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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report No. 8 August, 2016 Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS Website: www.serbsforserbs.org E-Mail: office@serbsforserbs.org Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for August Dear friends and donors, Charity organization Serbs for Serbs registered in the state of Illinois in United States in Jun 2010 by the group of the Serbian youth. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is a 501(c)(3) notfor-profit charitable organization. Donation is tax-deductible to the extent followed by the law. On 30th September, 2011 we finally got the letter from department of the treasury (IRS) with tax exempt 501(c)3 approval. All donations to our organization donated from June 16, 2010 are tax deductible under section 170 of the Code. We are also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers of gifts under section 2055, 2106 or 2522 of the Code.

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

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 the population and generally bad economic condition of the households in Serbia, Republic of Srpska 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. The 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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Monthly Report for August Ambitions

Our mission 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. Under terrible poverty we define absence of one or more basic factors required for living: food, clothes, shoes, and safe space for living.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 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 to donate? 1. PayPal donation: szsamerika@gmail.com 2. Direct Deposit to Wells Fargo Bank account Please email us at: szsamerika@gmail.com 3. You can mail personal or business check to: Serbs for Serbs PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 4. Donation boxes: BEOGRAD CAFÉ 2937 West Irving Park Road Chicago, Illinois Owner: Dule Pavlovic

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.

NADA’S DELI & BAKERY 7316 West Lawrence Avenue Harwood Heights, Illinois

What are our long term goals? • family is ready to support itself daily and manage to pay all required expenses; • 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.

COMPASS FUEL STATION 8147 Joliet Road McCook, Illinois Owner: Roy and Maria Dobrasinovic

BALKAN BAKERY 541 South LaGrange Road LaGrange, Illinois Owner: Olja Igic

ST. NIKOLA CHURCH 4301 Prairie Ave. Brookfield, Illinois CITY FRESH MARKET 3201 W Devon Ave, Chicago, IL 60659

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Monthly Report for August VISIT TO FAMILY MILOVANOVIC FROM LOZNICA

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Family Milovanovic receives both social benefit and child allowance. They don’t have debts or a loan, but they are still paying off the house they bought. The children are well-behaved, they have enough clothes and footwear, but it is necessary to renovate the bathroom, because at the moment it seems as if they don’t have one at all. Father Dejan is working as a construction worker when he manages to find a job, and he is often in Russia in exceptionally difficult conditions and separated from his family.

In late July, we visited the 11 member family Milovanovic from the village of Trbusnica near Loznica. Parents Dejan and Sladjana have eight children, Miroslav (20), Gabrijela (17), Bojan (15), Bojana (15), Ivana (12), Andjela (9), Zdravko (6) and Borko (1). Mother Sladjana also has a son Milos (23) from her first marriage. What the family needs the most are arrangement of the bathroom, as well as replacement of roof constructions on the house because of moisture and possible collapse. The largest part of the funds to help family Milovanovic is provided on the charity derby in Loznica, as well as on the tournament Trojka iz bloka, which was held in Trsic.

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The family has electricity and water, and there are pipes they purchased recently in order to carry the water into the bathroom, where currently there is almost nothing (they need water heater, sink, bathtub, tiles...). Family is heated with firewood.

A lot of moisture can be noted due to poor roof, so there is a need for total repair of the roof and the total demolition of the floor to the first panel which the host will do. They told us that parts of the roof were falling so far, but thank God, no one was injured. Carpentry, especially on the windows, is in poor condition. The family has a little bit of fruit trees in the yard and a small lot in its possession. Family Milovanovic has 3 goats, and they plan to build a pigsty out of material that can be used after the pulling down of the roof and dilapidated floor.

We call upon all the people of good will to get involved and contribute to the projects of the Charity Organization Serbs for Serbs that aim to help the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout the Balkan. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for August TRACTOR FOR JEVTIC FAMILY FROM ZAC IN KOSOVO

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The family consists of the parents Zarko and Mirjana, and their five sons: Radenko (20), Zeljko (19), Veljko (16), Rados (14), and Mitar (12). Those who have taken part in the fundraising campaign were Bishop Teodosije and Srpska solidarnost hranom and NAS Beograd organizations. We helped the Jevtic family two years ago as well by purchasing a freezer and an electric stove. We call upon all people of good will to get involved and through their contributions help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, which aim at helping underprivileged Serbian multiple children families throughout the Balkans.

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has helped with the purchaseof a tractor for the needs of the sevenmember Jevtic family from the village Zac, near Osojane in Kosovo and Metohija.

Aid delivered for the Jevtic family from the village Zac in Metohija (January, 2014)

Serbs for Serbs with the Jevtic family in front of their house in Zac (January, 2014)

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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NEW AID FOR JANCIC FAMILY FROM MONTENEGRO

Nemanja, Vasilije, Mirjana, and Milica beside the new freezer Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has helped the Jancic family from the village Suscepan, near Herceg Novi, Montenegro. The family consists of the single father, Ivan, his children, Nemanja (11), Milica (10), Mirjana (9), Vasilije (7), and the grandmother, Radica. Ivan works in construction for a daily wage when there is work to do. Grandmother Radica is the only one who helps him raise his children. The Jancics were provided with a freezer, sneakers for the boys, sets of school books and school supplies (school bags, notebooks, pencils…). The total cost of the aid is 873.26 Euro. The plan is to provide the family with laying hens as well. The Jancics were helped using the funds provided from the “Trojka iz Bloka” tournament, which was held on July 24, in Herceg Novi at Karaca sport court.

Jancic little ones with their new school bags We call upon all people of good will to get involved and through their contributions help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, which aim at helping underprivileged Serbian multiple children families throughout the Balkans.

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Monthly Report for August NEW AID FOR BABIC FAMILY FROM PRIBOJ

Last year, Trojka iz Bloka tournament was held for the first time in Priboj! The town was eager to unite in the aid mission to help the six-member Babic family from the village Gracanica, near Priboj. The family consists of the parents, Obrad and Bojana, and their four children: Andjela (13), Tamara (12), Miljan (8), and Zagorka (3). A lot of people supported the tournament, so the funds were easily raised to build a bathroom in the new house for the six-member family.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Windows and the front door to the value of 70,000 RSD were provided for the first floor of the new Babic family home, and the family now has much better living conditions!

