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Monthly Report

Monthly Report No 4 October, 2010

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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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.

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 socialdependable government programs. Indirectly, we want to affect on birth rate of Serbian people that has been in great decline in last 20 years. 2010

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 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 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.

Monthly Report Jointly we are building a house for Trišić family 2010 Collecting money for the tractor

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 300 euro this month as we separated the ''Fund for tractor'' currently we come to the sum of 1,500 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.

Report: Predrag Marinkovic, Serbia/ PHOTO / / ACCOUNTS /

SFS for the first time in Old Serbia

Today's visit (10.02.10.) Trišić family from the village of Orahovac municipality of Zvornik, humanitarian organization Serbs for Serbs joined the big homebuilding project carried out by our brothers HO Nemanjići-Ticino. The aim of this major project which is very brave and daring started by our friend is a complete construction of the house to the family of Andrej Trišić disabled veteran. Our organization has participated on this occasion from 500.00 € (Euro) to help with the purchase of necessary construction materials.

Friends of the humanitarian organization Serbs for Serbs in Belgrade have developed a new series of shirts that will be sold in order to collect funds for the planned actions to help the Serbian people in Kosovo and Metohija, which will carry out our organization in September of this year and January 2011

Report: Predrag Marikovic, Serbia / PHOTO / / ACCOUNTS / Representatives of humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs over the weekend visited the area of the South (Old) Serbia and carried out another in a series of large humanitarian action.

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Stove Smederevac for Family Filipovic from Nis

For the first time during our many years of charity work we managed to plan and carry out the work visit and deliver assistance to the Serbian people living in the territory of South Serbia (now FYROM). This time we visited and helped six Serbian families and delivered aid worth around 1,200 â‚Ź. Irina (4 months), Svetlana (8 yrs.), Mihailo(10 yrs.) Danica (13 yrs.), Djordje (18 yrs.), Mother Maria and father Srdjan Filipovic can finally relax a bit. This modest family, live in town Nis, in an old house and in difficult conditions with only 20,000 dinars per month,this family received from our organization stove "smederevac " because there stove was in condition of falling apart. With the help of God and the great efforts these family manage to cope with the difficult material conditions in which it is located. The biggest problem for this family are old and worn-out things that are easy to break down, and because of low income this family is not able to fix these things. The current problem was stove "smederevac". That's why we decided to Delivered assistance consisted of: 2 washing machines, a stove, an electric. Stove, a freezer and hygiene parcels and basic foods.

help them and buy a new stove. As parents say this was a big hit, now the temperature in the house is at a normal level, which is certainly the most important thing. ( in such a small area (27 squares) they live with five children. )

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Stove ''Smederevac'' for Family Filipovic from Nis

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The Austrian humanitarian organization Serbs for Serbs conducted on October 23 another humanitarian action in Serbian Krajina. They visited the village Miranje Gornje in the Benkovac municipality, and helped the Žmirić family.

Milic refugee family from Kosovo and Metohija is still in the camp near Podgorica The Austrian humanitarian organization Serbs for Serbs Representatives of humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs from Montenegro were in another visit to family Milic inhabited near Podgorica /Ribnicka Vrela where we delivered food and hygiene aid. Thanks to the church community in Podgorica that brings food in this refugee village, family Milic daily get three breads and one cooked meal, and it is really the most valuable form of assistance. We also took money, which they traded food in a shop, and collected some clothes. We hope that better days are coming for this family…

conducted on October 23 another humanitarian action in Serbian Krajina. They visited the village Miranje Gornje in the Benkovac municipality, and helped the Žmirić family. The family had exiled from their homeland, and went to Prizren. However, after the begining of a new war, they had to run again, and they found themselves in the „promised land“, in the U.S. state of Arizona. At first, all of them were employed, but the economic crisis has left them without their jobs. Thus they have managed to collect enough money to

We helped the family Zmiric from Krajina

come back home. However, the situation is difficult. Dušan married the American Samantha, and now they have five children, , Kasandra (7), Kristina (6), Dijana (5), Dušan (3) and Aleksandar (1), and twins on the way. Dušan’s parents also live with them.

Report: Milos Jovanovic, Austria / Diocese Dalmatian ACCOUNTS /


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The house where they live is in a very bad condition, because they are virtually roofless. Thus all the help SFS managed to collect, 825 euro, was spent for the construction material. Our association managed to get 300 euro, another 425 was provided by the donors from Vienna, and an anonymous donor gave another 100 euro. The help was very much needed, since the family Žmirić has not yet managed to get the so-called guaranteed rights for the returnees – health and social insurance, and the renovation of the refugee houses is being done selectively – the elderly without progeny are the first to get it, while Dušan and his family have to wait. They are the only Serbian family that live in Miranje Gornje, which is divided into two distinct parts – an old village, distanced from the road, and a new settlement along the highway. The SFS organization plans to help this family during the next visits to Krajina. Apart from money, we gave them the books “Children's Gospel” and “Holy Prince Lazar and the Kosovo pledge”, clothing and footwear, sweets and fruits, toys, and a package of sanitary supplies.

How many more need to be silent?

Dušan plans to cultivate the land and get the financial stability for his family. The soil is very fertile, and there are potentials to grow organic food. Some people from Australia gave him the tiller for the cultivation of land, and Dušan himself dug the pool for the irrigation of land. It is worth mentioning that Dušan and his father are renovating the house on



Representatives of humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs visited on 28 October notorious Ustasha camp Jasenovac on their way to help families in the Republic of Srpska. Based on the place where hundreds of thousands of Serbs, Serbian mothers and children, today there's only a stone monument, broke up a wooden path leading up to it, the remains of the railway, which has worked to ''transport people and goods'' in only one direction, and based of the camp, which is now converted into a training center.

