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CHARITY ORGANIZATION SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report No. 5 May, 2016 Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS Website: www.serbsforserbs.org E-Mail: office@serbsforserbs.org Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for 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 2016 the population and generally bad economic condition of the households in Serbia, Republic of Srpska and other countries in the Balkan. An average couple has "fallen" on one child. Analysts warn that Serbs will become a minority in its own country in the following century if the nation, individuals and government don't wake up from the nescient in which they've fallen! On the other hand, nobody is talking about the families with many children which grieve by living in bitter poverty. Occupied by their everyday struggle for survival, they are being humbly in their desire for implementing rights which belong to them. Their life stories, fears and problems are identical, but almost invisible and unheard in order to gain the attention of the public, media and even state. That's why the idea of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs arose. The organization was formed by a group of young and trustful people, who are united by the common vision of helping families blessed by many children and who are aware of the fact that even a small help means a lot for those who don't live in a material excess. We are united by the humane idea to help the poorest part of the Serbian nation. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs try to revive the spiritless energy of the Serbian Diaspora which would be able to reinforce people of Serbian heritage as well as all good people throughout the world with minimal, but constant monthly donations. We hope and believe that there is also a grain of doing good and that you will join us in the endless struggle against poverty. God bless and save all Serbian families with many children and our honored donors who participate in the noble effort to return smile on children faces.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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Monthly Report for 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 2016 Who do we need in organization? We need members and donors that will secure financial stability through supporting our programs and activities in the future. Donors may join our daily activities within the organization in order to coordinate our work better. We also need volunteers ready to donate several hours per week for actual work within the organization. Activities of volunteers and their specific tasks would be determined by the required projects and their personal interest. From that group of volunteers we would look for future leaders of organization.

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

Why do we help? We believe that there is a basic need for one human (or a group) to help others in distress. A help is not only human virtue but also a Christian responsibility. By focusing our help on families with many children, we directly affect on their stirring toward becoming independent from socialdependable government programs.

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

What are our long term goals? • family is ready to support itself daily and manage to pay all required expenses; • their children are encouraged to continue with school and raising their own family; • our donors are satisfied with the activities and they are ready to help other families; • our organization is satisfied with the results; • family is ready in the future to become our donor and if necessary help other families that are in need of help.

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

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

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

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Monthly Report for May FAMILY MILUNOVIC SOON WITH FIVE CHILDREN

Representatives of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS from Belgrade visited prior to Easter family Milunovic in their home in the Belgrade suburb Umka. This hard working family consists of father Bojan (38) and mother Ruzica (36) and children Luka (7), Marija (5), Marta (4) and Lazar (2), and soon the family will become richer for another member since mother Ruzica is in eight month of pregnancy.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Father Bojan is employed in City Transport Company as a driver and mother Ruzica is working as a religious teacher in the Elementary school “United Nations” in Cerak, and they are also receiving the parents’ benefit of 14,000 RSD on their fourth child. Unfortunately, they don’t have the right to child benefit because their total income exceed the foreseen limit by 27 RSD.

Current look of the Milutinovic house attic Due to great expenses for building and equipping the house and rapid expansion of the family, they were unable to equip the attic and build children’s rooms and a small bathroom. For the time being, the six of them are placed in two rooms, and the seventh member of the family will have to get his/her place.

Family Milunovic with father Makarije, the prior of Fenek monastery Until four years ago, family Milunovic lived as subtenants in Zarkovo with two children, but thanks to their parents, good people and God’s help they bought the lot in Umka and started building a family house in which the six of them live now with another member coming soon.

For the Serbian cradles to become full

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Father Bojan would conduct all the necessary construction works on his own and with the help of his friends if needed.

Bojan in conversation with the representatives of the organization Serbs for Serbs

Charity organization Serbs for Serbs is appealing to all its friends, members and donors of the organization to SUPPORT the realization of this project in order to encourage this and numerous other families to expand and strengthen their families, especially in these difficult times when each year in Serbia approximately 40,000 people die more than it is born.

Future space for the stairs in the attic During the conversation with the representatives of our organization, family Milunovic asked us to help them get the construction material for finishing the building and equipping the attic in the house for two children’s rooms and a bathroom. In this manner the children would get additional space for living and studying and the parents would get great help and support in further rising of their family.

CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! NO SURRENDER! SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for May SFS VISITED FAMILY STEVANOVIC FROM NIS

At the end of April, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Nis visited the sixmember family Stevanovic living in the city of Nis. We planned to help family Stevanovic in the scope of the charity-sport tournament “Trojka iz bloka”, which is taking place on Sunday, May 22 in Nis. The family consists of mother Jelena, father Aleksandar, and children: Milica (8), Natasa (7), Dimitrije (4), and Andjelija (2).

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 However, since family Stevanovic consists of great fighters, father Aleksandar came to the idea to restore the household of his great-grandfather in the village near Nis, and to start business with bees. For the past year of great effort and work he managed to start the business and currently the family has ten beehives. The family plans to significantly increase the number of beehives in the following years in order to earn enough money for normal life by selling honey, so we decided to donate family Stevanovic another ten beehives and honey strainer (the machine by which one can pull the honey from the beehives) from the collected means through the project “Trojka iz bloka”. We call upon all the people of good will to participate and donate in order to help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs with the aim of helping the socially endangered multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan.

Family Stevanovic is a hardworking family who lived quite decent considering our standards. Father Aleksandar, who is a lawyer, started a private business where he could earn enough to fulfill his biggest wish – to have a multiple children family. Unfortunately, in the past several years his firm as well as dozens of others cannot survive in the scope of the overall economic crisis. When the demand for the services of his firm was dramatically reduced, the family came to the point that it cannot earn enough on a monthly basis in order to provide normal living conditions to the children.