Father, Obrad, with his children in front of the house We extend our gratitude to the friends from the Pet Plus Prom Company from Gornji Milanovac who gave us big discount for the door and windows, and thus directly helped the Babic family.

Condition of the house before installing new windows The aid for the Babics arrived at the right time, and they used it to continue working on their house. Last year, we promised the family to help them in their future projects, and we kept the promise. When the head of the family, Obrad, contacted us, saying that he roofed the house, but that he cannot afford to buy windows, he immediately got a reply – not in words, but in deeds.

Youngest Babic family members extend deep gratitude to donors worldwide Trojka iz Bloka family never forgets its members and cares for all those families which have been helped and together with all of them heads towards a better future, full of children’s smiles, and with one idea only – CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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Monthly Report for August AID FOR SUKOVIC FAMILY FROM HERCEG NOVI

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The parents earn money by doing occasional seasonal jobs. The Sukovics were provided with bed mattresses and school supplies (school bags, notebooks, pencils…), and friends form the ValGojkovic company donated them a washing machine. The total value of the purchased aid is 260.28 Euro. The plan is to provide the family with laying hens as well. The Sukovics were helped using the funds provided from the “Trojka iz Bloka” tournament, which was held on July 24, in Herceg Novi at Karaca sport court.

Representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Montenegro have helped the Sukovic family from Herceg Novi. The family consists of the parents, Andrija and Snezana, and their four children: Andrijana (18), Nikolina (16), Marina (13), and Ivana (3).

Mother, Snezana, with her daughters, Nikolina, Ivana, and Marina, beside the new washing machine

Nikolina, Ivana, and Marina with the new mattresses

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SFS VISITED POPOVIC FAMILY NEAR TREBINJE

Old washing machine

At late July, 2016, the members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Belgrade and Trebinje visited family Popovic from the village of Zakovo near Trebinje. The family consists of a single father Stevo and three daughters: Andjela (15), Anastasija (7) and Aleksandra (2). Earlier this year, their mother took her life and afterwards they found themselves in a very difficult situation. The youngest daughter is temporarily located in a foster family in Trebinje. A large number of Trebinje inhabitants have already helped the family, and the family expressed a desire for a new small fridge, washing machine and carpentry for the kitchen.

In Trebinje, our organization recently organized the first Trojka iz bloka in which we collected 1.689,5 BAM and 20 EUR, and we will try to provide modest assistance to this family of the funds collected.

Single father Stevo with his daughter Anastasija

In conversation with family Popovic The only income of the family consists in 100 BAM of child allowance. They have 30 sheep, a cow and a calf, and two gardens, but the father barely achieves to manage everything, so there is no option to seriously dedicate themselves to agriculture and animal husbandry. The girls go to school in Trebinje which is 20 kilometers away.

We call upon all the people of good will to get involved and contribute to the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs which aim to help the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan.

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Monthly Report for August SFS VISITED FAMILY CEKIC FROM MANJACA

Representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from the Republic of Srpska visited in early August the nine-member family Cekic from the village of Donja Kola located 20 kilometers from Banja Luka, on the slopes of Mount Manjaca. The family consists of father Djuro and mother Mirela with their seven children, Milutin (18), Bogoje (14) and Genadije (9) whom Mirela gave birth to with her first husband and who are living with them in the household and twins Milica and Marija (4), Maja (3) and the youngest Vasilije who was born earlier this year and whom Djuro and Mirela gave birth to while living together.

We learned of family Cekic from our friends from the Serbian Assembly “Bastionik” who addressed us asking for help, and who helped this family for Christmas Eve by bringing packages of hygiene and basic supplies.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 In the family, nobody has a permanent job and the only secure income is 240 BAM they receive on the basis of child allowance and social assistance. The father and eldest sons are working for a wage and manage to provide at least basic conditions for life. The family also raises sheep and pigs, which were also provided with the help of good people and cultivates some land next to the house.

The room where family Cekic spends most of its time We learned of family Cekic from our friends from the Serbian Assembly “Bastionik” who addressed us asking for help, and who helped this family for Christmas Eve by bringing packages of hygiene and basic supplies. In the family, nobody has a permanent job and the only secure income is 240 BAM they receive on the basis of child allowance and social assistance. The father and eldest sons are working for a wage and manage to provide at least basic conditions for life. The family also raises sheep and pigs, which were also provided with the help of good people and cultivates some land next to the house.

The youngest sisters – Milica, Maja and Marija Cekic

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During the visit, we saw that the mother of the family is very conscious of her children, because the children are well-bred and nurtured and are also good pupils in school. From the local parish priest Goran Kovacevic, who was our host and who took us to the family, we learned that the family lives in very Christian-like manner, comes regularly to church, and holds the fasts and communion regularly.

Current layout of the house of family Cekic Plan of the organization is to carry out plastering of walls, installation of carpentry and floors in the house and make the bathroom for the family. Estimated value of the assets, which are necessary for the execution of these works is 13,000 BAM, so here we once again urge all the donors of our organization to get involved in fundraising according to their possibilities.

Serbs for Serbs with family Cekic

The biggest problem of the family is the unsuitable family house in which they live and which has, due to lack of funds, remained unfinished. With the help of friends, the house was completed by the first floor, but is has no roof, plastering, isolation, nor floors, and it has barely built-in carpentry, which poses a major problem for the family in the winter and rainy season because the inmates are cold; the water passes through and creates vast moisture.

