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Monthly Report

Monthly Report No 5 November, 2010

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

Monthly Report 2010

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!

Monthly Report Ambition 2010

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 the United States 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 у САД 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

Monthly Report SfS helped the families Milić and Marković Serbs for Serbs visited two families last week. The first one was family Marković from Leskovac. They have seven members, father Goran, mother Olivera and five sons: Vasilije (2), Jovan (5), Dimitrije (8,5), Petar (9,5) and the oldest Georgije (12). Their father thinks that perhaps the reason for the lack of female child is a fact that Serbia will need soldiers to defend the homeland in the years to come. 2010

We also payed their electricity bill, bought the diapers for the youngest child, and several cough syrups. They also received some of the basic groceries from the football fans “Delije North” . Both the families Milić and Marković got the books of orthodox thematic.

Mr. Goran gave us a present, 3 rosaries which he made by himself. He also thanked everyone who helped them and asked all the people of good will to contact him or to make a payment to his account.

They live in a very difficult situation in one bedroom apartment, and the monthly income is 18 000 dinars. SfS provided what they needed most – washing machine and stove.

Our next stop was the village Velika Sejanica, not far away from Grdelica. The Milić family is one of the poorest in the area. The family members are father Ranko, sons Nikola (10) and Aleksandar (20), and daughter Jelena (18,5). After giving birth to Nikola, their mother left them, so Jelena had to take her place in the house. Thus we focused primarily on helping her. We provided a freezer for the storage of food, and the new stove Smederevac to help them get warm through the winter. This was especially important, because the children used to get cold because of the bad heating.

Monthly Report Serbs for Serbs on the Majevica party

On Saturday, November 6, 2010, the representatives of the charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Switzerland visited in Ušter the „Majevica party“, traditionaly organized each year by the „Majevica Association in Switzerland“ headed by Miodrag Lukić, a Serbian writer living and working in Switzerland. We used this opportunity to promote our organization and sell the T-shirts „Još rađaju majke Obiliće“. We agreed with our host to forward 5 franks out of every sold T-shirt to the building of school in the village Tobut near Lopar in Majevica (Republic of Srpska), and the remaining 15 franks in a great Christmas action of our organization in Kosovo and Metohija. We managed to sell 42 Tshirts at a cost of 20 franks, so the profit was 840 franks (210 for school and 630 for the action in Kosovo). We use this opportunity to thank our hosts and all those who contributed to our charity work! 2010

We provided firewood for family Radonja

Dragiša Radonja has five children: Mladen (13), Tanja (12), Sanja (10), Miloš (8) and Njegoš (1). All of them, except Njegoš, travel several kilometers to school, which doesnt prevent them from being good pupils. The family lives in Brezovica, municipality Pale, as subtenants, and paying the rent of 150 KM. Their property is on the demarcation line which prevents them from coming back. Dragiša is unemployed, but he manages to earn money on several jobs. We met this family for the first time within our Christmas action, when they found out for our charity organization. Dragiša managed to provide the school equipment, buy the food supplies and meet the everyday needs of his family, but he couldn't buy firewood. The municipality and the Center for social work couldn't help him. He called our organization because we were his last hope. The winter came sooner than expected, and the first snow pressed him to hurry up. Thanks to our donators, we managed to buy 10 meters of firewood. All the children, even the youngest, helped their mother to stack the firewood, while Dragiša was at work. Biljana and Dragiša are very young but hardworking and responsible parents who cannot provide more for their children, and thus have to ask for help in order to provide the necesarry for their children. Therefore, they thank very much our organization.

Monthly Report Collecting money for the tractor 2010

Children are brought to this earth to explore and learn. They're here to make positive changes in the world, but how can they do that if they don't have the basic conditions necessary for life


Here is something you might not realize. For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day




Malnourishment has a serious negative effect on the brain and its cognitive abilities, so how can we expect our children to

Humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs continues to collect the funds needed to purchase tractor for family Ekmecic from Prebilovci village in Herzegovina. With the new 550 euro this month as we separated the ''Fund for tractor'' currently we come to the sum of 2000 Euros. Patiently we continue with this project in the hope that we will in due course to collect the necessary sum for purchase of tractors.

learn if they're not receiving the proper requirements for growth? Its time that we bring an end to hatred and war, in order for us to start to focus on what is important. Our future. Children are our future. Please, if you can, head over to







On behalf of all of them, the Serb for Serb organization, and myself... Thank you.

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Nikola's Message

Support our organization.

Zdravo, Hello, How are you doing?

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

My name is Nikola and I have been given the unique

opportunity to share this message on behalf of all of the children



Yes, a beautiful country indeed, with rich culture and genuine hospitality everywhere you turn; however, this isn't the case for


Do you know what it would be like to live in a country containing more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 15? Or to not have a brother or sister to love and share life with because your parents are just financially unable to afford another child, not to mention the constant daily struggle with hunger



Обавештавамо пријатеље и донаторе хуманитарне организације Срби за Србе који живе у САД 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

Monthly Report 2010

We want to inform all donors and friends of humanitarian organization Serbs for Serbs that live in the United States that 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:


Number of Donors (17) November


Nemanja Vockic -$50.00


Darko Milasinovic -$20.00


3. - $50.00



Drazen Lalovic (Canada) - $100.00



Srbi Michigan - $13.50



B. K. - $15.00



Olja. M. -$10.00



Dejan Petrovic -$15.00



Zeljka -$25.00


10. Sinisa -$25.00


11. Lazar -$25.00


Number of Donors (13) August 01 August 31

12. Branka Miskovic -$10.00 13. Jelica Sejat -$30.00 14. -$25.00 15. Mateja S. -$25.00 16. Ankica D. -$25.00 17. Milos(Pa) -$21.00

Total: $484.50

Donations in November ($484.50)

-----------------------------------------------------------------------+ Donor from USA still using Serbs for Serbs Austria Pay Pal 2. Вук са Дрине /САД/ - 20 €


8. Немања В. /САД/ - 50 €


14. Биљана /САД/ - 20 €


21. Милош В. /САД/ - 10 €


26. MjCook /САД/ - 7 €


27. Dragana W. /САД/ - 20 €


30. Недељко П. /САД/ - 20 €


44. Симке /САД/ - 15 € 61. Саша С. /САД/ - 20 € 67. Александар Д. /САД/ - 30 € = 212.00 Euro




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