Thanks to the opportunity given to St. Garaberd Armenian Apostolic Church of the Desert by The Salvation Army, a well known Charitable Organization, we’ve been able to participate in their “Christmas Angel” program and donated Christmas bags with all new shoes, clothes and toys to 10 poor children living in the Coachella Valley.
Parishioners – Mr. Patrick Bedrossian, Ms. Alice Safoyan and Ms. Rosalie Kalamian brought their Christmas bags to the Church’s office and Fr. Krikor together with Yeretsgeen Anoush went shopping for seven more kids with the money generously donated by Mrs. Lida Nobakht, Mrs. Turpanjian and friend (guests from Los Angeles) and Ms. Hripsime Hougasian.
When Fr. Krikor delivered the bags to the Salvation Army, Cathedral City branch, there was a long line of poor people waiting for food. Among them were mommies with children who said to their little ones, “Look, these are gifts that are coming from Jesus”, when they saw Fr. Krikor loaded with the colorful Christmas bags.
It was such a heart moving experience! You made such a difference in 10 children’s lifes! God’s abundant blessing is upon you and yours!