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185 Christmas gifts for children from foster care

by , Posted on 22nd Dec 2018

The Novak Djokovic Foundation gave 185 Christmas gifts to children from foster families from the territory of Milosevac, Velika Plana, Smederevska Palanka and Smederevo, at a ceremony in the Cultural Center of Smederevo.

This year’s gifts were given to the children aged from one to 10 years old thanks to the unselfish help of our partners from the companies Kosili, Aqua Viva, Ernst & Young, Chips Way, the Novi Sad BIG shopping center, and the publishing company Pčelica, while the maintenance and organization of the packages were supported by Center for Culture of Smederevo, Gebruder Weiss and Lasta.

Marko Kovačević, the project manager at the Novak Đoković Foundation, reminded us all that holidays are a time when we need to pay special attention to children.

“The Novak Djokovic Foundation has been working closely with the Centers for Family Accommodation and Adoption in Belgrade, Kragujevac, Cuprija and Ruma for six years now. Together with them, as well as with the Association of Foster Parents from Belgrade, we organize New Year celebrations for children in foster families. In addition to the packages, which these young children traditionally look forward to the most, we also carefully devise a series of additional activities so the kids can keep this event as one of their the most memorable memories,” said Kovačević.

“We would not succeed in this without the immense dedication and support of our partners, to whom I thank on behalf of the Foundation and all the children present. In the years behind us, we made holidays better and we made 885 children happy. They are the proof and confirmation that together, we can accomplish so much,” he concluded, saying that this event means so much to the children from foster families because it sends the message that there is always someone who thinks and cares about them.

This year, besides workshops, social games, music and photo sessions with Santa Claus and gifts, we also added two performances by “Čiča Miša”‘s theatre and “Čigra”, so that all the children, regardless of their age, could enjoy the same event. And they have! They rejoiced, and they couldn’t take smiles off from their faces. 

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