At the end, we would like to give praise to the unanimity of all neighbors, friends and parishioners of the parish Donja Kola, led by the priest Goran, for the generous assistance provided and readiness to continue to provide assistance to family Cekic which we saw during our visit, and our organization will try to make another family residential secure and facilitate their hard life, which, unfortunately, have all the families of four or more children, who receive help from our organization. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! SERBS FOR SERBS

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INSULATION SET AT FAMILY NASKOVIC

Family Naskovic in June 2015 (left) and in August 2016 (right) In addition to social and security threats, the family Naskovic is being particularly affected by the disease of the oldest daughter Danijela who suffers from Down’s syndrome, and she also has problems with the eyes, which is often life-threatening. Thanks to funds from donors around the world, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has successfully implemented the second tranche of aid for the sixmember family Naskovic from the village Kusce in the Kosovo Pomoravlje. Help consisted in the setting of external insulation and façade of the family house of Naskovics that will solve the problem of rising damp in the house. The household consists of father Boban, mother Mikica and four minor children: Danijela (8), Teodora (5) and baby twins Aleksandar and Aleksandra (1.5). Representatives of the organization in mid-August visited family Naskovic and got the impression as if they were visiting in a brand new house. The total value of the materials and the works amounts to 338,000 RSD.

Let us remember, we first visited family Naskovic just before Vidovdan in 2015 on the initiative of the prior of Draganac monastery, Archimandrite Ilarion, who has showed us the plight of this young family.

Serbs for Serbs with family Naskovic in front of the settled house

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS thanks to all those whose donations enabled the conditions for a nicer childhood of four little members of the Naskovic family and calls upon all the friends and donors of the organization to engage in new campaigns to raise funds to help socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families.

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AID FOR FAMILY COSO FROM KRAJINA

In the scope of the Easter action in Krajina, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, in addition to two major aid delivery to families (1st delivery and 2nd delivery), provided aid for the family Coso who lives in the area of Zegar.

Sheet metal for the roof and mini tiller for family Coso

Parents Nenad and Marija have two children, Jelena (9) and Mladen (3). The family received sheet metal for the roof construction of the house and a small tiller for further farming, in the amount of 1,000 EUR.

Family Coso in front of their house We call upon all the people of good will to engage and contribute to projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs which aim to help the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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NEW HOME FOR FAMILY STOJKOVIC FROM KOSMET

Family Stojkovic in March (left) and August (right) 2016

Only six months after the first visit, the representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, thanks to donor funds, effectively organized settlement of entire home of family Stojkovic from the village of Partes on Kosovo and Metohija (municipality of Gnjilane).

Work on the house of family Stojkovic consisted in the reconstruction of a hallway, two rooms and floors in the ground, replacement of carpentry, as well as the purchase of new furniture (before our visit, bunk bed with mattresses for children, closets, carpet, working desk, kitchen, table and chairs, were delivered to family Stojkovic, and in a few days the refrigerator, electric stove, wood-burning stove, three-seater and washing machine should arrive).

The four-member family consists of a single father Milorad and children Tamara (8), Milos (7) and Jelena (6).

Milorad Stojkovic with his children Milorad Stojkovic welcomed us by saying that he expected help, but he never dreamed that it would be to this extent, and that his children now finally have decent conditions for growing up.

Milos and Jelena are already playing in the new room

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Monthly Report for August The youngest members of the Stojkovic family rejoiced the mobile phone, which one of our friends donated to the oldest Tamara, who had fulfilled the promise to be obedient and good. The total value of the work on the reorganization of the Stojkovic home is 685,000 RSD.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs expresses gratitude to all those whose donations provided the conditions for a nicer childhood of three little Stojkovic children, and calls upon all friends and donors of the organization to engage in new campaigns to raise funds to help socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families.

Serbs for Serbs with family Stojkovic in front of the house In mid-May, we raised 5,841 CAD at the pancake party in Mississauga (Canada) to help the family Stojkovic, while the remaining funds were collected during the spring and summer of donors from around the world.

Tamara Stojkovic with a small gift

Family Stojkovic in March (top) and August (below) 2016

Greetings to everyone from Stojkovic Tamara and Milos

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HELP ARRIVED TO FAMILY JURISIC FROM PIROT

In previous days, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped the six-member family Jurisic. Help for family Jurisic was collected by organizing the first tournament “Trojka iz bloka” in Pirot, held on July 30 at the Youth Stadium within the Pirot Cultural Summer where, with the help of many good people and sponsors – the City of Pirot, the House of Culture Pirot and JP Water Supply and Severage Pirot, we collected a total of 43,890 RSD. Family Jurisic lives in the village of Sopot, which is about ten kilometers from Pirot. The family of Zoran and Silvija has four children: Danijela (16), Danijel (14), Zorica (12) and Sinisa (10).

Machines and an additional tool for the workshop In this regard, it opened the possibility that in a makeshift garage, which the father Zoran made by himself with great difficulty, with the help of a single hammer and a saw, we could provide the family Jurisic with tools with which they could perform tin-paint works in that garage, in which father Zoran has a great experience, because he had worked on such jobs for ten years, while he lived in Krusevac.

New tools for craftsman Zoran As we reported earlier, at the time of our visit, family Jurisic was three months without electricity, but they had managed to pay debts for electricity in the previous period, after which it was turned on again.

The son Danijel and father Zoran in workshop

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Therefore, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs bought a tool in the amount of 90,607 RSD, and thus enabled the family Jurisic to provide sufficient resources to enable their children a decent life with their work.

Tin-paint workshop Jurisic As we were assured during our visit, for only a few days after our help, the family Jurisic’s job boosted. As they say, people have recognized their hard work, skill of father Zoran, and a new and professional tool that is provided to them in order to perform all types of these jobs in a professional manner.

Hard working host Zoran Jurisic On this occasion, we extend gratitude of family Jurisic to all of our donors, participants of the project “Trojka iz bloka”, as well as the sponsors of the tournament in Pirot who contributed another Pirot family to get back on its feet. NO SURRENDER! SERBS FOR SERBS Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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NEW HELP FOR FAMILY DAVIDOVIC FROM REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA

During our visit to the family, we were reassured that the biggest problem of the family still consists in the location of their house. Namely, as we reported, the house is situated approximately 20 kilometers from Prijedor on mostly gravel road, and additional kilometer and a half of almost impassable forest road leads to the gravel road.

