KNIGHTS AND DAUGHTERS OF VARTAN (PHILADELPHIA)
Working Towards a Brighter Future
The Knights and Daughters of Vartan are promoting initiatives to serve the Armenian people. We believe in taking action with urgency in order to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing our diaspora. Please join us by supporting our efforts to make a measurable difference in the lives of others.
KNIGHTS AND DAUGHTERS OF VARTAN AT A GLANCE
A Bit of Background
The Knights of Vartan is an Armenian fraternal service organization established by twelve visionary men to encourage its members to assume leadership roles in cultural, educational, religious, and charitable organizations and activities on the local, national and international level for the betterment of the Armenian nation worldwide.
The Daughters of Vartan is an organization of women whose principles are based on Christian morality and good conduct. Its members are committed to contribute toward the intellectual development of Armenian women, cultivate nobility of character, perpetuate their cultural heritage, preserve the Armenian language, safeguard the sanctity of the Armenian home and nurture and promote ethnic values.
OUR PROJECT CURRENTLY UNDERWAY
MEHER RESTORATION PROJECT
We know how important the Meher statue is to our beloved community members here in Philadelphia. Due to exposure to the elements for the past several decades, the statue is in need of approximately $150,000 in vital repairs, including the need to remove the crumbling foundation and replacing the granite base.
We have a wonderful planning committee assembled, including leaders throughout all five area churches and organizations in the Philadelphia community. We are in constant discussions with the City and Art Museum officials on tackling this project. In addition, we are also working alongside contractors, landscape designers, and architects, within our own community, to help us restore this majestic and sacred monument.
Help us fulfill our obligation to maintain this sacred monument and keep it in one of the most prime locations of the city!