regions of Armenia.
NEWS
November 25, 2006
Galleria to extend its hours for holidays The Glendale Galleria is open for extended hours for the holiday shopping season as of Friday. The Galleria stay open until 10 p.m. every night, except on Sunday, when it will close at 9 p.m., until Dec. 23. The Galleria will also have numerous promotions. For more information, visit www.glendalegalleria.com. Telethon raises cash for Armenians Armenia Fund pulled in $13.6 million in pledges Thursday during its 12-hour international telethon broadcast from its studios in Glendale.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | May 18, 2006
GLENDALE ? The Armenian National Committee of America has done a lot for the Armenian community through its programs, but in order to do more, it needs more money, organization officials said. So it will host a telethon on Sunday to raise money for its general endowment ? the nonprofit and non-political arm of the group that funds educational programs. "The purpose is to raise funds for the endowment, whose purpose is to fund education efforts to encourage civic participation and voter registration," said Zanku Armenian, a board member of the Western Region of the Armenian National Committee based in Glendale.
NEWS
By By Vince Lovato | November 24, 2005
Internationally broadcast telethon is a Thanksgiving tradition for its local producers.GLENDALE -- Armenia Fund will host its eighth annual 12-hour international telethon today broadcasting from Glendale Studios to benefit the war-ravaged northern region of Nagorno Karabakh Republic known as Martakert. The telethon, which will run from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., will reach viewers in Armenia, Europe and the Middle East on 19 different affiliates, said Greg Boyrazianon, Armenia Fund's director of communication.
NEWS
By: Tania Chatila | September 13, 2005
When a 6.9-magnitude earthquake, followed by a 5.8-magnitude aftershock, hit Armenia in 1988 killing 25,000 people, the United States came to the country's aid. Now, more than 15 years later, the Armenian-American community in Glendale is paying back that favor by raising funds to aid victims of Hurricane Katrina. "For people who came here after the earthquake, the tragedy is still big in their minds, and for them, the U.S. was first to send aid to Armenia, so the Armenian community is trying to say thank you," said Chahe Keuroghelian, who has raised $76,000 from within the Armenian-American community in Glendale.
NEWS
November 26, 2004
Mark R. Madler With hours to go in Thursday's telethon for the Armenia Fund, pledges surpassed the amount raised in 2003. The fund had a goal of $10 million, to go toward the completion of a 105-mile highway in the Karabakh region of Armenia. As of 6 p.m., the telethon had raised $8.7 million. Gagik Kirakosian, the counsel general of Armenia, said the highway was important in the creation of economic development of the region. "As a strategic project, it's the best way of connecting all of Karabakh," Kirakosian said.
NEWS
November 24, 2004
Josh Kleinbaum When the Armenia Fund holds its 10th annual Thanksgiving Day telethon on Thursday, it expects to have its most successful fundraiser to date, with a goal of $10 million. But the one-day event has really been four years in the making. In 2000, Maria Mehranian, a La Canada Flintridge resident, led a delegation of state and local officials to Armenia. While there, she met with the executive director of the Armenia Fund, an organization that is trying to raise $25 million to complete a 105-mile highway in Armenia.
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