Operation: Teddy Bear
The Biggest Grass-root Christmas Campaign for Making Children’s Dreams Come True

Association “Operation: Teddy Bear” organizes the largest Christmas campaign in Bulgaria for making unprivileged children and youth’s dreams come true. Sixteen years ago, we started as a civic volunteer initiative, giving presents to 40 children from a single foster home. Today we are an NGO that brings back Christmas to 10 000+ children deprived of parental care, children with disabilities and children at risk every year.

We believe that it is our duty to be involved in the lives of those children and help them create a better future for themselves. That is why, in 2017 we started the Year-round Mentoring Program The Hidden Talents of Bulgaria” – an educational project that gives a chance for studying in university and professional realization to talented children, deprived of parental care and children at risk. In only six years, we have managed to get 13 students accepted to university! This is just the beginning…

30 000+
Sponsors yearly
9 000+
Beneficients yearly
105 273
New gifts
Cities and villages

Mihaela Stoykova
Executive Director

Gergana Yordanova Operation Teddy Bear Tech Secretary 2023

Gergana Yordanova
Program Coodrinator
National Coordinator

Diana Vangelova
Association Co-founder
Sports Psychologist
NLP-Kinesiology Specialist

Galina Romeeva
Psychodrama Therapist
Psychodrama Trainer

Maria Dzhambazova
Technical Secretary

Dilyan Lubomirov
Web Master (volunteer)
Creator of the Gift-Giving Christmas Platform

Stanila Ivanova
Marketing, Merchandise and Event Manager (volunteer)

Mihaela Mihaylova
Member of the General Assembly

Stela Zhelyazkova
Graphic Designer

Dona Cherneva-Kungalova
Technical Secretary
(on maternity leave)

Milen Raykov
Member of the Management Board

Petromir Kanchev
Member of the Management Board
Managing Partner at Kancheff, Gicheva, 
Marnikas and Parners Law firm

Ventsislav Stoykov
Member of the Management Board

Petar Hadzhikolev

Velizar Kacharov
Tech Consultant

Christmas Campaign Volunteer Regional Coordinators 2023

Denitsa Simeonova
Donor Communication Coordinator

Slavina Georgieva
Blagoevgrad Regional Coordinator

Kalina Mihaylova
Blagoevgrad Regional Coordinator

Militsa Ivanova
Blagoevgrad Regional Coordinator

Marieta Staykova
Blagoevgrad Regional Coordinator

Dilyana Lalova
Blagoevgrad Regional Coordinator

Yana Chalakova
Burgas Regional Coordinator

Antonia Kireva-Boneva
Burgas Regional Coordinator

Dafina Georgieva
Burgas Regional Coordinator

Radost Hristozova
Burgas Regional Coordinator

Daniela Dimitrova
Varna Regional Coordinator

Tanya Trifonova
Veliko Tarnovo Regional Coordinator

Emiliya Yosifova
Vidin Regional Coordinator

Svetlana Borisova
Vratsa Regional Coordinator

Stanislava Spasova
Gabrovo Regional Coordinator

Veronica Chalakova
Dobrich Regional Coordinator

Ralitsa Miteva
Kardzhali Regional Coordinator

Darina Stoycheva
Dupnitsa City Coordinator

Stefany Bozhkova
Kjustendil Regional Coordinator

Maria Kisiova
Lovech Regional Coordinator

Paolina Petrova
Lom City Coordinator

Lilia Angelova
Montana Regional Coordinator

Yordanka Shaterova
Pazardzhik Regional Coordinator

Maria Ivanova
Pernik Regional Coordinator

Martina Vakinova
Pleven Regional Coordinator

Anelia Atanasova
Pleven Regional Coordinator

Monika Vasileva-Hristova
Plovdiv Regional Coordinator

Marta Koseva
Plovdiv Regional Coordinator

Teodora Koleva
Razgrad Regional Coordinator

Polina Petkova
Ruse Regional Coordinator

Milka Maneva
Smolian Regional Coordinator

Kamelia Mihailova
Smolian Regional Coordinator

Militsa Maksimova
Silistra Regional Coordinator

Ivelina Staneva
Sliven Regional Coordinator

Gergana Tsolova
Stara Zagora Regional Coordinator

Maria Noncheva
Sofia City Coordinator

Ema Karadjian
Sofia Region Coordinator

Monika Ugrenova
Targovishte Regional Coordinator

Ayleen Mustafa
Haskovo Regional Coordinator

Desislava Kordova-Dimitrova
Svilengrad City Coordinator

Borislava Borisova
Shumen Regional Coordinator

Tsvetelina & Ivan Martignion
Kaspichan City Coordinators

Daniela Delcheva
Yambol Regional Coordinator

7th Annual Volunteer Meeting of Operation: Teddy Bear, Veliko Tarnovo 2024

6. Operation Teddy Bear Annual Volunteer Meeting 2023 Troyan

6th Annual Volunteer Meeting of Operation: Teddy Bear, Troyan 2023

5. Operation Teddy Bear Annual Volunteer Meeting 2022 Plovdiv

5th Annual Volunteer Meeting of Operation: Teddy Bear, Plovdiv 2022

Operation Teddy Bear Annual Volunteer Meeting 2020

4th Annual Volunteer Meeting of Operation: Teddy Bear, Gabrovo 2020

3. Operation Teddy Bear Annual Volunteer Meeting 2019 Kazanlak

3rd Annual Volunteer Meeting of Operation: Teddy Bear, Kazanlak 2019

2. Operation Teddy Bear Annual Volunteer Meeting 2018 Plovdiv

2nd Annual Volunteer Meeting of Operation: Teddy Bear, Plovdiv 2018

1. Operation Teddy Bear Annual Volunteer Meeting 2017 Elenite

1st Annual Volunteer Meeting of Operation: Teddy Bear, Elenite 2017