The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs provided two new tractor rear tires to the six-member family Davidovic from the village of Marini near Prijedor. To recall, the family Davidovic consists of father Dalibor and mother Vesna and their four children: Nikolina (9), Dejan (7), Natasa (6) and Pavle (3). At the beginning of this year we provided tractor to the family. Given that the tires on the tractor which we purchased were already old, and it became very risky to go into the forest with them, but that the family was not yet able to acquire new tires on its own, father of the family Dalibor turned to us asking for help. On this occasion, we bought two internal and two external rear tires of the tractor, and the total value of the action amounted to 1,373.58 BAM.

It further, unfortunately, entails other problems – there are fewer people who surround family Davidovic and where members of the family can work for a wage and earn money; the elementary school is far away, and the children will have to attend the high school in Prijedor; the hospital is also far away; and the road is largely impassable during the winter time.

The only solution for the family is to move to some of the Prijedor suburban areas, so that it could be closer to the town and have the opportunity to continue to engage in agriculture. Our organization, in the following longterm period, will certainly try to provide a house and a property to the family and move them there with the help of donors and, primarily, state institutions.

Older son Dejan beside the tractor

Until then, we once again call upon all friends and donors of the organization to get involved in fundraising according to their possibilities and thus help the work of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs.

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Monthly Report for August HELP FOR FAMILY STANKOVIC FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

At late August, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped family Stankovic from the village of Sumaci in the Novo Brdo municipality on Kosovo and Metohija. Members of the family are grandfather Slobodan and four sons – Slavisa, Sinisa, Srdjan and Sreten, of whom only Sreten is living on the property with his wife Nena and three children: Milos (16), Marina (14) and Mihajlo (5), while the remaining three Slobodan’s sons are currently in central Serbia. We provided 200 bales of hay to family Stankovic, in the total value of 40,000 RSD.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The family took a loan in order to build the new barn, and the organization Serbs for Serbs donated 20 bales of hay. When the neighbors saw that bales were brought, each of them donated a bale or two, depending on how much they could set aside from their stocks and help the neighbor in that manner.

Bales of hay for family Stankovic We provided help for family Stankovic last year, by donating electric stove and bunk bed with mattresses.

Help for family Stankovic delivered in March 2015 We call upon all the people of good will to get involved and donate in order to help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs with the aim of helping the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan.

New barn Family Stankovic has suffered great damage, because the barn and hay were burned in the fire early this year, while they managed to remove the cattle and save them.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! NO SURRENDER!

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SERBS FOR SERBS VISITING FAMILY SUKUNDA

With the current irregular income they are not able to make big plans independently, and one of the first wishes was to get broilers, that would help strengthen their household budget and have a bit easier life The fifth season of the sports-charity project Trojka iz bloka brought four tournaments in southern Banat, and the mission of helping socially disadvantaged families continues even as the balls are still echoing on the ground. Immediately from words to deeds – after a fantastic tournament in Banatski Karlovac the representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs recently visited the seven-member family Sukunda from the village of Vladimirovci in the municipality of Alibunar. Nenad and Svetlana Sukunda are raising four children: Andjela (14), Stefanija (11), Stevica (7) and Ognjen (5). The grandfather Nikola is living with them and notwithstanding his asthma, he is helping as much as he can, taking care of the children while parents are occupied on a seasonal basis.

All of us should now work together to help this family! With four great tournaments, southern Banat showed that it cared for neighbors in need, and Banatski Karlovac will soon get reborn family Sukund with our help! We call upon all the people of good will to get involved and donate in order to help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs with the aim of helping the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan.

The family lives in a modest manner and without debt, with children's allowance of 11,000 RSD but with certain problems. In addition to the problem of moisture that needs to be resolved urgently, they need another room, which would be the room for the girls and that would allow the normal functioning of the family. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SFS HELPED FAMILY POPOVIC NEAR TREBINJE

At the end of July, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited family Popovic from the village of Zakovo near Trebinje. During the visit, the family asked for modest assistance in the form of refrigerator and washing machine, and the members of the organization were trying to provide them with the necessary things. From the money collected at the Trojka iz bloka tournament, on 23rd of July, the citizens of Trebinje allocated 753 BAM to help the family of a single father Stevo Popovic, consisting also of his three daughters, Andjela (15), Anastasija (7) and Aleksandra (2) who is, due to difficult situation of the family, temporarily transferred to a foster family.

After seeing the happiness and satisfaction of the family members, the members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs do not intend to stop here and hope to see again the smiling faces of these wonderful children as soon as possible.

We call upon all the people of good will to get involved and donate in order to help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs with the aim of helping the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan.

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The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited in May the family Samardzic from a village Postoljani near Nevesinje in the Republic of Srpska and on that occasion it was agreed to help in the procurement of building material for the completion of the works on the new home so that the family could move as soon as possible from the old house, which is in poor condition. Members of the family Samardzic are single mother Zeljka with sons Bozo (25), Ilija (23), Lazar (19) and a daughter Jovana (14).

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The works on the new house have started in late July, the attic was walled and currently the roof structure is being set. The value of the provided material is 6,235 BAM. Below you can see the photos of the works on the new home of the family Samardzic.

Construction material which was quickly used in the construction of the house

The layout of the house in May 2015,

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Family Samardzic in May 2016 in front of the house

Current layout of the house of the family Samardzic

In order to move the family Samardzic into their new home, they need windows and doors, so we invite all people of good will to engage and contribute in order to help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs who aim to help socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families through Balkan.

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„TROJKA IZ BLOKA“ IN TREBINJE AND HERCEG NOVI

The fifth year of the largest charity tournament in the region has opened the doors on all sides of the world, even in the most beautiful one – Eastern Herzegovina, in Trebinje, a fairytale town. 129 shooters competed for the title of the best triple shooter of Trebinje, and with the help of eight proud sponsors, three donors and nine technical sponsors we raised a total of 1,689.5 BAM and 20 EUR for the help to family Popovic from Popovo Polje! On 23 July, on the grounds of Trebisnjica, in the popular resort Bregovi, in a wonderful Sports Center “Srdjan Aleksic”, elite of Trebinje basketball and humanity was gathered.

