Jingle Jam

February 4, 2013

On Friday, January 4, 2013, the AGBU Young Professionals of Toronto (YP Toronto) and the AGBU Toronto Sports & Youth Committee (SYC) co-hosted their annual “Jingle Jam” at the local AGBU Alex Manoogian Cultural Center. The event drew over 100 guests and DJ Esten Lobo kept everyone on the dance floor throughout the night as they celebrated Armenian Christmas.

Donations made during the evening will support AGBU initiatives globally as well as locally: the AGBU Syria Emergency Relief Fund, the pan-YP Greenhouse Project in Armenia and youth programs in Toronto will all benefit.

To date, AGBU has raised well over $800,000 for its relief efforts in conflict-ridden Syria and across the region, helping to meet the needs of thousands of Syrian-Armenian families. To make a contribution and help AGBU reach the $1 million mark, click here.

The YP-sponsored Greenhouse Project will enable the rural community in the border village of Barekamavan, Armenia, to raise and sell their own fresh crops, encouraging local sustainable development. The project marks the second phase of the YP “Go Green” campaign, an environmental initiative that is conceived, funded and implemented entirely by YP Groups around the world. To learn how they’re making a difference in the homeland, click here.

With a portion of the event’s proceeds, the SYC will soon unveil a renovated gym in Toronto’s AGBU Center, where students can enjoy both brand new facilities and exciting new programs.

For more information on the AGBU Young Professionals, visit www.agbu.org/yp. For more information on YP Toronto and its upcoming events, visit Facebook or write yptoronto@gmail.com. To learn more about the AGBU Toronto Sports & Youth Committee, email torontosyc@gmail.com.