Event and Cause
The Anniversary Edition of the Evening of Virtues 2019 is dedicated to the full development and the happy childhood for children from 0 to 7 years. The goal we have set is to support at least 800 young children and their families in the two early childhood development complexes in Sofia and Plovdiv – not only children at risk of separation from their birth families and children in foster and adoptive families, but also children whose potential and development are blocked by the invisible risks of our time such as parental alienation, poverty and social exclusion.
Our goal is to guarantee that more young children will be strongly encouraged in their development with the safety of the family, but also with intense stimulation, through which they are actively learning about the world around them and are unlocking their locked potential. Because we know that this is a key investment for the success of the children in our society, in their education and in their future employment.
For 10 years now, thanks to the Evening of Virtue, we have been making the impossible possible and proving that the change in Bulgaria can happen when there is will, energy, responsibility and awareness that it is up to all of us to transform the sadness in joy, loneliness in a sense of belonging, violence in support!
We succeed only because there are hundreds of people, our partners and friends, who trust us and with whom we share the responsibility to make a better, just and happy world for the children.
10 years after the first issue, our team and our large family of contributors believe that our common mission will continue until even just one child needs our support to have a happy childhood and a fulfilling family development.
Become a guest of the anniversary Evening of virtues 2019 so that we can change the fate of hundreds of children and families and create dreamers, capable of achieving their dreams.
The whole donation (150 BGN) will go to the cause we work for.
You can make a donation via bank transfer, cash on delivery or at the central office of For Our Children Foundation, address: 21 Gyueshevo, Serdika Sofia 1303.
Donor Account: BG32 RZBB 9155 1060 5337 67
Please confirm your attendance until 30 September 2019:
phone: 0887 070 279 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Republic of Bulgaria
The problems of the most vulnerable groups, social issues and insecurities have always been in the centre of her work- as a journalist, as a Member of the Bulgarian and European Parliament. As a Vice President today, Iliyana Yotova has been dedicated to providing a better future for each Bulgarian.
“I support the cause of For Our Children Foundation because I am certain that taking care of our children is our most important mission, and because the good example is shaped by the people “who keep trying after everyone else has given up or no longer sees hope”.
Our achievements would have no value if we fail to provide Bulgarian children with safety, love and warmth, hope and faith, strong wings and brave dreams! To hold their hands and remain constantly by their side while they insecurely write the first pages of their life’s book. Thereby, they will be able to decisively complete the following ones.
The sunshine in children’s eyes is our most important aim. The fundraising initiative Evening of Virtues 2019 is teaching us that empathy, generosity and humanity are unforgotten values.”
“Having a child is a wonderful, but also a very difficult and responsible task. What For Our Children Foundation does in order to support children and their parents is amazing. And the fact they do it regardless the difficulties deserves respect. My participation in Evening of Virtues is my own way of expressing respect. Thank you!”
“All causes are important and deserve support. However, when it comes to causes dedicated to children and their better future-whenever we can, we are ready and happy to participate!“
I just believe in children!
Dimitar and Hristo
Creative Good Doers
The only thing we cannot buy is time. From the stolen moments of the silent timelessness I was collecting one word each year from Vanya Shalapatova throughout all these years. Each one of her words was a tear. A tear of hope, love, elevation, yearning, humility, sorrow . I keep them within myself.
Do you remember when you first met your parents, brothers, sisters and your closest relatives? There is no way you can remember because they have always been part of your life. After so many years I do not remember how I met For Our Children Foundation. Because for a long time now, I feel part of their family.
Painting: “Lost in Love”
Provided by Petar Michev
Author: Petar Michev
Size: 30 x 30
Painting: Seaside Landscape
Provided by the Minister Biser Petkov and the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy
Author: Sabina Daneva
Size: 40 х 40
3 Tandem skydiving from 4200m height
Provided by Skydive Sofia
Five-course dinner for 6 people
Provided by chef Anri Donno and Culinary Academy HRC
Double- sided embroidery on “Peony” silk
Provided by His Excellency Dong Xiaojun, Ambassador of Republic of China in Bulgaria
Painting: “Summer Forest”
Author and donor: Leith Ridley
4 First-day envelopes and a postcard with a jubilee post stamps from the Bulgarian Post Station in Antarctica
Donated by Prof. Hristo Pimpirev
Sculpture “Archangel Michail”
The sculpture is specifically created for Evening of Virtues 2019.
Author and Donor: Angel Karvlanov
Evening cocktail in the British Residence and two tickets for the Bulgaria- England football game
Provided by Her Excellency Emma Hopkins, British Ambassador in Bulgaria
Painting: Before Twilight
Author and donor: Isus Rusev
Author and Donor: Mihail Lalov
Painting: Angel’s Message
Author and donor: Yulia Bankova
3 Limited Photobooks
Omar Havana – Endurance (with an autograph from the photographer and dedication to Bernardo Bertolucci)
The Unraveling -Marcus Bleasdale
Provided by Svetlana Bahchevanova, photojournalist, writer and publisher
Antique Porcelain Vase with traditional motives
Provided by His Excellency Dr. Hasan Ulusoy, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Bulgaria
Traditional dinner for 6 people in the Indonesia Residency in Bulgaria
Provided by Her Excellency H.E. Sri Astari Rasjid, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia in Bulgaria
Picture: The Amazon
Painter: Diera Marques
Provided by Ana Maria Sampaio Fernandes Ambassador of Brazil to the Republic of Bulgaria
Icon “Saint George the Victorious” and Icon “St Marina”
Author: Stavri Kalinov
Provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Jeroboam wine is a three-litre bottle. It is manually bottled with French wax which allows for it to be preserved for a long time. There are only 10 bottles from this wine.