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Deafening silence of death awaited us at the blood-soaked

Representatives of humanitarian organizations Serbs for

Serbian land.

Serbs from the Serbian Republic, Serbia and Switzerland have visited and helped the two multi-member Serbian families in the Republic of Srpska , family Marijanović with nine and Pavlovic with four children. We provided emergency aid for purchase of food, hygiene (value of 600 Euros), and for the youngest ones we provide some candys. After we visited camp Jasenovac

in the early hours, we

continued to the Krajina town of Prijedor, where we were welcome by friends and donors of our organization. In the village of Petrovo selo lives family Marijanovic . When we entered their yard, from the house started to come out little children who are curious about us and their mother Mira We pray to God that the Serbian people never again find in

welcome and invited us to enter their home. The house is in

a brick oven or on the edges of Ustasha knives. We pray to

very poor condition. Relatively recently painted walls could

God to never make any camp in which the Serbian people

not hide their dilapidation and partly bad construction. The

continue to disappear at an accelerated procedure. We pray

house is warm thanks to God.

to God that the Serbian people never forget their suffering, persecution and pogroms. Jasenovac Video

SFS in Prijedor and Obudovac

We learn that the family Marijanović fled during the war from Kljuc Herzegovina to today’s Petrovo village where they live. Family other than parents makes nine children: Dragana (1993), Suzana (1996), Marko (1998), Zeljka (2000), Jelena (2001), Dragan (2002), Zeljko (2004), Predrag (2007) and the youngest Svetlana has only six months. Our action in the Republic of Srpska ends up with our visit to Pavlovic family in the village Obudovac, near the border with Serbia. Although we reach the deep dark, we were greeted by the youngest Pavlović children with joy in there warm home. Report: Igor Rasula ,Serbia (Photos ,Accounts)

Our plan was to provide basic supplies of food for the winter.

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While part of our team stayed with the children and father Zeljko, the mother Mitra with two of our representatives went to a nearby shop where we supply food, toiletries and

Film: Srbi,Narod koji nestaje!

clothing for Pavlovic family in the amount of 320KM. Of the remaining 40KM how much money we have left the mother will




Few representatives of humanitarian organizations Serbs for Serbs attended the premiere showing of the documentary film: Serbs, the people who are disappearing! In the hall of the Our visit to family Pavlovic marked the first year of

Serbian National Defense in Chicago. (10/01/2010 @7pm)

cooperation and assistance of our organization. Until just a

The film was screened in the evening dedicated to newspaper

year ago Pavlović family had a house that was leaked, terribly

Liberty that is held every Friday in the hall of SND.

difficult material and social situation. Today however things have improved for the better. The house is completely renovated, painted, installed insulation and the interior has been raised, the upper floor will remain provisional until further notice while stripped to raise funds for its expansion and


This time we will invite the Serbian people to awaken from the lethargy in which was pushed and help these and other Serbian families who just need a little help to keep and strengthen the St. Sava’s way, which we all want to go. With faith in God,

There was a great interest in the film, especially among the Serbian youth and the hall was too small to receive all interested. The film was attended by one of the speakers in the movie Father Milos Vesin, after the movie he started discussion on the film subject.


Option 1 , Option 2

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Nikola's Message

Support our organization.

Zdravo, Hello, How are you doing? My name is Nikola and I have been given the unique opportunity to share this message on behalf of all of the children in Serbia. Yes, a beautiful country indeed, with rich culture and genuine

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:

hospitality everywhere you turn; however, this isn't the case for everybody. 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 and starvation?

(Pay Pal account is still active for donations from Europe)

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 itself? Here is something you might not realize. For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years. Malnourishment has a serious negative effect on the brain and its cognitive abilities, so how can we expect our children to learn if they're not receiving the proper requirements for growth?

Thank you,

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 to help support our children today. On behalf of all of them, the Serb for Serb organization, and myself... Thank you.

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CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! Деца су наша будућност!

Monthly Report Finance Donors in October 2010

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************************************************** 1.B.K. - $15.00 - $50.00 3.Milos - $42.00 4.Dejan Petrovic - $15.00 5.Milutinovic Family - $15.00 6.Igor Glisic - $50.00 - $25.00 8.Mateja Stojkovic-$25.00 9.A.S. - $100.00 10.Zeljka K. - $25.00 11.Sinisa K. - $25.00 12.A.D. - $25.00 13.BBRS - $15.00 14.Aleksandar Krsmanovic - $50.00 15.Zelimir L.- $40.00

Number of Donors (13) August 01 - August 31 16 14 12 10 8 Number of Donors (13) August 01 August 31

6 4 2

Total: $517.00 0 --------------------------------------------------------------------------+ Donor from USA still using Serbs for Serbs Austria Pay Pal

5. Вук са Дрине /САД/ - 21.5 € 12. Милош В. /САД/ - 10 € 15. MjCook /САД/ - 7 € 18. Dragana W. /САД/ - 20 € 21. Симке /САД/ - 15 € 37. Емина С. /САД/ - 35 € 63. Недељко П. /САД/ - 20 € = 128.5 Euros

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:

Donations in August ($580.00) 700 600 500 400 300 200 100 0 July


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