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Donations During the Winter Season December 26, 2013

Posted by angela.duvalyan in : General Announcements , add a comment

Greetings! Fellow Community Member,

We are writing on behalf of the Armenian Students’ Association (ASA) at UC Berkeley to sincerely request your participation in our upcoming events, bi-monthly meetings and expanding community! All of our hosted events are free for the public, as it is our mission to unite people of all backgrounds in the unique opportunity to share in the rich culture and tradition of the Armenian collective in the Bay Area. As fundraising for our non-profit university organziation is critical in order to continue successfully providing you, our community suscribers, with our highly anticipated and engaging events year-round, we humbly look towards families, businesses, and community organizations to help support the Armenian community in our efforts at UC Berkeley. We hope to raise $2,000 dollar by the end of the spring semester 2014.

Your donation will help make our organization’s mission a reality and supports our annual cultural showcases and our new high school scholarship program. Moreover, this year, in an attempt to give back to our homeland, we have decided to sponsor a child in Armenia, as well as hold a clothing/book/toy drive. Lastly, as per usual, we will continue to host our  upcoming Genocide Awareness Week (GAW), which will take place from April 20-25, 2013. During this special week of action, we gather leading scholars from around the world to participate in panel lectures and discussions, screen educational movies/documentaries, and hold a benefit concert for the campus community and the general public. We close our week-long tribute with United Hands Across Cal, an Oski Award-winning event. Through Armenian poetry and song, we raise our voices about the injustices of genocide and encourage those who hear our story to do the same. While continuing legacies like building a memorial that will be guarded 24 hours a day throughout the entire week, symbolizing our unfaltering fight for justice, we look forward to establishing new legacies, such hosting our very own “Tebi Yergir: Repatriation to the Homeland” event. We foresee over 300 participants joining us, each bringing his or her own knowledge, awareness and empowerment to the growing community. We genuinely hope that you will dedicate time to participate in such an empowering function that your neighbors, customers, and community members work so hard and long to bring to life. In doing so, you will be joining us in keeping our community and culture alive and thriving.

The UC Berkeley Armenian Students’ Association is a sponsored student group of the Associated Students of the University of California, a non-profit unincorporated association, IRS Code 501c3. Your donation to the ASUC on behalf of ASUC/Armenian Students’ Association may be claimed as charitable (if made by December 31st).  If you would like to donate, please click on the link below.

Thank you so much for your contribution. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!