For the price of . . .

BY BEDROS BANDAZIAN


A cup of Starbucks coffee: $2.

A sandwich, chips & soda at Subway: $10.

A hardcover book from Amazon.com: $25.

A dinner out with the family at Applebees: $75.

Two tickets to a music concert or the theater: $125.

A nice day at the baseball stadium with the kids: $200.

These are just a few of the costs we pay every month for our life in the modern world.

A little more here, a bit less there, but on top of all our other obligations, these types of small treats we allow ourselves really start to add up.

Which brings me right to my point:

For the price of any of these – from $2 to $200 – you can make a real difference for the Armenian Cause by becoming a monthly on-line donor to the ANCA Endowment Fund.

With our Telethon just around the corner on May 31st, there couldn’t be a better time to make this ongoing commitment through our secure on-line website http://www.2009telethon.org/donate.php.

Sending just $10 or $25 every 30 days may not seem like much, but because the Endowment leverages the volunteer energy of over 100,00 volunteer activists, your donation will make a big impact in strengthening our Armenian American voice in Washington and communities across America.

Plus, your steady giving helps us plan more effectively for the future.

And because receiving monthly gifts by credit card allows us to put your money to work right away, you will help us save both processing time and money.

It’s quick, easy, and hassle-free. And you can cancel at any time.

So become an ongoing contributor to Armenian American empowerment today.

To sign up as a sustaining supporter of the Armenian Cause, just visit our secure online website http://www.2009telethon.org/donate.php and in less than two-minutes you’ll be proud member of the ANCA Endowment team.

Editor’s Note: Bedros Bandazian, a long-time community leader, is, among his other responsibilities, the Executive Committee Chairman of the Armenian Heritage Cruise, which, for 12 years, has brought together tens of thousands of Armenian Americans for a week of fellowship on the high seas. He serves professionally as the Chairman of the Real Estate firm Bandazian & Holden in Richmond, Virginia.

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