What gathered them was a mission that has been gathering people from all over the world for years, and changing life to the socially disadvantaged multiple children families. These families are becoming the part of the “Trojka iz bloka” family that continues to take care of them in the years to come, just as it continues to organize tournaments in places in which it has done it once. The magic of Trojka iz bloka met the magic of the town of Trebinje and competition in rapid kicking triplets was much more than just a competition once again. A medal of goodness, joy, good heart and soul, goes to all citizens of Trebinje.

Shortly after 18 pm the national anthem of the Republic of Srpska, “My Republic” was played, and afterwards Milos Simovic on behalf of the Charity Organization Serbs for Serbs got Trebinje residents acquainted with previous successes of Trojka iz bloka and called Dusko Markovic, Pero Maric, Sasa Kosovic and Petar Aleksic, basketball stars from Trebinje, to take the first shots and open the first tournament in Herzegovina!

Pizzeria Lesason supported the project in Trebinje with 100 BAM and 10 EUR; White bar with 110 EUR; FC Sarajevo, Andjelic Winery, Restaurant Stara Hercegovina, Betting Joker, Nedjo Popadic and Vaso Mijanovic donated 100 BAM each, while Dodz Cafe, café Azaro i Srdjan Djuricic donated 50 BAM each. Technical support came from the Basketball Association of the Republic of Srpska, Dejan Bodiroga Camp, SC “Srdjan Aleksic”, Motel Acimovic, the Culture Center of Trebinje, while we received media support from Lokoportal, portal Trebinje Live and Radio Television of the Republic of Srpska! An incredible list of good and deeply committed people who have united to help their neighbors in need. We have gathered, spent good time with Uncle Joe and dance group Maris, and the best among the triplet kickers among Trebinje humanitarians were Marko Rikalo with 20 points and Marko Lambeta and Nemanja Ratkovic with a basket less each.

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On Sunday July 24, the first sports-charity spectacle Trojka iz bloka was held in Montenegro. The marine premier of the competition in rapid kicking of triplets was organized in Herceg Novi, on the courts at Karaci, and this town became the record holder with 222 registered competitors who have collected 685.93 EUR with their applications! 19 proud sponsors supported the tournament with 1,530 EUR and thus 2,215.93 EUR will go to socially disadvantaged families with four or more children from Herceg Novi! The fifth season of the largest charity project in this part of the world had several premiers this year: New York, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and now – Montenegro! Love for basketball and love for one’s neighbor found the real compound on the three-point line on tournaments Trojka iz bloka!

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In the course of five years of the project, we renovated and built over 25 bathrooms and finished many smaller and larger projects throughout the region. The family of Trojka iz bloka is now bigger for another town with a big heart! Town equals people – BRAVO FOR HERCEG NOVI RESIDENTS! Thanks to everyone who participated and who supported the tournament, and in the coming days we will help two families from Herceg Novi and then the tournament will get its winners, and all of us we will be rewarded – the winners are the youngest members of families that will receive help, and reward for all of us are their smiles! Proud sponsors who supported the first tournament in Montenegro were: Sava Montenegro Insurance, Café Rene, hotel Capri, Val, Drvoars, Scorpion, Eurogrill, Dentist Ordination Kukoljac and Construction Company Migrans, and proud donors were: Café Bar Mondo Kumbor, Café Amaro Kumbor, Delije Kotor, Susic Bakery and Café Baja Bjanka.

An application for kicking on the Karaci was two EUR, and with this small contribution we collected great help, but also provided great support to the disadvantaged multiple children families from Herceg Novi, who now know that they are not alone and that someone cares about them! Humanity, sports and entertainment are the three pillars of the Trojka iz bloka, and all three were at the top level in the first tournament in Montenegro! One of the most popular rap groups in this region, THC La Familia, took care of the quality program and music, and they were helped by Uncle Joe, Corba, rapper from Kosmet, Princip, a young rapper from Bar, Brother Parke, a rapper from Pancevo and dancers Sandra Vidovic and Unja Grin, and grandstands on the Karaci were too small to accommodate all people of good heart who wanted to become part of the mission of Trojka iz bloka!

We received the technical support from the Beverage Discount Nova Kaza, the media support at the highest level was provided by TV Novi, Dan, Portal Princip, Radio Herceg Novi, Radio Svetigora and portal Our Republic. Thanks to everyone who contributed that the tournament at sea remains in the best memories and whose quality left everyone with the responsibility to come again next year! The recorder of Trojka iz bloka with the most points scored in the finals is Boris Jovicic with 31 points, Filip Karanovic with 29 triples won the silver medal, and bronze medal went to Milan Stasevic when he scored 26 points! Boris is from Podgorica, Filip from Herceg Novi, and Milan from Trstenik, which once again confirms the size and popularity of the largest sports-charity project in the region! BE PART OF “TROJKA IZ BLOKA”!

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“TROJKA IZ BLOKA” HELD IN PIROT AND KLADOVO

The first tournament Trojka iz bloka in Pirot was held on July 30 at the Youth Stadium within Pirot Cultural Summer and it gathered a lot of good people, of whom 60 decided to try themselves in rapid kicking triplets, and of their applications we collected 18,890 RSD! With the help of a proud sponsor, the City of Pirot, as well as the House of Culture Pirot and the Water Supply and Sewage Pirot which donated 25,000 RSD each, we collected a total of 68,890 RSD to help family Jurisic from the village of Sopot near Pirot!

The Sports Center Pirot ceded the field for the tournament, and the youth of BC Pirot were volunteering in collecting balls. Members of BC Pirot and WBC Gimnazijalac participated in the tournament in the organized manner. THC La Familija was in charge of good fun, and the music program was unforgettably prepared by Uncle Joe and the local rep composition Paranoja with all their hearts! The best European basketball freestyler Triki and the popular Little Stanoje whom we remember by the memorable role in the movie “Montevideo, Bog te video!” were socializing with us. The best basketball players from Pirot were Ivan Mancic with 16 points, Mladen Andjelkovic with 13 and Andrija Golubovic with a point less! The biggest winners of the tournament in Pirot will be the four children of family Jurisic whom we will help with the funds collected on the Youth Stadium. Become the part of Trojka iz bloka!

