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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report No. 5 May, 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


Monthly Report for May 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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Monthly Report for May Ambitions

Our mission The mission of Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is to affect on consciousness of Serbian people through our projects and humanitarian activities, in order to develop better society for future generations. Why Serbs for Serbs? We wanted to alleviate impaired spirit of Serbian people in togetherness and brotherhood help through humanitarian work and social aid. Who do we help? We help Serbian families who live in the Balkans, have five or more children and live in terrible poverty. Under terrible poverty we define absence of one or more basic factors required for living: food, clothes, shoes, and safe space for living.

www.serbsforserbs.org 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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SFS VISETED GOCIC FAMILY FROM NIS

During April, members of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS visited the Gocic family from Nis. As part of the “Trojka iz bloka” project in Nis, the plan this year is to help the seven-member Gocic family, living in the village of Gornji Matejevac, Pantelej Municipality. The family consists of the parents, Milan and Milena, and the children, Iva (7), Ugljesa (5), Vera (4), Nada (4), and Dimitrije (3).

Since they live in the same house with Milan’s parents, Milan’s wish was to build a bathroom on the first floor. That way, the children, who live together with their parents, would have enough space for their rooms, because all of them currently sleep in one room. Unfortunately, after buying the sink, the Gocic family had to give up on the idea, because they could not afford to build the bathroom.

The Gocic family is a hardworking family, and their financial situation was fine until a few years ago. When the father, Milan, opened his own construction company, he was able to earn enough money to make his biggest wish come true, and that is to have a large family. Unfortunately, in the last few years, his company, just like hundreds of others, could not survive in the conditions of the global financial crisis, and the demand for their services declined significantly. So, today, the family’s monthly income is about 25,000 RSD, and even that, as they have told us, since a few months ago, when the mother, Milena, despite having five children, started to work in a factory in Nis, because they were in a difficult financial situation.

Vera, Nada, Ugljesa and Iva Gocic Through the sports-charity “Trojka iz bloka” project, which aims at building and furnishing bathrooms for socially disadvantaged families, we have decided to build and furnish the bathroom for the Gocic family. 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. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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AID DELIVERY IN OBRENOVAC – PART 9

On May 10, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS delivered another shipment of aid to flooded families with children in Obrenovac. This time, as part of the FIGHT AGAINST FLOODS project, another 7 families received aid in the form of 4 washing machines, 4 electric stoves and 1 fridge. The total value of the aid was 252,913 RSD. So far, the organization SERBS FOR SERBS has provided aid for 278 families from Obrenovac. This action had been enabled by Aleksa Kostic from Switzerland who had sent donations in the amount of 7,500 Swiss Francs for helping flooded families in Serbia and Republic of Srpska.

The following is a list of the families that received the aid from the local communities in Obrenovac Municipality, Zabrezje, II and Baric, the aid delivered and its value: 1. Stasic B. (washing machine, fridge) 61,988 RSD (two children) 2. Blazevic M. (washing machine) 32,489 RSD (one child) 3. Tomic Lj. (washing machine, electric stove) 55,478 RSD (three children) 4. Veljkovic S. (electric stove) 22,989 RSD (one child) 5. Radosavljevic S. (electric stove) 22,989 RSD (two children) 6. Kovacevic E. (washing machine) 32,489 RSD (two children) 7. Popovic R. (electric stove) 22,989 RSD (nine children)

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 The big FIGHT AGAINST FLOODS action continues. The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all fraternal organizations, donors and people of good will in Serbia and worldwide to get involved in the action by donating money into one of the accounts of the organization - www.srbizasrbe.org/donacije. Also, you can look at the reports on the aid delivered to PARACIN, TRSTENIK, VALJEVO, KRALJEVO, OBRENOVAC, SVILAJNAC, VELIKI CRLJENI, KRUPANJ, VELIKI CRLJENI PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 3, BIJELJINA, BIJELJINA PART 2, OBRENOVAC PART 4, OBRENOVAC PART 5, OBRENOVAC PART 6, DOBOJ, OBRENOVAC PART 7, OBRENOVAC PART 8, PRIJEDOR, SEKOVICI, BANJALUKA, SMEDEREVSKA PALANKA, KRUPANJ PART 2, LOPARE, BIJELJINA PART 3, SEKOVICI PART 2., DOBOJ PART 2. and PETROVAC NA MLAVI.

We thank the municipality representatives and representatives of the municipality donation committee, who helped us, visit the families and deliver aid. All appliances are of the Gorenje brand, with five year warranty, and they were delivered thanks to our friends from Tehnomanija.

FIGHT AGAINST THE FLOODS CONTINUES! SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for May AID FOR IVETIC FAMILY FROM PRIJEDOR

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 When we first visited the Ivetic family and talked to them, they said the best way of helping them was by purchasing appliances, more specifically, a washing machine and a freezer, so we decided to help them by purchasing those.

