We invite other political organizations and the Bulgarian business to help us bring joy to more families in need!!!
Today, Saturday, 22 December 2012, during the official opening ceremony of the two-level crossroads of Acad. Ivan Geshov and Georgi Sofiyski Str. in the capital, Bulgarian Prime Minister Borisov showed his support for the Holiday Heroes campaign which is rapidly growing in popularity! Love in action! The charitable initiative is under the patronage of Sofia mayor Yordanka Fandakova. Prime Minister Borisov and mayor Fandakova called on the corporate business, the political parties and non-government organizations to take part with donations in support of Bulgarian families in need. They set an example by donating BGN 10, 000 on behalf of their political party Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (CEDP). With their donation the funds in the donor account exceeded BGN 160, 000, raised within less than a week.
We have more than 120 volunteers helping Holiday Heroes every day! Love in action! 1, 300 Bulgarian families in need will each receive a holiday package full of foodstuffs for BGN 150. Cheese, yellow cheese, crackers, nuts, raisins, pork meat, dry-cured sausage, flat susage, waffles, soft drinks and fruit juices, holiday decoration garlands, a candle, Christmas table cloths, children’s toys, a Christmas card, a frozen turkey (together with a special cooking recipe) are ony part of the surprises prepared daily by the volunteers for the families in need.
The badge with the Holiday Heroes logo has come to denote a Christmas miracle. Mobile video cameras records the visits of every volunteer. A system of cameras is broadcasting non-stop the work carried out at the center in Kostinbrod which is functioning, for the time being, as Santa’s workshop.
The idea about this campaign belongs to Michael Straumietis and his partners in Еuropean Plant Science.
‘I’ve noticed that there is a lack of charity campaigns in Bulgaria sponsored by the corporate business to help families in need at holidays’, Michael Straumietis says, adding also that the campaign in question is completely non-political.
Iliana Raeva and her team of ‘golden girls’, Ivayla and Bozhidara Bakalovi, Vanya Shtereva, Big Sha, Beloslava, Milena, Tedy Katsarova, Emil Koshlukov, Yoana, Ruth Koleva, Desi Tenekidzhieva, actress Evelina Borisova, many showbiz and sports celebrities are heroes in the first edition of the campaign. The social network page of Holiday heroes! Love in action! is constantly updated to include the new faces who volunteered to help families in need.
We should add to the list insurance company LEV INS, the Bulgarian Red Cross, Metro Cash & Carry, Cola-Cola and other corporations present in Bulgaria.
The Bulgarian-American Chamber of Commerce, which has been developing the business relations between USA and Bulgaria for more than 10 years, effectively contributes to the campaign!
To be continued…