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Bulgarian organization of voluntary blood donation/

Every day more than 600 people in Bulgaria have a life-saving need for blood and blood products, because of accidents, emergency life-saving procedures, surgical interventions, childbirths, different cancers and many other diseases that need blood for treatment. Their lives are directly dependent on securing the necessary quantities of safe human blood which can be obtained ONLY through DONATION OF BLOOD because BLOOD has NO substitute! Unfortunately, Bulgaria is currently in one of the last places in Europe when it comes to donating blood. Most people donate blood only for relatives or friends who are in need and the true number of genuine voluntary blood donors is less than 25% of all blood donors. Due to the very limited amount of blood donors, hospitals force patients to find donors before they can have a required treatment (the so-called "replacement donor system", which poses significant problems to the patients and their families. Also, this highly questionable practice has led to the growth of an ugly black market for blood donors.). We hope that with our joint efforts we will be able to change this situation. BULGARIAN ORGANIZATION OF VOLUNTARY BLOOD DONATION is a non-profit association operating in public interest done by volunteers. We are the first Bulgarian association working entirely to encourage and promote regular, anonymous, voluntary, non-remunerated blood donation. We believe that blood donation is one of the most humane acts. We also believe that our cause is extremely important for every human being because the shortage of blood could affect everyone. In our daily activities we provide information about blood donation, answer questions and give support; help in cases of an urgent need for blood; organize blood drives and campaigns to educate and inspire people to donate. In 2013 BOVBD launched the first-of-its-kind for Bulgaria long-term project called "Donate Blood", aimed at promoting and facilitating voluntary blood donation and helping those in need of blood for themselves or their relatives. The core of this project lies with the "Donate Blood" system, entirely managed and administrated by BOVBD. The system is a sort of dual registry and has two main functionalities that are interlinked - on one side for the people who are voluntary blood donors or wish to become such and help, and on the other - for everyone who needs blood. The system is extremely useful for finding blood donors on time. It is an innovative and very effective tool to at least partially fulfil the need for blood in Bulgaria and to help when the need is urgent. "Donate blood" can be used completely free through our mobile phone applications for iPhone and Android. Every user has constant access to important and useful information about blood donation, offered through the BOVBD website -, including the prerequisites and contradictions for donating blood, addresses and contact details for blood centres in the country, blood collection campaigns that are ongoing or upcoming, etc. Our ambition is to upgrade the applications with additional functionalities when we have enough funding. By focusing the public attention on the problems that arise from the lack of information on blood donation and its importance, from the insufficient number of voluntary blood donors and the risks of paid donors, we are working together to resolve them. The World Health Organization proclaims voluntary blood donation as the safest method for collecting the necessary quantities of blood and blood products needed in everyday healthcare. We hope and work for so that one day there will be enough voluntary blood donors and we, our kids, our parents and everyone who needs blood or could find himself in need of blood to be sure that there is enough safe blood that would help to save his life.

Time Heroes Foundation

The TimeHeroes Foundation was founded in 2011 with the goal to build and develop the volunteering culture in Bulgaria. Today the organisation runs the largest volunteering platform in Bulgaria - By the end of January 2018, has matched 638 organisations which need support for their causes with over 40 000 individuals who wish to donate their time and skills. So far the volunteers have taken part 65 379 times in 1400 volunteering initiatives (called missions) in 175 towns across Bulgaria. The platform is the main, and often sole, source for Bulgarian nonprofit organizations and active citizens to recruit volunteers. To achieve our mission to develop Bulgaria's volunteering culture, we run several further projects. ANNUAL AWARDS We established the annual volunteering awards THE HEROES, which reward outstanding volunteers, organisers, responsible companies and media (after open nominations), and promote and stimulate volunteering as a whole. In 2017 a jury selected 23 of the 226 nominees and these were announced at an official ceremony that was widely covered in media, was attended by 250+ guests and was streamed 26 000 times. YOUTH VOLUNTEERING We are growing a network of school and university volunteer clubs across the country. Over 30 clubs are currently active with 500+ student members organising their own community-based initiatives or supporting existing volunteer missions held by local nonprofits. SENIORS' VOLUNTEER PHONE LINE We operate a National Volunteers' Phone Line volunteering telephone line as an alternative to the website for people without access to the internet or a computer, mainly targeting seniors and retirees. This project aims to tackle the pervasive societal isolation in this age group in Bulgaria. CAPACITY BUILDING Through workshops and systematised good practices we are actively building the capacity of Bulgarian nongovernmental organisations for working with volunteers. In 2015-2016 we collected and systematised the experience of 250 Bulgarian NGOs working with volunteers. We are sharing this know-how in a wiki platform, a 100-page handbook and a series of workshops. Over 1000 NGOs have received the handbook, about 100 have so far participated in our highly-rated workshops. We also fundraise and distribute monthly small grants enabling volunteer involvement in causes.

Eyes on Four Paws Foundation

The Foundation aims to create conditions for the equal treatment of people with sensory, motor and other permanent disabilities in Bulgaria through: - gathering and disseminating information - Accumulation of financial means to support: - building training centers for guide dogs, service dogs, assistant dogs, and other help-dogs for people with disabilities - Payment of guide dogs, assistants and other help dogs to people with disabilities - Adaptation of people with disabilities to this new partnership.