During April, members of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, Republic of Srpska, visited and helped the Ivetic family from the Prijedor region. The Ivetic family is a member of the Roda Association from Prijedor, which gathers and helps families with four or more children. In the past, we had helped several families that are members of this association, so the Ivetic family had addressed us with a request to help them as well, if possible. The family consists of the parents, Ljubomir and Mladenka, and the children, Radoslav (15), Suzana (10), Milos (6), and the youngest, Katarina (2). The family is from Grahovo, actually, but due to war developments, they had to take refuge and settle down in Prijedor. They do not have a house of their own, so they live in a rented one in a development called Gomjenica, in Prijedor. The total sum spent for this action was 889.00 BAM. The biggest problem for the family is not having a house of their own, and this problem still remains to be solved. Several years ago, they started building their house, but due to lack of funds, they had to stop the construction after laying the foundation. When they collect sufficient funds, they will continue the construction, and our organization will try to take part in the action. Until then, we call 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. Both Ljubomir and Mladenka are unemployed, and the only income they earn is when Ljubomir goes to work in construction for a daily wage.

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AID FOR 42 FAMILIES IN BANJA LUKA

As part of the FIGHT AGAINST FLOODS action, members and volunteers of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS from the Republic of Srpska delivered valuable humanitarian aid for 42 families from Banja Luka in the period from March to May, 2015. The total value of the aid delivered was 23,247 BAM, which included purchasing appliances, beds, mattresses, couches, wardrobes, grass trimmers and welding machines for families hit by the May floods in 2014.

6. Dragonjic V. – children’s bed - (one child) 7. Vukolic D. – washing machine - (one child) 8. Skavic B. - freezer - (one child) 9. Panic Z. - freezer, washing machine - (three children) List of the families from Banja Luka that received the aid: 1. Cvijanovic B. – three door wardrobe - (two children) 2. Santic B. – fridge freezer - (two children) 3. Kostadinovic S. - washing machine, Alfa woodburning stove, vacuum cleaner - (five children) 4. Grabez L. – electric stove - (five children) 5. Jovisic M. – washing machine, 2 bunk beds – (five children)

10. Jakovljevic M. – children’s bed - (two children) 11. Cigojevic V. – gas electric combination stove and wardrobe – (one child) 12. Fedesin J. – freezer – (one child) 13. Kasalovic P. – freezer – (one child) 14. Kostic N. – fridge freezer – (two children) 15. Bodiroza V. – electric stove – (two children) 16. Amidzic B. – washing machine – (two children)

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17. Tramosljanin Z. – washing machine – (two children) 18. Krstovic G. – water heater – (five children) 19. Veris R. – washing machine – (one child) 20. Marjanovic D. – washing machine – (three children)

21. Mijatovic M. – washing machine – (three children) 22. Civcija D. – electric stove – (two children) 23. Ilikic M. – fridge freezer – (one child) 24. Iliktarevic V. – welding machine – (two children) 25. Besalic R. – Alfa wood-burning stove – (three children) 26. Lukic D. – washing machine, fridge – (five children) 27. Antonic D. – washing machine – (four children) 28. Djajic L. – washing machine – (six children) 29. Kokanovic J. – freezer (seven children) 30. Babic D. – freezer – (two children) 31. Rudic D. – grass trimmer – (two children) 32. Popovic G. – washing machine – (three children) 33. Puzic M. – electric stove – (two children)

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34. Buzanin S. – washing machine – (two children) 35. Djeric S. – washing machine – (three children) 36. Kosic Lj. - couch 37. Dragisic M. – washing machine (two children)

38. Roljic M. – washing machine – (one child) 39. Krunic B. – fridge (two children) 40. Perisic R. – wardrobe – (two children) 41. Orozovic D. – washing machine (two children) 42. Umicevic M. – construction material – (two children) The big FIGHT AGAINST FLOODS action continues. The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs calls upon all fraternal organizations, donors and people of good will in Serbia and worldwide to get involved in the action by donating money into one of the accounts of the organization - www.srbizasrbe.org/donacije.

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Monthly Report for May SFS VIDITING KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 During our visit to Kosovo and Metohija, the journey took us from the north of Kosovo, over the KosovoPomoravlje District and central Kosovo, and all the way to Metohija. Apart from the socially-disadvantaged families, we also visited the medieval monasteries, Banjska, Visoki Decani and Devic, which are cultural heritage of immeasurable value. They give testimony of our continuity in this region and give us hope for a better tomorrow. This journey gave us the chance to host our friends from the rap group THC La Familia.

At the beginning of May, members of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS visited the area of Kosovo and Metohija as part of the big Easter action. On this occasion, we visited 14 families and saw for ourselves how hard it is for them to stay and survive at their ancestral homes. The aid intended for them consists of purchasing furniture and appliances: electric stoves, wardrobes, bunk beds, sofas, freezers, washing machines, but also things like: cow, tractor, garage door, grilles and stable door, roof fixing, purchasing and delivering therapeutic bicycle. The total sum intended for this aid action is 20,000 Euros. We owe big gratitude to our friends from the NGO “Majka devet Jugovica”, as well as the Brotherhood of the Visoki Decani Monastery, who helped us carry out this action.

Stanic Vujka in front of her house We start our visit in Zubin Potok and the family of Stanic Dragutin and Vujka. Other family members are also Dragutin’s mother, whom they take care of, and their six daughters: Dragana (16), Svetlana (14), Stojana (13), Kristijana (11), Nikolina (10), and Valentina (10). This large family shares the house with Dragutin’s brother, and they live on welfare and child benefit. They keep three pigs, which are enough to meet their own needs, but they do not have enough space to keep more. Talking to the housewife, we learn that they do not have an electric stove, and that they could use bunk beds.

