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Monthly Report

Monthly Report No 7 February, 2011

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

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Dear friends and donors, 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.

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

We want to inform all donors and friends of humanitarian organization Serbs for Serbs that live in North America we have new Pay Pal account so you can send your donation via email to: Обавештавамо пријатеље и донаторе хуманитарне организације Срби за Србе који живе на тлу Северне Америке да органак СЗС у Америци има нови Пеј Пал рачун на који можете да уплатите своје донације. Да би ојачали организацију глобално морамо да јачамо регионалне одборе. Хвала вам

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THIS MONTH We visited family Šmigić

With family Smigic we agree that the three things are necessary. The first thing is smederevac stove, which is old and decrepit, and as a mother Slavica says, for him it can't bake bread (which is extremely important for the family, because they don't have money for bread).

Armed with positive energy and desire that as soon as we can get to the refugee families Šmigić, three-man Serbs for Serbs crew (1 representative from Nis and 2 from Jagodina) went to the village of Bunar which is 12 kilometers away from Jagodina. The family consists of father Ilija Šmigić, mother Slavica, children Miljan (18), Jelena (17), Ljubisa (15) and Miljana (13). families Šmigić are the refugees from Kosovo and Metohija since 1998, and forcibly moved into an abandoned school building. Before we meet family Smigic

Another thing the beds, which are quite old, 2 children beds were in a disastrous situation we decide to buy two beds (or as it turned out sofa bed).

we went to the store, and there we buy sweets for children (3454 din.), And of the spiritual food we bring them books gift of the Orthodox Diocese of Nish.

When we arrived at the home of family Šmigić, we were unpleasantly surprised by the financial situation in this family.Neither mother nor father does not work, or as they say they can not find a steady job, living on social assistance and help from good people who help them from time to time. We can safely say that it would be easier to count the things you have, but those who are absent, and mostly what they have is old and worn out.



Monthly Report Delivered aid to Serbs in Kosovo 2011

Representatives of humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs from the Republic of Srpska, delivered on Monday 7th February cow , family Cetkovic from Majevica we visited and helped in the January action.Cows price was 2.200KM so we along with the previously separate sum of money added another 350 euros.

SFS visited family Atanaskovic

Photos click here Successfully completed 9th Kosovo and Metohija charity action with a purpose of providing necessary assistance in furniture, food, hygiene, books, toys, candy ... to Serbian people and our children in Kosovo and Metohija. In cooperation with NGO Mother of nine Jugovic in the last few days assistance has been delivered to 11 Serbian families in the municipalities of Novo Brdo and Strpce. We hope that this and all our other actions will gather even more support to the Serbian people for a better and brighter future that we want to create for our new generations. NO SURRENDER KOSOVO IS THE HEART SERBIA!

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Cows arrived at Majevica On Sunday, 13 February, a three-member team of the Humanitarian Organization "Serbs for Serbs" (Jelena, Ratko, Bojan) headed the way to Vinca. This time we visited the family Atanaskovic, and the aim of the visit was to assess the situation and agree with family members about possible assistance. Since the last contact, it past two and a half years and it turned out that

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electricity that was in 2010. increased to over 60,000 din.

We visited family Sekulic (Majevica)

(And started the process of exclusion). A single mother of seven children Dušic like all parents in Serbia is struggling with the grim everyday life and how to provide to her children basic living conditions. Our organization has paid the debt this time to ED Cacak in the amount of 30,000 din. and in the spring we will provide new aid for this large Serbian family. Confirmation of payment here.

New help for Kovacevic family







At the invitation of Major of Lopare Dr. Rado Savic, we visited the family Sekulic Srpka and Diva. Srpko was born in 1956. in Potrasae, village of Podgora, in Majevica. He grew up in a poor family and a small house with five sisters and two brothers. At this time he is out of job, he worked at a brick factory in Lopare (Mackovac in Lopare) operating seasonally. Click





New help for Premovic Family

Report: Dobrina Kusmuk, Republic of Srpska /







Last year, the Christmas campaign that we conducted in the Municipality of Pale for the first time we visited the family Kovacevic. That time we help them with food and clothing for their five children (Marko 20, Mađen 17 years, Snjezana 16, Rajko 11 years old and twins Ana and Katarina 4 years). With the help of a friends of our organizations in a couple of occasions we managed to help the mother Radmila to equip her home. Someone has given a bed, a table, some blankets and so we thought that parents with father's modest salary Humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs carried out a campaign to help again family Premović living in the village Preljina in Cacak area in the form of debt payments for

(430 KM) could make it alone.

