NORTH HOLLYWOOD, Calif.—In celebration of the New Year and Christmas, the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood will be hosting its very own “Toys for Tots” event on Saturday, January 4, 2014, between 12 noon and 2pm. The event will take place at St. Paul Assyrian Chaldean Catholic Church, located at 13050 Vanowen Street, where the Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood holds its regular services under the pastorship of Very Rev. Father Muron Aznikian, who will be present to give his blessings.
This non-denominational event is open to the entire community. All children in attendance who are between the ages of three and twelve years old, irrespective of their racial, ethnic, religious, or cultural background will receive a Free Christmas Gift. The big jolly man in the red suit, Santa Claus himself, will also be in attendance to add to the festivities.
“The Armenian Apostolic Church of North Hollywood decided to host this event to once again emphasize its commitment to the well-being and happiness of all the residents of our community and neighborhood. Though we are an Armenian organization, our mission is to serve and assist our entire community, Armenian and non-Armenian alike, especially the disadvantaged and those in need, not just during the holidays but during the entire year”, stated Seta Tarpinian, chairwoman of the church’s Board of Trustees.
Levon Baronian, chairman of the Armenian National Committee of America’s East San Fernando Valley Chapter added “we salute the Armenian Church of North Hollywood for its generosity and commitment to the spirit of giving and encourage all our friends who hold public offices to get the word out to their constituents about this unique occasion.”
For more information about the event, please contact Seta Tarpinian by telephone at (818) 481-4378 or by e-mail at S.Tarpin@yahoo.com.