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Monthly Report for May Also in Zubin Potok, in an unfinished house, we are welcomed by a single mother, Drita Lepovic, and her five-year-old son, Aleksandar. Welfare is insufficient for their needs, and they do not have the right to receive child benefit, because Drita is not a Serbian citizen.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Javorinka Ilic is a single mother of four: Marina (27), Marinko (26), Marica (24) and Dragica (24). This family lives in a rented house and they need a woodburning stove and a washing machine.

During winter, their living conditions are even harder, because of two unfinished rooms with no windows, which are separated only by room door from the part of the house which can be used, so there is a lot of difficulty with keeping the house warm.

The twins, Nino and Nina Rakic We continue our journey to the village of Zupce and there we reach Jadranka Rakic and her three children, Nemanja (13), Nino and Nina (5).

Aleksandar Lepovic Drita’s husband passed away several months ago, so she cannot afford to adapt the rooms and buy the windows on her own, and she does not want to sell the inherited property. They also need an upright freezer, which we are going to try to provide in the following period.

Talking to the single mother, Jadranka, we learn that their only income is welfare and that they need an electric stove and a freezer.

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Monthly Report for May After our visit to the Rakic family, we finish visiting north Kosovo and we head towards the Banjska Monastery, where the guys from the group THC La Familia join us. We continue our journey together towards Prekovac and the soup kitchen, where we meet our friends from the Charity organization Majka devet Jugovica and we arrange our future mutual actions.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Their monthly income consists of welfare and minimum wage, which altogether is not enough to provide funds for a new cow in a short period of time. Hence, we agree with the host to purchase the cow at our expense.

Luka and Dusan Velic Boban Velic from Gracanica is a medical technician, and his wife, Darinka, is a housewife. They live as tenants, together with their four sons, Lazar (12), Nikola (10), Dusan (6) and Luka (4). In the afternoon, we arrive at the village of Berivojce, in the municipality of Kosovska Kamenica, where we are welcomed to the house of Dikic Radovan and Stanimir. Radovan is married to Suncica, and they have five children, Stefan (18), Marija (16), Milica (14), Aleksandar (8), and Jovan (7).

What the Velic family needs most is a washing machine, and in the following period, when they move into their own house, we plan on providing them with furniture.

Dikic family During the recent thunderstorm, there was a thunder stroke, which hit the Dikic family’s stable and killed two cows which were the means of supporting the family.

In the evening, we arrive in Orahovac, where we visit two families and a kindergarten. First we visit the Djoric family. Dobrivoje is a Serbian teacher, and his wife, Mirela, is a housewife. They have four children, Marko (12), Marija (9), Atanasija (6), and Milica (2).

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Kazic family

Marija, Atanasija, Milica and Marko Djoric

Not far from the Djoric family, we visit Kazic Misko and Katarina, who are the parents of six-year-old Jovan and two-year-old Nikolina. Their income consists of a minimum wage and child benefit, and we arrange with the host to have their dilapidated and rotten roof repaired.

Roof which will be repaired In Orahovac, we also visit the kindergarten, counting almost 60 children from Velika Hoca and Orahovac.

Therapeutic bicycle for Marija Djoric Marija suffers from a genetic disorder, ataxia, which involves muscle atrophy and problems with balance and coordination, so we deliver the therapeutic bicycle to them in the hope that it will strengthen her musculature until our next visit.

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Monthly Report for May The kindergarten is crucial for the survival of the Serb community in this region, because it is the only kindergarten for Serbian children in this part of Metohija.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 This concludes our first day of staying in the territory of southern Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija. After a pleasant conversation with the monks, we spend the night at the Visoki Decani Monastery, and after the Sunday Divine Liturgy, we continue visiting the families around Metohija enclaves. First we visit Gorazdevac and the Jandzikovic family, consisting of the parents, Ljubomir and Mirjana, and their children, Ninoslav (21) and Neda (20), who suffers from a developmental disorder. They live on welfare and they cultivate 30 ha of land, but they also have 2 sows and 14 piglets. The Jandzukovic family would also like to have a cow, but they lack conditions, so they are going to try and create them in the following period. Until then, we are going to provide a bed for their daughter.

The roof is in a very bad condition, so our plan is to provide 3,400 Euros, which will help build the new roof, chimney and install gutters.

Mirjana Janadzgovic in front of her house

Group photo with children from Orahovac

In the same street, we visit the family of Simonovic Tomislav and Dragica, and their five daughters, Tanja (23), Dijana (21), Kristina (18), Tamara (16) and Teodora (16). Three beds and a washing machine would make their lives a lot easier, so we are going to try to provide them as soon as possible.

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Simonovic family Then the journey takes us to the village of Zac, where returnee families often fall victims to thieves. The thieves will steal anything. If they do not succeed in taking cattle or tools, they will settle for old boots standing by the front door. Because of that, we provide Veljko Komatovic with a garage door, grilles and a stable door, worth 600 Euros altogether, so he could protect his tractor and cows from theft.

The young Komatovic family consists of the parents, Veljko and Marijana, their son, Strahinja (2), and onemonth-old daughter, Marija.

