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“God gave me four children, but with each I went through serious trials” – the story of the Stojkovic family from Dobrujevac

Usually we end our reports about first visits by creating a list of what help is needed. But this time, we'll do it differently. We visited the Stojkovic family in Dobrujevac near Aleksinac. Although they only asked for a rotary mower and hay baler, it was obvious that their home had been damaged by humidity and as well, needed insulation, eavestroughs, a pathway around the exterior and renovation of the rooms.

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A ray of sunshine in a place of sorrow and pain – Nikolina (3) from Aleksinacki Rudnik

Three-year-old Nikolina Ristic lives in a dilapidated home in Aleksinacki Rudnik. In 1989, a tragedy befell this town when a fire claimed the lives of 90 miners. Along with the loss of lives came the end of the mine, leaving the people abandoned and with no prospect for the future.

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THE FIGHT AGAINST CORONAVIRUS – support the disadvantaged!

The whole world is in crisis because of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As healthcare professionals fight for the lives of infected people, the virus and emergency situations in many countries affect each and every one of us. Yet the worst hit are always the poor. It is especially difficult for them at times like this. Let our response to this situation, therefore, be SUPPORT THE DISADVANTAGED!

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"Birthday party from the block" in Melbourne

Our compatriots in Melbourne came up with a great way of birthday celebration that brings a spiritual benefit. Families Stefanovich and Eror have organised a "bundled" birthday party in the hall of Holy Trinity Parish in Brunswick, Melbourne, on Saturday 22 February. Instead of customary presents, the celebrants asked for donations for the Church and our reputable charity Serbs for Serbs.

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Their grandfather died a hero, but his grandchildren live in a dilapidated home in the middle of Belgrade!

When the world seems to be an increasingly dark place to be, a shining example can come along to show us the way forward. As a single candle can give light to a dark room, so can the deed of a hero spark the light of humanity in us all.

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“The hardest thing for me is that we can only bathe when the weather is nice” – Boban (11) from Banat

It is difficult to find words to describe the living conditions under which 11 year old Boban Milutinović and his five siblings – Bobana (13), Sanela (8), Darko (5), Aleksandra (3) and Lazar (1), are being raised. They all live in one room which is essentially their entire house – bedroom, living room, kitchen, dining room, with an extension to a bathroom!

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Born in a stable, living today without basic necessities – Dunja (3) from Kosovo and Metohija

Three-year-old Dunja Nasković lives in the remote and isolated village of Odevce in Kosovo and Metohija, between Novo Brdo and Kosovska Kamenica. She is one of only a few children living in this village where only 50 Serbs remain.

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Will Christmas come to their homes too?

The holidays are fast approaching, and many of us look forward to spending time with our loved ones. In the warmth and comfort of our homes, gifts are being wrapped for St. Nicholas to deliver to the children.

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For the first time, Atlanta hosted Trojka iz bloka

On Sunday, October 20, 2019, Serbs for Serbs USA hosted our 1st annual Charity Three Point Tournament Trojka Iz Bloka Boston in Atlanta, Georgia at the Sts Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church. The first time tournament was as a huge success and was able to raise $1,310 for impoverished Serbian families in the Balkans.

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Chicago rickshaw drivers for the children of Kosovo and Metohia

As another summer season in Chicago transitions into the cold Chicago winter, the Serbian rickshaw drivers community has decided once again to give back.

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SFS on Serbian festivals in Chicago

In Chicago, after the hot summer months pass by and the cooler weather sets in, it’s festival time. During August and September, the Chicago Serbian community comes out in force to celebrate Serbian heritage, traditions, culture and food! Locally, this is referred to as SERBFEST!! This year, Serbs for Serbs had the privilege of attending four of these festivals in the Chicago area.

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After years of hardship, better days have arrived for the Filipovic brothers

What we have observed in our 15 years of doing charitable work is that so often it is the youngest family members who hold onto the hope of a better tomorrow.

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"Football tennis from the Blocks" for the first time in New York!

On Monday, October 28th, members of charity organization Serbs for Serbs from New York organized a "Football tennis from the Blocks" tournament together with the owner of  The Ground in Chinatown, Manhattan. Fans of soccer gathered from all sections of the Big Apple to compete in this mini-tournament and help socially impoverished families with many children. Eight teams and 16 contestants competed, and we were able to collect $610 in donations. 

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