Christmas Gift Campaign
The Christmas campaign is now open!
Make a difference for a child in need! Fulfill a child’s Christmas wish by donating a special present that they are hoping for.
10 years ago Operation Teddy Bear started as a civil volunteer initiative with the main goal of making unprivileged children’s Christmas wishes in Bulgaria come true.
For the past 3 years our team has been operating on national level, visiting 7000 beneficiaries from 330 institutions and spreading love and joy in all 28 regions of the country – thus this makes us the biggest grass root Christmas Campaign in Bulgaria.
The Christmas Gift Campaign works only with NEW, individual, personal presents corresponding to exact wish lists, which comprises of the wishes of: children deprived of parental care, children at risk, children with disabilities and adults with mental disabilities. With the help of more than 20 000 donors our teams around the country manages to supply all these institutions where our beneficiaries reside or use services with much needed materials, supplies, specialized and everyday equipment. In the last 9 years our team of 28 regional managers and 130 volunteers has visited more than 17 000 children and has gifted numerous gifts.
However, as time went buy we grew up and so did our dreams for a better future of the unprivileged Bulgarian children. That is why we decided to register as an NGO and start a year-round mentoring program called “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” which will create an accelerator and an incubator for young gifted minds and give them the chance to pursue their dreams and realize their goals. In the first year of the program we will work with 8 youngsters and we will develop their skills and abilities in the spheres of: music (violin and Bulgarian traditional singing), Bulgarian traditional dancing, art (3D animation and design and fashion design) and sports (canoeing).
If you believe in the future of our children and you want to support them and push them to the finish line donate through our website or on our bank account or contact us: email@example.com
More about the program and who the talents for the first year are you can find here.
Personal development and improvement
Antonia Kireva Boneva
Ivan Dyankov, Nikolina Zarkova
On the 26 November we jumped with Titi Papazov, Ernestina Shinova, Andrey Slabakov, Stefan Markov, the founder of Kangoo Club Bulgaria – Kinga Sebestian, Kangoo instructors from around the country and friends of NGO “Operation Teddy Bear”. The Charity Kangoo Jumps Marathon collected 1607 leva, which will be used to professionally qualify youngsters above the Read more about Bulgarian Stars Jump for the Professional Realization of Orphans[…]
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[…]