Komatovic family in front of their new garage door, which will make their garage safer We take a break in the village of Opraske, where we are welcomed to lunch by the only Serbian family there. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for May The family consists of the parents, Petko and Snezana Miletic, and their two children, Tamara (10) and Lazar (9). This hard working returnee family receives welfare and child benefit, and they are engaged in agriculture and have 6 cows and 3 sows. We make an agreement with the host to have a stable built for them, which costs about 3,500 Euros, and the money for this project will hopefully be provided by the branch of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Germany.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Cedomir works as a janitor at school and is engaged in agriculture, which is why we decide to help the family with the purchase of a used tractor. We have provided 2,000 Euros, while the rest of the money has been provided by the host.

Tamara and Lazar Miletic in their yard Having a tractor now, Cedomir has taken upon himself the obligation to help his neighbors who do not have any agricultural mechanization.

Miletic family In a place called Suvo Grlo, we visit the family of Cedomir Tomasevic, who lives with his wife, Sladjana, and daughters, Andjela (7) and Milanka (5).

Tomasevic family children

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Monthly Report for May The last family we visit lives in a very remote and inaccessible part of the village of Crepulja, in the municipality of Zubin Potok. The Djuric family consists of Zoran and Biljana, and they have other family members living with them: their niece, Danijela (24), and nephew Velisa (24) with his wife, Tanja (19) and their six-month-old son, Stefan. The twins, Danijela and Velisa, were abandoned by their parents when they were 3 years old, so the uncle, Zoran, took them into his care. Currently, all family members live in their old house, but their new house is being built, so our plan is to help the Djuric family by purchasing construction material.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 On the way to Osojane, we had taken the opportunity to visit the Devic Monastery, which was last ravaged not so long ago, in 2004, and its charred remnants can still be seen today.

New house which will soon become a home to Djuric family

Djuric family

Memorial dedicated to the missing Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija, erected in Gracanica

The youngest member of the family, Stefan Djuric After a successful action of visiting the families in the area of Kosovo and Metohija, we headed towards our friends in Osojane, where we were once again shown the hospitality and customs of this part of Metohija. Our friends, the rappers, had a short, but emotional performance there, and we hope that they will repeat it very soon.

Our way back home passed in recollecting fresh impressions and our mixed feelings. We all agreed that every visit to our fellow citizens in Kosovo and Metohija changes the way we see the entire situation we are currently in. We do not lose hope that better days are ahead, and until then, we are going to keep trying, as faithfully as possible, to show everyone the tragedy of our people. If we join forces, we can achieve a lot, so we invite you to make modest donations and support this, as well as other future actions of yours and ours Charity organization Serbs for Serbs.

THERE’S NO GIVING UP! CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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Monthly Report for May SFS AND NEMANJICI HELP TODOROVIC FAMILY

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 In August, 2013, after several visits to the family and after getting to know them better, the organization NEMANJICI TICINO started a big project of building a house for the Todorovic family. The Nemanjici took upon themselves the obligation of buying all the necessary construction material for the house, and Sofija’s friends and relatives took it upon themselves to do all the construction works. Until the end of 2013, the foundations and the first slab were finished and the first story was built. In the past 2014, the works were continued, and the second slab was poured, the attic built and the roof construction finished.

During May, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and the fraternal organization NEMANJICI TICINO from Switzerland visited the family of the single mother, Sofija Todorovic, who has four children. They are refugees from Smoluca, and they currently live in Ravno Polje near Ugljevik, in the Republic of Srpska. Sofija (40) is unemployed, and her children, Milka (18), Aleksandar (15), Milos (14) and Sladjana (8) all go to school and are good students. They live on child benefit, which is 140 BAM, and occasional daily wages which Sofija manages to earn. She lives with her four underage children in an old cottage in very hard living conditions. The house has been made of all kinds of material - old bricks, boards, nylon, and it has been made quickly so that they would have a roof over their heads.

New house which is being built for Todorovic family At the beginning of May this year, the NEMANJICI bought: door and windows (6 windows and a front door), electrical wiring material (cables, switches, etc.) and plastering sand, to the total value of 1,925 BAM. The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS joined this big project and earmarked 1,800 BAM for the purchase of all the necessary material for plumbing and floor insulation. According to the total estimate of the organization NEMANJICI, about 11,000 Swiss Francs have been invested so far in the house construction for the Todorovic family. The plan is to officially move the family into their new house in the course of 2015, but in order to do so, additional support and help of donors and good people worldwide will definitely be needed. Currently, the interior works are being done: installing doors and windows, rooms plastering, insulation, electrical wiring, plumbing and so on.

Old house where Todorovic family still lives

Children are our future! NEMANJICI TICINO and SERBS FOR SERBS

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„TROJKA IZ BLOKA“ HELD IN NIS

For the second time in a row, residents of Nis showed what a successful “Trojka iz bloka” really is! They helped their fellow townspeople by showing their good will, beautiful energy, unity and by holding a great tournament, which had 136 shooters and raised 50,250 RSD! The Charity organization “Serbs for Serbs” and the Student-Pupil Association “ORNAS”, together with their proud sponsors, donors and technical sponsors of the sports-charity “Trojka iz Bloka” event, wish to congratulate the residents of Nis, who, together with the Gocic family, won the biggest victory of all - they showed the strength of love and unity.

