Hayastan Foundation fundraising dinner to support displaced Artsakh residents

TORONTO—In response to the devastating humanitarian crisis in Artsakh, the Hayastan Foundation Toronto is gearing up for its annual fundraising dinner on Sunday, Oct. 15, with all proceeds dedicated to providing immediate humanitarian support for the displaced people of Artsakh.

As the situation in Artsakh has grown increasingly dire, the Foundation is calling on its friends and donors to join forces in a show of solidarity with those who have been gravely affected by the ongoing catastrophe. This year’s fundraising event will be a solemn gathering focused solely on extending a lifeline to the displaced residents of Artsakh, demonstrating that they are not forgotten.

The funds raised during the event will be channeled into emergency relief efforts. Over 100,000 people have fled Artsakh for Armenia, many with only the clothes on their backs. The primary focus of the Foundation’s efforts is to provide essential humanitarian assistance through emergency kits containing:

  • Food products: rice, buckwheat, pasta, potato, vegetable oil, tea, coffee, cookies, sugar, disposable cups, disposable plates
  • Hygiene items: soap, shampoo, kids’ shampoo, detergent (for 30 laundry cycles), toothpaste, toothbrushes, wet wipes, tissues
  • Personal hygiene items: baby diapers, sanitary pads, diapers for the elderly, dusting powder
  • Baby food: milk mixture, porridge, milk bottles

The Hayastan Foundation Toronto emphasizes this mission’s urgency and implores all who can attend to do so. For those who are undecided, the Foundation appeals to their sense of duty to stand with the people of Artsakh and Armenia during this critical time. For those unable to attend, donations are welcomed and encouraged.

Hayastan Foundation fundraising dinner to support displaced Artsakh residents (Flyer provided by the Hayastan Foundation)

Migirdic Migirdician, Chairman of the Hayastan Foundation Toronto, expressed his gratitude in advance for the compassion and generosity of supporters. Let’s stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters from Artsakh and Armenia and respond now to their cry for help – their very survival depends on us,” Migirdician said in an open letter to the community. 

The fundraising dinner will take place on Oct. 15, 2023, at 5 p.m., at the Armenian Community Centre in Toronto. The Foundation is committed to making a meaningful impact in the lives of those displaced by the ongoing crisis in Artsakh and calls upon the community to join in this vital humanitarian effort.