The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and Association of Citizens Leka thank all people of good will from Pirot who supported the first spectacle Trojka iz bloka in their city! Technical support to the first tournament came from the Archdiocese vicarage of Pirot, elementary school “Dusan Radovic”, elementary school “Vuk Karadzic” and the Center for Social Work of the Municipality of Pirot who helped us in finding families with four or more children.

Bronze, gold and silver medal

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On July 31, on the grounds of the elementary school “Vuk Karadzic� starting at 19 pm, the second sportscharity tournament in rapid kicking triples was held at the town in the Danube! There were 85 registered competitors, who collected 31,730 RSD of their applications, and with the help of sponsor My trendy phone who supported the tournament with 12,000 RSD and donors SD Djerdap with 5,000 RSD and SUR Zero with 3,000 RSD, a total of 51,730 RSD was collected to help socially disadvantaged multiple children families! The technical support in Kladovo came from the Tourist Organization of Kladovo, Radio Club YU1KLD, Red Cross Kladovo, Kladovo Fire brigades and Moto Club Kladovo, whose bikers, over 150 of them, came before the commencement of the tournament and made a spectacle to remember!

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All of our brothers from THC La Familija and the young rapper and theologian Uncle Joe have performed for us, while both Triki and young actor Pedja Vasic performed each their point with which they elicited smiles of everyone present, Triki with acrobatic tricks with the ball, and Pedja with a short and humorous imitation.

Finalist

Triki, Pedja, Uncle Joe, Marko Brkanlic, Stefan THCF and friends

The title of the best triplet kickers from Kladovo until the next year will be proudly worn by Milos Krcmarevic who won the trophy and gold medal with 22 hit triplets, silver triplet shooter Goran Petrovic with 20 points, and bronze Nemanja Stefanovic with 11 hits!

Milos Simovic on behalf of the Charity Organization Serbs for Serbs and Deputy Mayor, President of MZ Gagi Novakovic greeted the gathered people of good heart, and the tournament was opened with solemn kicks the Mayor Radisav Cuculanovic, Triki and Pedja Vasic (popular little Stanoje). Last year in Kladovo, after a highly successful tournament, we helped the nine-member family Nikolic, and this year the whole town gathered again to repeat such a success. Through the Trojka iz bloka all the forces of all ages were united and everyone contributed from the heart to change the future for the better to another family! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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“TROJKA IZ BLOKA” HELD IN BOLJEVAC AND KOZARSKA DUBICA

August 2, the day of the Holy Prophet Elijah, was marked by the spectacle Trojka iz bloka in Boljevac the third time in a row. At exactly 19 o’clock at the terrain near the park, the anthem of the Republic of Serbia, God of Justice, was welcomed by 93 shooters and our dear guests. Triplet shooters from Boljevac gathered 19,560 RSD, and the two proud sponsors and even 19 proud sponsors have contributed to collection of the total amount of 83,560 RSD! After two successful tournaments and two successful completed mission of aid to socially disadvantaged multiple children families, Boljevac has set a personal record by the number of shooters and the number of the proud sponsors and donors!

Milos Simovic, a spokesman of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs reminded the gathered inhabitants of Boljevac of all the successes. Afterwards, Stevan Dragojevic, one of the organizers and a representative of the Sports Association of the Municipality of Boljevac, who is one of the most deserving for organizing Trojka iz bloka the third year in a row in the scope of the basket Tournament 3x3, thanked the participants, sponsors and donors. Incredible work and effort invested by Stevan Dragojevic in basketball this year experienced a crown – first, as a head coach of BC Rtanj, he won the championship and won promotion to a higher rank, then at the coaching seminar in Belgrade he got the award for coach of the year, and then last night he won the basketball tournament 3x3 and the tournament Trojka iz bloka! Marjan Milosevic won silver with a basket less, scoring 16 triples, and Milos Gocic with 15 triplets won the bronze!

TROJKA IZ BLOKA – a team which knows no defeat! In the organization of the Sports Association of the Municipality of Boljevac and the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, another successful action will be carried out, which will change the future of those who need it urgently. Trojka iz bloka is the best way to organize help from the wonderful tournament to the beautiful smile of those being helped.

Silver, gold and bronze triplet shooters from Boljevac

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Once again, our sports-charity project, confirmed that it is in the company of champions! Our brothers from THC La Familija have performed and led the programme on the third tournament at the foot of Rtanj and they were helped by Pedja Vasic – Little Stanoje. Triki was again greeted in Boljevac as a world star, which he deserved, and the children treated him with great honor when, as last year, they demanded that he wrote down on their Tshirts and balls!

At the beginning of the first spectacle in Dubica, the gathered crowd was greeted by spokesman Milos Simovic on behalf of the Charity Organization Serbs for Serbs, and then successively by Deputy Mayor of Kozarska Dubica municipality Dragan Jacimovic and Arnel Nesimovic - Karmi, one of the organizers of the tournament at the foot of Mount Kozara.

Proud sponsors who have supported the project were SZTR Amigo Boljevac and Lezetra Ltd. with 10,000 RSD each, and the proud donors were: Lefter Ltd. Bor and FPM Agromeh, AD Boljevac with 5,000 RSD each, STR Radnik Boljevac, Geodesy project office, Jaran cars Boljevac and New Alternative with 3,000 RSD each, AMS Istok Ltd. 2,500 RSD, SZ Crin Boljevac, MJ Gileum Ltd., Stefkom Ltd., Stonework Shop Granit, PVC 030 SZ, Marija Trailovic and My Place CafĂŠ with 2,000 RSD each, Dinamik 1,500 RSD. Uca, Hemiko Plus, Radisa D. and UR Ims Rose with 1,000 RSD each. Children are our future! Our brothers from THC La Familija, Karmi and Bendzi, DMG and Coda who specifically for this occasion came from Laktasi, performed at an extremely-attended tournament. The magic coxless pair Triki and Little Stanoje delighted the large audience by performing tricks with the ball and spreading good spirit to everyone else! We thank all those who contributed to organize another dream-like tournament, especially Marko, Karmi, Goran, Maki, Buva, Darko, Rasic and others from Dubica, as well as the Basketball Association of the Republic of Srpska and the Municipality of Dubica.