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VALUABLE HELP FOR KITCHENS IN KOSOVO

In the scope of the big Easter action, representatives of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS donated valuable help for public kitchens on Kosovo and Metohija. The donation consisted of the forage mixer for the agricultural holding in the Novo Brdo municipality and it was delivered together with the representatives of the organization “Majka devet Jugovica� from Gracanica which is in charge of the work of the agricultural holding whose income is used to partially provide the means for the work of the public kitchens and food supply for over 2,000 disadvantaged people on Kosovo and Metohija each day. The amount of the help is 431,000 RSD.

Agricultural holding in Novo Brdo

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Monthly Report for May SFS VISITED FAMILY VUCETIC FROM ZEMUN

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The hardworking family Vucetic is living at the end of Zemun with its last resorts and strength of father Aleksandar for his children. There are five icons on the walls of the Vucetic family, apart from the iconprotector and there are also five holy names protecting the children of the Vucetic family. Despite all difficulties and disadvantages, the parents are giving everything to raise their children in the patriarchal spirit and Orthodox faith.

The sport-charity project of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs “Trojka iz bloka” was held for the second time in Zemun, in the BC Mladost fields. For two years in a row the Zemun inhabitants are demonstrating how to take care of the neighbors! An extraordinary tournament was organized with the help of the Zemunmunicipality and BCMladost, and the prize for all the participants is the help to family Vuceticfrom Zemun!

The youngest and the oldest – Stefan in his brother Konstantin’s lap

Family Vucetic were founded by Aleksandar and Adriana, and God gave them five wonderful children – Konstantin (13), Dimitrije (11), Kasijana (8), Elena (3) and the youngest Stefan who just turned one.

Mother Andrijana with Stefan, Elena and Dimitrije

In this house, love is being multiplied, icons are being collected and books are being piled up on the walls.

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Monthly Report for May Precisely the walls are what family Vucetic needs for a better life. The apartment in which they live is brought up to a decent condition according to their possibilities, but the room upon the entrance to the house is not finished. They want to make the living room and a kitchen from that room and thus set free additional room for the more comfortable life of the children. By building this room the children would get additional space for learning and a new room for playing, fantasizing and healthier upbringing.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs recognized the much-needed action which should take place in Zemun and it would be realized through “Trojka iz bloka”! Right after the tournament we started materializing the idea and family Vucetic is about to get additional 20 m2 which is going to mean much more than the relatively small surface can show. With the help of good people from Zemun, family Vucetic is heading towards a better life.

Current outlook of the space soon to become the living room

Little Elena Vucetic was the most interested in taking photos The mission of “Trojka iz bloka” is recognizing the needs of disadvantaged families and from its initial assignment – building and reconstructing the bathrooms it moved to adjusting the basic needs of disadvantaged families thus trying to help in every possible manner! Become the part of “Trojka iz bloka”! We call upon all the people of good will to participate and donate in order to help the projects of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs with the aim of helping the socially disadvantaged multiple children Serbian families throughout Balkan.

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DONATION FOR KINDERGARTEN IN ORAHOVAC

Kindergarten outlook in Orahovac in May 2016

For two years, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has been actively helping the kindergarten “Our joy” in Orahovac on Kosovo and Metohija. After the successfully conducted action of renovation of roof on the kindergarten, we continue to help the children from Metohija! We changed the dilapidated windows on the back side of the kindergarten and set the outer isolation and a façade on the biggest part of the object. Part of the means was provided in Germany from the children of “Albert-Einstein-Gymnasium” who collected 400 EUR and thus helped their younger friends on Kosovo and Metohija.

Kindergarten back side outlook prior to changing the windows

The value of the works on the kindergarten was 129,701 RSD.

Kindergarten back side outlook prior to changing the windows Kindergarten outlook in Orahovac in May 2015 Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for May In the scope of the big EASTER ACTION 2016 thanks to numerous donors worldwide we successfully finished great job which would significantly advance the life of the youngest inhabitants of this martyr and forgotten area.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 From the roof to the faรงade, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs has changed the outlook one of the most important houses in Metohija. The house in which the youngest Serbs on Kosovo and Metohija grow is now much more comfortable and much safer, being brought to the state that fulfills all the needs of the children.

New window

Smiled children from the kindergarten in Orahovac with acknowledgments for friends from Germany

New balcony door and window

New window in the kitchen

Children from Orahovac with acknowledgments for the donors of the organization Serbs for Serbs

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Entrance gate of the kindergarten in Orahovac Once again, through the Easter action, Serbs from Metohija are getting a clear sign and a great support from the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs – the sign that they are now alone and that they will continue to receive help and the most important support – NO SURRENDER! Acknowledgments of the youngest ones from Orahovac for friends from Germany

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SFS VISITED FAMILY NIKOLIC FROM OBRENOVAC

Parents with children Pavle, Teodora, Andrijana, Dusan and Mladen At the end of April, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited the sevenmember family Nikolic from the village of Poljane, Obrenovac municipality. We planned to help family Nikolic in the scope of the charity-sport tournaments “Trojka iz bloka� which would take place during this year. The family consists of father Zlatko, mother Sanja and the children Dusan (14), Andrijana (9), Teodora (5), Pavle (4) and Mladen (2). The spot on the house in which we plan to set the door and build a bathroom Father Zlatko is working for a wage occasionally in order to contribute to the humble family budget. The greatest problem for the Nikolic family is a lack of bathroom in the house and we plan to build a bathroom in the place of the tin shack which will be of greatest usage for the youngest ones. The Nikolic family has a great desire to engage in farming, to be precise in hog raising because they can start small production in their 10 ares of land. The house in which family Nikolic lives The house in which family Nikolic lives is a donation from the people of good will who donated the house at the beginning of this year. Parents Zlatko and Sanja are not employed and the family is receiving the social care in the amount of 11,000 RSD and child benefit in the amount of 10,000 RSD.

