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Monthly Newsletter October 2016

December 9, 2016

MYRADOON
 

October was a blessed month as our resident Flora delivered her first baby, Nare a female angel.  
The life in our shelter is very busy and active. Almost every week we take the residence  somewhere ,where they can develop  their cultural interests.  They went to Avetik Isahakyan /well known Armenian writer/ house museum.   The impression was indescribable.   Moms with the children went to Yerevan Zoo.
The last Sunday of October our founders before leaving Armenia took  our residents to Ejmiatsin shaurma for lunch.
We also organized a baptism ceremony in our church /chapel for those who came to our shelter lately.

 

AID TO THE COMMUNITIES
 

We continue to distribute humanitarian aid to different villages of Armenia.The staff went to Lernagog village in Armavir Region.
We support all the Syrian-Armenian immigrant families who come to our foundation for help. The refugees and individuals who turn to us with a letter of requests asking for help have multiplied. We do our best to meet their needs. We turn to your support to help us buy these items in Armenia, portable heaters, portable ovens, pots and pans, drying cloths rack for indoors & out, and food. The Syrian immigrants are  desperate of these items .Everything else we have and we give them.

 

 

  • Elena Sagayan gynecologist from San Francisco, Liza Kouyoujian Stanton psycologist from England and general doctor Susanna Onanyan joined forces to give their time to serve our residents and elders. Dr Elena donated lots of medication and did a seminar in English and Dr Suzanna translated to Armenian to help our residents understand.
  • We thank Natali Pharm for donating organic Hipp baby food for our children enough, and extra to distribute to the needy.

 

 

Our founders left Armenia end of October to continue their noble work in America!
 

 

See our latest videos about ALCF:

  1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8qdYggub1c&feature=share
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Egkyd7-1Qk&feature=share

We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.
Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….

Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:
 

ALCF  PO Box 3595 Seal Beach California 90740 USA   P 562.598.8025  

F 562.598.7958 

  armenianlighthouse.org    armenianlighthouse@gmail.com
Armenia P 374-93-32-78-34 or 374-43-500-503

Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

Monthly newsletter September 2016

October 25, 2016

NEWS & EVENTS

  • Gabriel Haykazian brought 20 people group to Armenia and their first day started with their visit to Ejmiadzin and then to our center. We honored them with delightful luncheon.
    They were all flabbergasted with the shelter and all the residents. They all donated with satisfactory tears and left our center promising to help our mission in every way.
  • On September 8th was St Mary’s day.Ter Hayr did a holy patarak in our St Mary’s church on premises. All our residents and few people from the church community were present. It was a blessing to all, they all took holy communion.

 

 MYRADOON
The atmosphere in our shelter is so friendly and joyful.  This month we celebrated 3 birthdays and  had  a first tooth party. They went to a theater in Yerevan and watched a performance, afterward the residents walked around in Yerevan by night.They participate in the classes of English, computer skills, sewing ,manicure/pedicure.

 

 

AID TO THE COMMUNITIES 
ALCF continues Light of Hope program.  The staff goes to  different villages of Armenia and distribute humanitarian aid to the needy. This month we also went  to Haykavan village in Armavir region .
Emma Avetik Ghazarian an active supporter of ALCF joined our staff in distributing goods to Eraskh village in Ararat region. We are delighted to have people join us in our missionary work.
We continue to help Syrian refugees who come to our doors for help.

 

 

 

 

We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.
Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….
Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:
ALCF  PO Box 3595 Seal Beach California 90740 USA   P 562.598.8025   F 562.598.7958   armenianlighthouse.org    armenianlighthouse@gmail.com
Armenia P 374-93-32-78-34 or 374-43-500-503 Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

Monthly newsletter August 2016

September 22, 2016

 MYRADOON
 

As long as our founders are in Armenia, they do everything to make our residents life more interesting. Residents go to church every Sunday and after church, they take them either to a playground or for lunch with play area to make their weekends more fun. This time the founders took the residents to Tashir Pizza in Ejchmiazin. The residents were so excited.
The residents are increasing in our shelter, and almost every month we have a birthday. This month we had 3 birthdays the same day. Our girls participate in our classes of sewing, computer, English, manicure/pedicure, hairstyling, and cooking.

