PITTSBURGH / TRI-STATE COMMITTEE UPDATES - 2016 was a record year for the Pittsburgh / Tri-State Committee. The fundraising efforts of this dedicated group of Lifeline volunteers were so successful that five projects were completed in 2016: 1) renovation of Gavrilo Princip School, Zemun (Belgrade), 2) purchase of van for Mika Antic Orphanage (Sombor, Serbia), 3) window replacement at Osnova Skola (Cacak, Serbia), 4) books and educational supplies from Steubenville Sunday School to Plavi Cuperak Kindergarten (Zeleznik, Serbia) and 5) bathroom remodeling at Plavi Cuperak Kindergarten (Zeleznik, Serbia). In appreciation for the Pittsburgh / Tri-State Committee's continued dedication to Lifeline, Their Royal Highnesses, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine, will be the honored guests at events in Pittsburgh and Johnstown, PA on April 20-21. Please visit our events page for details..
Top Photo: HRH Crown Princess Katherine joins the children of Plavi Cuperak Kindergarten as they are photographed with their books from the Steubenville, Ohio Sunday School book drive. Bottom left: Children of Gavrilo Princip School display their sign thanking the Pittsburgh team. Bottom right: Renovated bathrooms at the Plavi Cuperak Kindergarten. Check our website for more photos of these projects and others.
SPONSORS NEEDED FOR NEW PROJECTS - We are often asked about the availability of projects for potential sponsorship by church groups, businesses, foundations and individuals. To make it easier to learn about the projects that need help, we launched a new section on our web site - Sponsors Needed (click the screenshot below to see projects). In this section, each project available for sponsorship is identified and summarized with an approximate cost and short description. If you or your organization has interest in learning more about becoming a project sponsor, contact our office by email or by calling (312) 228-0600.
LIFELINE'S SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP DRIVE - We are off to a great start and are looking forward to meeting our organizational membership goals by April 30, 2017 If you have already signed up for sustaining membership - THANK YOU!
We are starting the 2nd month of the membership drive and will conclude the spring drive on April 30. Remember - you can become a member of Lifeline for as little as $5/month. We need your membership support. Your donations help us create more sustainable programs for Serbia and Republika Srpska.
LIFELINE COOKBOOK UPDATE:Have you sent your recipe to the Lifeline Cookbook committee yet?The committee is still accepting recipe submissions from Kolo groups, men's and women's clubs, and individuals until May 1, 2017. This is a one-of-a-kind cookbook that will contain time-tested favorite recipes submitted by men and women of Serbian descent from across the US and Canada. Commit to being a part of this exciting project today by emailing your recipes to the committee.
Lifeline Arizona, our newest fledgling chapter, is in the early planning stages of its first fundraiser, date to be announced later this summer. Click here to take a look at what's coming up in your community!