We expect the city municipality Medijana and the Association of Independent Unions of the city of Nis to make contributions in the total amount of 30,000 RSD, which means that residents of Nis raised 80,250 RSD this year, and this money will help build and fit out the bathroom for the seven-member Gocic family from Gornji Matvejevac, near Nis.

In the beautiful evening, at 6PM, at the courts of “Sveti Sava” Primary School in Nis, there were lots of cheerful people. When the national anthem of the Republic of Serbia, “Boze Pravde,” was performed by Todor Kitanovic, a student of “Dusko Radovic” Primary School from Nis, the event was officially opened. Then the youngest took over and continued to make everybody’s day – the “Carolija” Children’s Choir from Nis sang the songs: “Bavite se Sportom” by Sasa Bozovic and Leontina Vukomanovic, and “Glavo luda” by the legend of Serbian music, Zdravko Colic.

After the beautiful opening ceremony, spectators were addressed by representatives of the Charity organization “Serbs for Serbs” and the sports-charity “Trojka iz Bloka” project, Mladen Matijasevic and Milos Simovic, and after them, also the vice president of the Sports Association of the city of Nis, Predrag Przic, and the city sports alderman, Milan Nesic. After the welcome speeches, the tournament was opened with shots by Predrag Przic and Milan Nesic.

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Monthly Report for May Television crews of Kopernikus Nis and Nis Television were on the spot and shot this beautiful event in Nis for the whole world to see, and the Sports Association of the city of Nis provided the camera drone, so the tournament in Nis will have the incredible air footage.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 We wish to give special thanks to members of FC “Red Star” from Nis, who came as a team to support the tournament this year, as well as last year. We also wish to thank members of the Institute for Science and Art, who came from Belgrade and supported the “Trojka iz Bloka” project. This tournament was supported by the esteemed sponsor of the event – the “Agi Pasta Away” fast food restaurants, as well as the Sports Association of the city of Nis. The second “Trojka” in Nis will also be remembered by performances of the most famous Nis rappers, Furio Giunta, Demonio and Mali Mire. These talented guys showed their skills with the microphone and joined the proud musicians who, with their lyrics and music, support and represent the “Trojka iz Bloka” in the best light possible.

Out of 136 shooters, the most successful was Dusan Projovic, who took home the “Trojka iz Bloka” trophy and the gold medal. Milos Miljkovic won the second place and the silver medal, while the third place and the bronze medal was shared by Marko Stefanovic and Uros Pesic. In the final series, there was an unintentional oversight during counting of the three point shots scored by Uros Pesic, who was given one three point shot less, but this injustice was corrected. Once again, we wish to offer our apologies to young Uros, with a promise that the bronze medal will be sent to him as soon as possible.

During the whole tournament, the audio mixer was in the skillful hands of the official DJ of the “Trojka iz Bloka” and a member of the famous Belgrade hip hop group THC la Familia, DJ Sale L, who always understands and feels the atmosphere at the tournament and replies to it with great music. Fun, sport, humaneness – another victory in Nis!

The “Trojka” of Nis this year has four winners, seven rewarded members of the Gocic family, and lots of medals for humaneness for all those who came and supported the tournament in their own way! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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DREAM “TROJKA” IN NOVI SAD

On Saturday, May 23, 2015, starting at 2PM, another successful “Trojka iz Bloka” was held at the plateau in front of the SPENS! For the third time in a row, Novi Sad hosted the sports-charity event, and again, residents of Novi Sad showed, in the best possible light, what the combination of sports, humanness and spectacle can do. The plateau in front of the SPENS was full of people who gathered on this sunny Saturday afternoon in the city on the Danube. Many true sports lovers came to support the legends of the Serbian sport, world champions, a good idea and a good cause – helping the good Rodic family from Stari Ledinci, near Novi Sad. As much as 232,710 RSD and 100 Euros were raised for bathroom construction for the Rodic family. 157 shooters and our proud sponsors and donors from Novi Sad all showed the Rodic family that they are not alone!

Mixed Choir “Slatkopojci” Immediately following the anthem, this charming choir sang another song, “Oj Srbijo, mila mati.” After that, people attending were addressed by Milos Simovic, on behalf of the Charity organization “Serbs for Serbs” and the “Trojka iz Bloka” project, and after him, Nenad Muzdeka, coordinator of the Charity organization “Serbs for Serbs,” Novi Sad and the famous volleyball player of Vojvodina and also Serbian national volleyball team player, Vasa Mijic.

Vasa Mijic, famous Serbian national volleyball team player

Sponsors of the tournament that made contributions are: PIP Novi Sad – 50,000 RSD, JKP Trznica – 20,000 RSD, Museum Night 6,000 RSD, Mr Borko Ilic – 20,000 RSD and Mr Savo Capar – 100 Euros. Thank you, Novi Sad! The tournament taking place at the plateau in front of the SPENS was opened by the Mixed Choir, “Slatkopojci” with their solemn performance of the national anthem of the Republic of Serbia, “Boze Pravde.”

Nenad Pagonis, European and world champion in Muay Thai kickboxing

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The tournament was opened with shots by Vasa Mijic, Nenad Pagonis, national Muay Thai kickboxer, and 3x3 world champions, Dusan Domovic Bulut, Marko Zdero and Marko Savic. These sports greats were joined by Sandro Markovic, member of the former group “Prslook band” and the creator and presenter of the “Prslook Again” show, which is the media partner of the tournament. First shooters were called to the court by Milos Simovic and the hip hop star, Bore from THC la Familia, who co-hosted the whole program. Great atmosphere in Novi Sad was almost tangible.

