Teddy Bear


Christmas Gift Campaign

The 2017 Christmas campaign starts on November 1st.

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Teddy Bear Scholars Program

Give Even More Than A Toy! Change a child’s life forever with the gift of growth, guidance and mentorship for one year. Join the movement and donate today!
The Talents for 2017-2018

On 12.05.2016 "Operation Teddy Bear" changed its status from a "civil volunteer initiative" to a nonprofit association. The aim of our registration as an NGO is to obtain the ability to work with disadvantaged children throughout the whole year. We believe that these kids need us all year round and so we are proud to announce the start of our new mentoring program "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria." The project goal is to select and support 10 talented children deprived from parental care each year by providing them with mentors, tutoring, access to seminars, workshops, educational programs and materials needed to develop their gifts. If you wish to learn more about the project, contact us.

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Operation Teddy Bear
Bank: UniCredit Bulbank
IBAN: BG15UNCR70001522802121

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About us

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.


Michelle Stoykova

Founder of Operation Teddy Bear

Tanya Decheva

Management board member
Online manager

Kristina Hristova

National coordinator of the Christmas campaign

Tatyana Ganeva

Manager of Sofia region

Diana Vangelova

Management board member

Nick Spirov


Nedka Petrova

Psychologist – Social psychology
Personal development and improvement


Sponsors, Partners, Friends

General Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program Partner of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program

Sponsor of the "The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” Mentorship Program Friends Friends


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