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Tajči’s Campaign for Croatia’s Hungry Children: 765 Children Have Been Helped!

tajci-1016151The indiegogo campaign 'No Child Left Hungry & No Person Left Powerless' for hungry Croatian school children created by Croatian American artist Tatiana Cameron Tajči, has successfully closed.

The campaign for America, Canada and Australia was created by Tajči after the women behind Portal Dobrote reached out to her for help in January 2015, to raise money for hungry children and to help bring greater awareness to the issue.

tajci-1016152Tajci, who had finished recording the song 'Uzorita', lyrics by Lara Hajdarpašić  (can watch music video here) immediately felt connected to the women's plea for help. Tajči had been wanting to partner with a charity organization in Croatia for some time, and Portal Dobrote was a perfect fit! Portal Dobrote are a group of ordinary women, who started a grassroots charity in response to the despair Croatian families are experiencing. With Tajči's support of bringing more exposure to the issue, Hrvatska Radio i Televizija also came forward to show support for the cause and became media sponsors for Portal Dobrote, featuring the women on their programs and following their progress.

The results of the campaigns are amazing. After 3,000 emails, hundreds of phonecalls, countless media posts, AND to all the generous people who contributed to the campaign 'Da niti jedno dijete u Hrvatskoj ne bude gladno' in Croatia and the extension of that campaign  'No Child Left Hungry & No Person Left Powerless' for America, Canada and Australia, 765 children have been helped for this school year!!!

As of Friday, 10th April Portal Dobrote had received HRK 229 thousand in donations.

Students from the following schools have received help -

 

AMOUNT HRK

No. OF

KIDS

SCHOOL

TOWN/

VILLAGE

COUNTY

13,861.58

53*

Mate Lovrak O.S.

Petrinja

Sisačko-Moslavačka

3,250.00

10

Lovas O.S.

Lovas

Vukovarsko-Srijemska

40,095.00

99

Julija Bešenića O.S.

Ilok

Vukovarsko-Srijemska

10,200.00

34

Ivana Brlić Mažuranić O.S.

Strizivojna

Osječko-Baranjska

10,530.00

13

Vladimira Vidrića O.S.

Kutine

Sisačko-Moslavačka

15,000.00

25

Jasenovac O.S.

Jasenovac

Sisačko-Moslavačka

18,495.00

83

Sunja O.S.

Sunja

Sisačko-Moslavačka

9,968.00

14

King Tomislav O.S.

Udbina

Lika-Senj

6,300.00

20

Tovarnik O.S.

Tovarnik

Vukovar-Srijemska

12,425.00

35

Mikleus O.S.

Mikleus

Viroviticko-Podravksa

14,480.00

46

Davorina Trestenjaka O.S.

Hrvatska kostajnici

Sisačko-Moslavačka

6,110.00

26

Vladimira Nazora O.S.

Komletinci

Vukovarsko-Srijemska

7,285.00

31

Vladimira Nazora O.S.

Nova Bukovica

Sisačko-Moslavačka

3,250.00

10

Suna O.S.

Sunja

Sisačko-Moslavačka

9,135.00

58

Ivo Kozarčanin O.S.

Hrvatska Dubica

Sisačko-Moslavačka

2,475.00

9

Komarevo O.S.

Komarevo

Sisačko-Moslavačka

12,000.00

86

Mladost O.S.

Lekenik

Sisačko-Moslavačka

28,812.00

98

Novska O.S.

Novska

Sisačko-Moslavačka

3,180.00

15

Vodinci O.S.

Vodinci

Vukovarsko-Srijemska

226,851.58

765

 

 

 

 

O.S. = Osnova Skola - Elementary School

*an additional 7 students received lunches thanks to individuals donating directly to the school.

 

tajci-1016153You Can  Still  Donate

Unfortunately, there are still some children on the waiting list, and Portal Dobrote are a few thousand Kuna short of helping two other schools who requested help for remainder of this school year - 2014/2015. If you are in Croatia, or can easily donate to a Croatian bank account, please consider donating directly to Portal dobrote's Croatian bank account -

Erste banke

IBAN: HR5924020061500035096

Account name: Humanitarna udruga Portal dobrote,

Bank address: Trakošćanska 21, 10000 Zagreb.

Please state reason for deposit as – “za akciju Da niti jedno dijete u Hrvatskoj ne bude gladno”

tajci-1016154In April 2015, the Croatian Minister of Social Welfare  announced a tender process to grant money to humanitarian organizations to provide lunches for school children who do not qualify for school free lunches, but parents cannot afford them, for the 2015/2016 year.  Portal Dobrote will be submitting their application to the Minister of Social Welfare  by the deadline date of 20th April, 2015. Currently, Portal Dobrote expect to have children from more than 50 schools from around Croatia who they will seek to obtain funds for.

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