Paris, France - July 15, 1991
During my trip to Europe in 1991, I visited Yvonne and Dimi “John” Panitza, who have been dear and long-time friends of my family. They are also the founders of the Free and Democratic Bulgaria Foundation, an organization dedicated to strengthening the democratization of Bulgarian society. Their organization also created the Alliance for Children and Youth whose mission is to defend the rights of street children and youth and provide them with decent conditions for their physical, mental, moral and social development, as well as to work on their reintegration into society through partner interaction with recognized public institutions. I encourage anyone interested in helping these children to make donations for this very worthwhile cause. Click here for more information.