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

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Monthly Report for May HELP TO FAMILIES FROM KOSOVO AND METOHIJA

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 A cow and a calf were delivered to Sinisa and Sonja Filic who have children Luka (5), Nevena (3) and Novak (1) from the village of Labjane in NovoBrdo municipality, while the family of Svetozar Miladinovic, who has a son Dusan, pregnant daughter-in-law Jelena and grandson Filip (3) received the windows and a door for the house. The total amount of delivered help was335,000 RSD.

At the beginning of May, in the scope of the big Easter action, members of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered valuable help for two families with children who live on Kosovo and Metohija.

SfS with family Filic and delivered cow and a calf

Mother Sonja with little Novak

Grandfather Svetozar Miladinovic with his grandson Filip and pregnant daughter-in-law Jelena

Nevena and Luka Filic were most happy for receiving a cow and a calf

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

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Monthly Report for May ALL TOGETHER TO HELP STOJKOVIC FAMILY

In mid-February, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited the four member Stojkovic family living in extreme poverty in the village Partes in Kosovo and Metohija (Gnjilane Municipality). The family consists of the single father Milorad and the children: Tamara (8), Milos (7), and Jelena (6). The mother left the family when the youngest child was only a year and a half old, and soon afterwards, she committed suicide. Despite growing up in very hard conditions, the children are well behaved and cheerful. Their father does his best to provide them with basic necessities; he is hard working, but he needs support. In such circumstances, we often witnessed cases where the father has alcohol issues, but that was not the case with Milorad Stojkovic. We were pleasantly surprised by his soberness, his love for his children and strong will to remain in Kosovo and Metohija.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The family lives on child and Kosovo benefit, which is not enough for raising three children, but the father also keeps chickens and tries to provide basic necessities, despite walking difficulties and hard living conditions. It is the aid in better living conditions that is the most urgent. The hall and two rooms on the first floor need to be reconstructed to make them fully functional, and the family needs new furniture, because the furniture they now have was taken from a junk yard and is in very bad condition.

Tamara and Jelena Stojkovic with their friend In mid-May, 5,841 Canadian Dollars were raised at PalaÄ?inka party in Mississauga (Canada) to help the Stojkovic family. Around 10,000 Euros are needed in order to realize the project. The plan is to collect the remaining amount of money during the spring and summer, so the construction works could begin in the summer. Thus we would provide healthier and nicer growing up for the youngest Stojkovcs.

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


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AID DELIVERED TO VUKOSAVLJEVIC FAMILY FROM KOSOVSKA MITROVICA

On May 17, as part of the big Easter action, representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered aid consisting of construction material to the Vukosavljevic family. The family intends to return to Kosovo and Metohija, more precisely KosovskaMitrovica. The family consists of the parents, Dragan and Ljiljana, and their three children: Igor (33), Jelena (29), and Tijana (25). They recently got an apartment in Kosovska MItrovica, and their plan is to move from Kraljevo into the apartment after they have renovated it. We helped them by purchasing 35 m2 of laminate flooring, 35 m of Styrofoam, 40 m of battens, 8 m of wall tiles, 4 m of floor tiles, adhesive and fugue to the total amount of 63,820 RSD, which will enable them to renovate the bedroom, kitchen and hall.

Aid delivered to the Vukosavljevic family

The parents, Dragan and Ljiljana, while renovating the apartment

In order for the family to move into the apartment, it is necessary to purchase 3 windows, sanitary ware, appliances, 3 sofas, kitchen elements, a table, chairs, a wardrobe, a vacuum cleaner, an iron, etc. If someone is able to help this family directly, they can contact our organization to get in touch with the family.

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NEW AID FOR VELIKA HOCA IN KOSOVO

At the end of May, as part of the big Easter action, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs delivered valuable aid to families with children, living in Velika Hoca village in Kosovo and Metohija. The aid consisted of purchasing a corn harvester, which will be used by Velika Hoca residents. The value of the delivered corn harvester is 568,000 Dinars, and the biggest part of the sum was donated by the parishioners of the Saint Sava Church from Flemington, Sydney, Australia.

Thanks to donors and friends, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS will continue with active support in conducting charity as well as economic projects intended for helping the Serbian people throughout Kosovo and Metohija, in order to provide a promising future for the remaining Serbian people in this sacred but troubled Serbian territory. At the same time, the organization SERBS FOR SERBS calls upon all state institutions, public and private companies and other charity associations to SUPPORT FUTURE PROJECTS of our organization, which will contribute to a better and more prosperous future of the Serbian people, above all socially disadvantaged families and their offspring. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


Monthly Report for May DONATIONS FOR FAMILIES IN KOSOVO

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The organization SERBS FOR SERBS will certainly continue to carry out this and similar projects, primarily in cooperation with the NGO “Majka devet Jugovica”, as well as with other fraternal charity organizations worldwide, which aim at making socially disadvantaged families financially independent by creating possibilities for work, production and selling of agricultural products in Kosovo and Metohija. List of the families that received goats and kids, as well as photo report can be seen below:

In cooperation and with big help of friends from the NGO “Majka devet Jugovica” from Gracanica, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS delivered big aid for 10 Serbian families in Kosovo and Metohija as part of the Easter action. 20 goats and 20 kids to the value of 435,000 Dinars were distributed to the families. For the second time, the animals were bought at the Diocesan sheep and goat farm in Novo Brdo, opened at the end of 2013, and run by the organization “Majka devet Jugovica.”

1. Petkovic (Prekovce) – Danijel Petkovic, his wife Jelena, mother Gordana and son Ognjen (2)

Funds earned from selling the goats and kids will be directed towards new projects of agricultural production in the municipality of Novo Brdo.

