On Sunday December 11th, more than 100 community members attended the AYF South Bays Holiday Breakfast fundraiser. The goal of the breakfast was to raise funds for an upcoming campaign the AYF is dedicating to Artsakh, as well as to collect canned food for local families in need.
Marine Karapetyan, an Executive member of the South Bay chapter, gave the opening remarks where she said that the objective of the fundraiser is to sponsor a project in Armenia every year, and this year, they decided to join the AYFs efforts to assist those who fought in the Artsakh war.
“The AYF Central Executive will be focusing its energies in 2012 on Artsakh and the brave men and women who continue to put their lives on the line for its independence, explains AYF Central Executive chairperson David Arakelyan. As part of our campaign, we will be organizing a series of events to both raise awareness and help raise funds. We hope that Armenian communities across Western America will join us the same way the South Bay community supported their local chapter’s efforts this Sunday.”
Founded in 1933, the Armenian Youth Federation is the largest and most influential Armenian-American youth organization in the United States working to advance the social, political, educational, and cultural awareness of Armenian-American youth.