TABITHA BULGARIA’S REPORT ON THE EASTERN CAMPAIGN – 2021
HUGE THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS DONORS!
The corona virus challenged Tabitha’s campaign for Easter this year . However, thanks to the commitment and generosity of our donors we managed to provide an enjoyable Easter for the children and young adults at the social institutions which Tabitha Bulgaria Foundation has been supporting for years.
As ever we are indebted to Stichting Promotie (NL) for its understanding and contribution for the Easter holiday. It has been more than 10 years that they have supported social institutions for Christmas and Easter. We would like to express our personal gratitude to Mr. Maarten Koel, who never forgets the needs of the less fortunate children in Bulgaria at such holy days. We would like to acknowledge the active help of Tabitha Netherlands Foundation and the personal involvement of its Board and the Boitens.
We greatly appreciated the financial aid rendered by Tabitha’s volunteers from Werkvakantie Bulgarije – Samen Delen – Bruchen (Nl) and Corawill Inc, USA. For years before the pandemic they used to visit Vratsa social homes to work there and play with the children who loved them.
Our thanks go to the “Secret Angels”, a bunch of enthusiastic ladies from the international and local communities who did a great job for Easter for some of the institutions we work with.
We’d also like to acknowledge the timely donation of Raikovski family . Their son Sami (9 years old) shared his savings with the destitute children in Bulgarian orphanages. His contribution helped buying books, puzzles and toys for the children in Dupnitsa, Borovan and Mezdra social intuitions.
The execution of the project was done by Tabitha Bulgaria Foundation team who speared no time or efforts to provide the social homes with all the necessary goods for a happy Easter.
A lot of shopping
Nearly 700 underprivileged children and young adults from more than 20 social institutions benefited by Tabitha’s Easter campaign 2021. We provided Easter goods to social homes, social complexes, Day Care-centers for disable children and CNSTs in Botevgrad, Borovan, Dren, Dupnista, Gorski Senovets, Mezdra, Pleven, Roman, Samokov, Star of Hope Foundation, Stara Zagora, and Vratsa. In the Eve of Easter we managed to cheer up the dismal existence of many children and adults in need. We also used the opportunity to distribute medical masks to all homes, donated by Maarten Luykx.
Happy kids with colored eggs!
Tabitha’s campaign also included some elder people participating in the project Bridge between generations from Roman and a Pensioners ‘Club in Stara Zagora
The elder people from Roman and Stara Zagora got presents and food for the holidays.
Tabitha’s Easter campaign included the following social institutions:
BOTEVGRAD – TWO CENTRES FOR ACCOMMODATION of DISABLED CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS (60 km off Sofia) – 23 children and young people with serious mental and physical disabilities.
We have been supporting at the two Centers two grannies on our Baba program, financed by London Rotary and Lisa Freij’s family. We brought them Easter bread, eggs, colors and lamb.
Food for the Easter diner . Fun coloring eggs! Beautifully decorated eggs!
BOROVAN: NW 150 km off Sofia – Two Centres for accommodation of a family type – 22 children and young adults, aged 10 – 18.
Easter bread, eggs, meat and goodies for all the children! Beautifully colored eggs!
BOROVAN – Center for support of personal development (Day Care Center for socially neglected children) – 42 children, aged 8-15.
Easter Celebration! Books and puzzles from Sami Masks
DREN HOME- “JOY”, 22 children, aged 4 – 18, some with disabilities. The institution is 60 km SW off Sofia.
We support 2 grannies on the Baba projects there paid by G.O.A.L. Inc. and IWC former members.
Beautifully colored eggs A lot of food and Easter Bread for the holidays
DUPNITSA SOCIAL HOMES: 33 children and adults, aged 8 – 19 years (CNST for disabled children – 14 children, CNST -12 and 8 at the transitional home). We have 3 grannies on the Baba project, one financed by the London Rotary Club, and the other two are supported by Mr. Marteen Luykx.
Coloring eggs is a great fun Proud with their colored eggs
GORSKI SENOVETS DAY CARE Centre for young adults with heavy disabilities “LITTLE SUN” – 25 young adults and children, aged 10- 25. It is located 45 km off Veliko Tarnovo, NE Bulgaria. (300 km off Sofia)
The children and young people received eggs and Easter packages.
MEZDRA 90 km NW off Sofia– 5 Centers for accommodation of a family type for 56 children and young adults, most of them with heavy disabilities.
The children are happy with cheese, salami, Easter Bread! Wonderful Easter dinner!
MEZDRA KINDERGARTEN “MIR”: 68 children, aged 3-7 with many children from destitute families –from
poor local villages.
Clothes and food were given to poor families and kids.
