Charitable Efforts

UMD Appoints Director of Charitable Efforts

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce the appointment of UMD Chicago Representative Natalia Buling-Betinski as the new UMD Director of Charitable Efforts.  Buling-Betinski will oversee all of UMD’s charitable programs, including the coordination of UMD’s annual Ajvar 5K Run/Walk, which will be held across several cities this September. “Expanding of Natalia’s role is due to her great…

Macedonian Diaspora Helps Orphans During Holiday Season

Macedonian Diaspora Helps Orphans During Holiday Season

On Friday, December 21, 2012, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), the United Macedonian-Americans of Detroit (UMAD), Ajvar LLC, and Pencils 4 Kids International (P4KI) delivered much-needed aid to the “11th October” orphanage in Skopje, Macedonia in the form of twenty-five new beds/mattresses and school supplies for all the orphans.    “We were warmly welcomed at the orphanage by the children…

Race to Help Macedonian Orphans

Race to Help Macedonian Orphans

The United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) is pleased to announce its partnership with Ajvar, LLC in organizing the first annual Ajvar 5K Run and Walk (Ajvar 5K) – a charity event to raise funds for children in need in Macedonia.  Ajvar 5K will be held on Sunday, September 9th at Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia in honor of the 21st Anniversary…

Over 150 Runners/Walkers Participate in 1st Ajvar 5K

Over 150 Runners/Walkers Participate in 1st Ajvar 5K

The first-ever Ajvar 5K Run/Walk, held at the Bluemont Park in Arlington, Virginia on September 9th and organized by Ajvar, LLC and the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD), was a overwhelming success bringing together over 150 runners, walkers, and friends to raise funds for orphans in Macedonia.  Over $6,000 was raised in cash and in-kind donations.  Scott Schraff of Phoenix, Arizona…

Colorado: Steamboat Springs Rotary Collects Computers for Macedonia

Rotary Announces International Service Projects Although there are few Macedonians in the famous Colorado ski resort Steamboat Springs, locals are becoming familiar with Macedonia.  Presentations on Macedonia have been given at Yampa Valley University Women Club, Kiwanis Club, Peace and Justice Club and the Rotary Club.  Hundreds of used computers and reading materials are being assembled by the Steamboat Springs…

Gala Raises $1.3 Million for Scholarships and Canadian Macedonian Place

 Source: Maknews On November 16, 2006, at the prestigious Fairmont – Royal York in the heart of Toronto, a gala banquet was held in honor of Mike Zafirovski, one of our most successful executives in North America. Canadian Macedonian Place and the family of another famous Macedonian businessperson, John Bitove, organized the banquet. Mr. Zafirovski was previously an executive member…

Gala Raises $1.3 Million for Scholarships and Canadian Macedonian Place

  Source: Maknews On November 16, 2006, at the prestigious Fairmont – Royal York in the heart of Toronto, a gala banquet was held in honor of Mike Zafirovski, one of our most successful executives in North America. Canadian Macedonian Place and the family of another famous Macedonian businessperson, John Bitove, organized the banquet. Mr. Zafirovski was previously an executive…

Macedonian Woman Saving Children in Sudan

Source: Macedonian daily Dnevnik Translated by UMDiaspora Staff Milena Jovanova, a nurse, left her life in Switzerland and accepted a position with five-time lower income to go and help victims of the civil war in Sudan. Milena Jovanova, originally from Negotino, Macedonia, went to Sudan as a volunteer last year.  Her only contact with the world was her satellite phone,…

Donate to help young Andrej

Four-year-old Andrej Zdravkovski, born on July 3rd, 2002, is suffering from a fast growing tumor on the brain stem glioma.  Because of his prognosis, Andrej and his mother traveled urgently to the United States for consultations and intensive treatment at the Burzynski Clinic in Houston, Texas.  

RIP Andrej Zdravkovski

It is with deep regret and heartfelt sorrow to the family and friends of 4-year-old Andrej Zdravkovski that we announce his passing away on March 4, 2007.  May God Rest His Soul.

Although the members of the United Macedonian Diaspora did not have the chance to meet young Andrej in person, he touched our lives, showing us that giant-sized courage comes in little bodies.  He will be missed.  However, we know that his memory will be eternal!