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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report No. 12 December, 2015 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

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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 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 2015 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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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 2015 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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ONGOING WORK AT VUKOVIC FAMILY HOME

With the help of good people worldwide, we started the action of moving the Vukovic family into their new house. The action was also supported by the “Knjaz Milos� company with the donation of 500,000 Dinars. The plan is to finish all the work during December, so the family could move into their new home before the winter.

At the end of August, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited the eightmember Vukovic family from the village of Dusmanici near Prijepolje. The family consists of the grandmother Milka, parents Nenad and Ivana, and their children: Nemanja (11), Martina (9), Stefan (8), Djordje (7), and Sladjana (6).

New bathroom being done

Front door installed

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The floor was leveled, ceiling panels installed

Kitchen being done The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all friends and donors of the organization to join our fundraising action to help this family and other socially disadvantaged Serbian families with multiple children. CHILDREN ARE UOR FUTURE! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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SFS VISITING MILOVANOVIC FAMILY FROM MLADENOVAC

Sports-charity project “Trojka iz Bloka” was first held in the town in the heart of the Sumadija on August 31, 2015, when people of good will and true sports lovers raised 121,710 Dinars. With the help of proud sponsors and large number of participants, the magic of the “Trojka iz Bloka” was there for the first time in Mladenovac, despite the heavy rain just before the start of the tournament. The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs would like to thank all sponsors, donors and technical sponsors from Mladenovac, who contributed to the success of the event, and today we wish to inform the public that funds raised at the tournament will be directed to the six-member Milovanovic family from the village of Senaj near Mladenovac. The family lives in very hard living conditions. The parents, Sasa and Valentina, raise three children: Biljana is nine years old and suffers from a mental illness, Bojana is a year younger, and the youngest child is Nikola, who is five and is everybody’s favorite.

Grandma Snezana also lives with them, and she is their backbone in these difficult times, when they barely manage to make ends meet, enduring their cruel fate. They have no welfare, no child benefit, and no jobs. They do not have a fridge, or a stove and their electricity bill is over 30,000 Dinars. What is even worse, they are in bad relations with the uncle, with whom they live under the same roof.

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Monthly Report for December The right and the left part of the house are different – the Milovanovic family does not have a roof over their part of the house, and they do not have a bathroom. The uncle lives in the other part of the house alone, and he does not let them start any construction work. Despite our wish to build them a bathroom or fix the roof, we have not managed to achieve our goal yet, because of the ongoing litigation between them and the uncle. This is a sad situation: water and sewage pipes should go through the uncle’s part of the land, but he does not let this happen. Social service got involved and they will try to mediate in the litigation, but problems are difficult to solve where there is no will to do so. The left and the right part of the house are divided by a concrete pole – the Milovanovic family lives in the part without the roof, the uncle in the part with the roof. This is a tragic and sad story about destinies ruled by people, and not providence.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The same thing happened in Mladenovac – due to heavy rain, it was questionable whether the tournament will take place up until the very beginning, but then, suddenly, the rain stopped and people were able to enjoy another sports-charity spectacle on a warm summer afternoon.

Good will and true intentions open all doors: we will start helping the Milovanovic family! We have some aid ready for them, consisting of appliances and some necessary furniture, but the biggest support to them was showed at the tournament – we let them know that they are not alone! Children are our future! And, we will not let the problems which trouble adults affect the children. Life has put these children in a very ungrateful position. It is upon us to do our best and try to help them, to try to change their view of the world and restore their faith in the future. Nevertheless, the sports-charity “Trojka iz Bloka” tournament has become known for solving seemingly insoluble problems. It often happens that heavy rain, threatening to prevent the tournament from taking place, stops a few moments before the tournament starts, and in the same way, we grapple with the problem hoping for the best.

“Trojka iz Bloka” Mladenovac has just started solving problems. By next year, God willing, the Milovanovic family will be living in better conditions, and the next tournament in Mladenovac will gather even more people who will surely want to be a part of the “Trojka iz Bloka” mission!

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HELP FOR FAMILY DJURIC FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

Uncle Zoran in the new living room The twins Danijela and Velisa were abandoned by their parents when they were 3 years old, and uncle Zoran took care of them. Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS delivered additional help to Djuric family from the Crepulja village in the Zubin Potok municipality on Kosovo and Metohija. The Djuric family was first visited during the Easter action, and we helped them at the end of October by providing electrical installations for the new house. The Djuric family consists of Zoran and Biljana, and their niece Danijela (24) and nephew Velisa (24) with his wife Tanja (19) and one-year old son Stefan. On this occasion we delivered door, windows and provided inner plastering in the new house. We owe great thank to the brotherhood of the Visoki Decani monastery who helped us in realization of this action.

Future bathroom with new door and window

New door in hous of family Djuric

Current look of the new Djuric house

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At the moment, all the family members live in the old house, as long as the new house which is being built is not suitable.

Beautiful sight from the family Djuric courtyard

Room in the old house where the Djuric family currently lives

We call upon all the donors worldwide to support this and other numerous projects of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS through REGULAR MONTHLY DONATIONS so that necessary help could reach the great number of socially disadvantaged families and their children as soon as possible.

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COMPUTERS FOR CHILDREN FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

Family Cvetkovic from Strpce with the donated computer

Friends of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from the Merkur company donated several computers to the socially deprived families on Kosovo and Metohija. First two computers were delivered at the end of summer to families from Istok – family Zakic from the Saljinovice village and family Dubic from the Suvi Lukavac village. Two additional computers were delivered at the end of fall to Cvetkovic family consisting of parents Stevan and Ankica and their children Aleksandra (13) and Stanisa (10) from the Sevce village near Strpce and Dasic family consisting of parents Dejan and Magdalena and their son Miljan (7) from the Rudice village near Klina. A friend of the organization donated one printer for the elementary school in Osojane.

Family Dasic from Klina with the donated computer

Printer donated to the grateful pupils of the elementary school in Osojane

Aleksandra Cvetkovic thanks for the received gift

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all the friends and donors of the organization to get involved in the action of collecting money for helping this and other socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families.

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Monthly Report for December HELP FOR FAMILY MILOVANOVIC DELIVERED

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS successfully finished new charity action of helping the socially disadvantaged families. On this occasion, we delivered freezer, refrigerator, double-decker bed with mattresses and threeseater to the six-member family Milovanovic from the Senaj village near Mladenovac, who lives in truly difficult living conditions, of which we were assured during our first visit. Total value of the delivered help was 97.814 RSD. Father Sasa with his wife Valentina is raising three children: Biljana is nine years old and suffers from a mental illness, Bojana is a year younger, and the youngest child is Nikola, who is five and is everybody’s favorite. The means for this action were collected on the TROJKA IZ BLOKA tournament which took place on July, 31 in Mladenovac.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Grandma Snezana also lives with them, and she is their backbone in these difficult times, when they barely manage to make ends meet, enduring their cruel fate. They have no welfare, no child benefit, and no jobs. They do not have a fridge, or a stove and their electricity bill is over 30,000 Dinars. What is even worse, they are in bad relations with the uncle, with whom they live under the same roof.

