WELLESLEY, Mass.—On Fri., Sept. 26, the Boston area Armenian Missionary Association of America (AMAA) Child and Orphan Care Committee held a highly successful wine and dine cocktail event, called “In the Spirit of Giving,” at the Wellesley Country Club.
Host Michele Simourian welcomed AMAA Executive Director Zaven Khanjian, who set the tone for the evening with some words of inspiration. Committee member Joyce Janjigian then introduced celebrity auctioneer and Channel 5 weathercaster Mike Wankum, who was dubbed an “honorary Armenian.” Music for the evening was provided by the John Baboian Trio. Guests were all smiles as raffle winners were announced and highest bidders revealed, appreciative of the evening’s gracious donors and guests. All proceeds from the event went to benefit AMAA’s children’s programs in Armenia and Nagorno-Karabagh.
Reflecting on the event, Khanjian called it “…well planned, well organized, well attended, well groomed, well meant, well understood, and well concluded. Kudos to every lovely, motivated, and energetic member of the committee.”
Founded in 1918, the AMAA is a non-profit charitable organization that aims to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people everywhere, both at home and overseas without discrimination. To fulfill this worldwide mission, the AMAA maintains a range of educational, evangelistic, relief, social services, church, and child care ministries in Armenia and in 23 other countries around the world, and often partners with other relief agencies to aid disaster-stricken areas throughout the world. For more information, visit www.amaa.org or contact the AMAA Headquarters by writing to 31 West Century Road, Paramus, NJ 07652; calling (201) 265-2607, or e-mailing [email protected]