2. Pavic (Prekovce) – Ljubisa Pavic, wife Dragana, mother Slavica , children: Jovan (8) and Mihailo (5)

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3. Vasic (Jasenovik) – Ivica Vasic, his wife Boban, Children: Danijel (12), Danijela (10) and Dijana (5)

6. Denic (Straza) – Mita Denic, his wife Slavica, children: Igor (25), Ivan (23), Dejan (19), Marina (16), Tanja (13), Nikola (8)

4. Trajkovic (Lepine) – Bojan Trajkovic, single father with his son Stefan (8) and daughter Stefanija (11)

7. Simjonovic (Straza) – Dragisa Simjonovic, his wife Fidana, children: Milena (22), Marija (20), Sanja (18), and Lazar (14)

5. Petrovic (Jasenovik) – Zoran Petrovic, his wife Danica, children: Sanja (13), Tijana (10) and Nemanja (12)

8. Kostic (Preoce) – Marko Kostic, his father Slavoljub, mother Suncica, wife Brankica and son Petar (7)

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9. Vasovic (Zerovnica) – Vlada Vasovic, his wife Dobrinka and children: Stefan (18) and Sonja (17)

10. Simjonovic (Prekovce) – Sinisa Simjonovic, his wife Danijela and children: Nikola (16), Nemanja (13) and Andjela (9)

We call upon all donors worldwide to support this and other numerous projects of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS by REGULAR MONTLY DONATIONS, so that much needed aid would reach a vast number of socially disadvantaged families and their children as soon as possible.

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AID FOR POPOVIC FAMILY FROM R.SRPSKA

Valuable aid for hard-working householder Milenko Popovic

At the end of May, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs helped the six-member Popovic family from the village of Branesci, which is 25 kilometers away from Celinac in the Republic of Srpska. The family consists of the parents, Milenko and Slavka, and their four children: Ilijana (20), Milijana (18), Gojko (17), and Bojana (15). With the big help and good will of donors, we managed to reach our goal and provide the Popovics with tractor attachments to the value of 4,000 BAM. This action made the family richer by five attachments (hay baler, seeder, plow, harrow and waterpump for field irrigation).

We had helped the Popovics by purchasing seed, and afterwards we came to the idea of purchasing the attachments to make work easier for the family. At the same time, with new attachments, Milenko could earn some extra money cultivating fields in the nearby villages.

Popovic with donated tractor attachments

We first visited the Popovic family at the beginning of the year and we then saw that they have no regular monthly income. Father Milenko occasionally earns a daily wage doing seasonal work. A few years ago, he took out a loan and bought a tractor, but with no attachments, because he did not have enough money. He borrowed or hired attachments to cultivate his fields and support the family. He seeds corn and potato, which enables him to earn some more money for the family.

Great happiness and joy could be seen on their faces when they finally saw the attachments beside their house, because up until that moment they did not believe that they would really get the aid.Milenko and his family would like to thank all donors who have enabled them to cultivate fields using their own machinery, and as he said, no more begging around the village to borrow the needed attachments. 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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Monthly Report for May SFS VISITED STRAJNIC FAMILY FROM KAC

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Problems do not end there – a part of their house has collapsed, especially the back part, where there used to be a stable and was moist all the time. Good people from Novi Sad and socially responsible companies showed how humane they are at the “Trojka iz Bloka” tournament held on May 28, 2016, and raised 247,520 Dinars for the Strajnic family. This is enough to build the bathroom, but we should not build the bathroom and wait for the rest of the house to collapse on the heads of Strajnic family members.

In the course of May, to the request of workers from the Center for Social work Novi Sad, representatives of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs visited the Strajnic family from Kac. The family consists of the mother Gordana, and her children: Stefan (12), Jelena (14), Jovana (16), and Dusan (18). Up until recently Zora (22) also lived with them, but she got married. Gordana is the single mother of five. Her husband passed away last year after a short illness. Her trouble is big and only Gordana knows how she deals with it, receiving only 15,000 Dinars of welfare. Trouble never comes alone - apart from the father’s illness, the family lives in very poor conditions. Their electricity has been cut off due to debt which is not big, but it has mounted up due to interests. Their house has never had water supply, and they pump the water from a well.

Strajnic family house in which they currently live We need YOUR help! Apart from building the bathroom and supplying the house with water, the back part of the house should be knocked down and a new gable built to prevent further collapsing. Also, windows should be replaced, two rooms should be reconstructed (screed, laminate, plasterwork…) and they need new furniture, since theirs is unusable.

There is not enough time for all the things listed, because winter is the deadline after which there will be nothing left to reconstruct. PLEASE SUPPORT US! Let us help Stefan, Jelena, Jovana and Dusan see happier days with their mother in their home. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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CONVOCATION IN KONSTANZ ON ST. MARC DAY

The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs from Germany partake in another very successful action of the Serbian people on the Bodensee.

The convocation on the St. Marc Day of priesthood and faithful Serbian people from southern Germany and Bavaria was organized in the Orthodox spirit and by presenting the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs which marked the new page in the chapter of presence of Serbian Orthodox Church and people in Germany.

The Convocation on St. Marc Day gathered the believers on the Reichenau Island near Konstanz in the Mietzel monastery on the Bodensee in the foothills of the Alps in the organization of the parish and Church municipality Friedrichshafen, upon the blessing of Sergije, Episcopeof Frankfurtand all of Germany. The relics of St. Marc were presented before the believers to venerate them after the Liturgy and Communion and afterwards the believers were transported from Reichenau to Konstanz on the convocation celebration where they celebrated the St. Marc Day singing and dancing. The convocation kept in the best order, and good people from SKSD “Nemanjici� were in charge of the rich program and top organization.

