The Charity ball of Maria's World Foundation and Best Buddies Bulgaria raises more than 20 000 BGN

The Charity Ball of Maria’s World Foundation and Best Buddies - Bulgaria took place on February 22, 2018 and we raised more than 20 000 BGN. The funds raised will be invested in developing a new project - Best Buddies - Bulgaria. Our goals are to establish a volunteer movement which promotes and creates effective friendships between people with and without intellectual disabilities, offering social mentoring while improving the quality of life and level of inclusion for a population that is often isolated and excluded. Through their participation, people with intellectual disabilities will be able to form meaningful connections with their peers, gain self-confidence and self-esteem, and share interests, experiences and activities that many other individuals enjoy.

The clients of the WORLDS Day Care Centre for people with intellectual difficulties participated in the preparation and running of the event by meeting guests, helping with seating arrangements and the sale of raffle tickets.

More information about how raised funds will be used to improve the life of people with intellectual difficulties and photographs from the event as well as information about our future projects and forthcoming events is available on www.maraisworld.org; www.bestbuddies.bg and on the Facebook page of the Foundation.

We would like to yet again wholeheartedly express our thanks to all our sponsors, partners, volunteers and guests for their engagement and remain hopeful that our efforts will continue to meet with support, understanding and cooperation in the future.