 

AID TO THE COMMUNITIES 
Our staff went 180 km one way on a very rough terrain to Lchavan next to Kharabagh to distribute humanitarian aid to 93 families the total village. It took them 10 hours to get back.
We distributed humanitarian aid to Vardenis village’s 80 families in Aragatsotn region, and 60 very needy families from different villages in Ashdarag municipalities. Thanks to municipality workers for sending us the lists and helping us organize the process of distribution.

OUR GRATITUDE GOES TO 

 

  • Malvina Mkrian visited our center with Zepure Ohannessian and spend a day with the moms and children teaching them arts and crafts.
  • Zepure Ohannessian giving art lessons and design purses and bags for ALCF sales in our events.
  • Our volunteer General Doctor Suzan Onanyan, Gynecologist Yeva Torosyan and the dentist Armine of Lux- Med dental clinic who continue their charity work, by providing a much needed medical and dental care to our residents ,and their children in our shelter.
  • Natali Pharm for donating organic Hipp baby food for our children enough, and extra to distribute to the needy.
  • Our gratitude goes to Anahid Ananian from Glendale for giving Medical seminars every Friday to the elders and Psychological sessions with the residents every Monday for six weeks.
P. S. We apologize for some of our news being late.  Our visitors are a lot during summer months and we missed mentioning some of the names. Our apologies.

We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.
Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….

Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:

ALCF  PO Box 3595 Seal Beach California 90740 USA   P 562.598.8025   F 562.598.7958   armenianlighthouse.org    armenianlighthouse@gmail.com
Armenia P 374-93-32-78-34 or 374-43-500-503 Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

Monthly newsletter July 2016

August 24, 2016

 GUESTS

July was an extremely busy month for ALCF. Our founders came to Armenia!!! And every day since they arrived, they have been striving to make the life of the Shelter residents more interesting and productive through new programs and initiatives.
Our deepest gratitude to all those who visited us and donated funds and other necessities. Our guests have a very positive effect on our Residents. They stop thinking about their problems and feel loved and cared for.

 

MYRADOON 

Myradoon is  full of life. Our residents are always busy. During sewing lessons  ZepureOhannessian from OC  came to our center and taught our residents how to paint on cloth. They painted lots of items for themselves.
As soon as our founders came to Armenia they organized baptism ceremony.   We celebrated the baptism of twelve  people: Children with their mothers and grandmothers.

 AID TO THE  COMMUNITIES 

The staff of ALCF  has a busy  schedule . They went 7 villages in different regions of Armenia and distributed humanitarian aid: clothings, shoes, toys, walkers.We received a lot of letters of requests, list of extended families from the communities who need clothes, shoes, bags and other necessary items. We continue to help Syrian refugees who come to our doors. Seta Ghazarian /founder/ gives special attention and extra aid to Syrian refugees as they have come to Armenia with nothing.

 

 NEWS

  • We celebrated our 10th anniversary of being registered as a charitable foundation in Armenia. One of our residents surprised us with flowers and cake with champagne for the celebration.
    We are grateful to our Lord that we have such girls that never forget God’s blessings through us.
  • Leo Manuelian and Tikran Sahakyan from Knights of Vartan Bakradouny Lodge together with many other young voluntaries collected and packed and shipped from New York 20 foot container to ALCF. We are grateful to God first and then to our Armenian communities for all they do for our homeland.

