|Posted by [email protected] on January 16, 2013 at 1:10 PM|
Another Successful Christmas Fundraiser for the AGBU Young Professionals of Boston
Cambridge – On the evening of Saturday January 12th, the AGBU Young Professionals of Boston held the 3rd Annual Armenian Christmas Party Fundraiser at Nubar in Cambridge’s historic Sheraton Commander Hotel. The event is now known as AGBU YP Boston’s signature event and Armenian young professionals from Boston as well as other parts of New England attended the holiday festivities. Guests enjoyed appetizers and cocktails in the bar and lounge area of Nubar all while supporting an important initiative.
This year the young professionals chose to raise funds for a Pan-YP Greenhouse Project, which will be funded, developed and implemented by AGBU YP groups around the world. The Greenhouse Project will provide sustainability and self-sufficiency to the 400 at-risk villagers in Barekamavan, Armenia, in the Tavush region located treacherously close to the Azeri border. The greenhouses will provide a source of income for the villagers and will help ensure the survival and sovereignty of Armenia’s borders. 2012 Chairperson Laura Michael spoke briefly to acknowledge the committee’s hard work and also welcomed several new committee members for 2013. While explaining the importance of the Greenhouse Project she thanked all attendees and donors and concluded by saying, “I hope that all of you can one day visit Barekamavan and see the greenhouses that you all had a part in building.”
The 2013 AGBU YP Boston Steering committee is in the midst of planning several upcoming events. Please save the date for a happy hour on March 14th at Mead Hall in Cambridge.
For more information about the chapter, volunteer opportunities or donations please find AGBU YP Boston on Facebook or contact the committee directly at [email protected] or at http://agbuypboston.webs.com. For further information regarding the Greenhouse Project, please visit www.agbu.org/ypsgogreen.