Fundraiser at Zov’s Bistro Tustin to highlight the problem of abuse against women
SEAL BEACH, Calif.–Paros “Lighthouse” Charitable Foundation USA invites the entire Armenian community of Southern California to “Sunday Afternoon in Springtime” on March 11 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Zov’s Bistro Tustin. Guests will enjoy luscious foods and great wines, and help support Paros “Lighthouse” Foundation’s unprecedented work assisting victims of domestic violence with safe shelter and professional supportive services in Armenia. Renowned attorney Mark Geragos, Esq. will be the honorary guest speaker. Tickets are $50 per person. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Foundation, thanks to Zov’s Bistro, which is generously underwriting the cost of the event.
Paros “Lighthouse” Foundation is the torchbearer in the fight against domestic violence in Armenia. Last year, it opened a 13,000 sq. ft. shelter/women’s center in the village of Ptghounk. Fifteen, fully appointed rooms safely house and feed neglected mothers with their babies as well as pregnant women. For women in immediate danger, it has established an emergency hotline number, “20-80”, which can be called from anywhere in Armenia, is free of charge for the caller, and connects directly to the Foundation’s office.
Other important foundation programs include vocational training, psychological counseling and therapy, sewing and cooking classes, women’s health services with an on-site OBGYN physician, dental health services with an on-site dentist, feeding the poor and elderly, supporting a local kindergarten, weekly Bible study, and donations of essential goods to the needy in Armenia and Artsakh.
Zuhrab and Seta Ghazarian have been providing assistance to the poorest of the poor in Armenia since 2000. The idea of Paros (meaning “lighthouse” in Armenian) was established by friends and supporters of the Ghazarian family, and grew out of their concern for Armenian women and children as well as the integrity of the Armenian family. Paros “Lighthouse” Armenian Charitable Foundation USA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, public benefit corporation registered in the State of California and Republic of Armenia.
For reservations and information about the March 11th luncheon, please call (562) 598-8025 or email parosfoundati[email protected]. Zov’s Bistro Tustin is located at 17440 E. 17th Street, Tustin, CA. For more information about Paros “Lighthouse” Charitable Foundation USA and to donate, please visit www.parosfoundation.org.