Our gratitude goes to

  • Our volunteer General Doctor Suzan Onanyan, Gynecologist Yeva Torosyan and the dentist Armine of Lux- Med dental clinic who continue their charity work,by providing a much needed medical and dental care to our residents ,and their children in our shelter.
  • Natali Pharm for donating organic Hipp baby food for our children enough, and extra to distribute to the needy
We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.
Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….
Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:
ALCF  PO Box 3595 Seal Beach California 90740 USA   P 562.598.8025   F 562.598.7958   armenianlighthouse.org    armenianlighthouse@gmail.com
Armenia P 374-93-32-78-34 or 374-43-500-503 Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

Monthly newsletter June 2016

July 27, 2016

 MYRADOON 

We started the month with a very joyful event. Celebrating June 1st– International Day for Protection of Children. We organized lots of interesting games and competitions in our center then gave the children presents. Our children had lots of fun and enjoyed their special day!
We donated presents to the children of Ptghunq kindergarten, as ALCF is their sponsor.
Our Myradoon is full of moms with their children who came here from different kinds of domestic problems. Our team do their best to solve their problems.
 AID TO THE COMMUNITIES 
ALCF distributed humanitarian aid to the Syrian families who live in Armavir region.
Thanks to Armavir municipality who sent us the list of these families and came themselves to participate in the process of distribution. The staff of  ALCF went to Shirak region and distributed clothes shoes and toys to  the villagers of Akhuryan and Jajuravan.
 USA  NEWS
On June 26th 2016 ALCF had an event which was organized by Mania & Allise in Medii kitchen.
We had a very good turn out. Lots of baskets were bought in silent auction and paintings by the supporters. We grossed over $14000. We are grateful for the strong  support we received from  OC and Glendale . Our next event will be in Glendale  on November 6th in Arax and Asped Davidian’s residence. Lots of paintings will be available  to be purchased  at that time.

 

          OUR GRATITUDE GOES TO 

  • Our volunteer General Doctor Suzan Onanyan, Gynecologist Yeva Torosyan and the dentists Armine of Lux- Med dental clinic who continue their charity work, by providing a much needed medical and dental care to our residents, and their children in our shelter.
  • Natali Pharm for donating organic Hipp baby food for our children enough, and extra to distribute to the needy
We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.
Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….
Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:
ALCF  PO Box 3595 Seal Beach California 90740 USA   P 562.598.8025   F 562.598.7958   armenianlighthouse.org    armenianlighthouse@gmail.com
Armenia P 374-93-32-78-34 or 374-43-500-503 Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

Monthly newsletter May 2016

June 20, 2016

 MYRADOON 

We started May with birthday party. On May 2nd  was Gor’s  first birthday party. His mother is 18 years old. They came  to our center from Tavush region. Her husband left her and the baby in the streets, she had nowhere to go.
Our girls participate in sewing, computer, English, manicure/pedicure, hairstyling, and cooking classes.  They make aprons, table clothes and other creative things.
We  celebrated  Ascension of Christ in our center.  Our residents were so excited, they danced under traditional Armenian music with the staff.

 

 AID TO THE COMMUNITIES 

We continue to help those who send us letters of requests, list of extended families from the communities who need clothes, shoes, bags and other necessary items.  Our staff went to distribute to  Noramarg village in Ararat region.
Please help us help these desperate needy Armenians !

NEWS FROM USA  

Hovig and Houri Mgerdichian from the Mormons in Utah gathered a 27 ft container full with pampers, wheelchairs, soaps, new clothing and shoes, and funds to ship to Armenia. The Armenian youth packed the items.
Our gratitude goes to Harout Bekearian for driving this container; a 16 hour drive from Utah to Long Beach.
Meanwhile at their arrival  the Ghazarian grandchildren and Zaher’s boys came to our rescue weighed and tagged every box. Soon we will ship another container. God blesses all that give back to his people.

