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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

Monthly Report for March www.serbsforserbs.org

Monthly Report No. 3 March, 2014 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 March 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 ansfers 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. ion. There, among us, the blind and deaf. We are witnesses of the bad demographic situation of our nation, tion, decreasing natality, increasing number of singles, abortions, accelerated aging of

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 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 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 E 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. 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 2014 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 HELP FOR SCHOOL IN MOKRO

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs provided radiators for the gym of the elementary school Mokro in Mokro near Pale in the Republic of Srpska at the end of 2013. in the amount of 2.870 KM. The principal Milijana Grujic managed to provide cauldron, but they needed radiators. The school slava St. Sava was celebrated in the gym, that would become the place to gather all the pupils around sport and festivities in the school.

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


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


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WORKS ON THE HOUSE IN MONTENEGRO

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs in cooperation with the brotherhood of the Ostrog monastery, with the blessing of archbishop Amfilohije, continues its project of building a house for the seven-member family Dragojevic from the village Martinici near Podgorica. Thanks to the activity of the Ostrog monastery, family Dragojevic has gained great material, moral and spiritual help, which meant a lot in the difficult conditions under which the family lived until recently. SFS donated 1.500 â‚Ź and thus helped in providing material for the house.

The Ostrog monastery provided over 3.500 â‚Ź for the family Dragojevic, above all for the construction material for building a new family house. Father of the family, Predrag, is participating in all the works around the house.

Cow for family Dragojevic present from monastery St. Nikola from Brskut Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Charity organization Serbs for Serbs together with the brotherhood of the Ostrog monastery continues the action of building a house for family Dragojevic. We call upon the friends of the organization worldwide to support this big project in order to move the family Dragojevic into their new house until the holiday of St. Vasilije Ostroski on May 12, which is the slava of SfS. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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BATHROOM FOR FAMILY PERANOVIC

Members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited on March 10 the seven-member family Peranovic from the village Stitari near Sabac. Parents Nemanja (33) and Milica (23) have daughters Jelena (6) and Biljana (5) and a son Milos (3). Grandfather Vitomir and grandmother Nada live with them as well.

Bathroom in December 2013.

The foundation "Humano srce" Sabac commenced an action of building a home for family Peranovic, and Charity organization Serbs for Serbs joined the action through the project Trojka iz bloka and provided a new bathroom in the amount of 139.266 dinars.

Bathroom in March 2014. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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The bathroom was successfully finished at the beginning of March, so the representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Gornji Milanovac and Belgrade used the opportunity to visit family Peranovic. Thanks to the support of the owner of the firm in which he works, father of the family Nemanja took a loan for building a house. The family currently lives in a house over 100 years old, in two rooms with earthen floor.

Thanks to the support of the foundation Humano srce Sabac, and its president Ruzica Popovic, our organization took part in the project.

Igor Rasula with Ruzica Popovic president of Humano srce Sabac

The youngest Milos Peranovic

Biljana Peranovic Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Mother Milica, daughter Milica and grandmother Nada New home of family Peranovic in construction (left) and old (right)

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs uses this opportunity to call upon all the donors in Serbia and worldwide to finish the action of building a house for family Peranovic. Except for the construction material, they need furniture and a washing machine. The contact of the Humano srce Sabac, which is leading the action is humanosrcesapca@gmail.com Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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CHRISTMAS HELP IN TOPUSKO

The family received the kitchen table and the material for the ceiling (wall paneling, styropor, latticework, nails, 5 kg of wood stain, brush, roller handle and insole and paint for interior walls) in the total amount of â‚Ź 600.

Milan Zdjelar in front of his home Within the big Christmas action in Krajina, Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped family Zdjelar from Crni Potok near Topusko. The family consists of the single-father Janko and his children Nikolina (17) and Milan (14).

Material for the ceiling

Single-father Janko Zdjelar

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Monthly Report for March SFS VISITING FAMILY MILENKOVIC

Members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Nis visited a seven-member family Milenkovic from the village Todorovce in Leskovac municipality, in order to get to know the conditions under which the family lives. We provided groceries in the amount of 3.758 dinars. The family consists of father Dragan, mother Ivana and children Stefan (11), Lazar (9), Djordje (5), Anastasija (3) and Ognjen (one month old).

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 The family Milenkovic lives in difficult conditions, in a house in which only one room is functional. The ceiling in other rooms is made of mud, reed and beams, and it is impossible to renovate them, because it might collapse.

The current condition inside Milenkovics’ home near the city of Leskovac, south Serbia The income of the family consists of the salary of the father (17.000) and child benefit. The total income is 27.000 dinars. The family is receiving the child benefit since Anastasija was born. Another member of the family is a grandmother who hardly moves. They used to have four goats which died, probably due to the bad conditions in the barn.

Home of family Milenkovic The family took part in the public tenders, in hope of receiving several goats. Apart from the goats, they need manger for goats, which could be built in an old house. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, in cooperation with its donors and friends will try to help family Milenkovic. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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HELP DELIVERED FOR FAMILY PETKOVIC AT KOSMET

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs in the scope of the big Christmas action helped family Petkovic from the village Prekovce in municipality Novo Brdo on Kosovo and Metohija. Members of the family are parents Danijel and Jelena, their son Ognjen (1) and a grandmother Gordana. The help consisted in providing the household appliances: stove, closet, furnace and sofa in the total value of 87.165 dinars.

