181 940 BGN were raised by the biggest charity event of Foundation “For our children” the Evening of virtues 2019. With the raised funds in the two complexes for early child development in Sofia and Plovdiv we will support at least 800 children in an early age and their families.
Over 400 guests supported our cause and were present at the Evening of virtues 2019.
Among them were the deputy minister of education and science Denitsa Sacheva, the chairman of the State Agency for Child Protection Eleonora Lilova, the program director of “Child protection” in UNICEF Daniela Koleva as well as many representors of diplomatic missions in Bulgaria. “We are now gathering 400 hearts which beat together in the beat of our heart and exactly that gives us a lot of charge, a lot of zest and a lot of energy to be better at giving adequate solution to the problem of each child, of each family” declared the executive director of Foundation “For our children” Ivanka Shalapatova. Her emotional appeal can be found here.
Patron of the event was the vice president of Bulgaria Iliana Iotova.
Because of an arranged a month ago engagement she couldn`t be present at the event and she made her breve through video. “Our mutual goal as a state, as a society must be to make the Bulgarian children believe, hope and have many brave dreams” she said. Mrs. Iotova turned to Foundation “For our children” with very warm words: “With love and dedication, You return the sun in the eyes of the children and do so that every child has its own mom and dad”.
A congratulating address to Foundation “For our children” and the guests of the Evening of virtues was sent by the European commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel . In it she declared her support to the work of the Foundation. The whole text can be found here.
The presenters of the event were one of the most loved Bulgarian artists:
Yoanna Boukovska, Daria Simeonova, Boyko Krastanov, Stoyan Aleksiev and the star couple Dony and Neti. They presented three real stories of children and their families supported by Foundation “Of our children” which deeply moved all that were present. The heroes whose stories were told were also present and that made the night truly unforgettable.
In the name of the complete development and happy childhood of children aged between 0 and 7 the guests bided in the charity auction for valuable and attractive objects and experiences with high emotional value that were given free of charge to the Foundation by its partners who support our cause. Among them was a valuable scarf and a painting made in an ancient technique by a Bulgarian living in Odrin, given by the vice president Iliana Iotova, 3 Tandem skydiving, a dinner with a 5 course meal given by chef Anri Donno, the sculpture “Archangel Michail” made by Angel Karvlanov, a unique artwork made by the talented artist Sabina Daneva donated from the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy and the painting “Before Twilight” by Isus Rusev who is a former pupil of the home for kids who are deprived from parental care “Maria Terezia” in Stara Zagora.
In the art program of the event famous Bulgarian artists took part. It began with two marvelous performances by the children`s choir of BNR. The magnificent Mariana Popova sang “Two beautiful eyes” with which she left the guests of the event breathless. Not less impressive were the performances of ballet Arabesk, the pianist Lyudmil Angelov and the young talents Dimitar and Hristo.