Fresno AYF Chapter Begins Winter Toy Drive

FRESNO–The Armenian Youth Federation’s Fresno “Kevork Chavoush” Chapter announced this week it has begun its 4th annual toy drive to benefit troubled orphans in Armenia.

The chapter will be packaging boxes filled with toys and shipping them to Armenia at the end of the year. Toys must be brand new and in their original boxes.

Donation boxes have been at the Fresno Armenian Center (2348 Ventura St. Fresno, CA 93721), as well as at local delis, restaurants, markets, and bakeries.

To donate to the toy drive, contact Sevag Jierian (559-301-2439) or Rita Marie Costanian (559-696-8358) or email:

Donors from the Los Angeles area can drop toys off at the AYF Western Region office in Glendale (104 N. Belmont St., Suite 206, Glendale, CA 91206). For information or direction, call (818) 507-1933 or email:

Toy Drive FlyerGlendale Donation Drop Off Location:

AYF-WR Office
104 N. Belmont St., Suite 206, Glendale, CA 91206

Fresno Donation Drop Off Locations:

Charlie Keyan Armenian Community School
Located at Herndon and Villa

Medicine Shoppe
Located at Fresno and Gettysburg

Fresno Armenian Community Center
Located at Ventura and M Street

Hye Market
Located at Bullard and West

Holy Trinity Armenian Apostolic Church

Located at Ventura and M Street

Nina’s Bakery
Located at Shaw and West

Fresno Deli
Located at Fresno and Gettysburg

Kern St. Cobbler Shoe Repair & Alterations
Located at Kern and M Street

Armenian Student Organization (ASO-Fresno)
Located at California State University, Fresno.
The Armenian Studies Office in the Peters Building


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