Delivering help into the new Milovanovic home

The house in which family Milovanovic lives (left part)

Setting the new double-decker bed

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Mother Valentina and grandmother Snezana with the representatives of the organization

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Old threes eaters thrown out of the children’s room

New threes eater delivered into the children’s room New freezer delivered and placed into the house

Refrigerator delivered to family Milovanovic Difficult living conditions of family Milovanovic Thanks to the delivered valuable help for family Milovanovic provided for by the organization SERBS FOR SERBS within the project TROJKA IZ BLOKA the family would be able to have more decent living conditions and it would be a motive for the parents to bring their children to the right path. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! 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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FAMILY MILICEVIC MOVED TO OMOLJICA

Sports-charity tournament in quick three-point shots “Trojka iz bloka” was held on April, 30 in Uzice. It was the very beginning of the best season so far – in the town on Djetinja hundred residents of Uzice in their best mood were shooting three-pointers with us, and over ten proud sponsors, donors and technical sponsors supported the mission of “Trojka iz bloka” – we collected 122.770 RSD and the tournament left the unforgettable impression.

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS helped the nine-member family Milicevic from the Dreznik village near Uzice whom we first visited at the end of April. The house in which the Milicevic family lived most likely wouldn’t endure the following winter. With the help of the good people from Omoljica near Pancevo we came to an idea to move them into the premises of the Football club “Mladost”, envisaged for the cashier of the club. The organization SERBS FOR SERBS built another two children’s rooms, the total surface area being 45 m2 with three double-decker beds with mattresses, three big closets, refrigerator, electric stove, kitchen table with chairs, washing machine, worktable, set new joinery, kitchen and laminate, renovated the bathroom, painted all rooms, provided stove and wood-burning stove as well as electric radiators for the children’s rooms.

The residents of Uzice were gathered to help the ninemember family Milicevic from the Dreznik village near Uzice, whom the representatives and organizers of the tournament in Uzice found in the unfavorable living conditions, in the house which could have collapsed at any moment, without electricity and water, and with a several-months-old baby.

The total value of help in this big action was 15.255 EUR.

We wrote about family Milicevic on the website of “Trojka iz bloka” and we believed that we would succeed in resolving their problems, from renovating the bathroom which was the basic task of sports-charity project, to enabling the family to work, develop and live on their own. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The electricity debt was increasing despite the fact the electricity was cut off, and Zoran was over and over again getting subpoenas under the direct threat of going to prison because he had had similar problems with electricity debt in the past. However, Zoran was stronger than that. From day to day he is doing heavy physical work and managing to feed his family and looking into the future with hope. The hope for Milicevic was born where we all expected it the least. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs immediately saw the seriousness of the situation of family Milicevic.

Father Zoran and his wife Mirjana with Marko, Milena, Milica, Milan, Milomir and Mirko lived without any child benefit, with miserable social income, without job, without compensation for care of old and almost immovable grandma who is 90 years old, and with the electricity debts that cannot be paid, unresolved property relations, e.g. the simple question of water usage. The family was completely forgotten and the social service in charge didn’t even know that young Mirko was born.

We acted in Dreznik according to the motto of the organization – from words to works. The plans were changing, and the realization was the issue of days. The first plan was to renovate, and afterwards we came up with building the new house with all legal-property relations and documentation complications that go along with that. Having in mind the complete social exclusion of family Milicevic we perceived them as a big and urgent project. The help soon arrived from Pancevo – father Branko Bozic with the blessing of His Eminence Bishop of Banat Nikanor called the members of the organization Serbs for Serbs and proposed the very original and bold idea. Father Branko, extraordinarily high professional basketball player in his youth, is a great friend of the sport-charity project “Trojka iz bloka” and he is following the work and advancement of the noble mission. His incredible idea is the brightest example of fraternal love and true sport spirit.

Difficult living conditions of family Milicevic in Dreznik “Trojka iz bloka” brought the hope into this house that good fellow citizens can help in getting the better place in this world and that friends can help in resolving the electricity debt of several tens of thousands of dinars. Unfortunately, the opposite happened. The institutions in charge showed no sign whatsoever of the will to cooperate and urgently help the disadvantaged people.

Residential section of FC “Mladost” in Omoljica (August, 2015)

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As a respectable descendant of the plain from the Omoljica village near Pancevo, he came to an idea to give the family Milicevic part of the house of the local village club of FC “Mladost” which has the status of virtually being the family club of all the residents of Omoljica, in which the family could live in peace. In exchange, father Zoran would take the place of the cashier of the club. Except for the apartment, they would get water, electricity, washing powder, and some land to cultivate, according to their needs and possibilities. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs felt the magnitude of father Branko’s idea. The noble idea ennobled everyone who has heard of it, and everyone went to work. After the agreement with the club, the family Milicevic received a proposal to move from their unsafe and inadequate home into new and better home which was far away, but was among the people who were waiting for them with open arms and open hearts. Father Zoran and mother Mirjana decided to go on a long journey and see the house in which they hoped to find happiness. This is exactly what happened. The beautiful area around the stadium of FC “Mladost” just overwhelms the heart. National park is 100 m from the house, there are beautiful alleys, several football, volleyball and handball fields and good and honest people on behalf of the club. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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The idea of father Branko became alive. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs completely renovated part of the house and built another 40 m2 for two big and nice children’s rooms.

Windows, doors, double-decker beds, closets, worktables, stoves, washing machine, new bathroom and a kitchen table, were soon waiting the Milicevic family thanks to the numerous donors worldwide. A large family went on a journey and with many tears it said goodbye to the old area and came to the new one. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The Pancevo media came to follow this big charity event and to tell the world the happy news. Big charity event in which we proved once again that children are our future!

Father Branko is blessing the moving of family Milicevic into their new home On the great feast of Presentation of the Immaculate Mother of God on December, 4 this big and happy family moved into their new home. Members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs were waiting for them with the representatives of FC “Mladost” and with father Branko who blessed their arrival and their new home.

Because of them this seemingly unfeasible project was conducted – from the good people of Uzice who gathered at the end of April to help, to the good people of Omoljica who received nine new, dear neighbors at the beginning of December. Good people of Omoljica will accept the hardworking and honest Milicevic family members, and the good people of Uzice won’t forget the injustice in which family Milicevic lived – their dear fellow citizens will always remain their fellow citizens, and in the future, with the good will, the current insolvable problems on their land in Dreznik, still remembering children’s voices, will be solved…

New room envisioned for the parents and the baby

New kitchen elements, electric stove and water installations placed Life goes on – young Milicevic family members are ahead of new schools with many new friends. Father Zoran is ahead of much responsible work, and all of them are ahead of much time to adjust to the new circumstances. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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From electricity, water and bathroom to the sport field in front of their house which represents a luxury and an extraordinary event for all of them.

Dining room with refrigerator, bad for the grandma, table and wood-burning stove

Completely renovated bathroom with new tiles, installations and sanitary elements

Members of the Milicevic family, new inhabitants of Omoljica near Pancevo Charity organization Serbs for Serbs will do everything possible to help the Milicevic family get along in the new surroundings in the best possible way and never again in the future find itself in a similar situation. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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VISITING FAMILY JOVANOVIC NEAR ARANDJELOVAC

Irena and Ivana Jovanovic are helping their father Miroslav in his duties (photo: Prva TV)

Representatives of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS visited at mid-December the family of a single father Miroslav who in the Ranilovic village in Arandjelovac municipality raises five children – Irena (20), Ivana (17), Nebojsa (16), Ivona (12) and youngest Dusica (8). Unfortunately, their mother left them seven years ago, married again and never called them. A new tragedy hit the family during the May floods in 2014 when the nearby creek overflowed and soaked more than one meter of the house, barn and surrounding land of which they lived.

