Charity 2018

In 2018 aim to support three causes.

Help me feel significant

The Cedar Foundation provides 24-hour individual care to close to 70 children and young adults deprived of parental care in 8 family-type houses in Kyustendil and Kazanlak. Almost all of the children and young adults have intellectual disabilities. They have been taken out of state institutions where they suffered neglect, and as a result, came out completely dependent on someone’s care.

Our goal is to provide them with the sense of security, but also to support them to become more independent. Part of this process is ensuring regular occupational therapy. Occupational therapy is a therapeutic approach that helps people with disabilities to participate in social life by learning to perform everyday activities such as cooking, taking care of the household, gardening. Another goal is to integrate the person and ease their participation in activities that he/she needs and enjoys.

With the help of our occupational therapists, the children and young adults with disabilities develop their motor skills; learn about the world around them; master habits needed for achieving independence; build skills to overcome difficulties and see themselves as individuals.

Occupational therapy is effective for maintaining mental health, reducing anxiety, and aiding attention and concentration.

Thanks to the regular occupational therapy and as a result of the program for job support, 5 of our young adults with intellectual disabilities work in the community. Three of the ladies help out as hygienists in a restaurant and in the Social rehabilitation and integration center. Another lady works in the school cantine, and one young gentleman works in the public laundry in Kyustendil.

The funds that will be raised at the event will be invested in the continuation of the occupational therapy for the children and young adults in the family-type houses in Kyustendil and Kazanlak, where:

  • 2500 BGN will ensure the annual occupational therapy for 5 children and young adults;
  • 5000 BGN will ensure the annual occupational therapy for 10 children and young adults;
  • 7500 BGN will ensure the annual occupational therapy for 15 children and young adults.

Everyone needs to feel useful. Let’s help our children and young adults feel complete and significant.

More information about The Cedar Foundation can be found on their website or Facebook page.

The Waterway Foundation supports children with special needs through physiotherapy, rehabilitation and modified swimming to grow up as independent adults and to have a chance for a succsessful life.

The main goal of the foundation is to help children with cerebral palsy, polio, obstetric brachial plexus injury, visual and hearing disorders, musculoskeletal, Perthes disease, Down syndrome, hemophilia and others.

Activities with children take place in a specialized pool through the most advanced and well-established methods. Phisical activity and group work contributes to improving the lives of children and their families to full integration into society.

The funds from Postbank business run will be used for water rehabilitation of children with disabilities and for an equipment.

Our wish is to include 15 children with special needs and to give them ten procedures (water rehabilitation). For this purpose will require the sum of 3000 BGN, and 1500 for equipment.

Let’s improve the lives of children with special needs!

In support of the children at risk to stay together with their families

 

Every day in Bulgaria, on average of 2 children separate from their parents. In 2017, 1001 children were abandoned, and nearly 3000 children grow up in the isolation and loneliness of the institution, deprived of mother care and the warmth of the family environment. The separation from the family and the life in institution have very serious consequences for the child on emotional, psychical and physical level.

 

For 26 years now, For Our Children Foundation has been following its mission to support children in need and their families, who are unable to cope up with the challenges in their life. The Foundation manages 4 centers for social services in Sofia and Plovdiv, where more than 60 specialists provide support to children. Since its establishment, the Foundation has supported more than 11 000 children and families and has contributed to the long-term change in their lives.

 

For the first quarter of 2018, For Our Children Foundation has supported more than 600 children and families.

We work with 6 of the biggest maternity wards in Sofia and Plovdiv. When we receive signals for a risk of abandonment of a baby, a birth of a child with disabilities or for parents with a low parenting capacity, our specialist arrives at the hospital up to 4 hours after the signal is sent. Experts and parents discuss together the situation and look for a solution, so as to prevent the separation of the newborn with its biological parents and to provide quality care for the child.

Our specialists also work with candidate-adoptive and adoptive parents and those who are expecting their first child. A team of social workers, rehabilitation therapists and early childhood development specialists provide support to children with difficulties in their development or disabilities and their families, so that every child can develop their potential and abilities. The support lasts between 6 months and one year – until we are certain that the family can take care of their child on their own. The approach of our work is individual, according to the needs of each family. If necessary, the family is directed to additional consultation with other specialist. Parents also receive support in their communication with institutions, kindergartens and schools. They become a part of the foundation`s big family and we celebrate together the biggest holidays /Christmas, Easter, Children`s Day/ with celebrations on which we prepare gifts for the children.

Our team is ready to mobilize all its resources to support the families in need, because the secure family environment guarantees the children`s well-being.

We appeal to Begach Running Club to dedicate its biggest corporate event – Postbank Business Run 2018 to the cause more children to live and grow up in a safe and stimulating family environment.

Our investment in every case with risk of child abandonment until the end of 2018 is approximately 800 BGN.

 

 

 

With your support, we will reach to more children and will give them a chance for a happy, adequate and bright childhood!

 

If we collect We will help
3200 BGN 4  children to stay together with their family.
4000 BGN 5 children to stay together with their family.
4800 BGN 6 children to stay together with their family.

 

 

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