 

NEWS FROM ARMENIA

  • Mesrobian school students with few teachers and Anchor parents visited our center with a bus load of students. They sponsored “Feed the Elders” program for that day.The students served the elders and toured the facility mingled with the residents and enjoyed the children by playing with them. Enjoyed a hot delicious meal prepared for them.
  •  Boulghourjian and Bablanian families from  Australia visited our center. It was a moving experience for both.They showered the children with presents. They sponsored ”Feed the elders,, program and served the elders. Toured around the center, then we went to see the kindergarten and post shelter, they played with our kids ,enjoyed their time in our center. Boulghourjian family also met with their sponsored family.

OUR GRATITUDE GOES TO 

  • Natali Pharm for donating organic Hipp baby food for our children enough, and extra to distribute to the needy.
  • General doctor Susana Onanyan, Gynecologist Yeva Torosyan and our dentist Armine from Lux Med Dental Clinic who continue their charity work, serving our residents, and participants of ALCF programs.

We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.

Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….

Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:

ALCF P.O. Box 3595 Seal Beach, California 90740

USA Ph # 562.598.8025

Armenia ph# 374-93-32-78-34, 374-43-500-503

Address in Armenia: Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

www.armenianlighthouse.org E-mail: armenianlighthouse@gmail.com

Our container was shipped to Armenia

May 11, 2016

Today we shipped our container to Armenia with friends and cousins helping made it more rewarding sharing our joy of giving to the Armenian refugees of Syria.  We also shipped 3 of 26 pallets of pampers donated by Pedig & Maro Fermanian of Super King Market. We are so grateful for this huge donation. God bless them and their families in abundance! Then we got together for dinner at the Ghazarian home to celebrate our joy.

 

Monthly newsletter April 2016

May 9, 2016

 MYRADOON 

This month our residents started working in the green house. Soon we will have lots of tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers. We promote the work of green house and  teach most of our residents how to grow and maintain vegetable crops, because many of our residents come from farming communities.It is essential to their survival when they leave the shelter.
We do our best to give them different venues to learn and work to earn money. We help   them  save for their future independence and healthy living outside our shelter.
Our residents continue their classes of sewing, computer, English, manicure/pedicure, hair styling, and cooking. With our founder Mrs. Seta, they did Bible study classes as well.

As soon as Seta Ghazarian came to Armenia, she organized baptism. We celebrated the baptism of twenty-four children with their mothers.  Twenty-one of them  were the residents of our center,it was a great celebration.
On April 7 we celebrated Mother’s day in Ptghunq kindergarten, they honored the kindergarten benefactor Seta Ghazarian.

 AID TO THE COMMUNITIES 

ALCF continues its light of hope program. We traveled to Paruyr Sevak village in Ararat  region and Jrashen village in Armavir region,we distributed necessary items to families in need. As always,we received lots of letters of requests.
We continue to help Syrian refugees who come to our doors.
Ani & Seta Mirzaian donated funds to purchase counter-top ovens for the Syrian-Armenians, we started distributing to the needy.

OUR GRATITUDE GOES TO

  • Sarmen and Talar Boghosian for donating lots of baby clothing, shoes and accessories. They spent time with the children. We welcome all visitors.
  • Natali Pharm for donating Hipp baby food in abundance.

 

 

Our founder left Armenia end of April to continue her noble work in America. Our staff and residents said their good byes and wished her a safe flight.

We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.
Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….

Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:

ALCF  PO Box 3595 Seal Beach California 90740 USA   P 562.598.8025   F 562.598.7958   armenianlighthouse.org    armenianlighthouse@gmail.com
Armenia P 374-93-32-78-34 or 374-43-500-503 Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1
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Monthly newsletter March 2016

April 12, 2016

EVENTS & MYRADOON 

       This month was full of joyful events and celebrations!!!    