Consequences of the last year’s floods

Sad and difficult childhood of Ivona and Dusica without their mother (photo: Prva TV) The only income the family has is a child benefit for two children in the total income of 6.000 RSD. The family is surviving from agriculture and animal husbandry in their barn. In 2014, apart from the family house, the greenhouses, seedlings, animals and a tractor were destroyed – everything that was supporting this family and children. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 So far they poured out the foundation of the house and they are preparing to lay the concrete slab.

Appearance of the house in which the family lived prior to May 2014

Thanks to the Red Cross the family was moved right after the flood in the apartment aimed for the teachers in the village, in which the family lives to this day. Thanks to good people they received 10 m of firewood which enabled them to spend the cold days in warmth. At the beginning of November 2015 family Jovanovic is commencing the building of a new family house thanks to several companies from Arandjelovac and Mladenovac which provided the means for the building.

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS is planning to help family Jovanovic within the Christmas action by providing seedlings and irrigation system which will enable the family to work on their own and provide additional income for their household. We call upon donors and friends of the organization to SUPPORT the realization and this project of helping the socially disadvantaged family. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! SERBS FOR SERBS

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AID FOR VLAHOVIC FAMILY FROM PODGORICA

The parents, Radojica and Vojka, have four children: Vesna (12), Jovana (11), Jelena (9), and Vasilije (7). The aid for the Vlahovic family consisted of a fridge freezer and 8 meters of firewood. The total value of the aid was 536 Euros.

In mid-December, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Montenegro helped the six-member Vlahovic family from the neighborhood of Konik in Podgorica. The family had also been visited two months earlier.

Jovana, Vesna, Vasilije and Jelena Vlahovic beside their new fridge

Father Radojica beside the donated firewood

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Members of the Vlahovic family on the occasion of firewood delivery

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all friends and donors of the organization to join our fundraising action to help this family and other socially disadvantaged Serbian families with multiple children.

Serbs for Serbs with the Vlahovic family in their home

NO SURRENDER! SERBS FOR SERBS

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PLEASE HELP STOJKOVIC FAMILY FROM KOSMET

At the beginning of December, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited the Stojkovic family from the village of Izvor, Novo Brdo Municipality, in Kosovo and Metohija. The family was previously helped during the Christmas action of 2014. The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, together with our chapter Serbs for Serbs Canada, which started the campaign under the name of “In Time For Bozic 2016”, are starting a project to help the Stojkovic family. Things that are urgently needed are construction material, doors and windows, in order to provide basic living conditions for the two children, Luka (2) and Andrija (4), and their parents, Jagos and Danijela. In order to improve their living conditions, we need to collect 10,000 Euros.

Stojkovic family talking to members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all of you to join forces with us and give these children a BETTER CHILDOOD by sending a donation earmarked for Stojkovic family (“za Stojkoviće”). Global Donor Platform: http://www.srbizasrbe.net/donacije/ Send SMS to 7763 and donate 100.00 dinars (from Serbia) Send SMS containing SZS to 81190 and donate € 2.99 (from Germany) Pay Pal: szsaustrija@gmail.com , szsamerika@gmail.com Dinar bank account: 160-279491-71

Luka and Andrija Stojkovic at the doorstep of their unfinished house

Each donation will be publicly recorded. Upon finishing the action, pictures showing conducted works will be posted, together with scanned receipts.

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VUKOVIC FAMILY MOVED INTO THEIR NEW HOME BEFORE WINTER

The action was also supported by the “Knjaz Miloš” company with a donation of 500,000 Dinars, as well as the Charity organization “Stara Raška” with 50,000 Dinars. The total value of the project was 1,418,966 Dinars.

In mid-December, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS successfully finished another big project, which aimed at helping the eight-member Vukovic family from the village of Dusanici, near Prijepolje. The family consists of the grandmother, Milka, the parents Nenad and Ivana, and their children: Nemanja (11), Martina (9), Stefan (8), Djordje (7), and Sladjan (6). With the help of people worldwide, the action was started to move the Vukovic family into their new home. The action consisted of purchasing front door and interior doors, wood-burning stove, bathroom fit-out, construction material for plastering the entire house, plaster boards for walls and ceilings, material for insulation, electrical wiring and piping, laminate and painting.

Djordje, Sladjan, Nemanja, Stefan and Martina in December 2015 Members of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS first visited the Vukovic family at the end of August 2015. We saw then that the good people from Prijepolje had built, roofed and installed the windows on the new Vukovic family house. Talking to the head of the family, we agreed on fitting out the living room and bathroom for them, so that they could move into the house before the winter.

Look of the house when Serbs for Serbs first visited the family in August

Sladjan, Djordje, Stefan, Martina and Nemanja, at the end of August 2015

After publishing the report on visiting the Vukovic family in September, we received a large number of earmarked donations, so we agreed on completely fitting out one floor and thus provide normal living conditions for this family.

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Vukovic family moving into their new house in December

Side view of the house in August 2015

The aid action consisted of completely fitting out three children’s rooms, a big living room and a bathroom, which made all Vukovic family members very happy.

December 2015 Due to cold weather and rough terrain, we agreed on finishing the works on painting the house and installing the gutters and drainpipes in the spring, when the weather is nice.

Look of the living room (August 2015)

Father Vlada inaugurates the new Vukovic family house (December 2015)

Road leading to the Vukovic household

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Room for the girl Martina

Wooden giraffe, bear, snakes, crocodile and spider are Vukovic children’s favorites

Nemanja and Stefan, the two oldest brothers, will share the room Vukovic children in their new living room

Happy and smiling, little Vukovic family members in front of their new house

New room of the two youngest Vukovic family members, brothers Djordje and Sladjan

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 socially disadvantaged Serbian multiple children families throughout the Balkans.

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SFS VISITED DUNDZIC FAMILY FROM MONTENEGRO

The mother, Dragana, sometimes cleans apartments (although she should not do anything, because she has had tumor surgery). When they did not have anything to eat, she begged around Podgorica, went door to door, monastery to monastery. She even split wood, although she was sick.

On December 18, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Montenegro visited the socially disadvantaged six-member Dundzic family from Podgrica. Members of the family are the single mother Dragana and her children Aleksandar (21), Aleksa (16), Andjela (15), Jovana (14), and Ivana (13). Over the last twenty years, the Dundzics have fled Sarajevo, finding their home in Pec, and later from Pec to refugee neighborhood of Konik in Podgorica.

The Dundzics receive welfare and child benefit, which is 146 Euros in total. They went for meals to the soup kitchen for a while. The oldest son, Aleksandar, has got a job recently and he helps the family the most. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Since their washing machine is worn out and no longer works, our plan is to purchase a washing machine for the Dundzic family as part of the Christmas action, in order to make the washing easier for the mother. Also, we plan to purchase a wardrobe for the children’s clothes.

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SFS UPGRADED HOUSE FOR 13 VRANIC FAMILY MEMBERS

Vranic family in front of the St. Trifun Church

In mid-December, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS successfully conducted the big aid project of upgrading a floor and attic on the family house for the thirteen-member Vranic family from the Belgrade neighborhood of Mali Mokri Lug. The total value of the project, which was started in January 2015, was 22,882 Euros. The big Vranic household consists of the parents, Dragoslav and Olga, and their children, Sandra (23), Andjela (20), Jelena (18), Radomir (16), Veljko (15), Mihajlo (13), Jovana (10), Teodora (8), Katarina (6), Filip (5), and Jovan (2).

Filip Vranic with his brothers and sisters during the SZS visit

On their Slava, St. Nikola’s Day, in December 2014, 10 out of 11 children in the Vranic family were baptized at the St. Trifun Church in the Belgrade neighborhood of Mali Mokri Lug.

