Friday, October 2, 2015

Israeli Organization Helps 28. Jun Realize Massive Humanitarian Project

BELGRADE – The multinational humanitarian organization 28. Jun today announced the successful completion of a 4-year long initiative to deliver humanitarian and medical supplies to the Western Balkans.
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The final delivery was made possible by a generous donation from the Israeli advocacy organization StandWithUs. Since 2011 28. Jun successfully completed 5 projects which encompassed 22 deliveries of aid to Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro and Kosovo. The aid was transported from North America via ship and from Western and Central Europe via truck. The organization now plans to tackle economic and social issues plaguing the region in collaboration with international partners in addition to its humanitarian efforts.

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Founded in 2011 and registered as a Canadian Not-for-profit in 2012, to date 28. Jun has delivered 170 tons of humanitarian, medical and disaster relief aid worth over $4.4 mil to the Western Balkans. During the 2014 Southeast Europe floods 28. Jun airlifted 30,000 lbs of urgent humanitarian relief into Belgrade from Toronto. It was the largest airborne donation Serbia received by a non-state actor during the natural disaster. StandWithUs is the leading pro-Israel education and advocacy organization with a mission to inform the public about Israel and combat extremism and anti-Semitism around the world. Based in Los Angeles, StandWithUs has sixteen offices across the U.S., and in Israel, Australia and the UK.

“The Serbian and Jewish peoples have shared a long history of oppression and persecution. We’ve shared the horror of the Jasenovac concentration camp. Now, free in our homelands, Serbia and Israel have the opportunity to share a thriving future. On behalf of the Israeli people, StandWithUs is proud to contribute toward Serbian flood relief in the hopes of continuing and growing our historical friendship,” said Michael Dickson, StandWithUs Director.

“I had the pleasure of meeting Peggy Shapiro, the Midwest Coordinator for StandWithUs, in Chicago last year and we’ve been looking for the right project to collaborate on since. StandWithUs and the Israeli people assisted 28. Jun and the Serbian people in a crucial time by helping us complete this massive humanitarian project. We will continue to work together closely in the future as we make the progression to cultural and economic exchanges,” Filip Filipi Jankovic, President of “28. Jun” said.

Monday, July 13, 2015

28. Jun‬ Humanitarian Fundraiser coming to Sydney, Australia on July 18th!


28. Jun‬ Humanitarian Fundraiser in Sydney, Australia

RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/669568849815204/

Saturday, July 18th @ 8:PM

Lot 34/ Stante Close
Middleton Grange NSW 2171
(Serbian Club - Hoxton Park)

Music by DJ Vlado
Exclusive 28. Jun Merchandise will be available!
Proceeds from tickets and merchandise sales will support the 'Passport to Education' project. The initiative will focus on delivering computers and school supplies to needy Serbian communities in Kosovo and Krajina in addition to awarding scholarships to exemplary students via the Harvard Club of Serbia. Srpski

Thursday, June 11, 2015

28. Jun Plans Summer Events Around the World


28. Jun held the first of several events planned for the summer in Austria last week in support of the 'Passport to Education' project. The initiative will focus on delivering computers and school supplies to needy Serbian communities in Kosovo and Krajina in addition to awarding scholarships to exemplary students via the Harvard Club of Serbia. Additional upcoming fundraisers are scheduled to take place in the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates, making it a truly global push to help the underprivileged children of the Balkans. If you're interested in getting involved or would like to find out more about our previous humanitarian deliveries to the Western Balkans please visit www.28jun.org or email 28jun.org@gmail.com


About 28. Jun

28. Jun is a youth-based multinational diaspora organization engaged in humanitarian, social and philanthropic functions. Founded in 2011 and registered as a Canadian Not-for-profit in 2012, to date it has delivered 338,000 lbs of humanitarian, medical and disaster relief aid worth over $4.4 mil to the Western Balkans. 28. Jun prides itself on its efficient management of resources with 92% of donations channeled directly into programs which include the acquisition, transportation and documentation of aid. For every $1 donated to 28. Jun, the organization has delivered $28 worth of humanitarian aid to underprivileged communities ad their local institutions.

Monday, May 18, 2015

One Year Anniversary of Balkan Floods


With the one year anniversary of the tragic floods which struck the Balkans upon us, 28. Jun would like to take this opportunity to thank all our members, volunteers, donors and partners who assisted in our massive humanitarian effort. Likewise, we'd also like to express our condolences to the families of all those who lost their lives during the unprecedented natural disaster and ensure our continued support.