Serbs for Serbs visiting family Petkovic

Little Ognjen Petkovic

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CHARITY NIGHT "SRCEM ZA DRAGOJEVICE"

On Saturday, March 22 2014, a small group of good hearted people got together at Adriatic Café in Chicago for a good cause. The goal was to raise funds to help the Dragojevic family build a new home. On a cold Chicago night, when it was easier to stay home in a warm bed, these good people came out to support the work of our Humanitarian Organization Serbs for Serbs and help the Dragojevic family. And help they did, these 40 or so people were able to raise $2,105 dollars in a single evening for this family in need.

Along with the $300 donation from Riggz Transport and $200 from Beograd Café, Serbs for Serbs in Chicago was able to collect $2,605 for the Dragojevic family. The atmosphere that evening was wonderful thanks to the talented Milos Djordjevic who not only donated his services for the evening, but was the original spark to have the event for the Dragojevic family. Also, a special thank you has to be given to Adriatic Café and owner Tanja Mirovic for allowing us to have our charity event in their wonderful location.

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Hopefully, we will have many more events at Adriatic and can, together, help many more struggling Serbian families. Many of our donors this evening are good friends of our organization, but we also met many new people who were moved by what we are trying to do. It is only proof that there are still many good people in this world who are willing to help those in need.

We here in Chicago will continue to do what we can to make the lives of those children and their families better and better. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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MOVIE AND POPCORN FOR FAMILY DRAGOJEVIC

After the projection of the movie, we continued to socialize. On Saturday, March 22, Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Switzerland organized a charity evening with movie and popcorn, under the title „With all our hearts for family Dragojevic“, with the aim of collecting money for building a house for the endangered family in the village Martinici near Podgorica. Many Serbs came in the hall of the Serbian cultural society in Duebendorf. The total income of the tickets was 1.000 CHF.

Members of Charity organization SfS from Switzerland

We use this opportunity to thank all the donors and friends of the organization, and to those who couldn't attend the projection, but instead donated the money afterwards. 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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Monthly Report for March Donors in March: 1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 27 2. Balkan Bakery donation box (IL) - $ 45 3. Beograd Café donation box (IL) - $ 17 4. Dani's Deli donation box (IL) - $ 25 5. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 15 6. Anonymous - $ 150 (for family Dragojevic) 7. Dan Kovacevic (IL) - $ 25 8. www.cikaskisrbi.com - $ 25 9. Kingsly Smith (PA) - $ 60 10. Serbosi Kanada (CAN) - $ 300 11. Petar Repic - $ 50 12. Tijana Micanovic (CAN) - $ 46 13. Ricky Hernandez (IL) - $ 25 14. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25 15. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100 16. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 15 17. Slav Karash (GA) - $ 25 18. Sasa Savic (TX) - $ 25 19. Ivan Aksenitijevich (MD) - $ 25 20. Margareta Curcic (CAN) - $ 30 21. Aleksandar Zivanovic (NV) - $ 50 22. Andreja Simovic (CA) - $ 100 23. Nemanja Lovre (CA) - $ 100 24. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 25. Darko Trencev - $ 10 26. Ljubisa Mijacic - $ 20 (for family Dragojevic) 27. Nikolina Burilo (IL) - $ 15 28. Silvia Nunuz (IL) - $ 97.50 (CVS) 29. Milan Dakic - $ 12.60 (AT&Т) 30. Zoran Golubovic - $ 80.40 (AT&Т) 31. Marko Popovic - $ 36.12 (AT&Т) 32. Anonymous - $ 6.28 (AT&Т) 33. Anonymous - $ 140 (AT&Т) 34. Vuk Radovic - $ 200 (Bank of America) 35. Network for Good - $ 47.63 36. Milena Taylor - $ 20 (for family Dragojevic) 37. Aleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 38. Irena Gumbert (CA) - $ 25 39. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25 40. Milana Bizic - $ 100 41. Radmila Avlijas (CAN) - $ 15 42. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 43. Danko Panic (IL) - $ 12.48 (Microsoft) 44. Aleksandar Jaksic (IL) - $ 504 (Microsoft)

www.serbsforserbs.org 2014 45. Jelena Savic - $ 100 (facebook) 46. Dani's Deli (IL) - $ 50 47. Predrag Kisa - $ 50 48. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 15 49. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 100 50. Daniel Plavsic (WA) - $ 25 51. B. Bojanic (CA) - $ 15 52. Nenad Milasinovic (Australia) - $ 25 53. Ivan Aksenitijevich (MD) - $ 25 54. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 55. Riggz Transport LLC (IL) - $ 300 (for family Dragojevic) 56. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 57. Milica Kostic (CAN) - $ 100 58. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25 59. Beograd Café (IL) - $ 200 (for family Dragojevic) 60. Srcem za Dragojevice (IL) - $ 2,105 (for family Dragojevic) 61. Tanja Josipovic - $ 25 62. Ankica D. (NJ) - $ 25 63. Nina & Maksim Krsmanovic (VA)- $50 64. Nick Radojkovic - $ 100 65. Serbosi (CAN) - $ 300 66. Sinisa Peric (MD) - $ 50 67. Alexey Olkone (Russia) - $ 35 68. Делије Њујорк - $ 30 ______________________

TOTAL IN MARCH: $ 6,526

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DONATIONS IN 2014 $8000.0 $7000.0

$ 6.526

$6000.0 $5000.0 $4000.0

$ 3.240

$3000.0 $ 2.110 $2000.0 $1000.0 $.0

NUMER OF DONORS IN 2014. 80 68

70 60

53

50 42 40 30 20 10 0

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