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The list of proud sponsors, donors and technical and media sponsors is exceptional: Municipality of Kozarska Dubica has paid 700 BAM, Nightclub ABC and Health Center “Kozma and Damjan” have paid 150 BAM each, Catering services Obucina, Prima, Sumil Ltd., Djurdjevic Ltd., Lounge Bar Marsal, AMD Kozarska Dubica, Café Bar Kastrum, Biro Sweden, Sber Bank and Butchery Bacon have paid 100 KM each.

The best triplet shooter was Dragan Pekic with 18 triples, the second place was won by Marija Palija who won the hearts of the audience with 17 hits, and on the third place was Miso Drljic with 16 pointed triplets.

Little Stanoje and Triki The donors were war veterans and the Ethno restaurant “Stara civija” with 50 BAM each and Café Bar Domino with 20 BAM each. The technical sponsors were Fest food Silvester, Handball Club Kozara, Café Bar Zebrano, Rock Band Zohari, Tourist Board of Kozarska Dubica, Bakery Maric and the Basketball Association of the Republic of Srpska, while the media support came from the Center for Information and Culture Kozarska Dubica, Radio Television Kozarska Dubica, Public Broadcast Service RTRS, Radio Feniks Kozarska Dubica and portal Our Rap Our Town. Thanks to a young photographer Zeljko Boscanin we have the best photos from the tournament, and next to him Ibro-photo from Kozarska Dubica followed the tournament to the very end with his camera.

Greeting from the best triplet shooters at the foot of Kozara

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 We started with the most solemn song – the anthem of the Republic of Serbia, God of Justice, and afterwards Milos Simovic on behalf of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs thanked everyone who came to the first tournament in Crepaja, and especially proud sponsors and donors, as well as Davor, Maga, Vlada and Milos, who turned the great desire into reality and realized the project in their place.

„TROJKA IZ BLOKA“ HELD IN CREPAJA

The sports-charity spectacle “Trojka iz bloka” was held for the fourth time this season in Southern Banat, and now the premiere was reserved for Crepaja, in the municipality of Kovacica! Milos Simovic and Speed Hunters with friends Wonderful local people have shared with us their most joyous days, days of celebrating the Assumption, and they included Trojka iz bloka in the rich seven-day programme! The mission of the project, which is helping the socially disadvantaged multiple children families was strengthened with these wonderful town in Banat, and we collected aid in the amount of 39,670 RSD! The most beautiful values of our people were found on the basketball tournaments of elementary school “Sava Zebeljan” and with singing, playing, and smiling, the joy of charity, the spirit of sport and the power of friendship and good fun were celebrated for the 33rd time this season!

Love for basketball and love for one's neighbor is a universal language recognized by all the people of good will around the world. You do not need to be precise from the three-point line in order to fight against poverty by playing basketball! It is sufficient to gather and together show how many of us there are, and that our neighbors in need are not alone! Crepaja showed that by all its heart! The motorbikes roared loudly at the very start of the tournament, as the tournaments of Trojka iz bloka are echoing loud and clear wherever they show up!

Handball players and folk dancers The noise of bikers from motorcycle club Speed Hunters invited all who might not have known that the tournament is being held, to hurry up to the school grounds and see a unique image that is seen only in our tournaments! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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The youngest handball players from ORK Crepaja, as well as the youngest folk dancers from KUD St. Sava were amazed watching the motorbikes on the basketball field, while the ball retrievers from KK Druzina Kozlovac enjoyed the fact that they are sharing the fields with the bikers for the first time. The magic of Trojka iz bloka with this kind of support was shown in full glory in Crepaja. Boys and girls from KUD St. Sava were playing two folk dances, dances of Serbia and dances of Bela Palanka, and they brought two generations of folk dancers, the youngest ones and somewhat older. It’s beautiful when the youth is gathered around the Serbian tradition, when the heirs with their hearts, spirits and bodies, feel the beauty of our national dances.

The dance begun to spin round and it drew smiles, and then the balls begun to spin round, and 62 contestants went into the game. The best three-pointer shooters gathered 16,670 RSD by their applications and organized the exciting competition for the gathered crowd! A proud sponsor and donors have supported the tournament with 23,000 RSD. Proud sponsor Grin life paid 7,000 RSD, and donors who have recognized and supported the mission of Trojka iz bloka were Pharmacy Diona with 5,000 RSD, Krstic vegetables with 4,000 RSD, Fiscal system, Bakery Tajna and Moto Club Speed Hunters Crepaja with 2,000 RSD each, Exchange Office SiS with 1,000 RSD. OK PHOTO – Filip Stevanovic photographed the tournament and kicked triplets with us, while the MZ Crepaja provided refreshments.

Champions surrounded by Trojka iz bloka team

Champions of the fourth tournament in Southern Banat were: Ivan Ruzic with 14 hits for the gold, Vladimir Krcadinac with 13 silver triples and Petar Nikolic, who won the bronze medal, losing to Vladimir for five additional points in the fight for medals after the initial tie score. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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CHARITY MINI FOOTBALL IN SABAC

At the beginning of August, on the 3rd and 4th August, on the field of elementary school “Stojan Novakovic� in the Sipurske Livade community in Sabac, the 3rd Charity mini football tournament was held. The tournament was attended by 12 teams, and the winner of the tournament was the team Adzija. A total of 40,000 RSD and 10 EUR were collected, and all the money is intended to help socially disadvantaged multiple children families. This charity action was joined by two companies from Sabac, NovitasConsult with a donation of 3,000 RSD and Cedanit with a donation of 1,000 RSD. We extend special gratitude to KUD Abrasevic from Sabac because they provided us with sound equipment for the music, and to friends who were arbiters on the tournament without any compensation.

We hope that next year there will be even more teams, and we will make sure that the organization gets to an even better level. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SFS AT SERBFEST IN CHICAGO

For the weekend August 5th through the 7th, Serbs for Serbs in Chicago attended the 25th Annual Serb Fest Festival at the Holy Resurrection Serbian Orthodox Church in Chicago for the 1st time in our 6 year history. It was a great opportunity for Serbs For Serbs to introduce ourselves to some new people, so we set up a tent to provide information about our charity organization and introduce the visitors to our activities and organization.

