ECHMIADZIN, Armenia – Mer Doon is pleased to announce that Megerian Carpet Armenia will host and sponsor its 10th anniversary celebration on October 10, 2016 at Megerian Carpet Factory Showroom. All proceeds from the evening will go to Mer Doon. Due to limited space, the event is by invitation only.
The party will feature amazing silent and live auctions, a gourmet buffet by stations, entertainment by Martin Aharonyan and Marine Hakobyan, and notable guest speakers, including former and current residents of Mer Doon. The silent auction will feature small hand woven rugs, which have been specially created by Mer Doon’s orphaned young women.
Karen Ayvazyan, Megerian Carpet Marketing Director, stated, “Our company is excited to host and sponsor Mer Doon’s 10th anniversary party. We first discussed this idea in April and have been working for months to make sure that the event will be unforgettable. We greatly admire Mer Doon’s work with orphaned and disadvantaged girls in Armenia, and know that this partnership will be a lasting one.”
“It’s truly an honor that the Megerian family has generously offered to host and sponsor our anniversary festivities. Mer Doon has survived the test of time and, 10 years later, our program is stronger and more vibrant than ever. We have welcomed and nurtured nearly 50 girls in our program and are extremely proud of the upstanding, educated, talented, and compassionate women they have become. We have taken diamonds in the rough and turned them into sparkling gems,” stated Tigranuhi Karapetyan, Mer Doon’s Executive Director.
The Megerian Family has been involved in selling, restoring, and manufacturing fine Oriental rugs for over four generations. Originally from Armenia, the Megerians established their rug trade business in the United States in 1917. The Megerian tradition and integrity in the fine craft of handmade rug making as well as the restoration of rugs and tapestries is world renown. The Megerian family has been the benchmark producer of New York City’s handmade rugs and tapestries.
The Megerians apply unparalleled skill in the creation of rugs and tapestries of uncompromising artistry and workmanship. Each signed piece represents a rare combination of Old World craftsmanship and the design aesthetics of today’s most discerning clientele. Every Megerian design is copyrighted to ensure its individuality. Each work is a product of the integrity of the Megerian touch, from the discriminating selection of original materials and dyes, to the painstaking attention to knotting technique, to the completely thorough final inspection in the antique making. For more information, visit www.megeriancarpet.am.
Mer Doon’s mission is championed by many corporate, organizational, and individual supporters. Mer Doon’s corporate and organizational partners include U.S. Embassy Women’s Mentoring Program, Embassy of Lithuania, Microsoft Armenia, Megerian Rugs & Carpet, Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR), Society for Orphaned Armenian Relief (SOAR), Echmiadzin Municipality, Gavar Orphanage, Vanadzor Orphanage, Armenia Tree Project, Armenian Eyecare Project (AECP), SOS Children’s Village, and St. John Armenian Church – Detroit Women’s Guild.
Mer Doon provides orphaned and disadvantaged young women (ages 18-24) a loving and nurturing place to call “home.” Our mission is to educate and empower girls with skills to live independently in mainstream society. The organization’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Tigranuhi Karapetyan, manages the daily operations of the program.
Mer Doon is located in Echmiadzin, Armenia. It is a registered nonprofit organization in the State of Connecticut and a nongovernmental organization registered in the Republic of Armenia. It has no political or religious affiliations. Tax-deductible donations can be made by going to www.mer-doon.com and clicking on “Donate.” Visitors are always welcome!