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Monthly Report No 10 April, 2011

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS Website: E-Mail:

Dear friends and donors,

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Charity organization Serbs for Serbs have finally registered in the state of Illinois in United States by the group of the Serbian youth. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is currently in the process of applying for a 501(c)3 non-profit organization status. We registered organization in Jun 2010 and we have already started working and began raising donations. Since this is our fresh start in the United States please excuse us for any difficulties and mistakes that we make in the beginning.

About Us The mission of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is to affect on consciousness of Americans, Serbs and their friends through planned projects, social and humanitarian activities in order to develop and foster better society for future generations and provide aid for underprivileged families in need. Although there are many humanitarian organizations and associations, help often doesn't reach the most jeopardized. Due to unnecessary administration, missing information and slow decision making, the delivery of aid arrives too late to the final consumers, or not at all. It is a sad and embarrassing, but true fact that more than 18.000 children daily die around the world because of starvation and malnutrition. There, among us, the blind and deaf. We are witnesses of the bad demographic situation of our nation, decreasing natality, increasing number of singles, abortions, accelerated aging of the population and generally bad economic condition of the households in Serbia, Republic of Srpska and Montenegro and other countries in the Balkan. 2011

An average couple has "fallen" on one child. Analysts warn that Serbs will become a minority in its own country in the following century if the nation, individuals and government don't wake up from the nescient in which they've fallen! On the other hand, nobody is talking about the families with many children which grieve by living in bitter poverty. Occupied by their everyday struggle for survival, they are being humbly in their desire for implementing rights which belong to them. Their life stories, fears and problems are identical, but almost invisible and unheard in order to gain the attention of the public, media and even state. That's why the idea of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs arose. Organization was formed by a group of young and trustful people, who are united by the common vision of helping families blessed by many children and who are aware of the fact that even a small help means a lot for those who don't live in a material excess. We are united by the humane idea to help the poorest part of the Serbian nation. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs try to revive the spiritless energy of the Serbian Diaspora which would be able to reinforce people of Serbian heritage as well as all good people throughout the world with minimal, but constant monthly donations. We hope and believe that there is also a grain of doing good and that you will join us in the endless struggle against poverty. God bless and save all Serbian families with many children and our honored donors who participate in the noble effort to return smile on children faces. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!


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and raising their own family - our donors are satisfied with the activities and they are ready to help other families - our organization is satisfied with the results - family is ready in the future to become our donor and if necessary help other families that are in need of help

The mission of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is to affect on consciousness of Serbian people through our projects and humanitarian activities, in order to develop better society for future generations.

Why Serbs for Serbs? We wanted to alleviate impaired spirit of Serbian people in togetherness and brotherhood help through humanitarian work and social aid.

Who do we help? We help Serbian families who live in the Balkans, have five or more children and live in terrible poverty.

Who do we need in organization? We need members and donors that will secure financial stability through supporting our programs and activities in the future. Donors may join our daily activities within the organization in order to coordinate our work better. We also need volunteers ready to donate several hours per week for actual work within the organization. Activities of volunteers and their specific tasks would be determined by the required projects and their personal interest. From that group of volunteers we would look for future leaders of organization.

How do we define “terrible poverty�? Under terrible poverty we define absence of one or more basic factors required for living: food, clothes, shoes, and safe space for living.

Why do we help? We believe that there is a basic need for one human (or a group) to help others in distress. A help is not only human virtue but also a Christian responsibility. By focusing our help on families with many children, we directly affect on their stirring toward becoming independent from social-dependable government programs. Indirectly, we want to affect on birth rate of Serbian people that has been in great decline in last 20 years.

What are our long term goals? - family is ready to support itself daily and manage to pay all required expenses and bills - their children are encouraged to continue with school

Serbs for Serbs North America Report number 10. Now we need your help more than ever, we need volunteers who will help with website, translations and marketing. If you have enough free time please send us an email at:

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Our organization will try to provide the resources for a parcel

We helped the Milić family again




The ultimate goal of these actions is to secure the displaced families and to help them provide the conditions to have an independent life. We think that buying the parcel would be a good ground for a new start. Also, the occasional help is not enough, so we must ensure a permanent solution for the families to be motivated to work instead waiting for the charity.

Family Ćodo in their home





We paid another visit to the Milić family originating from Kosovo and Metohija, and now settled in the suburbs of Podgorica, in Vrela Ribnička, a refugee camp. The father of the family, Miladin, came back after the recovery and a treatment due to his asthma problems. We delivered the help provided by the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Switzerland, but we also used the opportunity to talk to them about





One of the suggestions we made considered moving the family to Old Raška or Vojvodina, where we would provide them a house and some basic conditions to commence an independent life. However, they are more interested in staying in Montenegro, where they roots are, so we decided to help them find a parcel in order to build a house with the help of UNHCR and the company where Miladin was employed. Miladin is aware of the fact that he can no longer perform jobs in his old company, but he is willing to grow animals in order to feed his family. Of course, his children would be of immense


A parcel could be bought in some of the villages between Podgorica and Danilovgrad, where they would be near the family





When we first found out about the difficult situation of the single mother and her three children 3 years ago, we couldn't assume that we won't need much money to help them solve their problems. Ranka Ćodo remained a widow, paying a rent in a weekend cottage. Her daughter Milica found her father dead, so she had to start visiting a psychologist due to a trauma. The twins Marko and Miloš have just started going to school. The mother is a person with limited capabilities, and she couldn't pay the rent any more. After that they moved to a partly






Our first step consisted in animating the state and local services in order to find the family a suitable accommodation. They had the status of refugee and displaced persons, so the state was willing to pay them the rent up to 200 KM. We just

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needed to find a place near the health center due to their 2011

We delivered food to the Danjek family

problems. In cooperation with the Center for social services we found a little flat at a retiree, so we managed to solve his problem as well. We moved the family and organized various actions to gather money and material help (clothes, furniture). Ranka had her retirement and child benefit, so they had decent conditions.

