Each year, the United Macedonian Diaspora (UMD) organizes a donation from the diaspora community for Macedonia. This year, our goal is to help the elderly who reside in the senior citizens’ homes throughout Macedonia. Your donation will help secure pajamas, socks and/or sweaters for the elderly in Macedonia.
“In the past, we have coordinated donations to orphanages and to hospitals, and this year we want to address another segment that is not talked about much – the elderly in Macedonia,” said UMD Board Member and Charitable Efforts Coordinator Aleksandra Trpkovska. “Many of us in the diaspora miss our grandparents in Macedonia. Some of them may live with families, while some of them live at senior citizens’ homes. We want to reach out to the ones that are not with their families this holiday season and let them know we haven’t forgotten about them. They are somebody’s Baba and Dedo.”
UMD would like to thank its partner, Konekt, from Macedonia for their help with this project, and Vladimir Cetkar, for granting us music rights for our promotional clips, which will be launched via YouTube soon: Title track – The Magic Hill of Lihnid (Ohrid). Click HERE to see our slides about the project.
UMD has devoted $2,500 of its charity funds to this project and asks all Macedonians around the world to help us double our effort. Donations can be made online on our website by clicking HERE (Specific Fund: Baba and Dedo Holiday Givinig) or by mailing a check payable to “United Macedonian Diaspora,” to our offices in:
– United States* – 1101 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, 6th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20004
– Canada* – 3555 St. Clair Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M1K 1L6
– Australia – P.O. Box 2153, Hawthorn, Vic. 3122
On the envelope, please note Attn: Holiday Giving.
Please donate before January 7, 2011, as UMD intends to distribute gifts to the elderly in Macedonia on January 14, 2011.
For more information, or to help with the project, please contact Aleksandra Trpkovska at (586) 383-1721 or [email protected].
*U.S. and Canadian donations are tax deductible.
See past issues of UMD Voice to read what UMD has done in the past to help Macedonians in need: