Our General annual meeting took place on April 18th, 2019 at Hilton Sofia. It is normally held to honor and thank the foundation´s supporters and ambassadors. More than 50 of them attended the event.
Alexandrina Dimitrova, the foundation’s Executive Director, welcomed the guests and presented the Annual Report on the charity’s activities. She also shared with them the achievements, the challenges the foundation faced throughout 2018, and a few key highlights of the past year.
“In 2018 we continued to take care of more than 100 disadvantaged children and youngsters in our residential care homes in Kyustendil and Kazanlak. All of them have gone through extremely traumatic experiences in their childhoods such as abandonment, violence, and discrimination. Caring for them is difficult and requires patience. Building trust takes months or sometimes years. But the more we commit to them, the more resourceful they become. We pass on the messages and appeals they share with us to inspire contributors, volunteers or to seek support from institutions.
You are ambassadors of the Cedar foundation, because you received the messages and appeals of our children and youngsters and like us, you passed them on. Thanks to your help Cedar found 25 new partners, received approximately 600 000 BGN levs for our residential homes, won the first place in the State Agency for Child Protection’s “Happy Childhood Guaranteed” competition.”
After the formal announcements, the guests were left to enjoy the pleasant ambiance and to leave a personalized ‘Cedar’ message in the photo booth available for the event night.
The event was supported by our hosts at Hilton Sofia, Print I, who printed the Annual Report, and Photo King, who provided the photo booth.