April 30, 2012

SFS fundraiser in New York City

For the first time in New York City our Charity organization Serbs for Serbs (SfS) held a very successful “Children are our future Fundraiser” event on Friday, April 27th, at La Pomme lounge in Manhattan. Every donor received bracelet “Children are our future” as our way of saying thank you for supporting this event and “Serbs for Serbs” organization. A total of 161 guests attended the event and the guests donated a total of $4,925. All donations will go to our annual Easter 2012 action (which started on April 28th) in Krajina, Kosovo and Raska regions. A minimum donation of $20 was collected at the door from each guest, however, we are happy to report that many guests donated more than the suggested minimum donation.
The event started at 6PM after the final decorations of the lounge with SfS flags, flyers, T-shirts and other promo material were done. Representatives from Chicago’s SfS chapter arrived to NYC Friday morning after exhausting 13 hour drive. Without their help, our event would not have been as successful as it was (DJ PETKO played a key role). Also, support from our Polish friends from Brooklyn is becoming a tradition, which makes us very proud of it. For the first time we also had support from our Bulgarian friends from Sofia.

Hosts of the event were Milica Savic, Daniel Todorovich and Aleksandar Krsmanovic. We spent a lot of time introducing organization to new donors and answering variety of questions that our guests were asking about SfS and our mission. During the event I gave a short speech about SfS USA and announced our new promo video that was specially made for the events in LA and NY. This very touching and personal video material made each donor realize how lives of so many Serbian children are so difficult and tough. With this event, we all made small difference and helped some of those kids.

The lounge La Pomme was at full capacity around 8PM with many of new faces that haven’t heard about our organization before, which was our main goal of the night to spread the awareness. Everyone had a great time socializing and dancing throughout the evening. Our special guest of the night was Milos Djordjevic from Chicago who created a great and unforgettable atmosphere.

Let’s not forget all the volunteers that supported this event: photo/camera services from Goran Veljic (www.photovideowizards.com), La Pomme lounge (www.lapommenyc.com) , Father Djokan Majstorovic from Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava in NY (www.stsavanyc.org), Serbian Consulate in NY (www.serbiaconsulatenyc.com), performer Milos Djordjevic (www.milosdjordjevic.com) and many others. Thank you all!
Overall the event was great achievement of all the people that donated money and their time that night. This was the first party in NY and we are sure that many more will come. Please do not forget how many impoverished Serbian kids need our help and support. Funds raised during this event will improve living condition of Serbian kids in need, but we cannot stop here because so many kids live in poverty and without basic living conditions. Please keep donating via our website to improve lives of Serbian children.

Proud and thankful to all donors,
Aleksandar Krsmanovic

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