“Style in Motion” was the theme of the fourth annual Christmas Luncheon sponsored by the New Jersey Child and Orphan Care Committee. The event, chaired by Anita Buchakjian, was held at Neiman Marcus in Paramus, NJ on December 5. Over $13,000 was raised to help AMAA sponsored children in Armenia with emergency medical needs.
Over 75 guests were greeted by striking models wearing the newest fashions and enjoyed a special presentation by Elad Yifrach, founder and designer of L’Object, handcrafted pieces for the home.
MJ Hekemian, Chair of the NJ Child and Orphan Care Committee, welcomed Rev. Mgrdich Melkonian, Interim Executive Director/CEO of the AMAA, who led the group in prayer before the program.
Tigran Melkonyan, Manager of the AMAA Child Sponsorship Department, presented the program’s history and announced that 85 children have been helped with their special medical needs since the program’s start. Elizabeth Karalian, Development Department Assistant, shared one of the special cases that the AMAA has been able help due to the support of this fund.
The AMAA would like to thank all of those who attended the Luncheon in support of this important cause and Neiman Marcus for hosting such a lovely affair. A special thank you goes to MJ Hekemian and her daughter, Lisa Hekemian Mongelli, for underwriting this event.