Amidst the violent conflict, AGBU is working to ensure that Armenians in Syria receive the food, healthcare, shelter and emergency assistance they need.
On October 25, 2013 YP TORONTO organized a successful fundraiser at Troika Vodka Boutique in downtown Toronto. With over 100 young professionals in attendance, YP TORONTO raised both awareness about the crisis and critical funds for the AGBU Humanitarian Emergency Relief Fund. For more information on this event, click here.
YP TORONTO held two additional fundraisers for AGBU Syria Relief Fund at the local AGBU center and Church Aperitivo Bar. For details, click here.
To contribute to the AGBU Syria Emergency Fund, please visit http://agbu.org/syriarelief or download Syria Pledge Form.
AGBU YP Giving
The YP Network makes it a priority to invest in Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh, and locally by fundraising for initiatives which need our greatest attention and assistance. Since inception, the YP Network has donated over $568,000 to important initiatives with the majority of funds allocated to Armenia. Recent beneficiaries of giving efforts include, the AGBU YP Endowment Fund for the Children’s Centers which is valued over $179,000, the AGBU Humanitarian Emergency Relief Fund in support of Syrian Armenians, the American University of Armenia, the AGBU New York Summer Intern Program, AGBU Generation Next Mentorship Program, and the Pan-YP Greenhouse Project.
Pan-YP Greenhouse Project for Armenia
After meeting with success on its first pan-YP project in Khachik, Armenia, the YP Network flexed its global muscle for a second time in 2013 and launched a brand new project to build greenhouses on the fertile, yet disenfranchised land of Barekamavan. Located treacherously close to the Azeri border in the Tavush province of Armenia, Barekamavan is home to 400 at-risk villagers with limited to no income-generating opportunities.
Thanks to the goodwill of the YP Network, two greenhouses were recently constructed in Barekamavan to promote economic self-sufficiency and sustainability, and help ensure the survival and sovereignty of Armenia’s borders. For more information on the project and a list of participating YP Groups and YP Partners, visit www.agbu.org/ypsgogreen.