Up until recently, the only employed family member was the father, Dragoslav, working at the City transport company. His colleagues give him the opportunity to earn more money by working night shifts. Now, his daughters Sandra and Andjela help him support the family.

Youngest Vranic family members at their baptism

Look of the Vranic family house in January, 2015

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Andjela was an A student through Elementary and Secondary school, and later she had to give up the School of Civil Engineering, in order to help her family financially. Also, the family receives child benefit for two children, and from next year, they will receive the benefit only for one child.

Look of the Vranic family house in January, 2015 This thirteen-member family lived in an unfinished house with three rooms when the representatives of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS visited them at the beginning of 2015 and made a plan together with the family to upgrade a floor and attic, which would improve their living conditions.

Pouring the concrete on the second floor slab

A big charity campaign soon followed which enabled all this. The children did not have any space for studying, four of them sleeping in one room, together with their parents.

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Tiles and pipes installed in the bathroom

Putting up roof construction in the attic Doors, windows, and laminate installed, walls painted

Attic in the Vranic house

Interior walls plastered

Tiles installed, electrical wiring finished in the kitchen

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Children’s rooms completely fitted out, door installed, together with heating system Toys for the children arrived in the meantime

Vranic family gathered in front of their family house In the name of all Vranic family members, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS would like to extend big gratitude to donors and friends of the organization who helped this big project of house upgrade to be carried out successfully. At the same time, we wish to appeal to Serbs from all over the world to SUPPORT our future aid projects intended for multiple children families throughout the Balkans so we could provide a better childhood for our children.

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WORKING VISIT TO KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

Our prime goal when it comes to this family is definitely to improve the condition of the house, so that the children could grow and develop. Apart from that, the Stojkovics pointed out that purchasing a water pump to supply the house with water, chairs, a table and kitchen cabinets would considerably improve their situation. In the village of Parlovo, we find another family living in inconceivably bad conditions - in a dilapidated house without a chimney, and with a roof threatening to collapse, not to mention a lack of bathroom which should be a must. This is the house of Slavisa and Tanja Stamenkovic and their four children, Nemanja (6), the twins UroĹĄ and Djordje (5), and the youngest, Andjelka (1),

In the heat of the last terrorist attacks on our fellow citizens in Metohija, as part of the upcoming big CHRISTMAS ACTION, representatives of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS visited fifteen families throughout Kosovo-Metohija enclaves. We devoted most attention to visiting, supporting and helping families from Gorazdevac, who were in the center of attacks. We first visit families in Novo Brdo Municipality, where we find our old acquaintances, the Stojkovic family. The family consists of the parents, and their children Andrija (4) and Luka (2). We first helped this family two years ago. Unfortunately, the house is still in very bad condition, and living conditions for the youngest are inhumane.

Stojkovic family from the village of Straza in Novo Brdo

Youngest Stamenkovic family members with their mother and grandmother going through rough times In the village where Siptars have slowly started purchasing abandoned households, youngest Stamenkovic family members have no one but one another. Just like with the Stojkovic family, our prime goal will be to fit out the house to ensure normal and safe living for the children. Apart from the urgent works on the house, the Stamenkovics also need some basic furniture and appliances, like a fridge, wood-burning stove and three beds for the children. We see a lot better situation in the household of the Vasic family from Gornji Korminjan. A young married couple, Milos and Sanja, live in the same household with their son David (1), and Milos’s parents and brothers. As their prime need, the Vasics pointed out purchasing floor and bathroom tiles (70 m2) in order to fit out several newly built rooms.

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Vasic family with representatives of organization SERBS FOR SERBS We move on and visit the Stankovic family from Donji Korminjan, consisting of the parents, Dragan and Dragica, and their children, Aleksandar (24) and Milica (19). Beside the fact that they are unemployed, their living conditions are fairly moderate. In order to fit out one room for the children, we need to purchase about 20 m2 of laminate, plasterboard and Styrofoam.

Stankovic family with organization representatives in their household In Odanovci, we reach the Dimitrijevic family, consisting of the parents, Dejan and Branka, and their children, Dusan (15), Vukasin (10), and Tomislav (5). This hard working family is engaged in breeding livestock, and what they need the most are laying hens and some furniture: washing machine, bed and wardrobe.

Dimitrijevic family in front of their family house After almost four years, we meet again with the Ristic family from the village of Srezovce. The first time we modestly helped this troubled family by purchasing some basic house necessities. Unfortunately, the situation with this family is almost identical as when we first visited them. The entire family, consisting of the parents, Sreten and Sonja, and their children, Snezana (16), Jovana (15), Milos (11), and Ivana (10), has only one room to live in.

Ristic family with no bathroom in their household The house is in extremely bad condition, with no bathroom, and with several unfitted rooms. This is what daily life is like for the Ristic family. Apart from modest social welfare, they are also users of a soup kitchen. Our prime goal is to fit out the bathroom and other rooms, so that children would have their own rooms. Our plan is also to purchase a wood burning stove for the Ristic family.

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Monthly Report for December Not far from Gracanica, in the village of Novo Badovce, we visit the Arsic family. The parents, Milos and Dragana, have two children, Djordje (3), and Todor (1 month old). In order to fix the wall in the bathroom, we need to purchase tiles and plasterboard.

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Arsic family and members of the organization Serbs for Serbs together in the photo In Donja Gusterica, we visit the family of Dejan and Marija Zivkovic. They live with their children, Petar (12), Nemanja (11), and Kristina (9) in the same household with Dejan’s parents, and they need laminate (50 m2) for the floor in the new house built in the same yard. They would also need a wood burning stove to heat the rooms.

Milic family in their home The Milic family also breeds livestock, so they pointed out that they could use a cow or motocultivator. To broaden their living space, it would be necessary to purchase building blocks, and a freezer would also be of use to the entire Milic household. The last family we visit on this day is the family of Ivan and Jelena Jovic, who live in the same household with their two children, Andjelina (5) and Nikolina (1), and Ivan’s mother.

SZS with Zivkovic family in Donja Gusterica We learn about another life story in the village of Skulanevo. Igor Milic lives his wife Vera (the Goran woman from Albania) and their two daughters Nikolija (2) and Neda (1) in one small room.

Jovic family

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 After that, we reach the household of Boban and Sladjana Krstic, who have two children: Lazar (4) and Damjan (2). Boban breeds livestock, so he told us that he could use another cow, or two calves for breeding. The last family from Gorazdevac that we plan on helping is the family of Pera and Milica Kastratovic, who were not at home at the time of our visit.

We continue visiting families the next day in the area of Metohija. As was previously mentioned, we focus on visits in Gorazdevac. Beside our plan to help the families, we also wanted to show support to the Serbian people who remained in the village after the terrorist attack, which happened about a week ago. In cooperation with local Serbian authorities and the brotherhood of the Visoki Decani Monastery, we visited three families. First we visited the family of Veljko and Dijana Zdravkovic, who have four underage daughters: Andjela (12), Isidora (9), Sofija (6), and Neda (4). We will try to provide a wood burning stove for this family.

Kastratovic family in their home They have two children: Radmila (2) and Milic (1), and we learned that the mother, Milica, is pregnant again and that they soon expect another child. We plan to provide an electric stove and a freezer for this family.

Youngest Zdravkovic family members in their home

Krstic family from Gorazdevac

Our last visit in Metohija was to the family of Dragosalv and Gordana Djuric from Osojane. Their house was built not long ago, and it is unfinished on the inside. To make it suitable for living, we need to provide interior doors, material for bathroom and floor, as well as water installation. There are three underage children in the Djuric family: Tamara (15), Dragisa (11), and Danijel (9), so fitting out the new house is definitely a priority.

