As ever we are indebted to Stichting Promotion (NL) for its understanding and contribution for the Easter holiday. Thanks to its moral and financial support we were able to launch Tabitha Bulgaria’s   traditional Easter campaign 2019!  We would like to express our gratitude to Mr. Maarten Koel, who never forgets the needs of the less fortunate children in Bulgaria at such great holy days. The donation gave us opportunity to organize the Easter celebrations for all the social institutions, supported by Tabitha Bulgaria Foundation. We provided eggs, colors, Easter bread, food for the Easter dinner and goodies. Our donors from G.O.A.L. Inc sent us good clothes and toys which we gave to the neediest institutions.

We would also like to acknowledge the personal commitment of Agnes van Uchelen   who has always been supportive with the Easter campaigns  and of Tabitha Netherlands’ guidance and personal involvement of Mr. Rients  Boiten. The execution of the project was done by Tabitha Bulgaria Foundation team.

A lot of shopping .                                                    Distributing Easter bread.

Over 450 underprivileged children and 150 elderly in Roman and Stara Zagora towns benefited byTabitha’s Easter campaign 2019 too.  We provided Easter goods for the orphanages,   social complexes, CNSTs, Day Care Centers for disable children and for old people in Botevgrad, Dren,Dupnista, Gorski Senovets, Mezdra, Pleven, Roman, Samokov, Stara Zagora, and Vratsa. We managed to cheer up the dismal existence of many children and adults in need in the Eve of Easter.

Kids coloring eggs                      Easter eggs in Roman!                   Making Easter Bread in Samokov

Tabitha’s  Easter campaign included the following social institutions:

2 BOTEVGRAD CENTRES FOR ACCOMMODATION OF DISABLED CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS (60 km off Sofia)22 children and young people with serious mental and physical disabilities.  We support 2 grannies there on our Baba grogram, financed by London and Sofia Serdica Rotary and Lisa and George Friej.  We brought them Easter bread, eggs, colors and food.

DREN HOME- “JOY”, 23 children, aged 4 – 17, some with slight disabilities.

The institution is 60 km SW off Sofia. We support 3 grannies on the Baba projects there supported by G.O.A.L. Inc., IWC former members and Lisa Friej.  The children loved the lamb meat, the eggs, bread, and the other goodies.

What a joy is to have lamb and fresh vegetables for the Easter diner!  Our baba Vanche


DUPNITSA SOCIAL HOME – 30 children and adults 7- 19 years of age, accommodated at two centers for accommodation of a family type for children and young adults with disabilities. We support 3 grannies on Tabitha’s Baba program, 2 financed by Maarten Luykx and one by Rotary London and Serdica Sofia Clubs.  

Coloring eggs with grannies.      Distributing Easter       Bread and chocolates.        

GORSKI SENOVETS DAY CARE Centre for young adults with heavy disabilities “LITTLE SUN” – 25 children, aged 12- 24. It is located 45 km off Veliko Tarnovo, NE Bulgaria. (300 km off Sofia)

MEZDRA COMPLEX FOR SOCIAL SERVICES – for children with mental and physical disabilities, 100 km NW off Sofia ,(60 children, aged 4-21). It includes a Transitional house (8 children who are due to leave the institution and are learning life skills) and Protected house (6 young people who have left the institution and are learning social skills and professions and 3 CNSTs.

We distributed eggs, Easter bread, juices and goodies for all social units in Mezdra

PLEVEN INFANT HOME for Medico-Social Cares, 180 km NE off Sofia, (80 kids, aged 0-3, and some older   with heavy disabilities). They got a lot of chocolate, eggs, Easter bread, baby boosters and purees. Tabitha Foundation provides for the home 3 physiotherapist, a neurologist, a speech therapist and many babas , financed by GOAL Inc(UK), BAS and Broken Wall (US)

Eggs, chocolate treats and new clothes from G.O.A.L Inc.!

CENTRE FOR ACCOMMODATION OF a FAMILY TYPE – in Samokov, 60 km south off Sofia, 12 children, aged 8-18.

We took to them eggs, colors, and Easter bread, meat, chocolates, salami and goodies. We bought them a new electric cooler, financed by Lisa and George Freij special donation for the cooking lessons. Our foundation supports cooking lessons, literacy, and psychological training through BAS (US) and a granny through London Rotary Club.

The kids got a new cooker!          The cooking team for Easter!       And the feast!

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. Some of the children are with slight disabilities. A  Day Care Centre for 30 disabled children from Roman region. We provide for them literacy lessons, 4 grannies on Baba program (financed by BAS, G.O.A.L. Inc, and Maarten Luykx). We also support a Bridge between generations project and summer camps with volunteers.

The children enjoyed coloring the eggs.    Happy with the lamb meat      Delicious chocolates!

ROMAN CENTRES FOR ACCOMMODATION OF HADICAPPED CHILDREN (30 children with disabilities, aged 6-19). Most of the children and young people are heavily handicapped, mostly with mental disabilities.

We brought them eggs, bread, goodies and they had a nice Easter feast.

STARA ZAGORA (230 km SE from Sofia–) “THEOPHANO POPOVA” HOME (12 children aged 7-19, few  of them slightly retarded). We brought them eggs, colors, chocolates and a lot of meat for Easter. Tabitha provides literacy lessons for the children and psychological training, financed by WerkgroepBulgarije in Wijk & Aalburg and a baba paid by Amanda and Jan Willem Overwater.

We organize summer camps with Dutch volunteers.

Delivering Food for Easter            Coloring eggs and having fun!

STARA ZAGORA  – Retired people Club – 128 elderly with low income. We donated them a coffee maker, coffee, tea, sweets, Easter bread.

VRATZA HOME –Assen Zlatarov ,130 km NW off Sofia,(35 children, aged 7-20, few  with slight disabilities). At the institution we have been providing literacy, mathematic and English lessons and psychological training, financed by Samen Delen Foundation – Brugem and a baba by Corawill Inc.

Delivering Food for Easter            Coloring eggs and having fun!

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. Dutch and American volunteers also work with them in the summer.

Tabitha’s delivery.                Beautifully colored eggs         Clothes from G.O.A.L .Inc

BRIDGE BETWEEN GENERATIONS PROJECT between Roman Day Care Centre – 30 elderly +30 children from Roman institution, financed by BAS (US). We organized an Eastern celebration for the elder people together with the children from Roman Home. The old people thought the children how to color eggs and the children performed songs and poems for them. Eventually they all sang songs. We distributed eggs, colors and Easter Bread and chocolates to the old people.

Babas teach the children to color eggs. .                                  Our babas in Roman!

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 our foundation works with works. 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

Coloring eggs!                   Beautiful eggs!                              What a nice feast!


With gratitude from Tabitha Bulgaria Team!