February 14, 2016

SZS at Serbian Festival in Sydney

On Saturday and Sunday, February 6 and 7, members of the Charity organization SERBS FOR SERBS Australia had the honor to present the work of the organization at a big Serbian Festival in Darling Harbor, Sydney. The Festival is organized under the patronage of the Serbian Orthodox Church - Metropolitanate of Australia and New Zealand and the Serbian Orthodox Youth Association of Australia & New Zealand “SOYA”.


First of all, we would like to thank Dimitrije Grasar, president of the organizational committee of the Serbian Festival, who is also a coordinator of “SOYA” for New South Wales, and Ilija Perac, president of “SOYA”, for enabling us to present the work of our organization for the first time in Sydney.



Reactions of Serbs from Sydney and their friends of other nationalities were a big surprise. Many people cried when they saw shocking photos of children we help, while others wanted to have their picture taken in front of our stand, wishing to spread the information about our organization and activities themselves. What is more, we were amazed by the number of those who wanted to meet us personally and find out about the work of the organization and generally about the ways they can contribute.


Finally, it is inevitable to mention the gesture of the Serbian Artists Association ‘Sava@Art’, who collected the sum of 475.50 Dollars at their exhibition stand and at the end of the Festival, gave it to the members of our organization. A special thank you for this kind deed goes to woodcarver Dragisa Pavlovic, as well as painters Toma Kobilarev and Rados Stevanovic.



We also wish to thank numerous kind-hearted visitors of the Festival, who insisted on making contributions for Serbian families in need. Once again, we would like to thank the organizers and donors who bought our “Nema predaje” T-shirts or made a contribution, as well as all good people who gave us their support, warm smiles and kind words, and thus made our first public appearance in Sydney a lot nicer. This is only the beginning of our work in Australia.

The total sum of $867.50 was raised. Below is a list of contributors:
Nedjeljko Romic - $70
Dragan Bejatovic - $10
Dragana Alavanja - $50
Sanja Medojevic - $20
Ana Medojevic - $10
Marija - $50
Tijana - $50
Nenad Kacavenda - $50
Vladimir and Milena Drageljevic - $20
Zoran Stankovic - $10
Svemir Popovic - $10
Toma Kobilarov - $10
Lena and Pedja Kulezic - $20
Jugovic - $10
Nedjo Tesanovic - $20
Vesna M. - $30
Jugovic Milos - $50
Mile Radjenovic - $50
Drazen Sudar and Goranka Zabrdac - $20
Vanja Knezevic - $30
Aleksandra Pavlovic - $20
Vanja Petkovic - $7.50
Zeljko Grasar - $50
Kekus Dusan - $100
Tanja Amanovic - $100



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