The first Bulgarian hybrid charity event – There Is No Place Like Home took place on September 30th 2020. It united long-term advocates of the Cedar Foundation, as well as new supporters, who wish to assist children and young adults with disabilities, who are deprived of parental care. The event took place at the Hilton Hotel, but at the same time the program was streamed live on the Facebook page of the Foundation. Thanks to the streaming event, Bulgarians and foreigners from 5 countries were able to join in the atmosphere of the evening from the comforts of their own homes,participate in the surprises of the charity evening and give their contribution to the cause, through the different methods of donation. The host of the program was the actor and activist Stefan S. Shterev and part of the event was a charity raffle with interesting prizes.
“At Cedar, we are responsible for over 100 children and young adults at risk. Each one of them has their own different story, but they all share one thing – the need of a secure home, where they will be loved. Today, in these trying times, they need us more than ever. And every donation matters, because together we change lives. “ With these words the Executive Director of the Cedar Foundation welcomed the guests and called for support.
United live and online, the supporters of the cause managed to raise over BGN 75,000. They will be used for providing a family environment, a secure home and specialized support to over 100 children and young adults, deprived of parental care or with severe intellectual disabilities, living in the Cedar Foundation centers. To provide quality individual care for the period of one year, the organization needs to raise at least BGN 600,000.
All expenses for the organization of the event were covered by the foundation’s sponsors and partners – CMS Sofia, Hilton Sofia, America for Bulgaria Foundation, AG Capital, Communitas Foundation, Dundee Precious Metals. The raffle prizes were kindly provided by Hotel Gela, Spark, IKEA, Aeroact, Sircrow, Dar ot Bogovete, Dabov Specialty Coffee, Gelato&Latte, Whirlpool, Inspired Fit Strong.
Media partners of the event are: Bulgarian National Television, Darik Radio, FOCUS Radio, EVA Magazine, Capital,bg, Dnevnik, Mediapool, Uspelite.bg, Iskrata.bg, Infoobzor.net.