Bore – Frontman of the famous Belgrade rap group, THC la Familia

Bosko Cirkovic Skabo – Beogradski Sindikat

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Monthly Report for May Sale L from THC la Familia was, as always, the one who ensured great music, and during the break, Skabo from Beogradski Sindikat performed a rap spectacle for everyone attending. Bore from THC la Familia rapped several hits by THC la Familia, and the two of them together rapped one song, while the best European freestyler, Nemanja Trickey Blazic performed his magic with a basketball. Dance club Jupi performed their number, and after them, dance club “Feel the beat” from the dance club Master dance created a hot atmosphere on the already sunny day in Novi Sad. The girls showed their talents, and after them, the guys from the martial arts club Patriote showed their skills in boxing, training and sparring. To view the full photo gallery, visit the official “Trojka iz Bloka” facebook page. The best shooters at the tournament were Milos Lisica, who won the gold medal, Novak Boskov – silver, and Pavle Veselinovic – bronze.

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Milos Lisica – winner of the “Trojka iz Bloka” tournament in Novi Sad

Milos Lisica (in the middle), Novak Boskov and Pavle Veselinovic We wish to give a big thanks to everyone for coming and supporting the Rodic family. Words cannot describe a good deed, only deeds speak for themselves. Novi Sad showed the capability and will to help. The “Trojka iz Bloka” in Novi Sad was a perfect example. New bathroom will help the Rodic family have a better life. It will help them overcome difficult moments they are going through.

These people are hard working, but their efforts mostly do not pay. They barely manage to make ends meet, but they keep going. Together, we have put an end to their hard living conditions. Together, we help our fellow citizens keep fighting and we show them that they are not alone in that. Novi Sad did it today. Thank you, Novi Sad! Be a part of “Trojka iz Bloka!” Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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BIRTHDAY OF “TROJKA IZ BLOKA” IN BLOCK 23

On Saturday, May 24, 2015, the fourth annual “Trojka iz Bloka” was held at the courts of “Laza Kostic” Primary School in Block 23 in Novi Beograd. The block, which hosted the first “Trojka iz Bloka” ever, now was the place of holding the tournament again, and neither rain nor bad weather stopped people of good will from coming and marking this unusual birthday. The “Trojka” celebrated its birthday its own way – good atmosphere, three point shooting, good people, fun, sports and humaneness. Residents of Novi Beograd raised 73,770 RSD for the project of bathroom construction for socially disadvantaged multiple children families throughout the Balkans! The Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS would like to thank all participants and proud sponsors, who made this birthday special – Miskone plastic donated 10,000 RSD, Tennis club Gazela,11,500 RSD and the gym Fitness World, 12,000 RSD, and about 80 participants who entered for the tournament raised 40, 270 RSD! We wish to congratulate residents of Novi Beograd!

The tournament was opened by Irena Lukac, Dunja Savic, Asja Timofejev and Zenja Timofejev with solemn performance of the national anthem of the Republic of Serbia. The hosts of the event were the old friends of the “Trojka iz Bloka,” Bore and Stefan from THC la Familia, who called out shooters and cheered in their own original and fun way. During the half time of the tournament, the rapper, Uncle Joe, had a performance, and after him, good-humored Skabo from Beogradski Sindikat made a real spectacle for everyone attending. As was the case with most tournaments, there was a stand of Agi Pasta Away this time as well, where people could try delicious pasta and contribute to the event by buying it. The official DJ of the “Trojka iz Bloka,” Sale L, and DJ duo from Gornji Milanovac, Milano brothers org, ensured great music.

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The best shooters at the tournament were: Ilija Micic – gold, Nemanja Cvjetic – silver and Aleksandar Borojevic – bronze. The guys were awarded the medals, and the first place winner, the trophy as well, but the biggest award for all of us is the strength of unity which was shown by all of us celebrating the fourth birthday of the “Trojka.” To view the full photo gallery, visit the official “Trojka iz Bloka” facebook page. We join forces and keep on going - there’s no giving up! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT FOR GOOD CAUSE

Exactly a year ago, Serbia and the Republic of Srpska were hit by disastrous floods, which caused a serious humanitarian disaster. As was the case with many others from the Serbian diaspora (in my case, Switzerland), I could not stand aside and watch my people suffer, either. I realized that something had to be done to help people in distress. First I helped organize fundraising by hosting a charity party, and we raised considerable funds. I did the best I could there, but again, I felt that I could do more and this time make it more personal.

I had managed to make 110 people interested in supporting me to go through with this action. They were mostly my friends and relatives from Switzerland and Serbia, but there were also others - 16 different nationalities altogether from three different continents. Some of them donated 20 Swiss Francs per kilogram, some 10, some 5, some 3, and so on. What matters is that I lost 13.7 kilograms in three months and that I weighed 111.2 afterwards. By doing that, I raised 7,500 Swiss Francs altogether (6,250 Euros at the time). The sum was split in two parts, 5,000 Francs being intended for the flooded in Serbia, and 2,500 Francs for those in the Republic of Srpska.

