At 5:30 a.m. on a brisk February day, the traffic on the Pacific Coast highway hums along without a single traffic jam in sight. As Raffi Dermenjian heads south, making his way to his business, MemorableGifts.com, he flicks on the radio and listens briefly to the news before changing channels for something more upbeat. At this early hour of the morning, Queen or the Beatles are almost as good as a cup of coffee. They are also good background music for thinking about what lies ahead. Dermenjian begins mentally ticking off the tasks he hopes to accomplish over the next eight to 10 hours.
In 2007 Memorable Gifts was proud to become a sponsor of MountainStar, a caring organization, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children. MountainStar Family Relief Nursery is a highly visible and highly respected local non-profit in Central Oregon. They provide crisis intervention and a therapeutic classroom for babies and young children aged 6 weeks to 4 years old. These children come from families with an average of 20 risk factors for child abuse and neglect, including low income, substance abuse, unstable housing and family violence.