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Monthly Newsletter January 2017

March 2, 2017

MYRADOON

Beginning of January, there is still the breath of New Year, theaters donated us tickets for the New Year performances. Our residents went to Puppet Theater, then Home of Moscow organized a great show for the children and in the middle of the month we took them to the Russian theater named after Stanislavsky. Participation in such cultural events make our residents life interesting and more colorful.
Christmas evening they went to St. Mary’s church in Parakar.  After holy liturgy, the Christmas dinner was waiting for them in our center!
The vocational trainings are ongoing. We do our utmost to have a positive effect on the lives and well being of our residents and their children. We also always teach them to appreciate their God-given gift of motherhood.

 

 AID TO THE COMMUNITIES
We continue our charity work distributing different kinds of items to the needy families.
Starting 2016 we have a new program. We visit different maternity hospitals and surprise mothers with presents(newborn clothing, blankets and pampers) for their newborns. We have already given the presents to more than 500 newborns.
We continue to help Syrian refugees who come to our ALCF center.Almost every day we give kitchenware, blankets, warm clothing to at least 7-9 families.Armenia hasn’t seen such a cold winter many years and this is one of the reasons our letter of requests amount has multiplied, people mostly ask for warm clothing and blankets.
Our staff continues visiting villages and distributing aid, not paying attention to the roads; which are covered with snow and it’s -25 C. We visited the villages Parpi & Nazrvan in Aragatsotn province. After the distribution,the village mayors gave us appreciation certificates.

 

 

WE EXPRESS OUR DEEP GRATITUDE TO 
  • All the donors in California and Utah who donated clothing, toys, pampers, kitchenware , blankets,and many other items for the underprivileged people in Armenia. The container arrived at ALCF center on the 31st of January.
  • Father Partev who did the water Blessing (Jrorhneq) and blessed the whole center. All our residents plus people from neighboring villages attended the ceremony. He also blessed our food.
  • General doctor Susanna Onanyan and dentist Armine Kamalyan who continue their charity work,  by providing a much needed medical and dental care to our residents ,and their children in our shelter.

 

 

 

 

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

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 ourresidents…

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

 

 

Monthly Newsletter December 2016

February 28, 2017

MYRADOON

 

  Please watch the latest video:

       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78yoVYGJODQ&feature=youtu.be

 

   Read the latest article:   https://goo.gl/YMZnPG

This month was extremely busy for ALCF. As the holidays were closer we were busy with organizing parties, preparing presents for all the participants of our programs and kindergarten; who prepared New Year’s “handes” and invited us to take part in it.

Our residents surprised us with their great New Year performance. The children were amazing imitating cartoon heroes, mothers were reciting poems and singing.  The performance was fantastic, Mrs. Ghazarian joined to the show by skype, and we applauded our residents and thanked them for the wonderful emotions.

In the middle of the month our residents were invited to Yerevan State Puppet theatre to the show “New Year’s miracle”. After the show residents toured around the city and enjoyed the Christmas decorations all around Yerevan.
They also visited Northern avenue lodge where their handicrafts were shown. Vrej and Hermineh Gregorians joined us in the Northern Avenue as well and bought some interesting handicrafts from the lodge.   The visit gave our residents some new extraordinary strength to continue to work day and night making big and small bags, door stops, Christmas stockings and other necessities. The campaign of helping more underprivileged families was organized by  UCOM /Telecommunication company/  and ALCF got involved in that program  trying to bring joy to those who need it at the best time of the year.

 

At the end of the year, we organized a great festivity for our residents!
We gave them a traditional Armenian New Year, with lots of food. Santa Clause came and brought presents for our children and moms. They enjoyed the day!

 

 AID TO THE COMMUNITIES

The amount of letters of requests and communities who ask for help were multiplied in December. We do the utmost to reach everybody who needs help.
We sent warm clothing, toys to Kharabagh’s needy families.
We continue to help Syrian Armenians who  are coming to our ALCF center in bus loads. We have distributed so far more than 75 portable ovens,  100 heaters,  70 pots & pans, 50 portable cloth drying racks, dishes, blankets, warm clothing. We were working in the cold weather outside putting all the clothing, blankets, and kitchenware on the tables, whoever came could choose what they need. Almost 90 Syrians families of (5-9 members in each family) immigrants, received aid only in  December.

 

“Feed the Elders” program is ongoing thanks to our supporters!  We organized a Christmas party for the program participants. Elders enjoyed Christmas carols during all the luncheon and danced waltz with the Santa, then we distributed their gifts.  Residents continue serving them with limitless love. Our elders left the center with smiles on their faces, fully enjoyed their days.

 

 

NEWS & EVENTS

  • December 7th shipment from LB was our 5 th 40 footer this year, another 20 footer came from Knights of Vartan New Jersey thanks to all the donors to make this a Blessed year for all the Armenians in Armenia specially the Syrian Armenians.

  • Sosy Hachigian with her children arranged cloth drive in Corona Del Mar High school, Armenian Club to gather clothing from different families. Collected and boxed 30 boxes in Hachigian’s garage. We thank the Hachigian family and all involved from the Armenian club for doing this from their heart and sharing God’s blessings with the unfortunate.

  • We had our table in Christmas boutique at Ari Giragos school in Santa Ana. We did very well raising funds for the cause. Thanks to all the donors.

  • We had another table for Christmas boutique  in St Mary’s church in Newport, and did well.

  • We thank Children Association NGO for donating food for our residents.
  • Now it is easier to make your donations.

             Just go to: http://Paypal.Me/Armenianlighthouse


Please support this Godly work and make your end of year donations now. This Foundation deals direct with the needy and the underprivileged.

  • We are going to have an event. Please keep March 19 open for an event in Glendale “Ararat” Homenetmen. We’ll post the detailed information and send you the flyer soon.

 

 

Our staff had a great New Year party. Our executive director Mrs. Seta prepared presents for all of us before leaving Armenia in October. We thank her for being so attentive and giving each staff member such beautiful presents.
We are very grateful for her unconditional love❤❤❤

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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 for end of year, 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

Monthly Newsletter November 2016

December 26, 2016

MYRADOON
 

As it gets colder the residents numbers increase in our shelter. Four new residents with their children came to our center in November. One of them is 17 years old with a newborn. She came here straight from the hospital. No parents, no relatives. The man left her as he had nowhere to take her to live.
A new baby girl was born in our shelter,mother called her Mariam.
Our girls continue their classes.  It’s nice to see them full of life and a desire to start everything new.
Our residents made a lot of big and small bags, door stops, Christmas stockings and cards and we donated them to UCOM /Universal Communication/  corporation and they put them in the Christmas boutique in Northern avenue (HususayinBoghoda)to sell for charitable causes and help more needy families.
In November, staff and residents started to decorate the center getting ready for the New Year.
 
 
AID TO THE COMMUNITIES
 
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 ALCF center in bus loads crying for heaters, dishes, pots & pans, portable ovens in addition to cloths jackets and blankets.
We have purchased so far more than 60 heaters and 30 ovens, 50 pots & pans and 30 portable cloth drying racks here in Armenia.
We need more as the demand is great and we cannot possibly do it without your help!!!!!
We gave blankets, baby layettes and pampers to all new born babies in hospitals.
 
 

 

OUR  GRATITUDE GOES TO
 
  • Our volunteer General Doctor Suzan Onanyan, dentistArmineQamalyan ofLux- 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.
  • We thank Natali Pharm for donating organic Hipp baby food for our children enough, and extra to distribute to the needy.

 

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 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.

 

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