“Gifts in Kind” (GIK) are donations of new items made by individuals or corporations that are shipped to aid the needy in Armenia. The most needed items are:

  • Non-perishable foods,
  • Hygienic supplies: Soap, toothpaste, etc.;
  • School supplies for our school children;
  • Clothing for adults and children; new shoes for adults and children,
  • Medicine.

GIK donations are welcome to be dropped off at our Pasadena office -. Contact our office to schedule a donation. Please, no used clothing, shoes or mattresses, or old computers as Armenian Customs will not allow their distribution at this time.

You will receive a tax-deductible receipt for your donation. Please call our office at (626) 744-3221 or email us at: for details.

Approximately $23 million of goods have already been shipped to Armenia by ARDA.

Aid to those who need it most

ARDA feeds 50,000 families throughout Armenia by giving to Soup Kitchens, Homes for Elderly, the children in our 14 schools, and Angel’s Home Health patients.
We have sent over 100 containers to Armenia because of the generosity of United Armenia Fund (UAF) since 1992; and Counterpart International (a subsidiary of the U.S. Dept of State) since 2005.
We have received GIK donations from non-profit organizations such as Children’s Hunger Fund, Gleanings for the Hungry, Project C.U.R.E., and Hope for the City.

Aid to those who need it most