Djuric family with father Isajia from the Visoki Decani Monastery and SZS

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As part of the Christmas action in the area of Metohija, the plan is to purchase a corn harvester, which will be at disposal to all households in Velika Hoca, which are engaged in agriculture. Also, for the needs of Soup kitchens, a machine will be provided for sorting potatoes which are grown on 15 ha of church land all over Kosovo and Metohija. Apart from visiting the families south of the river Ibar, a bit earlier we also visited the Milicevic family from Socanica near Leposavic in the northern part of Kosovo and Metohija. The family consists of the parents, Milan and Sneza, and their children, Jana (17), Perica (14), Nikolina (11), and Mihajlo (4). The head of the family, Milan, works at the Water company. They receive child benefit and they are engaged in agriculture, but they would be happy if they could get a cow in order to provide dairy products for their own needs and for selling as well. Due to attacks on several Serbian families in the previous days, two families were subsequently added to the list of families that will be helped. The first is the Simonovic family from Srbobran, consisting of the parents, Zoran and Dana, and their sons, Milan (16) and Bogdan (11). We will help the family by providing glass for the newsstand where they work, and which was hit by several bullets during the attack.

Priest Milos Vukic from Osojane

Mother Dana and her son Bogdan in front of the newsstand which was shot at The second is the family of the priest Milos Vukic from Osojane, who lives with his wife Danijela and his children Helena (6), and Andjela (3). In the attack, the house of father Milos was burgled, so the plan is to help this family by purchasing new and better front door.

Dark clouds are above our suffering people throughout Metohija again. We truly hope that there will not be another storm and that Serbian people will resist all thrusts and attempts to be erased from their hearths. Whatever happens, the organization SERBS FOR SERBS will be there for the people and will serve them as part of its charity mission, with the aim of survival and subsistence of our people in both Metohija and Kosovo. We call upon all competent institutions, associations and individuals to comprehend the seriousness of the whole safety situation in our Southern Province and make DONATIONS to provide a more carefree childhood for Serbian children.

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SECOND PART OF AID ACTION IN STRPCE FINISHED

Families living in the territory of Strpce Municipality face numerous problems, mainly caused by poor financial situation, illnesses, unemployment, and so on. There are many families on the list of those in need, but the priority was to help the families Kecic, Krivcevic, Mijatovic, Stojanovic and Dogandzic, who had not been helped before and who could use any help they can get. This aid action made the lives of those in need at least a bit easier.

At the end of last year, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS delivered the second part of aid shipment to five socially disadvantaged families in Strpce Municipality in Kosovo and Metohija. The families were previously visited during the November action. The families that were helped are: Kecic, Krivcevic, Mijatovic, Stojanovic and Dogandzic. The aid consisted of providing doors, windows, goats, a small wood burning stove, fitting up two bathrooms and anteroom, and building a chimney for the previously mentioned families. The total value of the aid was 720,000 Dinars. We owe big gratitude to our friends from the NGO “Majka devet Jugovica�, who helped us conduct this action.

Strahinja Kecic in the fitted bathroom

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The Kecic family from Strpce, consisting of the parents, Sladjan and Sladjana, and their children, Strahinja (13), Danilo (11) and Vukan (7), lives in a very old house, which did not have a bathroom. We provided the family with construction material, plumbing supplies, electrical material, sanitary ware, a door, a window and bathroom tiles.

Members of the Krivcevic family

Uros Krivcevic in his new bathroom

Mijatovic family The Mijatovic family, from Vrebesnica, consists of the parents, Sladjan and Sladjana, and their children, Slobodan (22) with special needs, Sasa (20), Milivoje (12), Milica (12), and Marija (9). They receive welfare and child benefit. They were provided with five goats.

The Krivcevic family, from the village of Berevac, consists of the parents, Zoran and Dostana, and their children, Stefan (20), Mirjana (18), Milos (14), and Uros, the youngest. The aid consisted of purchasing material and elements for the bathroom.

Provided goats

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Father Sladjan Mijatovic with goats

Widow Sladjana beside the built chimney

Sladjana Stojanovic in front of her home The Stojanovic family, from Vrebesnica, consists of the widow Sladjana and her children, Valentina (26), Miroslav (21), and Anica (20). The house is divided in two parts, one belonging to them, and the other to her brother-in-law. The mother is a diabetic, and she also has other health problems. All of them are unemployed, and receive welfare of about 7,000 Dinars and a pension of 5,000 Dinars, which she inherited from her late husband. We helped them by building a chimney and buying a front door.

Front door bought for Stojanovic family

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 A large number of families in Kosovo and Metohija ,who have been helped by donors of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, shows great dedication and fight of benefactors to preserve every home and every family in Kosovo and Metohija, to bring smiles to faces of children who live in very hard conditions, to show support to our people in good and bad times. Let the dear Lord be kind to all donors, because when you give your hand to those in trouble, you give it to the Lord Himself and He will reward your effort with even greater good.

Small wood burning stove provided for Dogandzic family The Dogandzic family consists of the parents, Srdjan and Marina, and their five children, Marija (17), Stefan (15), Ljubomir (9), Andjela (7), and Jovana (4). The parents are unemployed, and they live in an unfinished house, lacking many basic necessities. The priority was to upgrade a part of the house, provide windows and a small wood burning stove.

Members of the Dogandzic family in front of the upgraded part of the house CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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AID ACTION IN DOBOJ FINISHED

Construction works, together with the construction material, was the aid intended for the families of Aleksandar Blagojevic (with three children), Sladjan Spasojevic (with two children), and Goran Blagojevic (with four children). Funds for this project were provided by the organization SERBS FOR SERBS Switzerland, as well as Srpski Kulturni Centar `Nikola Tesla` from the German city of Hagen.

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS Republic of Srpska successfully finished works on three objects in Doboj, which had been in progress during 2015.

Proud mother Danijela with Viktor, Sergej and Andrej Blagojevic in their renovated living room (December, 2015)

Visiting the destroyed house of Aleksandar and Danijela Blagojevic (November, 2014)

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Bathroom in the Blagojevic family home (November, 2014)

Bathroom in the Blagojevic family home (December, 2015)

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Father of the family, Aleksandar Blagojevic, in front of his home before the works started on replacing the complete roof construction, which had been completely destroyed after the floods and rains hitting Doboj in May, 2014

Clearing the ruins from the house interior (December, 2014)

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Through donation for helping the Blagojevic family, the organization Serbs for Serbs provided construction material for building the upper slab of the roof, roof construction, terra cotta tiles, sheet metal, boards, sand, cement, Styrofoam, nylon and also wages for workers, who successfully finished all the works.

Removing the roof construction and clearing the house interior (March, 2015)

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The final look of the roof to the Blagojevic family (December 2015) Putting up new roof construction and installing terra cotta tiles (April-May, 2015)

The second family helped by the organization Serbs for Serbs is the family of Sladjan Spasojevic, who has two children, Tamara (18), and Ognjen (16). They live in the downtown area of Doboj. In the May floods of 2014, their studio on the first floor of skyscraper was completely filled with water up to the ceiling. Sladjan is a former volunteer of the Army of the Republic of Srpska.

