Christmas Gift Campaign
The 2017 Christmas campaign starts on November 1st.
Operation Teddy Bear (OTB) is a non-governmental organization (NGO).
For the past 8 years OTB has brought together and coordinated 130 volunteers and more than 25 000 benefactors, the purpose of which is buying and personally donating Christmas gifts for orphans, children at risk and children with disabilities.
The NGO receives a wish list from all institutions dealing with disadvantaged children in Bulgaria after which the team at OTB finds a donor for each child.
With this process now growing and last year reaching over 7000 children, we now plan to develop a child mentoring program alongside Operation Teddy Bear. This is designed to support children aged between 12 and 18 from disadvantaged backgrounds, through mentors, private tutors, access to learning support, resources, internships.
Personal development and improvement
The grand opening of “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria”, the new year-round mentoring program of NGO “Operation Teddy Bear” took place last Saturday at the hall of SoHo co-working space in Sofia. This new program has the goal of developing the talents of creative youngsters from unprivileged backgrounds and paving a road to success for Read more about The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria has officially started![…]
After three months of collecting and looking through applications from around the country our team has finally made a decision and we have chosen 8 children who will be part of the first year of our new program. “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” is a year-round mentorship program that will give a chance for a Read more about We have chosen “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria”[…]
7000 orphans, children with disabilities and children at risk from 364 institutions around the country received their Christmas present in 2016! Dear friends and benefactors, our Christmas statistics for 2016 is ready! Here is where and who received the gifts you sent us: 3683 – children deprived of parental care of which: – 1107 are Read more about 7000 disadvantaged children from 364 institutions received their Christmas present in 2016[…]
The team of OPM is exceptionally proud of one of our team members, who not only made Christmas possible for 550 children but also saved a child’s life. Stoyan Arabadzhiev, one of our regional managers for Burgas, managed to keep calm and react according to the situation at hand, when a teenager with disability fell Read more about WE SAVED A CHILD’S LIFE TODAY[…]
The Worldwide Famous Kangoo Jump instructor Kinga Sebestyen and Kangoo CLub Bulgaria lends Operation Teddy Bear a lending hand
The Worldwide Famous Kangoo Jump instructor Kinga Sebestyen and Kangoo CLub Bulgaria organized two special charity events this 11 and 12 December with the help of Kangoo Jump Bulgaria in Sofia and Varna. The events aimed to gather donations for the new mentoring project of Operation Teddy Bear – “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria”. Kinga Read more about The Worldwide Famous Kangoo Jump instructor Kinga Sebestyen and Kangoo CLub Bulgaria lends Operation Teddy Bear a lending hand[…]
The Christmas gift campaign will start at the beginning of November 2016.
Operation Teddy Bear is launching its new campaign: “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria”! A mentorship program for talented children from underprivileged backgrounds who will pursue their talents and excel in their development through the means of mentor support, private tutoring, seminars, workshops, competitions and the needed materials. You can read more about this here: We Read more about “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” – our new mentoring program[…]