Turistichesko druzhestvo Boeritsa

Turistichesko druzhestvo Boeritsa was founded in 2011 in Vladaya - a village near Sofia by local mountain rescuers and tourists. Our mission is to aid the local community by continuously engaging people in outdoor activities, voluntary work and charity. Our purpose is to help develop Vitosha mountain in many aspects and create longterm, sustainable connection between the people of Sofia and their home mountain. We aim to popularize, promote and develop various forms of mountain practice, hiking, skiing, bike tourism, water sports, speleology, orientation and mountaineering. We want to provide opportunities for young people to acquaint themselves nature and build habits for environmentally friendly and ecological communication with the mountain.


Raising awareness about preterm birth and possible complication. Partnering with government in terms of improving the situation of mothers and newborn babies in Bulgaria as well as initiating constructive dialog with political leaders. Establishing a network of experts, international and private sector organizations, officials, celebrities, medias, business partners and parents united by the idea of ensuring best start in life for all premature and sick babies. Providing easy-to-understand information and make sure that all families have access to it so that we help them better understand the situation that they are dealing with. Facilitating medical and psychological support for affected families. Face to face or online consultation with psychologists. Direct support from psychologist in the NICUs Charity events and fund-raise donations so that we can ensure best medical equipment for NICUs in Bulgaria Organize conferences, workshops, lectures and other events that gather professionals, experts, NGO representatives, parent organisations, government representatives and other stakeholders work together for constantly improving the care for premature babies.

Essence Foundation Bulgaria

Our mission is to provide courses, workshops, individual, family and group consulting/ therapy as well as long term programs for children, teenagers and adults from differet social groups in Bulgaria. We believe that by making psychological work (which is still stygmatised in Bulgaria) more popular and accessible, we encourage young people and adults to explore themselves, their inner world, their emotions and fears, to understand their behavior and attitudes for success and failure better, to learn about relationships, to gain self awareness and relational awareness by being part of a community. We believe that understanding and acceptance of all differences will create a positive attitude and active citizenship and will influence our environment, our country and our lives in a in a very positive way.

Evrika Foundation

EVRIKA Foundation is a classical type foundation. It is a non-governmental, non-religious and non-political organization, legal entity according to the Bulgarian legislation. It is registered in the Central Register of the Ministry of Justice for the performance to the benefit of society. EVRIKA Foundation was established in 1990 by a number of state and public organizations with the aim to support talented children and young people in the implementation of projects in the field of science, engineering and management; to support young innovators and entrepreneurs; to disseminate scientific and engineering knowledge and knowledge in the field of economics; to help for the improvement of the material base for scientific and engineering work; to render support in education and specialization, as well as to promote international cooperation in the fields of science and engineering etc.

Bulgarian Memory Foundation

1. Building an economy of knowledge and career opportunities for the young people in Bulgaria and Europe; 2. Integration, socialization and European perspective for the young people in Bulgaria and the Bulgarian communities from the historical diaspora; 3. Strengthening the perception for national identity among the youngest and preservation of the Bulgarian cultural and historical heritage; 4. Taking measures against the demographic crisis in Bulgaria.

A place for everyone Foundation

Support, counseling, education and upbringing of adults, children and their families. nsuring equal access to education and culture.

Bulgarian Foosball Federation

The main goal of the BDF is to promote and develop table soccer (or also known as foosball) thus to increase the number of foosball players on different levels - from amateurs to professionals and to create conditions for achieving high level sport results both in national and international aspect. It aims to assist in the promotion and development of the table soccer sport among all age groups of the population of the Republic of Bulgaria and to enable the expression of personality through the sport. Also, to promote the development of foosball among people in wheelchairs, disabled and the ones in disadvantage thus helping them in overcoming their negative health trends and promoting their social integration.

Star of Hope Foundation

To ensure obtaining of knowledge, good manners and practical skills in the young people upon assuming responsibility and for making efficient and useful decisions in the different fields of public life which shall ensure benefit for their families and for the civil society. To help hereby to create people with self-esteem, moral resistance and ethics. To perform social activity by rendering support and humanitarian aid to: - people in need who have suffered from natural and social disasters by providing food, clothes, transport, shelter, etc. - unemployed people, young families, orphans, homeless people and mothers, incapacitated and socially weak people and invalids, people deprived of freedom and other categories of socially disadvantaged people. - state and private institutions dealing with invalids. - literacy activities - organizing and holding courses for professional training and for acquiring qualification /in different types of specialties/. To support individuals who have spent some time in social institutions: correctional institutions and rehabilitation centers for drug addicts, prisons and orphanages for their realization in the civil society.


Preparation and application of strategies and practices in the area of social services in the area of gender equality, integration of the minority groups, and policies for the youth. Preparation and realization of projects for groups in disadvantaged positions Development and implementation of programs for professional education Organization of training for development of members Building partnerships, exchange of information, and participation in national and international networks for work collaboration. Offering programs and consultation services - social, psychological, legal, education, and other services. Providing a space where women victims of abuse can receive the emotional support they need. Establish contacts with government institutions, local authorities, businesses, and academic units, as well as with international organizations and donor programs which support Non-Profit Organizations and their activities. Advocate civil rights. Motivation and active involvement in the public life of individuals and groups marginalized due to differences in characters such as social, cultural, religious, or health.