At that moment, I had an idea. I remembered that I had seen on television that in the USA, some plump people (not to say fat) had raised money for a good cause. They set a specific time limit (for example, a month, three months, half a year, a year, etc.) and within that period, they try to lose as much weight as possible. Before they start the action, they make an advertisement for their friends, relatives, coworkers, acquaintances and other people they know. Each of these contacted people can fill out the form, saying how much money they are willing to pay for each kilogram the person loses (the one who is trying to lose weight). If, for example, someone says they pay 5 dollars per kilogram lost, and the person losing weight loses, say, ten kilograms, then the former is to pay 5 times 10, which is 50 dollars of donation altogether. Of course, the more kilograms lost and the more donors, the more payments and ultimately bigger sum of money which is raised for charity. At the time, I was really overweight and I did not feel so good. To be specific, on June 1, 2014, I weighed 124.9 kilograms. I decided that my action was to last for three months, meaning June, July and August. September 1, 2014 was the end of my advertised action, when I had to show everyone the result of my “charity diet.�

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Monthly Report for May I opted for the cooperation with the organization “Serbs for Serbs”, because I had been following their work for some time and supported their activities. Having finished this whole action, I personally became an active member of the organization “SfSSwitzerland.”

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 This means that I have lost over 20 kilograms in a year and I have never felt better.

Article about Aleksa’s action in Swiss media

I hope that this story of mine can spur people to do something similar, or even to repeat the same action. This whole thing meant a lot to me and I can proudly say that I have not stopped there. I have continued losing weight, and in the meantime, I have dropped to 104.7 kilograms. 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 AT SYNAXIS IN KONSTANZ

On May 10, at the Synaxis held on St Mark’s Day in Konstanz, under the patronage of the Serbian Orthodox Church of Friedrichshafen, representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Germany set up a stand and handed out informative flyers, collected donations and sold T-shirts from the SfS boutique. A hall full of people from Konstanz and nearby places around Lake Constance (Bodensee) had the opportunity to enjoy the performances of folklore groups as well as the music show and festivity. On the occasion, the sum of 120 Euros and 140 Swiss Francs was raised.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank all donors and those who attended the Syntaxes for the donations and a beautiful get together!

We wish to give special thanks to SKSD “Nemanjici,” who invited us to attend the second Synaxis. This is a very young Serbian Cultural society, but they are united, hard working and have traditional hosting manners, so the members, young and old, made sure that all guests were welcomed and served that day. We use this opportunity to wish them a lot of luck and success in their future work and society spreading! Keep it up!

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Monthly Report for May SERBS AND PALACINKA…WHAT A WINNING COMBINATION!!!

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 Pulling off an event like this requires much help and there are many people who deserve to be thanked: - The Board of Directors of the Saint Sava Church of Toronto and the Queen Aleksandra Circle of Serbian Sisters for offering their support for this humanitarian fundraiser, - Dana Miscevic for sponsoring the cost of decorations, - Branka and Bill Durovic for promoting the event on Radio Program Ravna Gora, - Nikola Tijanic for all of his help, - All the volunteers-- kitchen crew, servers, set-up crew and clean-up crew.

On Sunday, May 3rd, Serbs for Serbs Canada hosted a Palacinka Party fundraiser in the Serbian Centre in Mississauga. Parishioners streamed into the Centre following Holy Liturgy, welcomed by young Serbs who had come to help raise money for needy Serbian children and families. The event was a success, and $3.510 was raised to help those in need.

Serbs for Serbs Canada invites other communities to host their own Palacinka Parties, and to raise money for the charity. Events like this are proof that when Serbs come together, we can make good things happen.

The Serbs for Serbs Canada Board of Directors looks forward to seeing everyone again next year at the annual Palacinka Party. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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FUNDRAISER IN GERMANY

In cooperation with the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, Serbs from Germany hosted a fundraiser on May 1, in the city of Byblis. At the end of the evening, after pleasant dinner and socializing, the amount of 500 euros was raised for helping the Ilic and Rakic families from Kosovo and Metohija. Javorinka Ilic from Zubin Potok is a widow and single mother of four: Marina (27), Marinko (26), Marica (23) and Dragica (20). They all live together as tenants. What they need the most is a wood-burning stove and a washing machine. Members of the Rakic family are the single mother, Jadranka, from the village of Zupce, and her three children: Nemanja (14) and the twins, Nina (7) and Nino (7). What makes their life story even more tragic is the fact that the oldest son drowned last year. Things they need the most are: wood-burning stove, three-seater, twoseater, table and chairs.

Serbs attending the fundraiser in Byblis have not forgotten their vulnerable people! 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 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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SFS WORLDWIDE CELEBRATED THEIR SLAVA

On May 12, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS celebrated their Slava, St Basil of Ostrog. Representatives of the organization from Serbia, Republic of Srpska, Switzerland, Australia, Montenegro, the USA, Canada and Germany got together in their parishes to cut the Slava bread and consecrate the wheat. What follows are beautiful photos, showing the Slava celebration around the world.

