MEET OUR BIG FAMILY

Association “Operation Teddy Bear” manages the largest Christmas campaign in Bulgaria for making unprivileged children and youth’s dreams come true. Twelve years ago, we started as a civic volunteer initiative, giving presents to 40 children from a single foster home. Today we are a public-benefit association that not only brings Christmas back to 8,000 beneficiaries, but also helps unprivileged talented young people to develop their skills and gives them a chance for a professional realization trough our mentoring program “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria”.

Thanks to more than 20,000 contributors annually and our team of 250 volunteers across the country, for the last 12 years, 70 000 personal NEW gifts, which meet the exact wishes of children and youth deprived of parental care, from socially disadvantaged families, and disabled children or children at risk. 4 years ago we started operating at national level and since then we have been visiting nearly 10 000 of nearly 400+ social services in the country per year.

In order to make their lives a little more comfortable throughout the whole year, the campaign also provides food, clothing, different materials, school and home supplies, home appliances, specialized equipment, and other necessities to the homes of the children and youth we visit. For the last several years we have been including in the list of beneficiaries adults with mental disabilities for they have the soul of a child.

Our team believes that WE, THE SOCIETY, must engage actively and continuously into supporting the development and realization of these children and youth, as they are tomorrow’s leaders and heralds of the changes that we long to see in Bulgaria. The year-round mentoring program “The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” gives them the real chance to achieve a bright and dignified future.

If you want to donate for the future of these talented children and youth or to find out more about each of them, click HERE.

Our Team

Михаела Стойкова

MICHELLE STOYKOVA

                   Founder                     Executive Director

Диана Вангелова

DIANA VANGELOVA

Association Co-founder  
NLP-Kinesiology Specialist

Ники Спиров

Galina Dicheva

   Psychologist     Psychodrama-assistant  Psychodrama trainer

Ники Спиров

Stanila Ivanova

Marketing, Merchandise and Event Manager

STELA ZELYAZKOVA

DONA CHERNEVA

Techincal Secretary

DILYAN LUBOMIROV

DILYAN LUBOMIROV

Web Master

STELA ZELYAZKOVA

STELA ZELYAZKOVA

Graphic designer

STELA ZELYAZKOVA

Mihaela Mihaylova

Accountant

Christmas campaign

volunteer Regional Coordinators

Славина Георгиева

Denitsa Simeonova

Communications Coordinator

Славина Георгиева

SLAVINA GEORGIEVA

Blagoevgrad Regional Coordinator

Антония Бонева

ANTONIA KIREVA- BONEVA

Burgas Regional Coordinator

Антония Бонева

Daniela Dimitrova

Varna Regional Coordinator

Таня Трифонова

TANYA TRIFONOVA

Veliko Tarnovo Regional Coordinator

Мария Райкова

MARIA RAIKOVA

Vidin Regional Coordinator

Светлана Борисова

SVETLANA BORISOVA

Vratsa Regional Coordinator

Станислава Спасова

STANISLAVA SPASOVA

Gabrovo Regional Coordinator

Геновева Георгиева

GENOVEVA GEORGIEVA

Dobrich Regional Coordinator

Павлина Боева

Ralitsa miteva

Kardzhali Regional Coordinator

Ирена Георгиева

Darina Stoycheva

Dupnitsa Regional Coordinator

Стефани Божкова

STEFANI BOZHKOVA

Kjustendil Regional Coordinator

Мария Кисьова

MARIA KISYOVA

Lovech Regional Coordinator

Паолина Макавеева

PAOLINA MAKAVEEVA

Lom City Coordinator

Лилия Ангелова

LILIA ANGELOVA

Montana Regional Coordinator

Стефани Божкова

IVAN MILENKOV

Pazardzhik Regional Coordinator

Кристина Христова

Maria Ivanova

Pernik Regional Coordinator

Цвети Иванова

TSVETI IVANOVA

Pleven Regional Coordinator

Моника Василева-Христева

MONIKA VASILEVA-HRISTEVA

Plovdiv Regional Coordinator

Полина Христова

Teodora ivanova

Razgrad Regional Coordinator

Полина Христова

POLINA HRISTOVA

Ruse Regional Coordinator

Моника Василева-Христева

Militsa maksimova

Silistra Regional Coordinator

Ивелина Станева

IVELINA STANEVA

Sliven Regional Coordinator

Ивелина Станева

Kamelia Mihaylova

Smolyan Regional Coordinator

Мария Нончева

MARIA NONCHEVA

Coordinator – Sofia-City

Деница Иванова

MAGDALENA PETROVA

Sofia Regional Coordinator

Петя Станчева

PETIA STANCHEVA

Stara Zagora Regional Coordinator

Цветелина Мирева

TSVETELINA MIREVA

Targovishte Regional Coordinator

Златка Толева

ZLATKA TOLEVA

Haskovo Regional Coordinator

Борислава Борисова

BORISLAVA BORISOVA

Shumen Regional Coordinator

Деница Иванова

Mariya Stoyanova

Yambol Regional Coordinator

Борислава Борисова

desislava kordova

Svilengrad City Coordinator

Деница Иванова

TSVETomira MARTIGNION

Kaspichan City Coordinator

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