June 13, 2013

Serbian Network Hosts Palacinka Party


Serbian Network
is a non-profit group, started in 2013, by a couple of young, Canadian Serbs. Based in Toronto, the group's goal is to provide all fellow Serbs with new ways to connect with one another through both social events and charitable work. On Sunday June 9th, immediately following holy liturgy, Serbian Network threw a Palacinka Party, with all proceeds from palacinka sales going to the Charity organization Serbs for Serbs - Srbi za Srbe. Serbian Network reached out to both the young and old in the Serbian community, and they responded enthusiastically by filling the Mississagua Serbian Centre.  By the time the last palacinka was sold, Serbian Network had raised $3600.00 for Srbi za Srbe.

 

Serbian Network received much help for this event, and wants to recognize all those who showed up as early as 8:00 a.m. to get the work started. Dragica Grubic, President of the Serbian Sisters, was instrumental in helping them navigate their way around the kitchen. They want to acknowledge the tremendous support of their ‘leads’, Angelina Racic and Lidija Borojevic, as well as Olga Lukich and Mira Brkic. Furthermore, they would like to acknowledge the hard work of their friends and volunteers, Marko Mladjen, Dejan Petkovic, Nikola Lukich, Jovana Markovic, Lola Govedarica, Branko Vidovic, Kathy Bucan, Rose Devli, Macha Mavrak, Danila Mrvaljevic, Aleksa Brkic, Nemanja Pjanic and Helen Keser.

"When Serbs come together as a group, much can be achieved," say Serbian Network's founders Brian Mitchell and Jovan Brkic.  "The $3600.00 we will be transferring to Srbi za Srbe will let our people back home know we have not forgotten about them.  Let's stay connected; let's continue networking."

Serbian Network has decided to direct their donation to the Pecirep Family, which is in desperate need of a home to live in.  In addition to $4500.00 raised earlier in the year by Canadian Serbs, for this widow and her four chirdren in Visegrad, Republika Srpska, Srbi za Srbe is now able to finally purchase them a home.

Serbian Network thanks everyone for their support in this fundraising initiative.

Serbian Network is open to everyone. If you're looking to network, socialize, or find ways to give back to the community, this is the group for you.

Keep following Serbian Network on Facebook and stay tuned for news on our next event! You can also e-mail SN: serbiannetwork@gmail.com.

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