In the spirit of accountability and transparency which has defined our organization since our formation we drafted a follow up report on how our aid was distributed, utilized and how those effected are coping today. Additionally, we conducted a thorough evaluation of our response and found that of the Serbian organizations involved with the relief effort, 28. Jun delivered the largest amount of aid in both weight and monetary value.

• In total we delivered over 250,000 lbs of urgent humanitarian relief to the region from North America and Europe. LINK

• The first shipments of aid were delivered by our teams in Central Europe and the UK within one week of the floods. LINK

• The first shipment from North America was airlifted from Toronto to Belgrade one month after the floods. LINK

• The final phase was six shipments delivered via ship and one shipment delivered via truck between July and November 2014. LINK

• Our partners and consignees in the region were the Red Cross, the Serbian Orthodox Church and the Serbian and Republika Srspka governments. LINK

• 28. Jun members oversaw the entire process of the project from collecting the aid abroad to literally delivering it to the hands of those in need. LINK

The flood relief effort was both immensely challenging and genuinely rewarding and helped us grow as an organization and as individuals by seeing first hand how vital our assistance was to the devastated municipalities. The positive results have helped us overcome the fatigue from the lengthy and exhausting project and we are committed in our mission to continue to support the neglected communities in the Western Balkans.

Current 28. Jun Project: Passport to Education

28. Jun President Reflection on 2014 Balkan Floods

Saturday, May 9, 2015

28. Jun & Harvard Club of Serbia Partner to Promote Education

Toronto, ON, May 11, 2015 – The multinational humanitarian organization, 28.Jun, today announced a partnership with the Harvard Club of Serbia to award scholarships to exemplary students as part of their 'Passport to Education' project. The wider scope of the initiative aims to promote and augment educational programs among disadvantaged communities in Kosovo and Croatia. In addition to the scholarships, plans are in place to deliver computers, schools supplies, tutorship programs and other support structures to the young people of these communities.

28. Jun has experience in leading multistakeholder projects, having recently collaborated with the Red Cross and the UN to assist the people of the Western Balkans. During last year's Southeast Europe floods they delivered over 250,000 lbs of urgent humanitarian relief to the region, including the airlift of 30,000 lbs of aid directly into Belgrade from Toronto.  The next few months will see the organization hold several fundraising events across the world in support of the project. 28. Jun President, Filip Filipi, described public support as "paramount" and encouraged all those interested in helping to visit www.28jun.org for more details.

About 28. Jun

28. Jun is a youth-based multinational diaspora organization engaged in humanitarian, social and philanthropic functions. Founded in 2011 and registered as a Canadian Not-for-profit in 2012, to date it has delivered 338,000 lbs of humanitarian, medical and disaster relief aid worth over $4.4 mil to the Western Balkans. 28. Jun prides itself on its efficient management of resources with 92% of donations channeled directly into programs which include the acquisition, transportation and documentation of aid. For every $1 donated to 28. Jun, the organization has delivered $28 worth of humanitarian aid to underprivileged communities ad their local institutions.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

Srećan Uskrs! 28. Jun Begins New Education Project


28. Jun is pleased to announce we are kicking off our first humanitarian project of 2015 'Passport to Education'. The initiative will focus on delivering computers and school supplies to needy Serbian communities in Kosovo and Krajina in addition to awarding scholarships to exemplary students.

Our members will organize fundraising events around the world to realize these objectives. If you're interested in getting involved or would like to find out more about our previous humanitarian deliveries to the Western Balkans please visit www.28jun.org or email 28jun.org@gmail.com


 28. Јун са задовољством објављује да покреће свој први хуманитарни пројекат у 2015. години "Пасош за образовање". Иницијатива ће се фокусирати на пружање компјутера и школског прибора за сиромашне српске заједнице на Косову и Крајини, уз стипендирање примерних студената.

Наши чланови ће организовати догађаје за прикупљање средстава за реализацију ових циљева широм света. Ако сте заинтересовани за учествовање или желите сазнати више о нашим претходним хуманитарним испорукама на Западни Балкан, посетите www.28jun.org или е-mail 28jun.org@gmail.com

Sunday, February 8, 2015

28. Jun takes over Australia


28. Jun Australia members ran very successful booths at the Serbian Festival in Sydney and at Sv. Sava near Melbourne! If you want to get involved contact 28jun.org@gmail.com