Serbs For Serbs with Congressman Mike Quigley (in the middle) from Washington, representative of Illinois

Along with accepting many donations, we received a lot of positive feedback along with many new volunteers that want to join and help Serbs For Serbs. We made a positive impression on new people and ran into many who already support our work. It was nice to get a chance to personally thank and speak with donors and get their feedback. In all, we were able to raise $1,735 in donations! We are very thankful to all who stopped by our tent and made donations.

We are looking forward to returning to Serb Fest again next year!

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At the beginning of March 2015, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, in cooperation with Serbian mobile service providers Telekom, Telenor and Vip, started a national campaign for helping socially disadvantaged families throughout Serbia. During July, 2,847 SMS were sent to the charity SMS number 7763. The charity campaign SMS to 7763 (in Serbia) continues. It is sufficient to send an empty SMS or an SMS with any text you want. Your message will be charged at 100 RSD (without the charge of your service provider). We extend our deep gratitude to all donors and friends of the organization who have taken part in the charity campaign of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS. …………………………………………………………...

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 At the beginning of May, 2016, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, in cooperation with mobile service provider MTel from the Republic of Srpska, launched the long-awaited CHARITY PHONE NUMBER 1412. By calling the number (from fixed or mobile network), you will donate 1 BAM for helping the socially disadvantaged families in the Republic of Srpska (the call is charged at 0.05 BAM from fixed network and at 0.13 BAM from mobile network). A total of 1,147 calls were received at the charity phone number 1412 in July. Since August, the charity number 1412 is no longer active for our organization. The three-month contract has expired and unfortunately, for the time being, there hasn’t been the continuation of cooperation. In the course of three months (May, June and July), a total of 6,001 calls were received thanks to you. We extend our deep gratitude to all the donors and friends of the organization who have taken part in the charity campaign of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS. …………………………………………………………...

NEW SFS T-SHIRT – VOJVODA SINDJELIC

1147 CALLS TO 1412 IN JULY IN REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS presents the new T-shirt “Vojvoda Sindjelic”. The price of the T-shirt 1,300 RSD plus delivery cost. Money made from selling T-shirts will be spent on the work of the organization and its strengthening. T-shirts in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL can be ordered via e-mail: marketing@srbizasrbe.org, the official Facebook page, www.facebook.com/srbizasrbe as well as in Belgrade in the boutique BUNKER (Dragoslava Jovanovica Street 13). For orders in Serbia the payment is made upon delivery, while for foreign countries the payments are made electronically (with note: for T-shirt). You can also buy other T-shirts with Serbian motifs in SFS STORE. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Monthly Report for August Donors in August : _1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 10 2. Beograd Café donation box (IL) - $ 10 3. Nada's Deli & Bakery d. box (IL) - $ 25 4. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 10 5. iSerbApparel.com - $ 10 6. Dragoslav Stefanovic (CA) - $ 200 7. Vesna Vasic (CAN) - $ 25 CAD 8. Serbosi Calgary (CAN) - $ 165 CAD 9. Srdjan Gavrilovic (GA) - $ 15 10. Radomans Framing (CA) - $ 15 11. Zoran Zdravkovic (MI) - $ 15 12. www.snd-us.com - $ 25 13. Vozi Inc. - $ 50 14. Zivko Lakic - $ 50 15. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25 16. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 17. Делије Њујорк - $ 24 18. Slavisa Karach (GA) - $ 25 19. Tanja Josipovic (AZ) - $ 25 20. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100 21. Breza (ME) - $ 15 22. Dragana Beara (CAN) - $ 50 23. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 24. Nina & Maksim Krsmanovic (VA) - $50 25. SerbFest Chicago (IL) - $ 1.735 26. Aleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 27. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25 28. Radosav S. Andric (CAN) - $50 CAD 29. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 30. Helena Urukalo (CAN) - $ 15 31. Milos Arsenijevic (MA) - $ 15 32. Milos Kuburovic (FL) - $ 15 33. Jela Nonkovic (PA) - $ 15 34. Dalibor Karabatak (CAN) - $ 50 CAD 35. Marija Glisic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD 36. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 25 37. Daniel Plavsic (WA) - $ 25 38. Amazon Smile - $ 43,15 39. Protecta El. Serv. (Australia) - $ 15 40. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 41. Srdjan Prodanovic (NY) - $ 50 42. Dragomir Stanovjevic (CAN) - $ 50 43. G. T. (IN) - $ 50 44. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 45. Nikola Mrdakovic (IL) - $ 15 46. Vladimir Milosavljeivc - $ 25 47. Slavica Petrovic (IL) - $ 25 48. Sanja Terzic (AZ) - $ 25 49. Sasa Savic (TX) - $ 30

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 50. David Gavric (IN) - $ 50 51. Biljana Bursac (CO) - $ 15 52. Mirjana Negovanovic (IL) - $ 20 53. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 54. Stuart Murray (Norway) - $ 25 55. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25 56. Bojan Jovanovic (IL) - $ 25 57. Neven Cvetkovic (Sweden) - $ 50 58. Dushan Lukovich (OR) - $ 100 59. PayPal Giving Fund - $ 4 60. Ankica D. (NJ) - $ 25 61. Nikola Mrdakovic (IL) - $ 25 62. Anonymous - $ 5 63. Dragan Pantelic (IL) - $ 25 64. Sinisa & Mirjana Peric (MD) - $ 50 65. Sturat Murray (Norway) - $ 100 66. Nikola Kokot - $ 800 67. Brankica Paunovic - $ 25 68. Nenad Milojkovic (CAN) - $ 60 CAD 69. Bojana Perisic (CAN) - $ 35 CAD 70. Yvonne Murray (United Kindom) - $25 71. Zoran Mladenovic (MD) - $ 100 72. Aleksandar Tanasic (CAN) - $ 25 73. Serbosi Calgary (CAN) - $ 195 CAD ________________________

TOTAL IN AUGUST: $ 4.621 USD $ 630 CAD

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