Bulgaria: Christmas Celebration and Charity
By FFWPU Bulgaria: On December 19 we held a Christmas Celebration in the Embassy of Peace in Sofia. The title of the event was Christmas and New Year around the World and we presented the different traditions connected to this time of the year from Bulgaria, Italy, Hungary and Albania. The goal of the event – apart from introducing our cultures and creating a nice Christmas atmosphere before the holidays – was to collect donation to 8 children who live in a children’s home without parents. We successfully collected some toys and clothes and from the money we could buy some sweets, fruit and new clothes for all the children.
We handed the presents to the children and their caregivers on December 23. We could not meet all the children because some of them had left already to spend the holidays with their relatives. We spent some time with those who stayed in the institution and played together with them and some of our children.
We know that more than money or any physical things, these children need primarily love and care and we plan to continue keeping relationship with them, visit them and organize programs together. Our next plan is to take them to a puppet show together with our own children.