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Monthly Report for May The manifestation within the convocation lasted for three hours and during that time the guests could get to know the work of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and donate on the SFS stand. Thanks to good Serbian people in Germany we collected 455.77 EUR of donation on the convocation in Konstanz on the St. Marc Day.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 A new page for the life of Serbs in this part of Germany and a new page for the work of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs in Germany have been turned. The best spirit of the Serbian people went into the world and the great charity work received new wings from this noble and blessed convocation.

By sending the text SZS on 81190 you will be charged at 2.99 EUR

The Charity organization Serbs for Serbs will continue with organized work throughout Germany and it calls upon all the people of good will to get involved and donate the means to help multiple children socially disadvantaged families throughout Balkan!

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SFS CELEBRATED ITS SLAVA THROUGHOUT THE WORLD

On May 12, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS celebrated its slava St. Basil of Ostrog. The representatives of the organization from Serbia, Australia, UnitedStatesof America, Switzerland, Canada, Germany and Montenegro gathered in their parishes, cut the slava bread and consecrated the grains. Read more to see beautiful photos of celebration throughout the world.

Celebration of slava in the Church of St. George in Sydney, Australia

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Celebration of slava in the Church of in Zurich, Switzerland

Celebration of slava in the Church of St. Luce in Washington, United States

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Celebration of slava in the Church of St. Basil of Ostrog in Niksic, Montenegro

Celebration of slava in the Temple of St. Ascension in Aechen, Germany

St. Basil of Ostrog is praying God for all of us!

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Monthly Report for May CHARITY EVENT „DECA ZA DECU“

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Folklore dancers from F.G. Oplenac (Sv. Jovan, Bellwood, IL), F.G. Avala (Sv Stevan, Chicago, IL), F.G. Moravac (Sv Nikola, Brookfield, IL) and F.G. Gracanica (New Gracanica, Third lake, IL) performed.

On May 7, 2016, the Chicago Chapter of Serbs for Serbs organized for the first time the charity event Deca Za Decu at the New Gracanica Monastery in Third Lake, IL. The event was planned as a cultural performance by local children’s folklore groups to raise money for Serbian children in need. Along with folklore performances and music, there was plenty of good food and sweets to be enjoyed by all in attendance.

The folklore groups ranged from “mini” groups, children 4-7years old, up to “big” groups with kids 13-17 years old.

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Along with the folklore performances, we were all treated to a wonderful performance by Etno singer Sandra Glisic, who sang Crvene Cvete, Suza Kosova and Usnila Je Dubok Sanak. All of the groups which performed received Certificates of Appreciation as a thank you.

The children, along with their parents joined together to collect over $3,500 for Serbian children in the Balkans. Many thanks to all who attended and performed, and a HUGE Thank You to all of the volunteers who helped the event go smoothly!!

Childen are our future!

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Monthly Report for May SFS CANADA – PALACINKA PARTY 2016

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 Special thanks to our parish priests for their support, the St. Sava Church Board for use of the hall, and to the Sisters for use of the kitchen. A special "hvala" to our generous sponsors and supporters: • • • • •

On Sunday, May 15 th , Serbs for Serbs Canada hosted its 3rd annual palačinka party at the Serbian Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. Over 300 people sampled delicious palačinke, mingled with friends and came out to support a worthy cause: to raise money for a family in-need. Thanks to the generosity of donors, $5841.00 was raised at the party to help Milorad Stojkovic, a single father of three (Tamara, 8; Milos, 7; and Jelena, 6) from the village Partes, Gnjilane, Kosovo & Мetohia. The money raised at the palačinka party, plus an extra $2,600.00 previously collected from slavas, and other general donations received this year, means SFS Canada is sending $8,441.00 to improve the Stojkovic family's living conditions.

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The palačinka party was cause for celebration on another front, when SFS Canada's President, Angelina Racic, announced that just days ago Serbs for Serbs Canada received notice that it is now a registered charity in Canada. This new status will go a long way in helping the fundraising initiatives of the organization.

Organizing an event is a team effort...and our team was outstanding. Thanks to the army of volunteers, from kitchen help to the clean-up crew, the operation ran like clockwork.

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A winning combination Serbs and palačinke are a winning combination. We invite Serbs from other communities to organize their own fundraising events on behalf of Serbs for Serbs. Who knows? Perhaps Hamilton, Windsor, Whitby, Niagara Falls, Kitchener/Waterloo palačinke are tastier than those in Mississauga!!! One thing is certain... the more money we raise, the more money we donate, the louder our message will be to our people struggling back home that we see them, hear them and haven't forgotten them.

We look forward to hosting the 4 th annual Palačinka Party in 2017. WHEN SERBS COME TOGETHER, GOOD THINGS HAPPEN. ZIVELI!

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CHARITY SFS EVENING IN LAUSANNE

On May 14, second in a row donation evening of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs Switzerland was held in Lausanne. Apart from direct fundraising intended for socially disadvantaged Serbian multiple children families throughout the Balkans, the aim of these charity evenings is also broadening the net of SfS donors in the area of Romandy, i.e., French-speaking area in Switzerland.

“Tutto a Dio” duo from Lithuania The people present saw a short film about the organization and several video reports about recently conducted actions. Also, a charity SMS number for Switzerland was officially presented. During the evening, people sampled crapes, served by the members of the organization.

During the course of the evening, 820 Swiss Francs were raised, and the funds will be used for helping the families encompassed by the project CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE.

Send an SMS with the text SZS 10 to 339 and donate 10 CHF Board members of KUD Slavija from Lausanne were also present at the fundraiser and they promised to support the organization in the future. The people present had a chance to see the performance of two young and well-known artists, “Tutto a Dio” duo from Lithuania, playing the accordion and viola.

