AYF Clothing Drive to Aid Orphans in Armenia, Artsakh, Javakhk

By AYFWest · Nov 23, 2010

GLENDALE, Calif.—The Armenian Youth Federation will be collecting new and used clothing from across the community this holiday season to donate to several orphanages in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakhk. The clothing drive will last until the end of January.

“We are excited to take on this project because we know that our local community will rally around the effort to help youth in Armenia, Artsakh and Javakh,” exclaimed AYF Western Region Chairman Arek Santikian. “Armenian children in orphanages often lack some of the basic comforts we take for granted. Our humble goal is to try and help.”

Participants are encouraged to donate a variety of clothing items, shoes, and other accessories. We ask that donated items be in good condition with no tears.

The following is a tentative list of locations:

  1. Belmont Agoump: 104 N. Belmont St. 3rd Floor, Glendale CA 91205 - (ALL DAY)
  2. Alex Pilibos Armenian School : 1615 North Alexandria Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90027 – (8 AM to 4 PM)
  3. Valley AYF Room at Ferrahian : 5300 White Oak Ave. , Encino CA 91316 – (8 PM to 10 PM or Drop in front of the door)
  4. Mesrobian Armenian School : 8420 Beverly Rd., Pico Rivera CA 90660 – (8 AM to 4 PM)
  5. ANCA-WR (Belmont 2nd Floor) : 104 N. Belmont St. Ste. 200, Glendale CA 91206
  6. Glendale Ararat: 3347 N. San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles CA 90065
  7. Pasadena Armenian Center: 2242 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena CA 91107 – (ALL DAY)
  8. Orange County Armenian Center: 5305 W. McFadden Ave., Santa Ana, CA 92704
  9. Crescenta Valley Agoump: 2633 Honolulu Avenue, Montrose CA 91020
  10. Asbarez: 1203 N Vermont Ave, Hollywood CA 90029
  11. ARS-WR: 517 W. Glenoaks Blvd., Glendale CA 91202
  12. Glendale Youth Center: 213 W. Chestnut St., Glendale CA 91204
  13. Hollywood Agoump: 1611 N Kenmore Ave, Los Angeles CA 90027
  14. Montebello Agoump: 420 W. Washington Blvd., Montebello CA 90640 – (ALL DAY)
  15. Fresno Agoump: 2348 Ventura Street, Fresno CA 93721

For a complete list of drop off locations,  contact AYF – WR at 818.507.1933.

Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) has grown to become the largest and most influential Armenian American youth organization; with chapters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world. Inspired by our past and motivated by the needs of the future, the AYF actively strives to advance the social, political, educational and cultural awareness of all Armenian youth.


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AYF - Western Region
104 N. Belmont St, Ste. 313
Glendale, CA 91206
818 . 507 . 1933