PLEVEN INFANT HOME for Medico-Social Cares, 180 km NE off Sofia, (70 kids, aged 0-5, and some older with heavy disabilities). They got a lot of chocolate, eggs, Easter bread, baby boosters and medicines.
Tabitha Foundation provides for the home 3 physiotherapists, a neurologist, a speech therapist, financed by GOAL Inc(UK) and BAS.
What a fun is to have a lot of eggs and tasty Easter bread!
CENTRE FOR ACCOMMODATION OF a FAMILY TYPE – in Samokov, 60 km south off Sofia, 12 children, aged 8-18.
We brought them eggs, colors, and Easter bread, meat, chocolates, salami and goodies.. Our foundation supports cooking lessons, literacy, and psychological training through BAS (US) and a granny, paid by the London Rotary Club.
Coloring eggs Easter diner! A homemade Easter Bread A surprise for Tabitha
ROMAN COMPLEX for social services – 130 km NW off Sofia – 60 children (30 children, aged
7-21, some with slight disabilities, accommodated in 2 CNSTs and a Transitional home. A Day Care Centre
for 30 disabled children from Roman region. We provide for them literacy lessons, 4 grannies on Baba program, paid by GOAL Inc, BAS, Irish Appeal and Maarten Luykx , Bridge between generations project and summer camps with volunteers.
Easter bread! Coloring eggs is such a fun! Presents for the kids and for the elder women!
ROMAN CENTRES FOR ACCOMMODATION OF HADICAPPED CHILDREN (30 children with physical and mental disabilities, aged 6- 19). Most of the children and young people are heavily handicapped, mostly with mental problems.
We brought them eggs; bread, goodies and they had a nice Easter feast.
STARA ZAGORA: 230 km east of Sofia – CNST–new where most of the children from T,Popova orphanage were transferred when it was closed down – 14 children, aged 10-18.
STARA ZAGORA: 7 Centers for accommodation of a family type – 70 children and young adults,
aged 7-19, some with disabilities.
Easter Bread, lamb meat, colors and goodies!
VRATZA Social homes,130 km NW off Sofia,(23 children, aged 7-18, few with slight disabilities and a transitional home). These homes have accommodated the children from Assen Zlatarov orphanage when it was closed down in December 2020. We provide English lessons and psychological training to some children , financed by Samen Delen Foundation – Bruchem.
We brought eggs, colors and food for Easter! The children colored the eggs.
VRATSA – CNST for children and young adults with disabilities – 45 people, accommodated in 4 small group houses. We have provided for them 3 baba, and a physiotherapist, supported by BAS (US) and London Rotary Club. Every summer Dutch and American volunteers work with the children.
Tabitha’s delivery. Great joy to color and eat eggs for Easter.
VRATSA – Transitional home – 8 children and young adults, aged 15-18,
It is fun to prepare for the Easter holidays
VRATSA – Mother and Baby Unit – 5 moms and babies. We are grateful to the many moms who sent clothes and diapers for the babies through a campaign, organized by Anni Raykovska .
We provided eggs, Easter bread, meat, drinks, fruit and salads.
STAR of HOPE – Protected house in Sofia – an apartment for 5 girls. Most of the young people who were accommodated in the apartment were brought up in the social institutions which our foundation supported. Some of the young people had participated in the educational and vocational programs we organized and thanks to the training and support they graduated from university.
All the food we bought. Preparing for Easter Beautiful eggs!
With gratitude from Tabitha Bulgaria Team!
NB.CNST – Centre for accommodation of a family type (small group houses) – 12-14 children Transitional house – for teenagers, due to leave the institutions, 8-10 youngsters
Complex for social services (include CNST, Day Care Centre, Transitional house. Some of them include children with disabilities)
Roman: the Complexes for social services for children in ( 2 CNCT, Transitional house, Day care for disabled children), Day Care Centre MAX and Roman Complex for social services for disabled children (3CNST),
Vratsa: 2 CNSTs for children, 3 CNST for children with disabilities, 2 transitional homes and a protectded house. the Complex for social services in Vratsa(three Centers for accommodation of a family type and one transitional home);
Mezdra:Compelx for social services ( 5 CNST and a transitional house)
Pleven,a Home for babies and disbled children 0- 7,8 years,
Sofia a Protected house for young people who have left the orphanages: Star of Hope ( for girls);
Botevgrad: two Centers for accommodations in Botevgrad ;
Dren: 2 CNSTs;
Dupnitsa: 2 CNST for children with and without disabilities and Protected house,
Gorski Senovets: a Day care Center for young adults with ental and physical disabilities/
Stara Zagora 7 CNST and a transitional home, Club for retired people in Stara