Twice a year Holiday Heroes unite small and large benefactors in order to help thousands of families in need welcome the bright Christian holidays with a full festive meal.
This Easter has become the twelfth successful Holiday Heroes campaign.
After a series of attractive events and initiatives, and dozens of corporate and individual donors to the cause, Holiday Heroes set about packing the collected products into holiday packages.
On the sunny holidays of Lazarus Day and Palm Sunday, the heroes gathered to start from early dawn to carefully arrange essential products for families in need - pulses, rice, flour, oil, canned goods, chocolate products, sausages, crusts for banitika, lutenitsa and of course – kozunak.
Dozens of volunteers took part in delivering holiday packages to the homes of families in need. Among them were the charming singers Joanna Dragneva and Maria Grancharova. In addition to being lifelong friends, the two have also become holiday heroes for Ivanka's family. She lives with her husband and her 35-year-old daughter, who has a brain tumor.
Due to the disease and a major operation to remove part of the tumor, the young woman has the first group of disability. The parents' pensions are not enough for the expensive life-sustaining drugs of their child, whose greatest passion is painting.
Among the volunteers who delivered holiday packages were the host of the popular morning radio show "Three Dawn" Milena Zlatkova and the charming Miss World Bulgaria 2016 Galina Mihailova.
On Sunday, the two visited several addresses of families in Sofia. Among the households where they left a holiday package was Penka's home. She is raising her 8-year-old son alone and has been out of work for a long time to care for her child. In the second campaign in a row, Galina delivers a package to her home.
This time, however, Penka pleased the holiday heroes with the news that her situation is about to improve. He even plans to join Holiday Heroes in the next campaign, but from the other side.
“Sometimes a person gets into a situation where they need help. It was the same with us, but I think that for your Christmas campaign we will be able to afford to get involved again, this time from the other side", shared Penka with a smile and hope. "I think my son and I will be able to come to the warehouse to volunteer and pack."
Tedi Katsarova also became part of the campaign for another year. The charming performer is among the first benefactors of Holiday Heroes and has always helped the cause.
This time she delivered a holiday package all the way to Sliven, where together with the talented musician Zhivko Vasilev, they surprised Valentina's family of four. Her husband is unemployed and they have two wonderful children to take care of.
Photos of the excitement in the warehouse, as well as emotional meetings with families that Holiday Heroes helped, can be seen on the Facebook page.