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Tiles installed in the kitchen area

New front door, room doors and bathroom door were installed

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The last family that received aid consisting of construction material and construction works is the family of Goran and Jasmina Blagojevic, who have four children: Aleksandra (13), Duska (17), Nikola (5) and Mihailo (2). Their home was completely under water during the May floods last year. In the previous aid action intended for the Blagojevic family, we provided them with a wood burning stove, and in this one we helped them by fitting out the children`s room. The floor was leveled, and laminate installed; the walls were smoothed and painted, and after the room dried, it was ready for the youngest children to use.

Situation just before the laminate was installed (July, 2015)

Blagojevics in the new children`s room (December, 2015)

Chidrens room (December 2015)

Floor leveling in the children`s room (July, 2015)

The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS would like to thank all donors who helped and supported wholeheartedly the realization of these aid projects intended for families that were heavily affected by the last year`s floods. We take this opportunity to express deep gratitude for all received aid, consisting of construction material, as well as appliances, and also workers who did all the necessary works.

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DOORS AND WINDOWS FOR SILJEGOVIC FAMILY FROM PRIJEDOR

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs continued helping the seven-member Siljegovic family from Miljakovci, near Prijedor in the Republic of Srpska. Members of the family are the parents, Milivoj and Tanja, and their five children: Tatjana (18), Vedrana (16), Jovana (14), Nevena (10), and the youngest, Luka (2). In the first phase of the works we conducted at the end of last year, we managed to build a floor and attic, pour the slab and roof the house. In the second phase, we started with `interior`, i.e. installation works, and so far plumbing and electrical installations have been completed. At the end of December, doors and windows for the entire house were bought and installed. The first part was worth 9,255 BAM, the second 7,936 BAM and the third 3,845, which is 21,036 BAM in total.

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New front door on Siljegovic family house from Miljakovci, near Prijedor

Grateful and happy, householder Milivoj Siljegovic (in the middle with a cap) After completing the third phase of works, what remains to be done is fitting out the house so that the family can move into it. The following work is floor leveling. In order to successfully finish this big project of our organization and move another family into their new home, we call upon all friends and donors of our organization to get involved in fundraising.

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BOOKS FOR CHILDREN IN DALMATIA

The action of book collection was carried out, as always, with the wholehearted help of Mr. Bane Kojic and his friends. We take this opportunity to call upon all interested individuals and organizations to get involved in the project of renovating the facilities of old elementary school in Ridjan.

The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered aid consisting of thirteen packages of books to the `Zene Kosovske doline` Association from Dalmatia. The books are intended for the national library, which this association is to open soon in the facilities of a former elementary school in the village of Ridjane (list of the delivered books). The `Zene Kosovske doline` Association has been actively working on preserving cultural and national identity of the remaining Serbian people in the area of Dalmatian Kosovo.

We truly hope that this is only the beginning of cooperation between our two associations, and apart from the project of fitting out the future library, we are working on aid projects intended for Serbian families with children living in this area, and we are doing all this as part of our usual charity activities.

`Zene Kosovske doline` Association started this project with the aim of providing convenient facilities, where members of this association could get together, and at the same time, conduct activities for children, like schools of the Serbian language, rehearsals of the local cultural-artistic society, opening of a library and other important activities for preserving national identity of our people in this area. The needed amount for realizing this project is about 4,000 Euros. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! NO SURRENDER!

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SFS AT FAMILY GORANOVIC IN HERCEG NOVI

Family Goranovic needs to pay back the debt, because the father was sick. The family needs the most a machine for making donuts in order to earn additional income for their needs during the summer. We call upon all the people of good will to get involved and give their contributions 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.

Members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Montenegro visited on December 26 a sixmember family Goranovic from the Kuti village in Herceg Novi municipality. The host died several months ago, so the mother Mirjana took care of the family, with the help of her children Bojan (16), Milos (13), Andjela (11), Nikola (10) and the youngest Strahinja (7).

Andjela and Strahinja Goranovic with mother Mirjana The mother is working in a store, and she claimed the compensation for life-long income due to her children (according to the new law in Montenegro which enables the life-long compensation for mothers of at least three children if they have 15 years of work experience). The hardworking mother Mirjana is selling donuts during the summer as an additional source of income.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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9 TONES OF FOOD FOR THE CHILDREN IN THE RASKA AREA

The severity of the action can be seen through the amount of collected help, albeit those who shouldn’t have been absent.

At the end of 2015, on December 25 Charity organization Stara Raska from Belgrade donated charity help to the sick and poor children and children in the kindergartens in Priboj, Nova Varos and Prijepolje in the value of 628,950 RSD. The package of help contained: flour (5,000 kg), sugar (800 kg), oil (430 l), beans (200 kg), potato (1,500 kg), dairy products (300 kg), confectionery products (50 kg), various hygiene in the amount of 11,786 RSD and 590 different toys in the amount of 202,550 RSD. The number of beneficiaries in around 1,000 within the Kindergarten “Neven” in Priboj, the Society for Cerebral and Children Paralysis and the Association of helping Mentally Challenged Persons in Priboj, Kindergarten “Pasa i Natasa” in Nova Varos and families in Prijepolje.

From the money dedicated for this action the Organization purchased goods to complement the assortment and it also allocated part of the funds from regular donations. The donations in goods were provided for by: “NIPS Group” from Belgrade (Nenad Minjovic), 1,000 kg of flour; Mill “Krnjic” from Vladimirovci (Ljubisa Jeremic), 500 kg of flour; “Zitosrem” from Indjija (Radoslav Basaric), 300 kg of flour and 20 kg of biscuits; Creamery “Kuc Company” from Kragujevac (Jezdimir Kuc), 300 kg of dairy; SUTR “Marinada” from Belgrade (Rajko Dobrosavljevic), 150 kg of sugar; TPC “Orasac” from Belgrade (Vladeta Tomasevic), 100 kg of sugar; “Beogas” from Belgrade (Jelenko Papic), 50 kg of sugar, 30 l of oil and hygiene in the amount of 19,546 RSD; Dragan Laptosevic and Renata Smiljanic from Belgrade, individual packages of sugar, oil and confectionery products; “Dexy Co” from Belgrade (Slobodan Vucicevic), toys in the amount of 15,800 RSD; and “Movem Co” from Belgrade (Njego Trifkovic), toys in the amount of 144,000 RSD.

The distribution of the charity help marked the end of a big action commenced in the spring of 2015, when “Stara Raska” started the activities of collecting help in an article “We are starting the action of collecting charity help for the children in the Raska area”. Great number of legal persons and citizens responded the call of the Charity organization Stara Raska and provided charity help in goods, money or services. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for December The donations of money were provided for by; Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Belgrade, 100,000 RSD; “Ibis Instruments” from Belgrade (Branko Popovic), 50,000 RSD; “Devix” from Lazarevac (Radojica Markovic), 50,000 RSD; “Candy” from Subotica (Branislav Sipos), 30,000 RSD; “MB-Forever” from Belgrade (Bogdan Markovic), 30,000 RSD; Bahro Hodovic and Vojin Vucicevic from Belgrade, 5,000 RSD each; dr. Bajo Cmiljnic, dr. Zaga Popadic, Milojko Obucina, Cedo Vucicevic and Draga Vucicevic, all from Belgrade, 2,000 RSD each; and Zoran Matovic from Belgrade, 500 RSD.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The successful activities of the Charity organization Stara Raska in collecting the charity help for the children in the Raska area present the challenge to include the vast number of subjects in the future actions, particularly those originating from the Raska area or with relatives there, and those who are connected to the Raska area in any possible manner.

