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Cekic family will be soon in the new part of the house

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Members of the Charity organization Serbs for Сerbs from Serbia and Republic of Srpska have visited at the end of december 2016, Cekic family of nine,  from the village Donja Kola, that is located approximately 20km from Banja Luka, on the slopes of mountain Manjaca. Members of the family are father Djuro and mother Mirela, and their seven children,  Milutin (18), Bogoje (14), Genadije (9), twin sisters Milica and Marija (4), Maja (3) and their youngest Vasilije (1). Our organization has provided building materials and beds for the children, in total value of 12.649 BAM. This donation was provided by Gracanica – Serbian eastern ortodox church congregation of Windsor, Canada, purposely for finishing building this family’s house.

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Condition of the house in the March, 2016

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Building was finished in december 2016 – We installed 16 new pvc windows, as well as front doors, we plastered 250sqm of walls, we built complete water supply network, and bought much needed sanitary equipment for bathroom

We found out about Cekic family from our friends from Serbian organization „Bastionik“ from Banja Luka, who contacted us with a plead to help this family. „Bastionik“ has helped them as well, on Christmas eve, when they brought them packages of personal hygene items and food. In this family, nobody has a permanent employement, and the only certain source of income is 240 BAM of social aid. Besides that, father and the oldest sons, try to make some additional income by working seasonal jobs, so that they could live at least a bit better. Furthermore, they raise sheeps and pigs, which were also given to them as a help from all the good people, and they grow some vegetables on the land that they own besides the house.

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Inner space in the house, were children used to spend their time –march 2016

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During our visit, we had a chance to see how impecably this mother takes care of her children, because the kids are so well behaved, beautifully dressed, and all of them have good grades. Their parish priest Goran Kovacevic, who was our host, and who took us to visit them, said that the family lives obeying God’s laws, that they come regularly to church, that they are fasting, and that they receive holy communion regularly. The biggest problem for this family is their practicaly uninhabitable house. With a help of the friends, first floor of the house was finished, but withouth a roof, unplastered, uninsulated, withouth floors, with carpentry that was installated poorly. All of this was huge problem during the winter and autumn, because it was too cold, and water was leaking everywhere.

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Walls were plastered and the floor screed was put in place

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Executed preparatory woorks on a future bathroom

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Youngest members of the family, with their mother Mirela, in a reconstructed part of the house

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Representatives of organizations, with the friends from Banja Luka, visit the house while the work is still in progress

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Milica, Marija and Maja Cekic

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Youngest child – Vasilije Cekic

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During our conversation with Djuro Cekic, father of this family, in front of their home

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Cekic family would like to thank immensely to all the donators from Widsor, Canada, and to members of the charity organization Serbs for Serbs on the help that was necessary for them. By providing construction material, their children will have more decent life conditions.  
We invite all the people who are interested to join and help the projects of the Charity Organization Serbs for Serbs, whose aim is to help socially disadvantaged Serbian multi-children families across the Balkan.

 

Bank statement

Last change: August 18, 2017
Account balance: $ 8.497 USD
Account balance: $ 9.996 CAD


OVERVIEW OF CASH FLOW IN 2017


Donations in 2017: $ 58.411 USD
Donations from 2010: $ 627.032 USD
Donations in 2017: $ 47.184 CAD
Donations from 2015: $ 170.150 CAD


We are a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent followed by the US law.
We are registred CRA not-for-profit charitable organization. Your donation is tax-deductible to the extent followed by the Canadian law.

Donors in August

1. Lazich Deli donation box (IL) - $ 19
2. Beograd Café donation box (IL) - $ 10
3. Nada's Deli & Bakery d. box (IL) - $ 44
4. St. Nikola, Brookfield d.box (IL) - $ 10
5. ABC Deli donation box /САД/ - $ 25
6. iSerbApparel.com - $ 10
7. Radomans Framing (CA) - $ 15
8. Srdjan Gavrilovic (GA) - $ 15
9. Zoran Zdravkovic (MI) - $ 15
10. Nenad Milasinovic (Australia) - $ 25
11. www.snd-us.com - $ 25
12. Marko Grcic (WI) - $ 25
13. Necko & Vera Djuric (IA) - $ 100
14. Milorad Bozickovic (OH) - $ 40
15. Nick Jurkovic (IL) - $ 25
16. Pepsico - $ 43.32
17. Natasa Radmanovac - $ 10
18. Natalija Vesic (NY) - $ 10 (for Nikolic family)
19. Natalija Vesic (NY) - $ 20 (for Gacic family)
20. Natalija Vesic (NY) - $ 20 (for Pavlovic family)
21. Natalija Vesic (NY) - $ 20 (for Petrovic family)
22. Natalija Vesic (NY) - $ 40 (for Sinik family)
23. S. D. - $ 25
24. Nikola Ognjanovic - $ 40
25. Zeljka Bucalo (NV) - $ 25
26. Dejan Dimitrijevic - $ 25
27. Tihomir Bajic (CA) - $ 100
28. Slavisa Karach (GA) - $ 25
29. Tanja Josipovic (AZ) - $ 25
30. Zoran Starcevic - $ 25
31. Aksentijevich family (MD) - $ 25
32. Mladen Spiric (CAD) - $ 40 CAD
33. Breza (CA) - $ 50
34. Dragana Beara (CAN) - $ 50
35. PayPal Giving fund - $ 81
36. Ivan Radulovic (NY) - $ 25
37. Nikola Jankovic - $ 250
38. Dijana and Milinko Filipovic wedding gift (CAN) - $ 500
39. Vozi Inc. - $ 100
40. Predrag Grujicic (NY) - $ 100
41. Milos Arsenijevic (MA) - $ 15
42. Milos Kuburovic (FL) - $ 15
43. Vesna Kozomora (IL) - $ 25
44. Ognjen Paspalj - $ 3
45. Helena Urukalo (CAN) - $ 15
46. Milan Zdrnja - $ 25
47. Mirjana Babic - $ 25
48. Serb fest Chicago (IL) - $ 2,840
49. Dusan Stojkovic (IL) - $ 15
50. Djordje Djordjevic - $ 100
51. Jela Nonkovic (PA) - $ 15
52. Milan Spinjo - $ 20
53. Vesna Vasic (CAN) - $ 25 CAD
54. Klara Stiglic (CAN) - $ 100 CAD
55. Danijel Plavsic (WA) - $ 25
56. Milan Dobras (AZ) - $ 25
57. Olja Meyer (NY) - $ 25
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DONATIONS RAISED IN AUGUST:
  $ 4,414 USD

  $ 665 CAD

Note: If you wish to have initials, a nickname or to be an anonymous donor instead of having your full name in the donors list, with or without stating the state where you are, please email us:       szsamerika@gmail.com