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 11 years, 55 000 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 7 000+ 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

STELA ZELYAZKOVA

Graphic designer

George Tompson

Dona Cherneva

Visual Expert

Boryana Damyanova

Boryana Damyanova

Graphic Designer

George Tompson

Nelly Nikolaeva

Web Frond-End

DILYAN LUBOMIROV

DILYAN LUBOMIROV

Web Master

DILYAN LUBOMIROV

Mihaela MIHAILOVA

Accountant

Christmas campaign

volunteer Regional managers

Славина Георгиева

SLAVINA GEORGIEVA

Blagoevgrad Regional Manager

Антония Бонева

ANTONIA KIREVA BONEVA

Burgas Regional Manager

Стоян

STOYAN Arabadzhiev

Burgas Regional Manager

Иван Дянков, Николина Заркова

Daniela Dimitrova and Ludmila Krumova

Varna Regional Managers

Таня Трифонова

TANYA TRIFONOVA

Veliko Tarnovo Regional Manager

Мария Райкова

MARIA RAIKOVA

Vidin Regional Manager

Светлана Борисова

SVETLANA BORISOVA

Vratsa Regional Manager

Станислава Спасова

STANISLAVA SPASOVA

Gabrovo Regional Manager

Геновева Георгиева

GENOVEVA GEORGIEVA

Dobrich Regional Manager

Павлина Боева

PETER PETKOV AND TANYA PEHLIVANOVA

Kardzhali Regional Manager

Ирена Георгиева

Darina Stoycheva

Dupnitsa Regional Manager

Стефани Божкова

STEFANI BOZHKOVA

Kjustendil Regional Manager

Мария Кисьова

MARIA KISYOVA

Lovech Regional Manager

Паолина Макавеева

PAOLINA MAKAVEEVA

Lom Regional Manager

Лилия Ангелова

LILIA ANGELOVA

Montana Regional Manager

Стефани Божкова

IVAN MILENKOV

Pazardzhik Regional Manager

Кристина Христова

Maria Ivanova

Pernik Regional Manager

Цвети Иванова

TSVETI IVANOVA

Pleven Regional Manage

Моника Василева-Христева

MONIKA VASILEVA-HRISTEVA

Plovdiv Regional Manager

Полина Христова

POLINA HRISTOVA

Ruse Regional Manager

Миглена Славова

Ivaylo Parvanov

Razgrad Regional Manager

Миглена Славова

MIGLENA SLAVOVA

Silistra Regional Manager

Ивелина Станева

IVELINA STANEVA

Sliven Regional Manager

Петя Бараболова

Magdalena Petkova

Regional Manager – Sofia-region

Мария Нончева

MARIA NONCHEVA

Regional Manager – Sofia-city

Петя Станчева

PETIA STANCHEVA

Stara Zagora Regional Manager

Цветелина Мирева

TSVETELINA MIREVA

Targovishte Regional Manager

Златка Толева

ZLATKA TOLEVA

Haskovo Regional Manager

Борислава Борисова

BORISLAVA BORISOVA

Shumen Regional Manager

Борислава Борисова

desislava kordova

Svilengrad Regional Manager

Деница Иванова

DENTSA IVANOVA

Yambol Regional Manager

Деница Иванова

Kamelia Mihailova and Milka Maneva

Smolian Regional Manager

Деница Иванова

Tsvetelina Martignion

Kaspichan Regional Manager

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