For the eleventh consecutive year, there is a traditional charity bazaar for martenitsas, made by people from social services in the municipality of Veliko Tarnovo. The stand of the initiative is located next to the fountains near the town hall and is marked with a special sign. It offers beautiful red and white handicrafts and souvenirs, created with a lot of work and love by the local social services for children, people with disabilities, adults, etc.
The stand will be open every day until March 1 from 10:00 to 18:30, and will be on duty representatives of various social units. All funds raised from the sale of products will be used to purchase materials for creation in the relevant institutions.
Every year the masters of martenitsas from social services dispose of their products free of charge at this place with the support of the mayor, eng. Dr. Daniel Panov.
The initiative includes 26 social services, four centers for work with children and youth, three non-governmental organizations.
The organizers appeal to all who want to surprise their loved ones with original martenitsas and souvenirs to visit the bazaar, and at the same time this will help and encourage people from social services in their daily lives. The items are made of non-traditional materials and through innovative techniques and the prices are symbolic.
Another charity sells martenitsas to help treat stray animals
Animal Friends VT sells beautiful martenitsas, which are handmade, and the funds from them will be used to treat homeless four-legged animals that have suffered from human violence. The spring symbols are completely in line with the mission of the organization, as they are interwoven with images of different animals. The prices are symbolic, as the most expensive item is BGN 5. Those who want to get martenitsas from the campaign can place their orders on the organization’s Facebook page and receive them by courier. A personal broadcast is planned for the clients from Veliko Tarnovo.