On June 12, Serbs for Serbs will hold the charity 3point shooting tournament “Trojka iz Bloka” in Romont. The promoter of this sports-charity event is Petar Aleksic, head coach of the Swiss national basketball team. CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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SUCCESSFUL FOOTBALL DERBY IN LOZNICA

Second in a row football derby between Partizan and RedStarfans was held on May 9, 2016, at the stadium of FC Loznica. There were about 500 spectators and the sum raised at the derby was 210,000 Dinars: 202,000 Dinars made from selling the tickets and 8,000 Dinars of donations. The whole sum was forwarded to the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs for helping socially disadvantaged families in the area of Loznica Municipality. Although of secondary importance, the final score of the soccer derby was a 3-3 draw.

Soccer derby was held in front of about 500 spectators at the popular Lagator This soccer derby was supported by Dragan Micic, former Red Star attacker and Damir Kahriman, first Red Star goalkeeper, by donating jerseys which will soon be sold at a charity auction. Also, Dragan played at the match in the Red Star team. The organizers of the tournament would especially like to thank KUD Karadzic Loznica, FC Loznica, TV Lotel, TV Podrinje, Loznicke novosti, Jiu Jitsu club Loznica and Tronosa voda.

Partizan and Red Star fans came out onto the pitch wearing T-shirts promoting the upcoming sports-charity tournament TROJKA IZ BLOKA, which will be held in Trsic on June 19, 2016. The T-shirts had a clear motto SVI U TRSIC (EVERYBODY TO TRSIC)!

Cadets of FC Loznica supported this charity derby

In the last year’s first soccer derby in Loznica, in 2015, the sum of 176,800 Dinars of donations was raised, which was used to provide valuable charity aid for the Todorovic family with five children from the village Gornje Borine, Loznica Municipality. The aid consisted of reconstructing their family house – installing the floor in three rooms, installing floor and wall tiles in the bathroom, replacing sanitary ware and worn out windows, and purchasing a new stove, water heater, vacuum cleaner and wardrobes for the children’s rooms.

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„TROJAK IZ BLOKA“ HELD IN KRALJEVO

The second day of Easter, the Easter Monday, the second year in a row, was reserved for the tournament Trojka iz bloka in Kraljevo! On May the 2nd at 14 hours in the old Sport Hall despite the rain and the storm, people of good will gathered to once again resurrect the faith in benevolence and love of the brethren! After the last year’s success, the biggest charity spectacle returned to the city which showed that, next to the royal name (Kraljevo means The Royal City), also has a royal heart – 127 competitors and one proud sponsor, discoteque Unomomento (7,000 RSD) contributed to the collection of 41,510 RSD!

Great interest of Kraljevo inhabitants for the tournament was at its peak on the field. Over 300 people came to enjoy in the spectacle which has been conducting the charity mission of building and reconstructing the bathrooms for five years. The tourist organization of the City of Kraljevo ceded the loudspeakers for the needs of the tournament, which was used in the best possible manner by DJ Drksi together with the great friends of the tournament, a rapper and a seminarian Uncle Jo. The Karate Club King and Krav Maga GlobalTeam demonstrated the martial arts in the pause, as the great support second year in a row. The HandballClubSloga and BasketballClubPlay came with their cadets and showed the sport spirit once again!

Kraljevo is continuing the bright tradition of humanity, sport and fun!

The best among the best Kraljevo contestants were DimitrijeDragicevic with 29 three-pointers, ZoranDjikic with 20 three-pointers and the ten-year-old VojinCvetanovski with 15 three-pointers. The symbolic medals and a trophy for the winner represent the prize for all the people who took part in the tournament in which the biggest winners are the children from the socially disadvantaged families who will receive the gathered help. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs www.serbsforserbs.org PO Box 34206, Chicago, IL 60634 Phone: +1-312-85-SERBS


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Humanity, sport and fun represent the three parts of the magic of Trojka iz bloka, the biggest project of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs. Thanks to all good people from the City of Kraljevo who contributed together to the very successful tournament.

Finalists of the tournament

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Monthly Report for May „TROJKA IZ BLOKA“ HELD IN RASKA

On Thursday, May 19, at 6 PM, the first Trojka iz Bloka tournament was held in Raska, with 55 participants, and together with sponsors, 56,530 Dinars were raised! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and Raska Municipality, with the blessing of the Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, organized the sports-charity project with the mission of bathroom construction for the Tokalic family. At 6 PM the anthem of the Republic of Serbia was intoned, and all the people present at the Bane sports hall stood up and greeted the flag of the country whose foundations are in this ancient town. In the sports spirit, at the sports field, people of good will gathered in their town for the first time to show that they care for their socially disadvantaged neighbors! The youngest and the oldest stood up and greeted the flag of the Republic of Serbia, but they also stood up in the name of brotherly love to proudly show that they are going to help their neighbors.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 The beautiful gathering was blessed by Father Gerasim, the prior of the Djurdjevi Stupovi Monastery, with his prayer, addressing the hall full of people with the most joyous Christian greeting – Christ is Risen! He pointed out that the biggest winners of the tournament in Raska are the Tokalic little ones, and that Christ is a winner in all places where people gather for brotherly love and helping their neighbors. After the word of Father Gerasim, Zoran Nikolic, president of Sports Association of Raska Municipality, thanked the prior of the Djurdjevi Stupovi for the lovely greeting, and also thanked the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs for the initiative and the realization of its biggest project.

Father Gerasim opening the tournament “Great idea was recognized by Raska Municipality and the result was a large number of visitors and a big aid project intended for the Tokalic family”, Nikolic pointed out. Spokesman for the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and the Trojka iz Bloka manager, Milos Simovic, welcomed the first tournament in Raska and wished the mission of the Trojka iz Bloka to last for many years to come, so that many families could get a better future with the help of their good neighbors! He pointed out the previous successful actions of the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs, and after that invited Father Gerasim to officially open the tournament with a solemn 3-point shot. The court was then taken over by the best 3-point shooters from Raska, and the microphone was taken over by the best rappers of the young generation in Serbia and the region – THC La Familija. The sporting event at the Bane sports hall was a real spectacle! Raska showed that apart from great and rich history, it also has big-hearted people who are ready to unite and fight for a better future of their socially disadvantaged neighbors! Humanity and sport and fun during break time reached a peak when guys from THC La Familija and Uncle Jo rapped their songs.

