Local AYF Hosts Armenian Breakfast Fundraiser

Greater Boston 'Nejdeh' Chapter Raising Money for Camp Javakhk

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After church on Sunday, the local Armenian community joined the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) Greater Boston ‘Nejdeh’ Chapter for a traditional fool and mamounia breakfast. About 100 members of the community attended Sunday’s breakfast fundraiser to support Camp Javakhk, a program that consists of day camps in the villages of Akhalkalak, Akhaltskha, Ninotsminda and Dzalka within the Armenian-populated Javakhk region of Georgia. 

AYF member Ani Khatchadourian presented a brief overview about Camp Javakhk and shared her own personal experience while volunteering back in 2017. The presentation was moving and well received by the crowd. The group raised almost two-thousand dollars, which will allow the sponsorship of approximately 36 campers. 

For more information and updates on the camp throughout the year, you can follow Camp Javakhk on Facebook and Instagram. Those who wish to donate to the program can visit the Camp Javakhk Facebook page and click on the donate button; checks (made payable to Camp Javakhk) can be sent to the Hairenik building (80 Bigelow Ave, Watertown, MA 02472). The cost to sponsor a camper is $50; this covers meals, educational and arts and crafts materials, and also a tee shirt to help their memorable experience last a lifetime. 

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Founded in 1933, The Armenian Youth Federation is an international, non-profit, youth organization of the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF). The AYF-YOARF Eastern United States stands on five pillars that guide its central activities and initiatives: Educational, Hai Tahd, Social, Athletic and Cultural. The AYF also promotes a fraternal attitude of respect for ideas and individuals amongst its membership. Unity and cooperation are essential traits that allow members of the organization to work together to realize the AYF’s objectives.

1 Comment

  1. There is a touch of irony in a “fool and mamounia” breakfast hosted by an organization that is supposed to foster Armenian, not Lebanese or Syrian, awareness. Dig a little deeper (like consulting an old American-Armenian cookbook) and you will fulfill your organizational mission a bit better.

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