About Us

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. Fifteen 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 9 000+ 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 five years, we have managed to get 12 students accepted to university! This is just the beginning…

30 000+
Sponsors yearly
9 000+
Beneficients yearly
83 456
New gifts
Cities and villages

Mihaela Stoykova
Executive Director

Dona Cherneva
Technical Secretary
National Coordinator

Diana Vangelova
Association Co-founder
NLP-Kinesiology Specialist

Galina Dicheva
Psychodrama Therapist
Psychodrama Trainer

Stanila Ivanova
Marketing, Merchandise and Event Manager (volunteer)

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

Mihaela Mihaylova
Member of the General Assembly

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

Ventsislav Stoykov
Member of the Management Board

Milen Raykov
Member of the Management Board

Stela Zhelyazkova
Graphic Designer

Christmas Campaign Volunteer Regional Coordinators 2022

Denitsa Simeonova
Donor Communication Coordinator

Slavina Georgieva
Blagoevgrad Regional Coordinator

Kalina Mihaylova
Burgas Regional Coordinator

Stefani Petkova
Burgas Regional Coordinator

Marieta Staykova
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 Makaveeva
Lom City Coordinator

Lilia Angelova
Montana Regional Coordinator

Yordanka Shaterova
Pazardzhik Regional Coordinator

Maria Ivanova
Pernik Regional Coordinator

Martina Vakinova
Pleven Regional Coordinator

Monika Vasileva-Hristova
Plovdiv Regional Coordinator

Marta Koseva
Plovdiv Regional Coordinator

Teodora Koleva
Razgrad Regional Coordinator

Polina Petkova
Ruse Regional Coordinator

Kamelia Mihailova
Smolian Regional Coordinator

Milka Maneva
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