We visited the family from time to time and gave Ranka advices. We managed to initiate the question of the property of their family in the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in order to sell the estate and permanently resolve their housing problem. We also frequently visited local services and asked for




results. Bills click here

Mr. Tuševljak from the Ministry called a few days ago, and

The representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for

notified me that the Ćode family received an apartment

Serbs organized on 8th of April the delivery of food to the

belonging to the Ministry, for a life usage, which they could

seven-member Danjek family from the village Ravno selo in

loose if they sell the property in the Federation. We went to

Vojvodina, in the amount of 25.000 dinars. We found out that

check out the apartment with Ranka. It turned out it wasn't in a

the family didn't have enough food for a while, so we

great condition, and it needed painting and several repairs. We

delivered oil, flour, sugar, potato, onion and other necessary

contacted the principal of the municipality which provided the

groceries. The Artemida 1 store from Zemun donated a

workers and gave her 100 KM in order to buy the necesarry

package of sweets for the children.

material. The Utility company sent a truck with the workers to move



She bought the paint and managed to repair all the damages in the apartment. Milica and Ranka cleaned everything. The children and an old couple (new neighbors) helped in moving the family. During the process, we found out that the Ministry decreased the compensation for the rent, so Ranka and her children were only months away from the return in the barrack. Milica now has her own bedroom for the first time, and Miloš and Marko don't have to sleep in the same bed anymore. The rooms are nice and alight. A two-room flat is more than they hoped


A terrible period is over. They have enough to live. We will be there for them, and we can only hope that we will be able to settle







After we brought food, we used the opportunity to talk with the father of the family, Saša, about his plans to grow animals and farming, which could help the family to build a safer future for their children.

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This Easter we Bought Food for Family Mihic

dinars to provide the property certificate to the family. With the help of the journalist of Politika and TV Bačka Petko Koprivica, the procedure should be finished within the next 10


That was just a small step towards the permanent independence of this family to get the normal conditions for a modest life. Unfortunately, the numerous visits of the representatives of political parties and the promises of the municipality officials didn't help. Our organization uses this opportunity to help the family provide some necessities – build the toilet, build the barn and grow the plants. Report: Dobrina Kusmuk, Republic of Srpska / ACCOUNTS /

We continue with the action for Ekmečić family

Christmas was last time we bought food for family Mihic , then we promised that we will be back for Easter. We wanted to visit and buy basic food they need. Marina and I talk few days ago and made a list of food.

SFS Director of Marketing won SND Bowling Tournament in Chicago!

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs continues to raise funds to finish the planned actions in this year. We provided a new tractor for the Ekmečić family, and we promised to buy used mechanization. We designated 500 EUR from the Austrian fund in order to finish this project.

First Serbian National Defense (North Chicago Chapter) of America.Bowling tournament was held yesterday(April 30 ,2011) in Irving Park Bowling lanes ,5708 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago,IL 60634. Petko Petrovich head of marketing for charity organization Serbs for Serbs won first Serbian National Defense bowling tournament. After final game Petko said: ''The tournament was a lot of fun. The atmosphere was great and everybody seemed to enjoy themselves. The competition was good spirited and exciting.''

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Support our organization. Children are our future!

Note: If you wish to have initials, a nickname or to be an anonymous donor instead of having your full name in the donors list, with or without stating the state where you are, please email us: or


Serbs for Serbs North America Report number 10.

We want to inform all donors and friends of humanitarian organization Serbs for Serbs that live in the United States and Canada we have new Pay Pal account so you can send your donation via email to: or

Now we need your help more than ever, we need volunteers who will help with website, translations and marketing. If you have enough free time please send us an email at:

Donors in April 2011

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Donations in April ($1232,87)

1. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $15,00 2. Dejan Petrovic (IL) - $15,00


3. Dusan Braticevic (CAN) - $100,00 4. - $20,00 5. Mateja Stojkovic (IL) - $20,00


6. Lidija Stojkovic (IL) - $20,00 7. Magdalena Markovic - $100,00 1000

8. Tanja Josipovic - $20,00 9. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $100,00 10. Olja Meyer - $10,00


11. Christopher Petrovic - $25,00 12. Aleksandar Krsmanovic (NY) - $50,00 600

13. N. V. - $100,00 14. Michigan Serbs - $12,87 15. Nemanja Lovre (CA) - $25,00


16. Mladen Simic (TX) - $40,00 17. Ankica Drca (NJ) - $25,00 18. Serbos Canada - $305,00


19. Miodrag Danilovic (MA) - $100,00 20. Sasa Lazarevic (IL) - $25,00 0

21. Nemanja Lovre (CA) - $25,00 22. - $40,00 23. Sasa Savic - $30,00 24. Jovika Gavric - $20,00

Total: $1232,87

Number of Donors (21) April 2011

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is currently in the process of applying for a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization IRS status.

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Хуманитарна Организација Срби за Србе је регистрована као непрофитабилна организација у држави Илиноис и тренутно смо у процесу за добијање статуса 501c3 који би омогућио свим донаторима да донације упућене нама могу да се отпишу од пореза.

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У наредних пар месеци очекујемо позитиван одговор од IRS-а.

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