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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

Monthly Report for December www.serbsforserbs.org

Monthly Report No. 12 December, 2013 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


Monthly Report for December 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 profit charitable organization. Donation is tax-deductible deductible to the extent followed by the law. On 30th September, 2011 we finally nally 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 too 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 be because of starvation and malnutrition. ion. 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 2013 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 rganization was formed by a group gr 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 ld with minimal, but bu 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 e 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 December 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. 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. 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.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2013 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 DANI’S DELI 7316 West Lawrence Avenue Harwood Heights, Illinois BALKAN BAKERY 541 South LaGrange Road LaGrange, Illinois Owner: Olja Igic COMPASS FUEL STATION 8147 Joliet Road McCook, Illinois Owner: Roy and Maria Dobrasinovic ST. NIKOLA CHURCH 4301 Prairie Ave. Brookfield, Illinois

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SFS ON SLAVA IN VISOKI DECANI

Members and friends of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs attended the slava of St. Stefan Decanski in the Visoki Decani monastery on Kosovo and Metohija on the last Sunday in November. We were happy about the great number of people who managed to come and thus support the Serbian people to endure on its centuries old homes. …………………………………………………………...

SERBS FROM GERMANY FOR THE CHRISTMAS ACTION

Members and friends of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Nuremberg organized on Wednesday, December 25th, new darts tournament with live music in the As café. The pleasant evening resulted in gathering nearly EUR 1.550, which will be used for helping the endangered Serbian families across Balkan. We are thankful to Serbs from Munich, Forchheim and Nuremberg, and we hope that good people will gather again and spread benevolence. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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KARANOVIC GOT A BATHROOM FROM SERBS FOR SERBS

Condition of bathroom during the first visit of SFS from Switzerland

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs successfully finished the reconstruction of the bathroom for family Karanovic from Stari Rakovac near Novi Sad, in the scope of the project “Trojka iz bloka”. The family consists of father Milan (1969), mother Zorica (1973) and children Aleksandar (1995), Dragan (1998) and Slobodan (2002). Representatives of the SfS from Switzerland visited the family at the end of May for the first time. On that occasion we agreed to equip the bathroom in the house which was burnt down. We provided an amount of 107,498 dinars (for the necessary material).

Total reconstruction of bathroom in the scope of the project “Trojka iz bloka”

We fulfilled all our promises. We helped the Karanovic family to provide elementary hygiene needs to their children. It will take a lot of effort to return everything to the previous condition, which we hope will be achieved soon with the help of neighbors and good people worldwide. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December SFS HELPED FAMILY KOVACEVIC IN ROGATICA

www.serbsforserbs.org 2013 would decrease the expenses for the transportation. However, she would have to pay the rent in the amount of 100 KM and utilities. She can pay that amount out of 160 KM of the child benefit, but she cannot provide firewood.

Milena Kovacevic and her four children lived in Rudo in the Republic of Srpska. Milena’s husband is an alcoholic, who molested her. A few months ago she decided to leave him, and she came to her parents in the village Pljesevice near Rogatica. Milena and her children moved into the attic, but Milena’s sister already lives there with her family. Although Milena is working in a private firm, salaries are not paid regularly. Daughter Aleksandra (15) is attending high school in Rogatica, while Anastasija (11) and Pavle (10) are the pupils in elementary school. The youngest Petar (3) stays at home with his grandmother.

After the appeal from the family, SfS visited Kovacevics. Pavle has health issues, and Milena brought him to Banjaluka, where he needs to go again for control. The daughters are helping their mother. Young Petar only feels safe with his mom.

There is not enough space in the house for all of them. The social service recommended that Milena’s children should have their own home, in order to overcome the traumas. Milena decided to find a place in Rogatica, because the children already go to school there, and it

The family needed firewood the most, and we decided to provide them a couple of meters in the amount of 385 KM. We also bought some food for the remaining 15 KM.

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We left in hope that Milena would be able to overcome the problems and provide everything for her children. We are here to help as much as we can.

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HELP FOR THREE FAMILIES IN KRAJINA

After several months of planning and conducting, we finally finished the delivery of help for the three families in Topusko in Krajina in the total amount of EUR 1,200. The families we have helped were families, Vorkapic, Kotur and Relic.

Material for equipping the bathroom of family Vorkapic

Family Vorkapic in their home Members of family Vorkapic are parents Dejan and Ana with their daughters Dejana (14) and Sara (8) and their son Marko (7). They received the material for equipping the bathroom (shower cabin, two faucets, toilet, bathroom tiles and glue).

Family Kotur in their home Members of family Kotur are single parent mother Aleksnadra with their daughters Nikolina (7) and Stefani (6). Family Kotur also received material for the bathroom (bathroom door, cement and sand).

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2013 Members of family Relic are Zoran and Marina with children Mirela (8) Stefan (7) and Dario (2). They received bed, closet and two chairs.

