Raise money. Raise awareness.

Create your own personal campaign for the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF) and get your family and friends involved in a cause that is meaningful to you. myCOAF is the perfect way to start any kind of fundraising project, such as running a marathon, hosting a party or dedicating your birthday, and more.

Here are some success stories:

Find some inspiration from 10-year-old Nella Khachian, and have your friends and family give the gift that lasts. Donate your birthday to COAF. That is exactly what Nella did. In lieu of gifts, Nella asked her family and friends to make a donation to COAF. If you don’t feel like celebrating your birthday this year with cake and presents, celebrate by changing a child's life.

Nella isn’t the only one to create her own fundraising campaign. Erin Melikian, of Virginia, found an inspiring way to honor her parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. Blessed to have all they wanted, they asked friends and family to make a donation to COAF. The Melikians chose COAF due to the unique approach COAF has taken in Armenia by helping to revive and sustain village life.

Not motivated yet? COAF’s own Danielle Hacet launched her own campaign to raise funds to rebuild three health posts in the Baghramyan region of Armenia. She ran two full marathons and four half marathons, covering more than 100 miles of terrain to complete her campaign. 

You don’t need to run a marathon to make a difference. In fact, you don’t even need an occasion to celebrate. Create your own original fundraising campaign. Narine Vartanian, of Anchorage, Alaska, started a club called Project Armenia, which meets monthly at her high school. As a group, they have found different, creative ways to raise funds. This includes holding a bake sale, running a coat check at a local event, and caroling around the holidays.

From hosting events to donating occasions to challenging yourself in a new a way, the sky is the limit. You can organize, advertise, and coordinate anything in a creative way to help Armenia’s most vulnerable children realize their full potential.