The Slava celebration at the church of St Simeon Mirotocivi in Novi Beograd, Serbia

The Slava celebration at the Klisina Monastery near Prijedor, Republic of Srpska

The Slava celebration at the Church of the Dormition of the Most Holy Mother of God in Zurich, Switzerland

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Father Aleksa Micic had a helper while consecrating the bread and wheat

The Slava celebration at the Church of St George in Sydney, Australia The Slava celebration at the Church of St Luke in Washington, USA

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The Slava celebration at the Synaxis of All Serbian Saints Church in Mississauga, Canada

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Members and friends of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs at a small gathering in Belgrade

O Saint Basil of Ostrog, pray to God for us all! The Slava celebration at the Church of the Saints Cyril and Methodius in Nurnberg, Germany

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! NO SURRENNDER! SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for May 9 MILLION HITS ON SFS SITE

On Sunday, May 10, 2015, the official site of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS www.srbizasrbe.org - had nine million hits, starting from 2007. when we started counting visits to the site, with almost a million new visits since the beginning of 2015. This is certainly another evidence of support to our charity work and aid actions intended for socially disadvantaged families all over Serbia, Republic of Srpska and region. …………………………………………………………...

ANDRIJA GERIC SEND SMS ON 7763

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 BLESSING FROM METROPLITAN FOR SFS

At the beginning of March, representatives of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS from Montenegro received the blessing from the Metropolitan of Montenegro and the Littoral, Amfilohije, to register our organization and do voluntary work in the territory of Montenegro. In the meantime, the official process has been started to register the organization in Herceg Novi. …………………………………………………………...

SFS GUESTS ON TV HAPPY

At the beginning of March, 2015, the Charity organization SRBS FOR SERBS established a cooperation with Telekom, Telenor and Vip mobile service providers to start a charity SMS number 7763 in Serbia. 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).Our famous national volleyball team player, Andrija Geric, supported the action of sending a message to 7763 (in Serbia) in a short video message.

On May 2, 2015, representative of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, Mladen Matijasevic, was a guest on TV Happy on the Dobro jutro Srbijo Morning Show. The work of the organization was presented, especially regarding the big sports-charity TROJKA IZ BLOKA project www.trojkaizbloka.org, which, up until May, 2015, has been held in four cities– Belgrade, Kosovska Mitrovica, Kraljevo and Uzice.

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SERBS FOR SERBS CHARITY SHOP

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Monthly Report for May Donors in May : 1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 18 2. Balkan Bakery donation box (IL) - $ 10 3. Beograd CafĂŠ donation box (IL) - $ 27 4. Nada's Deli & Bakery d. box (IL) - $ 42 5. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 15 6. Bubamara cafe d. box (IL) - $ 10 7. Mladen Simic (GA) - $ 15 8. Marko Saric - $ 20 9. Radomans Framing (CA) - $ 15 10. Srdjan Gavrilovic (GA) - $ 15 11. www.usaserbs.net (IL) - $ 25 12. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25 13. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 15 14. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100 15. www.designswww.com - $ 15 16. Anonymous - $ 50 17. Slavisa Karach (GA) - $ 25 18. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 19. Dragana Beara (CAN) - $ 50 20. Zoran Golubovich (IL) - $ 83,33 21. Anonymous (AT&T) - $ 6,36 22. Milan Dakic (IL) (AT&T) - $ 16,8 23. Marko Popovic (IL) (AT&T) - $ 37,56 24. Anonymous (AT&T) - $ 120 25. Anonymous (Microsoft) - $ 400 26. Aleksandar Jaksic (IL) - $ 600 27. Danko Panic (Microsoft) - $ 12,48 28. Nemanja Matkovic (Microsoft) - $ 281 29. Milan Tomic (Microsoft) - $ 100 30. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 31. Irena Gumbert (CA) - $ 25 32. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25 33. Aleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 34. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 35. Palacinka Party (CAN) - $ 3.510 CAD 36. Soulbath Foundation (India) - $ 1 37. Helena Urukalo (CAN) - $ 15 38. Mitar Prentic - $ 15 39. Predrag Kisa - $ 50 40. Perica Diklic (ID) - $ 100 41. Nenad Milasinovic (Australia) - $ 25 42. Daniel Plavsic (WA) - $ 25 43. Igor & Lana Glisic - $ 50 44. Zoran Starcevic - $ 20 45. B. Bojanic (IL) - $ 15 46. Vladislav Tomic (NY) - $ 10 47. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 15 48. Marko Saric - $ 20 49. Protecta El. Services - $ 15 50. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25

www.serbsforserbs.org 2015 51. Vladimir Milosavljevic - $ 25 52. Milen Tesic (IL) - $ 20 53. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 54. David Gavric (IN) - $ 50 55. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 56. Dragana W. - $ 40 57. Biljana Busrsac (CO) - $ 15 58. Bojan Jovanovic (IL) - $ 25 59. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25 60. Neven Cvetkovic (Sweden) - $ 50 61. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 30 62. Ankica D. (NJ) - $ 25 63. Nikola Mrdakovic (IL) - $ 15 64. Sasa Savic (TX) - $ 30 65. Sinisa & Mirjana Peric (MD) - $ 50 66. Brankica Paunovic - $ 25 67. Milan Dukic - $ 50 68. Andreja Simovic (CA) - $ 100 69. Zoran Mladenovic (CA) – $100 _______________________

TOTAL IN MAY: $ 6.294

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DONATIONS IN 2015.

NUMBER OF DONORS IN 2015.

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