My 26th Birthday Goes to Aleppo

As a child I remember going through my parents' wedding photos wondering why they had asked family and friends to donate to charity instead of accepting gifts. Today I am turning 26 and I think I finally get it. 

I grew up in a peaceful community in Aleppo where organizations like the Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) sustained a healthy community life through a vast body of devoted donors and volunteers. Today Syria is in war and AGBU has once again turned to its original charter of 1906 providing desperately needed aid to those in need.

Since the outbreak of Syria's Civil War, AGBU's Syria Relief Fund has provided a lifeline to thousands of families through the support of donors around the world and the help of over one hundred volunteers from within the country. Most of these volunteers are friends I grew up with, went to school with or served the community with as part of AGBU's scout movement. These brave men and women who stayed back in Syria have been putting their lives in danger every day to make sure aid reaches those who need it most.

Dear family and friends, for my 26th birthday I ask you to give me the gift of contributing to the humanitarian work my friends are doing on the ground. Please help me raise $2000 in support of AGBU's Syria Relief Fund.

Please visit http://agbu.org/syriarelief/ or contact me for further details
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 86 mos
  • Anita Anserian 
    • $100 
    • 86 mos
  • Sossy Sahakian 
    • $50 
    • 86 mos
  • Silvie Jierjian 
    • $25 
    • 86 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $60 
    • 86 mos
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Organizer

Anna Caroline 
Organizer
Cambridge, MA
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