• SDS Mission Statement
  • SDS Misija i Vizija

The humanitarian organization “SDS”, “Save Displaced Serbs”, was established in Chicago by Veljko Miljus in 1990. The purpose was to distribute money and moral support to children who had lost parents during the war that led to disolution of Jugoslavia. In 1993 the organization opened a satellite office in California and was established as a non-profit.

Our volunteers traveled at their expense every three months to Krajina, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia to hand deliver the donations. The recipient children were always given their benefactors’ names and addresses so they can inform them of donations received and to stay in personal contact. The requested donation was $30 per month plus 10% for the cost of running the organization and for travel expenses, but our volunteers decided to distribute that extra 10% to the most needy children.

Approximately 10,000 children have received donations, some one time only and most long-term help from our donors. During our first nine years, two million dollars were collected and delivered to needy children.

In 2001, the entire operation moved to California under the direction of Miodrag Nikolic. We are excited and grateful that our program now is near the three million dollar mark.

We are also proud to state that 100% of all donations have been delivered to, with no amount taken for administrative or operation costs; those costs continue to be covered by our volunteers.

We are grateful to the late Mr. Veljko Miljus for establishing our organization, to Mr. Miodrag Nikolic for continuing to work tirelessly to continue work of the organization and provide for needy children, and to our amazing volunteers Mr. Mico Srdanovic, Mrs. Jelena Cintora, Mrs. Biljana Djelovic, Mr. Jova Lunic, Mrs. Radmila Lunic, Mr. Gojko Medic, Mrs. Katica Medic, Mr. Jakov Seizovic, Mrs. Gordana Seizovic, the late Mrs. Nena Bajic, Mr. Rade Maljkovic, and Mrs. Anka Maljkovic and many more.

We have been supported and endorsed by many Serbian organizations, including numerous chapters of “Circle of Serbian Sisters”, American Srbobran, Serbian-American Alliance of New England, and Nasa Srbija, Decje Srce, Gnjilani Kosovo I Metohija

We are a registered California humanitarian organization, and your contributions are fully tax-deductible (EIN# 95-4624917)

Humanitarna organizacija SDS, “Spasimo Raseljene Srbe,” je zapocela rad u Cikagu 1990-te godine, od strane G. Veljka Miljusa, da bi se pruzila novcana pomoc i moralna podrska deci koja su ostala bez jednog ili oba roditelja u toku ratom uzrokovanog raspada Jugoslavije. Kalifornijski ogranak SDS-a je osnovan 1993-ce godine. Te iste godine organizacija je registrovana u Kaliforniji kao dobrotvorna (non-profit).

Godinama su nasi dobrovoljci putovali (uglavnom iz Cikaga ili Kalifornije) svaka tri meseca, u pravcu Krajine, Bosne i Hercegovine, i Srbije, i to sve o svom licnom trosku. Na unapred odredjenim mestima u tim krajevima nasi predstavnici su delili skupljenu pomoc u prisustvu prezivelog roditelja ili staratelja, i svestenstva. Deci je uvek data informacija o darodavcima (imena i adrese) da bi pismeno obavestili darodavce direktno koliko pomoci su primili a i da bi odrzali licni kontakt sa njima. U pocetku rada organizacije darodavci su bili zamoljeni da ako mogu posalju ekstra 10% od darivane sume od 30 dolara mesecno a koja je ostavljana po strani na ime troskova puta i operativnih troskova, ali je i taj novac razdeljivan kao jednokratna pomoc najugrozenijoj deci.

Tokom godina skoro 10.000 dece se naslo na listi primaoca pomoci (neki su dobili jednomesecnu sumu od 30 dolara a drugi su primali dugorocnu pomoc). U trajanju od devet godina pod upravom G. Veljka Miljusa i dobrovoljaca iz Cikaga i Los Andjelosa, sakupljeno je dva miliona dolara za ugrozenu decu.

U toku 2001-ve godine centrala SDS-a se preselila u Kalifoniju, gde nastavlja aktivan rad pod upravom G. Miodraga Nikolica i drugih dobrovoljaca . Srecni smo sto se SDS program sada priblizava sumi od 3 miliona dolara sakupljene i podeljene pomoci ugrozenima.

U proteklim godinama mnogi dobrovoljci su ulozili svoj novac, trud i vreme da se ovaj jedinstveni program sprovede u delo, i da se 100% sakupljene novcane pomoci podeli ugozenim Srbima.

Pokojni G. Veljko Miljus, osnivac SDS-a, uziva nase duboko postovanje za svoju viziju, dobrocinstvo i pozrtvovani rad.
Posebna zahvalnost G. Miodragu Nikolicu, danasnjem predsedniku SDS-a, koji je nastavio rad SDS humanitarne organizacije.

Zahvaljujemo se i sledecim pozrtvovanim saradnicima: G. Mico Srdanovicu, G-dji Jeleni Cintora. G-dji Biljani Djelovic, G. Jovo Lunicu, G-dji Radmili Lunic iz Cikaga, G. Gojku Medicu, G-dji Katici Medic, G. Jakovu Seizovicu, G-dji Gordani Seizovic, pokojnoj G-dji Neni Baic, kao i G. Radetu Maljkovicu, i G-dji Anki Maljkovic iz Kalifornije kao i mnogim drigma koji su neumorno radili ili rade i dan danas.

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    Some of over 10,000 requests for help

     

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    Srbinje, Republika Srpska, 8 April 2000

     

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    Help a child smile!