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Little Katherine has cerebral palsy and family need a lot of

For our first visit we spend 8304 dinars in order to buy

help. On the last control in Banja Luka, where Radmila hoped

basic groceries,

good news, the doctors tell her the ugly news that the

survives. From fan group ''Delije Sever" they received

complications occur in one eye and could go blind.

the Orthodox and Serbian literature. This aspect of our



help improve the current situation, we hope that we will

Department. Treatment in Serbia, the Republic of Srpska

together be able to find the best solution to provide

Fund does not cover ,and Radmila can barely pay the costs of

family Sudimac calmer and happier future.





last few days this family barely

ongoing testing in Banja Luka, and planning the cost of sudden expense thrown her into despair. Then she remembered us and asked for our help. We helped her with 110KM. Serbian




SFS visited family Sudinac

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The story of a family Sudimac begin in late 1990's, when the Large family consisted of eight members. They lived on there estate in Podujevo and from the father's modest salary they lived peacefully . Then the war started, and for this family followed the difficult days. Fleeing from war Miodrag father and mother Milostiva along with six children moved into the dilapidated house near Kursumlija. After few years both parents died, and life of this family become even more difficult. Brothers Sudimac live from social help around 5000 din monthly ($70 ) At this time the






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First SFS ''Palachinka Party'' in Chicago On February 12 , small group of SFS members from Chicago, organized first Serbs for Serbs ''Palachinka Party'' in USA.

Main purpose of this event was to organize a family gathering with a lot of Palachinkas (Crepes) and also to collect donations for children in Serbia.We agreed that the''ticket'' should be $10-20 for charity. The evening passed in a friendly and family atmosphere, we eaten a lot of crepes and collected $330.00 We have managed to bring together beautiful and useful.





See below pictures from this event

...we would love to encourage and motivate all our friends and donors to organize this or similar events in their city.

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Charity Organization Serbs for Serbs Annual Video Report 2010 (Click to open video report)

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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: 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

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Support our organization.

Donors in February - $20,00 2.Mateja Stojkovic (IL) - $20,00 3.Lidija Stojkovic (IL) - $20,00 - $30,00 5.Aleksandar Krsmanovic(NY)-$50,00 6.Milan Dobras (AZ) - $15,00


7.Dejan Petrovic (IL) - $15,00 8.Tamara Lazeic (MN) - $40,00 9.Sinisa Krsmanovic (IL) - $20,00

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

10.Lazar Krsmanovic (IL) - $20,00 11.SZS Krajiska Braca (IN) - $100,00 12.Palachinka Party Chicago - $330,00 13.Jovika Gavric - $20,00 14.Michigan Serbs - $17,00 15.Sasa Savic - $30,00 16.Tihomir Popovic - $20,00 17.Petko Petrovich(IL) - $40,00 Обавештавамо пријатеље и донаторе хуманитарне организације Срби за Србе који живе у САД и Канади да органак СЗС у Америци има нови Пеј Пал рачун на који можете да уплатите своје донације. Да би ојачали организацију глобално морамо да јачамо регионалне одборе. Хвала вам

18.Sasa Lazarevic (IL) - $50,00 19.Ankica D. - $25,00 20.Serbosi Canada- $320,00 21. Denis R-$30,00

Total: $1232,00

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Number of Donors (21) February 2011 30

Donations in February ($1232.00) 1400 1200


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0 Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is currently in the process of applying for a 501(c)3 tax-deductible organization IRS status. 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. У наредних пар месеци очекујемо позитиван одговор од IRS-а.

If you live in USA or Canada please use our new Pay Pal account: or

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