It’s the second day of the packing and distribution drive of the Holiday Heroes. More than 60 people have been working side by side since early morning to bring a ray of light into the homes of families in need all across Bulgaria.
A host of celebrities took part in the process, packing holiday boxes at the assembly line, like genuine Santa’s elves. The ranks of the Holiday Heroes were joined for the first time by the charming celebrity newlyweds, the Petkanovs – Danny and Alexandra. They visited Irena’s family. She is retired because of ill health and has an 11-year old son, also suffering from a health issue. Irena’s husband recently had a work accident which necessitated surgery. Her parents, also retired due to sickness, live in the same household.
Other Holiday Heroes’ first-timers were Miss Playmate 2016 Maggie Bader and reality TV show Big Brother: Most Wanted winner Gino. They both participated in the packing of the giveaway boxes, and in the afternoon Maggie joined also the delivery team. She visited the home of Vasilka – a mother of twin 9-year old pretty princesses. One of the girls is suffering from cerebral palsy and needs continuous rehabilitation to preserve her movement ability. The therapy is extremely expensive and the parents are barely able to cover the expenses. These costs leave them with a monthly income of merely BGN 750.
Loyal supporters of the Holiday Heroes’ mission were also involved in the deliveries. Those were footballer Hristo Yanev, who recently published his first novel, and singer Тedi Katsarova, who visited the household of Lyubov together with talented musician Zhivko Vasilev. Hristo Yanev delivered a holiday box to the home of Todorka, a mother of four boys, whose large family survives only on the small income provided by her husband.