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www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 All the people present were overwhelmed and the applause for the fourth place winner lasted for a long time! Three medals for four best shooters! Gold medal and the trophy went to Predrag Nikolic, sliver for Vladimir Petrovic and bronze for the youngest finalist Dusan Dugalic!

Bore, Sale L and Stefan – THCF in action The proud sponsor of the first tournament in Raska was Agricultural pharmacy Seme with a donation of 7,500 Dinars, and the proud donors were: president of Raska Municipality, Mr. Ignjat Rakitic, with 6,300 Dinars, Blue Sky with 5,000 Dinars, Rock café Raska with 5,000 Dinars, Eco club Zeleni putokazi with 5,000 Dinars, Mountaineering moto club Jazavac with 4,900 Dinara and O.K. Bane with 1,500 Dinars. Technical sponsorship and help with the tournament organization came from Raska Municipality and Sports Association of Raska, and technical support at a highest level, as well as the hospitality at the sports hall were provided by the Bane Basketball club. Cadets of this basketball club volunteered devotedly at the tournament itself, and prior to the tournament, they had made themselves original Trojka iz Bloka Raska T-shirts, which they will keep as a dear memory of the first tournament.

Silver, gold, and two bronze medals from Raska

Competition for the best shooters in the final was tense up until the very end, when a third place winner did a great thing and gave his place to a much younger competitor, whom he had defeated by one shot in a photo finish!

A big thank you to all participants in the first Trojka iz Bloka tournament in Raska! A big thank you to proud sponsors, donors and technical sponsors! All of them enabled us to finish the aid project intended for the Tokalic family – all the material will be a donation of the Megamit Sumnik company! Charity organization Serbs for Serbs would like to thank all of them with the most beautiful message – CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE! SERBS FOR SERBS

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Monthly Report for May „TROJKA IZ BLOKA“ HELD IN NIS

The third Trojka iz Blokatournament in Nis was held on May 22, and this time, 117 shooters and three proud sponsors raised 51,130 Dinars for a brighter future of their neighbors! 25,130 Dinars were raised from participation fees, and Skyhosting, KafanaGalija and 1x2 Barbar sponsored the project with 26,000 Dinars! This way, Nis residents once again showed that people’s suffering cannot leave them indifferent. On the contrary – it gathers them around solving the problem! A large number of visitors complemented the impression, and once again the urban music scene from Nis performed for the humane people.

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 We have already written about the Stevanovic family, and now we are waiting to finish what we have started and to announce the new success in Nis. Charity organization Serbs for Serbs and Youth Association ORNAS from Nis continue helping socially disadvantaged multiple children families in the Nis area. We would like to thank all those who have been helping all these years and who have enabled this tournament to go smoothly. These are our proud sponsors, our participants, volunteers and fans, who follow the tournaments worldwide.

Beauties of Trojka iz Bloka Nis The best among the Nis Trojkas were Bosko Begovic with 29 shots and a deserved gold medal and the Trojka iz Bloka trophy, Nikola Marinkovic, who won a silver medal and had two shots less, and Igor Jocic with 16 shots and a bronze medal.

Silver, gold and bronze from Nis They performed together with THC La Familija, Furio Djunta, Mali Mire, Demonio and Uncle JO, and the tournament was opened with the anthem of the Republic of Serbia sung by Todor Kitanovic, a student of “Sveti Sava” primary school, which was once again the host of the sports-charity project Trojka iz Bloka.

Hundreds of 3-pointers were flying for the new beehives of the Stojanovic family, and now we are all together closer to that goal – Trojka iz Bloka once again restores hope for a better tomorrow of our children, because – CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE!

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Monthly Report for May CALL 1412 IN THE REPUBLICA OF SRPSKA

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 At the beginning of May, the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs set a new donation box in Belgrade in the hall of the Faculty of Law. The total income collected in the box will be used for helping Serbian multiple children socially disadvantaged families. We thank the people from the Faculty of Law who supported the biggest project of the organization “Children are our future”. The Faculty of Law is located in Belgrade, Bulevar Kralja Aleksandra Street 67. …………………………………………………………...

1.900 SMS TO 7763 ON APRIL

At the beginning of May, 2016, the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS, in cooperation with mobile service provider MTel from the Republic of Srpska, launched the long-awaited CHARITY PHONE NUMBER 1412. By calling the number (from fixed or mobile network), you will donate 1 BAM for helping the socially disadvantaged families in the Republic of Srpska. We extend our deep gratitude to the MTel Company in the hope to coronate our cooperation with numerous helped families and better living conditions for the youngest that need help the most. CALL 1412 IN THE REPUBLIC OF SRPSKA! ……………………………………………………….......

NEW DONATION BOX IN BELGRADE

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 April, 1,900 messages were sent to the charity SMS number 7763. The charity campaign SMS to 7763 (in Serbia) continues. It is sufficient to send an empty SMS or an SMS with any text you want. Your message will be charged at 100 RSD (without the charge of your service provider). We extend our deep gratitude to all donors and friends of the organization who have taken part in the charity campaign of the organization SERBS FOR SERBS. …………………………………………………………...

