November 25, 2016

Charity SFS weekend in Chicago

Long time friends and volunteers of the Chicago branch of Serbs For Serbs, Milos Zivkovic & Natalia Josipovic hosted a Palacinka Party at their home in Lake Forest, Illinois  on Sunday, November 6th, 2016. The palacinke were hot and tasty and the mood was jubilant.

This palacinka party was an opportunity to introduce new friends to our organization and show them what we do and how we help. In addition to presenting the organizations activities in the US, we also showed everyone the video from our 10th Anniversary Celebration.

Milos and Natalia, along with their guests were able to raise $550 this evening. So, along with tasty palacinke and great drinks, we had a wonderful experience Sunday night and look forward to the next palacinka party!

For Decades, Serbs in Chicago have been participating in their local church Folklore Groups. Almost every Serbian Church in the Chicago area has its own Folklore Group. These groups then get together during the winter season for Folklore Festivals where hundred of Serbs get together to watch their children perform traditional folklore dances and thus carry on Serbian tradition and culture.

The Folklore Group Oplenac, of the church of St. John the Baptist from Bellwood hosted their annual Fall Folklore Festival on Saturday, November 5th at the Serbian Hall of the Gracanica Monastery. Oplenac invited Serbs for Serbs to attend the event and bring imformative packets and brochures to share with their guests the humanitarian work which Serbs for Serbs does all over the Balkans. Only intending to briefly speak about our work, we were pleasantly surprised when individuals began giving donations.

These kind and generous people donated $140 at the Folklore Festival to help Serbian families. We are very grateful to them and their generosity and hospitality. We look forward to being with them again in the future.

Regards for Chicago, SFS America

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