  •  Our Founder/Executive Director Seta Ghazarian came to Armenia. She brought gifts and joy to our center. It’s always amazing to see Mrs. Seta in our center.
  • We celebrated Palm Sunday in Parakar church. Our founder  brought with her 200 crosses made of palm leaves from America. The ladies of the 40 Martyrs church gifted those to us through Maro Tufenkjian a friend of Mrs. Seta. All the parishioners enjoyed wearing these crosses. It was something new to experiencein Armenia.
  • We also celebrated Easter. Our residents went to church and afterwards they gathered around the table which was full of Easter goodies.
  •  With our assistant managers, the residents of Myradoon,  17 mothers and 26 children  went to  Yerevan State Puppet Theater and had a great and unforgettable time.

 

AID TO THE COMMUNITIES

We continue our humanitarian work.  The team of ALCF with  Seta Ghazarian and the sponsors do their  best to solve the problems of the needy  who come to our doors. This month our staff went to Vartanashen village in region Armavir  and distributed aid to 85 families.
As soon as Mrs. Seta came to Armenia she went to  Darpnik  village  where  lots of Syrian –  Armenians live. We give special attention to the problems of Syrian refugees and do our best to give a helping hand to all the Syrians.

 

 OUR GRATITUDE GOES TO

  • Armenian Tree Project  /ATP/ for donating 250 evergreen.
  • Twenty volunteers from UN Armenia for joining ATP and helping us with the tree planting.
  • Arsine Sahakyan and Armine Baghdasaryan from Vision International People group for organizing seminar for our residents and staff about health and hygiene.
We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.
Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…
 
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:
ALCF  PO Box 3595 Seal Beach California 90740 USA   P 562.598.8025   F 562.598.7958   armenianlighthouse.org    armenianlighthouse@gmail.com
Armenia P 374-93-32-78-34 or 374-43-500-503 Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

Monthly newsletter February 2016

March 24, 2016

  MYRADOON

Our Hot Line number (free of charge to the caller: 20-80) rings more often than ever. The residents are increasing in our shelter.

This month seven more women found shelter in Myradoon, with their innocent children. At the end of February,we already had 16 mothers  and 23 children living in the shelter.We also have a newborn baby boy Arman.

We do our utmost to help our residents tosolve their problems. We create   opportunities for them to start a new life.

Our residents made a great and unforgettable performance in our center. They performed  the death of Kikos which is well known  story   written by famous  poet Tumanyan.  They designed and sewed their dance costumes in our sewing room. It was an amazing night!

We celebrated two of our children’s birthday parties together. We are grateful to  Dan Desert for providing  us with two delicious cakes.

We celebrated Armenian traditional Trndez with our residents and staff. Ter Partev Kahana

came and explained  us about the meaning of  Trndez…

 

AID TO THE COMMUNITIES

ALCF continues it’slight of hope program. We distributed necessary items to families in need. As always, this month as well, we received a lot of letters of requests.We gave humanitarian aid to the  Ejmiatsin school pupils. We continue to help Syrian refugees who come to our doors.

 

 

 

Our gratitude goes to

  • Our volunteer General Doctor Suzan Onanyan, Gynecologist Yeva Torosyan and the dentists Armen and Armine of Lux- Med dental clinic who continue their charity work,  by providing a much needed medical and dental care to our residents ,and their children in our shelter.
  • Natali Pharm for donating organic Hipp baby food for our children enough, and extra to distribute to the needy

 

We are an open Shelter, Please come and visit our facility.

Make your donations to where it counts, and make a difference in the lives of our residents…

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO DO THIS WORK. PLEASE SHARE YOUR BLESSINGS WITH THE UNFORTUNATE….

Please make your heartfelt donations, on line or send a check to:

ALCF P.O. Box 3595 Seal Beach, California 90740

USA Ph # 562.598.8025

Fax # 562.598.7958

Armenia ph# 374-93-32-78-34, 374-43-500-503

Address in Armenia: Armavir Marz, Ptghunk Village, Vartanatz 1

www.armenianlighthouse.org E-mail: armenianlighthouse@gmail.com

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