All the families live in difficult condition. Families Vorkapic and Relic have a sick child, respectively, while family Kotur consists of a single mother and her children. We hope that the help we provided will make the life of these returnee families easier, and that it will represent the impetus for the further life struggle.

Material for finishing bathroom of family Kotur

Family Relic in their home Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SUPPORT THE CHRISTMAS ACTION!

BIG CHRISTMAS ACTION Charity organization Serbs for Serbs announces big Christmas charity action, which will take place on Kosovo and Metohija, Krajina, Republic of Srpska, Raska area, Herzegovina and other areas across the Balkan where the endangered Serbian families live. The action will be organized from Christmas until St. Sava day. We call upon all the Serbs and other people of good will to donate and support the traditional action of our organization.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SERBS FOR SERBS CHARITY SHOP

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Donors in December: 1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 35 2. Balkan Bakery donation box (IL) - $ 15 3. Beograd Café donation box (IL) - $ 25 4. Dani's Deli donation box (IL) - $ 20 5. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 25 6. Dan Kovacevic (IL) - $ 25 7. Ricky Hernandez (IL) - $ 60 8. Radmila Kukolj - $ 30 (facebook) 9. www.cikaskisrbi.com - $ 25 10. Ljiljana Trkulja - $ 100 11. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25 12. Dragana W. - $ 40 13. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 15 14. Tihomir Bajic (CAN) - $ 100 15. Radovan Radovic - $ 30 16. Sasa Radovic - $ 30 17. Slavisa Karac (GA) - $ 25 18. Tomislav Pekovic (NY) - $ 20 19. Ivan Aksentijevich (MD) - $ 25 20. Dusan Stojkovic (IL) - $ 30 21. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 22. Tanja Josipovic - $ 25 23. Nikolina Burilo (IL) - $ 15 24. Aleksandar Mihajlovic (CAN) - $ 50 25. Irena Gumbert (CA) - $ 25 26. Aleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 27. Nenad Lukic - $ 25 28. Radmila Avlijas (CAN) - $ 15 29. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 30. Zivko Tatalovic - $ 50 31. Maja Kisa - $ 50 32. Predrag Kisa - $ 50 33. Blue Print Of a Soul (CAN)- $ 100 CAD 34. Sasa Lazarevic (IL) - $ 50 35. Cameron Alpert (CA) - $ 10 36. Milen Tesic (IL) - $ 20 37. B. Bojanic (CA) - $ 15 38. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 15 39. Ivan Aksentijevich (MD) - $ 25 40. Anita Djuric (CAD) - $ 25 41. RBC Herbal, Inc. (VA) - $ 100 42. Milos Koprivica - $ 50 43. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 44. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 45. Slobodan Predolac - $ 200 46. Andreja Simovic (CA) - $ 100 47. N. V. (CA) - $ 50 48. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25

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49. Ranko Milanovic - $ 25 50. Radmila Avlijas (CAN) - $ 50 51. Aleksandra Baljak (CAN) - $ 50 52. Miroslav Ivanovic (TX) - $ 25 53. Ankica D. (NJ) - $ 25 54. Sanja Miljevic - $ 50 55. Vesna and Branko Pavlovic - $ 50 56. Cedo Bucalo - $ 50 57. Miroslav Savic - $ 100 58. Nemanja Lovre (CA) - $ 100 59. Nikola Cvijovic - $ 100 60. David Pantovic - $ 20 61. Taya Banjac - $ 50 62. Biljana D'Amico - $ 20 63. Nikola Mihajlovic - $ 75 64. Nina&Maksim Krsmanovic (NY) - $ 50 65. Peric Family fundraiser - $ 520 66. Sinisa Peric - $ 25 67. Milan Dakic - $ 12.60 (AT&T) 68. Marko Popovic - $ 36 (AT&T) 69. Zoran Golubovic - $ 80.40 (AT&T) 70. Anonymous - $ 6.24 (AT&T) 71. Anonymous - $ 140 (AT&T) 72. Aleksandra Knezevic - $ 120 (AT&T) 73. Marko Popovic - $ 120 (AT&T) 74. Vuk Radovic - $ 200 (Bank of America) 75. Family Smith - $ 40 76. The Mutual Fire Foundation - $ 5.000 77. National Association of Boards of Pharmacy - $ 75 78. Mira and Aleksandar Brkic (CAN) - $ 100 79. Dragan Bacic - $ 20 80. Milena and Milos Stamatoski (CAN) - $ 50 81. Milica Kostic - $ 100 82. Делије Њујорк - $ 20 _____________________

TOTAL IN DECEMBER: $ 9,391

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Donations in 2013. 10000 $ 9000 $ 8000 $ 7000 $ 6000 $ 5000 $ 4000 $ 3000 $ 2000 $ 1000 $ $

Number of donors in 2013. 120 110 100 90 80 70 60 50 40 30 20 10 0

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