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SOAR

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Review for Hopscotch Adoptions Inc, High Point, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Professional and caring orphan advocates and highly dedicated to facilitating adoptions in the Caucasus region.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field
 

Review for Society For Orphaned Armenian Relief, Radnor, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR) was launched in 2006 after their founders, George and Erica Yacoubian, adopted their oldest daughter from Armenia. SOAR, based in the suburbs of Philadelphia but with 28 Chapters worldwide, provides humanitarian relief to orphaned Armenian children in Armenia, Artsakh, Javakh, and Lebanon. SOAR's annual distributions have increased significantly over the past 7 years, from approximately $60,000 in 2006 to $345,000 in 2011.

Most importantly, however, is the dedication of their volunteers. SOAR has no paid staff – every contributor volunteers their time. SOAR has experienced significant growth during the past several years, both in terms of tangible distributions and geographic presence. Some volunteers are parents of adopted Armenian children; others simply recognize the significance of SOAR’s humanitarian contributions and want to help perpetuate its mission. The bond that exists among SOAR’s national and international volunteers is the recognition that orphaned children represent the most vulnerable population of Armenian society and the unwavering belief that concerted efforts can provide these children with the resources fundamental to their physical, emotional, and intellectual development.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Role:  Board Member