The donations in services and activities were provided for by: “Srboauto” from Belgrade (Predrag Tomic), transport of goods from Belgrade to the Raska area; TPC “Orasac” from Belgrade (Radisa Tomasevic), reception and storage of goods in a longer period; “Dragon Fly” from Belgrade (Svetozar Avramovic), transportation of goods within the town; Dragan Slovic, Radisa Tomasevic, dr. Zaga Popadic, mr. Velibor Ljujic, Milojko Obucina, Rade Prelic, Cedo Vucicevic and Vojin Vucicevic, all from Belgrade, contribution in collecting and allocation of charity help; members of the Executive Board of the branch in Priboj contributed greatly in enabling the planned and efficient allocation. We apologize to those who should have been mentioned and we failed to mention them. For years “Stara Raska” is conducting such charity actions for the same target group in the Raska area. Up until now we collected and distributed approximately 30 tons of foodstuffs. We also allocated approximately 800 new toys, which is the most beautiful and the most valuable present for the children. That amount of donated toys from “Stara Raska” has never been donated before, nor will be donated again.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! NO SURRENDER! SERBS FOR SERBS

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SFS IN VISITING THE SERBS IN TEMISVAR

We went to a meeting with the president of the Association of Serbs in Romania Mr. Ognjan Krstic as well as the media director Dr. Rajko Kornjan.

Representatives of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS visited on Wednesday, December 9 in Timisoara, Romania the representatives of the Association of Serbs in Romania. During the several meetings with the Serbs in Timisoara we presented the work of the organization Serbs for Serbs but also got acquainted to the past activities of the Association of Serbs in Romania which represent the model of a well organized Serbian community in the region and diaspora.

Representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Igor Rasula (left) and Milos Simovic on the Liberty Square in Timisoara

Representatives of our organization were cordially welcomed in the elite restaurant Lojd on the Liberty Square in the centre of Timisoara whose owner is Mr. Javor Radovankovic originating from Veliko Gradiste who is one of the pivots of the organizing and operation of the Serbs in Romania. We hope that cooperation with the Serbs in Romania will continue and broaden in the following period with the aim of collecting even greater help for the socially deprived Serbian families throughout Balkan but also due to the strengthening of the organizational level of the Serbian communities in Romania and the remaining countries of the region.

NO SURRENDER! CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! SERBS FOR SERBS

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CHARITY EVENING IN PRIJEDOR

On Monday, December 14, 2015 within the preparations for the big Christmas action in Prijedor there was a big charity socializing. In the pleasant atmosphere of CafĂŠ bar Kafanica a great number of friends of our organization gathered and were able additionally to familiarize themselves with the work of our organization through leaflets and annual reports that were at their disposal. During the evening we collected a total of 657,70 KM, and symbolically 1 dinar.

We owe big thanks for this charity action to the personnel of CafĂŠ bar Cafanica who offered to organize a charity socializing at their place and renounced their income of sold drink for the evening.

The plan of this Christmas action in the Republic of Srpska is to raise funds for the purchase a tractor to the six-member family Davidovic for which it is necessary to allocate 8,000 KM.

Raising funds for the Christmas action continues in Prijedor. We called upon the Prijedor residents to join the action according to their possibilities, whether by donating money or foodstuff.

As well as during previous years on the Christmas Eve we will visit the most disadvantaged multiple children families from the Prijedor region and deliver the packages of groceries so that they could welcome the most joyful Christian holiday with the more or less prepared table, and also the adequate presents to the youngest members.

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CHARITY DARTS TOURNAMENT IN GERMANY

On Friday, December 25, 2015, 3rd in a row charity darts tournament was held in Nuremberg, Germany. With gala dinner and live music show at As Café, people could see and enjoy a very quality tournament. There were 10 contestants in two groups. The total sum of 1,170 Euros of donations was raised at the tournament and we are really thankful to all contestants!

With great games from the very beginning, the winner of the tournament was David Srdic, who could choose a Tshirt or our flag from the SZS boutique as a prize.

We would also like to thank the “Dva praseta” band, Marta and Sale for a great atmosphere and voluntary show! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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„Dva praseta” band

CHILDREN ARE UOR FUTURE! We call upon all people from Germany who follow the work of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs to support our Christmas action by sending an SMS containing the word “SZS” to 81190!

NO SURRENDER! SERBS FOR SERBS!

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SFS FINALLY REGISTERED IN KANADA

We plan to help dozens of families in Serbia, Krajina, the Republic of Srpska, Montenegro and Herzegovina, with the emphasis on Kosmet due to new terrorist attacks. We need 50.000 EUR for the action, and we invite all the Serbs worldwide to donate and thus beautify the holidays to the disadvantaged little ones! Donor platform: http://www.srbizasrbe.net/donacije/ Send SMS to 7763 and donate 100 RSD (from Serbia) Dinar account: 160-279491-71 Send "SZS" to 81190 and donate 2.99 EUR (From Germany) Pay Pal: szsaustrija@gmail.com, szsamerika@gmail.com Each donation will be publicly recorded and we guarantee that it will end up on the right place of which we will inform the public daily through reports on our website and on social networks. …………………………………………………………...

1.438 MESSAGES TO 7763 IN NOVEMBER At the end of November Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS has successfully finished first part of its registration in Canada. Thanks to the devoted work of the members of the organization in Toronto the organization SERBS FOR SERBS gained a corporative status and right afterwards we sent a request to the Canadian authorities to grant the organization a charity status that would exempt it from paying taxes and enable a tax exemption to the donors from Canada. For account information please contact us by e-mail serbsforserbscanada@gmail.com …………………………………………………………...

SFS STARTING CHRISTMAS ACTION OF HELP

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS is starting new CHRISTMAS charity action.

At the beginning of March, 2015, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, in cooperation with mobile service providers Telekom, Telenor and Vip, started a national campaign for helping socially disadvantaged families throughout Serbia. During November, 1,438 messages were sent to the charity SMS number 7763. The charity campaign SMS to 7763 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.

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SERBS FOR SERBS CHARITY SHOP

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Monthly Report for December Donors in December : 1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 32 2. Balkan Bakery donation box (IL) - $ 10 3. Beograd Café donation box (IL) - $ 28 4. Nada's Deli & Bakery d. box (IL) - $ 34 5. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 10 6. Bubamara cafe d. box (IL) - $ 10 7. Marko Saric - $ 20 8. iSerbApparel.com - $ 10 9. Radomans Framing (CA) - $ 15 10. Srdjan Gavrilovic (GA) - $ 15 11. Zoran Zdravkovic (MI) - $ 15 12. www.usaserbs.net - $ 25 13. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25 14. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 15 15. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100 16. Marko Saric - $ 20 17. www.designswww.com $ 15 18. Slavisa Karach (GA) - $ 25 19. Milos & Marina Koprivica(MD)- $ 50 20. Marija Glisic - $ 30 21. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 22. Dragana Beara (CAN) - $ 50 23. Dragan Zivanovic (IL) - $ 60 24. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 25. Nina & Maksim Krsmanovic(VA) - $50 26. Stuart Murray (Norway) - $ 35 27. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25 28. Aleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 29. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 30. Helena Urukalo (CAN) - $ 15 31. Milos Kuburovic (FL) - $ 15 32. Vlado D. - $ 50 33. Mateja & Filip Stojkovic (IL) - $ 50 34. Srdjan Knezevic - $ 40 35. Anastasia Murray - $ 20 36. Zivko Lakic - $ 50 37. Nikola Kokot - $ 100 38. Marko Saric - $ 20 39. Predrag Kisa - $ 50 40. Nikola Mrdakovic (IL) - $ 40 41. Milka & Bogdan Chuk (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 42. Ljubica Gombar Milka & Bogdan Chuk (CAN) – $ 300 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 43. Nada & Aleksandar Pavlica (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 44. Oliver & Olivera Lepki (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016)

