On November 29, 2020 (Sunday) from 20:00 the Foundation “For Our Children” organizes its biggest charity event of the year – the Evening of the Virtues. For the first time due to the imposed anti-epidemic measures, it will be held entirely online through the virtual events platform MP-Studio Events. The event will be broadcast live from a specially built stage in Sofia Event Center, and each guest will be able to enjoy the exciting program from the comfort of their home.
For 11 years, every autumn, the Evening of Virtues brings together over 400 socially engaged leaders and visionaries in our society – representatives of socially responsible business, the non-governmental sector and cultural and social life, for whom children are the most valuable capital.
And this year the cause of the Evening of Virtues is early childhood development. We believe that in addition to the security of the family, intensive stimulation, thanks to which the youngest learn about the world around them and develop their potential, is a key prerequisite for their success in society, in education and employment in the future. Our goal is to use the funds raised by the event next year to support at least 1,000 children and their families to develop fully in early childhood – the age of 0 to 7 years. In the Early Childhood Development Centers in Sofia and Plovdiv, the foundation’s specialists – social workers, psychologists, rehabilitators, and family therapists will support children with developmental difficulties, children at risk of abandonment, children at risk of dropping out of the education system, living in poverty and isolation.
The theme of this year’s Evening of Virtues “Eyes of the Future” will immerse guests in an interactive story about the dreams of the organization in the coming years – the new vision of the future and the philosophy that only people can help other people. Ms. Ivanka Shalapatova, Executive Director of the For Our Children Foundation, will also present the idea of the new network of investors in early childhood development, which will be launched in 2021 in partnership with the international organization The Human Safety Net.
The hosts of the event will be the famous Bulgarian actors Elena Petrova and Kalin Vrachanski, and the traditional charity bidding, which will be realized in a new way in a virtual environment, will again be in the masterful hands of Igor Markovski.
In support of investments in early childhood development and their importance for the development of the full potential of children at a later age, guests will hear the voice of the golden teacher of Bulgaria, Mr. Theodosius Theodosiev-Theo. One of the most famous dancers in Bulgaria, Remi Toin, will take part in the evening with a choreography specially developed for the event, and the actors from the Musical Theater Ilona Ivanova and Denko Prodanov will present a musical gift for the guests with a performance of two emblematic duets from popular musicals.
Tickets for the event are worth BGN 150 and can be purchased online through the foundation’s website or by bank transfer. For confirmation or additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can learn more about the event here.
For Our Children Foundation thanks the sponsors and partners of the event – Dundee Precious Metals, Special Events Group, Sofia Event Center, MP-Studio and MP Studio Events, EOS Matrix, Interlogistics Holding Limited Sofia, Sinevo, The Smarts, J Point, and Arlet Stars. Their support provides all organizational costs and provides the opportunity for 100% of the funds raised before and during the Evening of Virtues to be directed to the cause in support of early childhood development.
Last year, thanks to the nearly BGN 170,000 raised during the Evening of Virtues 2019, the foundation supported over 1,000 children and families.