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NEW SERBS FOR SERBS T- SHIRTS AVAILABLE

Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS presents the new T-shirt “Vjenčavam te srpsko more sa slobodom Crne Gore”. This slogan was spoken by Prince Nikola I after the liberation of Bar and Ulcinj from the Ottoman rule in 1878. The price of the T-shirt 1,300 RSD (or 12 €, 24 BAM, 20 CHF, $15) plus delivery cost. Money made from selling T-shirts will be spent on the work of the organization and its strengthening. T-shirts in sizes S, M, L, XL, XXL and XXXL can be ordered through the e-mail: marketing@srbizasrbe.org, the official Facebook page www.facebook.com/srbizasrbe, and also in Belgrade, in BUNKER boutique (13 Dragoslav Jovanovic Street). For orders made in Serbia, payment is collected on delivery, and for orders from abroad, payment is done electronically (with a note for the T-shirt). Other T-shirts with Serbian motifs are available in SZS SHOP.

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Monthly Report for May Donors in May : 1. Compass Fuel donation box (IL) - $ 10 2. Beograd CafĂŠ donation box (IL) - $ 10 3. Nada's Deli & Bakery d. box (IL) - $ 13 4. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 39 5. Violet Vukotich (AZ) - $ 25 6. Vesna Vasic (CAN) - $ 25 CAD 7. Biljana Zdrale (CAN) - $ 50 CAD 8. Natasha & Misho Kostic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD 9. Aleksandra Knezevic (AZ) - $ 30 10. Milena & Milos Stamatovski (CAN) - $ 50 11. Zivko Tatalovic - $ 100 12. Djordje Milosevic - $ 10 13. iSerbApparel.com - $ 10 14. Radomans Framing (CA) - $ 15 15. Zoran Zdravkovic (MI) - $ 15 16. Srdjan Gavrilovic (GA) - $ 15 17. Milen Tesic (IL) - $ 20 18. www.snd-us.com - $ 25 19. Tomislav Pekovic (NY) - $ 15 20. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25 21. Nevena Jovanovic, Aetna Employee Matching - $ 15,6 22. Employees AT&T - $ 97,98 23. Microsoft - $ 185 24. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 15 25. Vozi Inc. - $ 50 26. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100 27. Dalibor Karabatak (CAN) - $ 50 CAD 28. Angelina & Danilo Racic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 29. Mirjana & Milinko Mavrak (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 30. Dragica & Milivoje Mavrak (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 31. Katie & Milan Chuk (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 32. Lidija Borojevic & Jeff Maclarty (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 33. Denise & Dragoljub Chuk (CAN) - $ 25 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 34. Natasa & Goran Urosevic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 35. Dragana & Momir Kubura (CAN) - $ 50 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 36. Lily, Cedomir & Stevan Ciganovic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD(Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 37. Nada & Aleksandar Pavlica (CAN) - $ 100 CAD (Angelina and Danilo Racic & their slava guests) 38. www.designswww.com - $ 15

www.serbsforserbs.org 2016 39. Breza (ME) - $ 15 40. Tanja Josipovic (AZ) - $ 25 41. Slavisa Karach (GA) - $ 25 42. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 43. Vukasin Heljin (CAN) - $ 15 CAD 44. Dragana Beara (CAN) - $ 50 45. Charity-culture event "Deca Za Decu" in Chicago (IL) - $ 3.500 46. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25 47. Nina & Maksim Krsmanovic (VA)- $50 48. Aleksandar Micic (MO) - $ 15 49. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25 50. AmazonSmile Found - $ 24,44 51. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 15 52. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25 53. Sasa Savic (TX) - $ 30 54. NemĐ°nja Lovre (CA) - $ 100 55. Bojana Perisic (CAN) - $ 50 CAD 56. Helena Urukalo (CAN) - $ 15 57. Milos Arsenijevic (MA) - $ 15 58. Milos Kuburovic (FL) - $ 15 59. Jela Nonkovic (PA) - $ 15 60. Nikola Mrdakovic (IL) - $ 40 61. Helana Petrovich - $ 150 62. Zoran Starcevic - $ 20 63. Daniel Plavsic (WA) - $ 25 64. Charity pancake in Mississauga (CAN) - $ 5.841 CAD 65. Protecta El. Serv. (Australia) - $ 15 66. Ivan Aksentijevic (MD) - $ 25 67. Srdjan Prodanovic (NY) - $ 50 68. Dragomir Stanojevic (CAN) - $ 50 69. Vladimir Milosavljevic - $ 25 70. Vincent Jackson - $ 5 71. Dragisa Djordjevic (MD) - $ 15 72. Mladen & Milica Simic (GA) - $ 20 73. Slavica Petrovic (IL) - $ 25 74. Marta Stojanovic (CAN) - $ 25 75. David Gavric (IN) - $ 50 76. Mladen Subotic - $ 50 77. Zivko Lakic - $ 50 78. Biljana Bursac (OH) - $ 15 79. Srdjan Markovic (CA) - $ 25 80. Bojan Jovanovic (IL) - $ 25 81. Stuart Murray (Norway) - $ 25 82. Neven Cvetkovic (Sweden) - $ 50 83. "Trojka iz bloka" New York (NY) - $ 1.316 84. Zivko Lakic - $ 50 85. Bosko Jovanovic (KS) - $ 25 86. Jovan Arsic (CAN) - $ 150 87. AE Serbian Parties donation box at MAISON (May 22nd) (CAN) - $ 150

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88. Yvonne Murray (United Kindom) - $ 25 89. Ankica D. (NJ) - $ 25 90. Milos Stevanovic (NJ) - $ 15 91. Brankica Paunovic - $ 25 92. Dragan Pantelic (IL) - $ 25 93. Vujica Zivkovic - $ 50 94. Sinisa & Mirjana Peric (MD) - $ 50 95. Irene Ratkovich (CAN) - $ 30 CAD 96. Kim & Mirko Maodus (CAN) - $ 100 CAD 97. Aleksandar Tanasic (CAN) - $ 25 98. Zoran Mladenovic (MD) - $ 100 99. Serbosi Calgary (CAN) - $ 195 CAD ________________________

TOTAL IN MAY: $ 7.436 USD $ 7.416 CAD

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