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 45. Zandra Zubac (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 46. Milena Grubic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 47. Bozidar Stajic (CAN) - $ 20 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 48. Dusanka Tubic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 49. Petra Pajkic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 50. Radmila Ninkovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 51. Mira & Aleksandar Brkic (CAN) - $ 500 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 52. Mary Zivic (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 53. Lidija Borojevic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 54. Ivo Vatovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 55. Dragica Zirojevic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 56. Milka Vujnovic & Milan Sanader (CAN) – $ 300 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 57. Jovan Brkic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 58. Katarina Lukich (CAN) - $ 250 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 59. Stevanija Simic (CAN) - $ 25 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 60. Angelina & Danilo Racic (CAN) - $ 1.000 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 61. Tanja & Rade Rajevac (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 62. Vahida Jovasevic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 63. Olga & Jovan Lukich (CAN) - $ 300 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 64. Mira Miskovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 65. Aleksandar Todorovic (Finland) - $ 150 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 66. Milica Kostic (CAN) - $ 400 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 67. Vesna & Dragan Papic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 68. Radmila & Bogdan Pjanic (CAN) - $ 150 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 69. Aleksandra & Dejan Kecman (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 70. Kim & Mirko Maodus (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 71. Vida & Vaso Kosevic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD

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Monthly Report for December (In Time For Bozic 2016) 72. Irene Ratkovic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 73. Aleksa & Nemanja Pjanic (CAN) - $ 250 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 74. Vesna & Vasilj Petrovic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 75. Svjetlana & Dragan Kovacevic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 76. Milena & Vladimir Malesevic (CAN) - $ 40 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 77. Petar Radovanovic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 78. Nenad Stefanovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 79. Marko Mrkonjic (CAN) - $ 75 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 80. Gordana & Radenko Kosmajac (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) for Stojkovic 81. Draga & Bora Dragasevic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 82. Dana & Brian Mitchell (CAN) - $ 1.000 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 83. Dusanka Pavlica (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 84. Dragana & Momir Kubura (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 85. Dimitrije Radakovic (CAN) - $ 400 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 86. Miljan Delic (CAN) - $ 150 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 87. Slobodanka & Djordjo Vasic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 88. Ivan Kuraj - $ 10 89. Zoran Starcevic - $ 20 90. Daniel Plavsic (WA) - $ 25 91. Nenad Milasinovic (Australia) - $ 25 92. Sanja Petrovic (NY) - $ 50 93. Miroslav Cika (CAN) - $ 15 94. Dragana Scekic - $ 50 95. Protecta El. Servic. (Australia) - $ 15 96. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 97. Mladen Radakovic - $ 20 98. Vladimir Milosavljevic - $ 25 99. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 100. Slavica Petrovic (IL) - $ 25 101. Tanja Josipovic - $ 25 102. David Gavric (IN) - $ 50 103. Tamara Nastic - $ 20 104. Nevena Jovanovic - $ 30 105. Zivko Lakic - $ 50 106. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 15 107. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 108. Stuart Murray (Norwegen) - $ 25 109. Slobodan Pekovic - $ 100

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 110. Anonymous (CAN) - $ 20 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 111. Karol & Bojan Bujak (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 112. Mira Stojsavljevic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 113. Klara Stiglic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 114. Bojana Perisic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 115. Radosav S. Andric (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 116. Snezana & Miljan Golubovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 117. Nikola Lukich (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 118. Ljubica Drndarski (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 119. Dragica & Vlado Sobot (CAN) - $ 500 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 120. Ivanka & Dr. Dusan Lukic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 121. Borika Vucinic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 122. Lily & Cedo Ciganovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 123. Nikola Gacesa (CAN) - $ 75 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 124. Bojan Jovanovic (IL) - $ 25 125. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25 126. Biljana Bursac (CO) - $ 15 127. Serbianfun.com - $ 25 128. Neven Cvetkovic (Sweden) - $ 50 129. Sasa Savic (TX) - $ 30 130. Zana Zelenovic (CAN) - $ 80 131. Jovica Nojkic (MI) - $ 30 132. Dragana J. Nikolic (TX) - $ 25 133. Daniela Damjanoski - $ 60 134. Grant from American Endowment Foundation - $ 1.774,90 135. Natasa Lazic Milosevic - $ 15 136. Делије Њујорк - $ 15 137. Dragana W. - $ 19,95 138. Marijana Males - $ 20 139. Slaven Gojkovic - $ 100 140. Bratislav Cvijetic (VA) - $ 30 141. Milka Bucalo (NV) - $ 50 142. Branko Gardijan (IN) - $ 20 143. Zivko Tatalovic - $ 100 144. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 50 145. Sinisa Bibic - $ 25 146. Marina Aleksic (NY) - $ 50 147. Kate Turner-Walker - $ 105 148. Yvonne Murray(Uni. Kindom) - $ 25 149. Ankica D. (NJ) - $ 25

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Monthly Report for December 150. Jelena Savic (IL) - $ 20 151. Luka Jovic - $ 25 152. Dragisa Stanimriovic (FL) - $ 50 153. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 500 154. Gillian Milovanovic (VA) - $ 50 155. Sinisa & Mirjana Peric (MD) - $ 50 156. Zivko Lakic - $ 50 157. Marcus Smolanovich (CA) - $ 500 158. Pauline Papavassiliou-Bajic (GA) - $ 100 159. Brankica Paunovic - $ 25 160. Erica Jonson (CA) - $ 500 161. Dara Soldat Gidak (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 162. Anne & George Radojcic (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 163. Djurdja & Dejan Ratkov (CAN) - $ 150 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 164. Dr. Vesna Page (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 165. Dana & Igor Mrvaljevic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 166. Nada & Nikola Tijanic (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 167. Andjela & Zeljko Resanovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 168. Geana & Sasa Djurdjevic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 169. Stefan Lucic (CAN) - $ 40 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 170. Spasoje & Snjezana Gavric (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 171. Rev. Prvoslav Puric (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 172. Rade Petric (CAN) - $ 20 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 173. Miso & Natasa Kostic (CAN) - $ 500 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 174. Sasa Krsmanovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 175. Nada & Miles Obradovich (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 176. Marilyn & Nick Tintor (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 177. Biljana Zdrale (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 178. Dusica Ivanovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 179. Natasa Novakovic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 180. Andjela Kubura (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 181. Donation box - Golden Grain Bakery and Deli 138A Highway 8 Stoney Creek (CAN) - $ 200 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016)

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 182. Milijan Lukic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 183. Dragan Vujic - Serbosi iz Calgary-a (CAN) – $ 360 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 184. Slavica & Milovan Mavrak (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 185. Dragica & Aleksandar Obradovic (CAN) – $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 186. KSS Kraljica Aleksandra (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (In Time For Bozic 2016) 187. Zoran Mladenovic (MD) - $ 100 188. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 15 189. Radovan Radovic - $ 50 190. N. V. (CA) - $ 100 191. Nevena Cvjetkovic - $ 100 192. Aleksandar Tanasic (CAN) - $ 25 193. Rastko Tomin - $ 100 194. AD - $ 200 _________________________

TOTAL IN DECEMBER: $ 7.229 USD $ 12.875 CAD

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DONATIONS IN 2015.

NUMBER OF DONORS IN 2015.

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