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[FAR & BAFA Soup Kitchens]: FAR & BAFA Distribute Christmas Gifts to Nor Hajn Soup Kitchen.

January 7, 2011

Every holiday season FAR visits its five soup kitchens to deliver Christmas gifts to regular visitors. December 24 brought staff to Nor Hajn where they distributed to new clothes, shoes and jackets. A member of the Bay Area Friends of Armenia (BAFA), which financially supports the kitchens, also joined.

Christmas Presents for Soup Kitchen Beneficiaries

Credit: Felix Arustamyan

BAFA Board member Lusine Kassarjian distributed the clothes and toys she had gathered over the course of two months thanks to the support of numerous individuals and organizations, along with some helpful PR from Yerevan’s “Shunch” Yoga Center, which advertised the drive through their website and Facebook page.

BAFA Board Member Lusine Kassarjian
With Grandpas Hakob and Gurgen

Credit: Felix Arustamyan

Lusine moved from the U.S. to Armenia with her family two years ago. She now manages her own small company called “Molorak (Planet) and Arts.” She’s also the artistic director of the International Animation Film Festival “ReAnimania.”

“On the eve of this holiday, it is really important to bring at least a little joy and happiness to our beneficiaries, and present them Christmas gifts – particularly the warm clothes, which they will really need this winter,” said FAR Soup Kitchens Coordinator Rafik Martirosyan. “The warm clothes are no less important than their daily meals.”

Rafik Martirosyan Delivering the Christmas Presents


Christmas Presents for Nor Hajn Soup Kitchen Beneficiaries

Grandma with Christmas Presents

Credit: Felix Arustamyan

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