Bridges to Serbia Supports The Circle of Serbian Sisters in Cacak, Serbia
January 22, 2013
On January 4th, an important bridge was built between the Serbian-American community in the U.S. and the Circle of Serbian Sisters in Serbia, when Lazar Snay, who serves on Bridges to Serbia’s Board of Directors, and his charitable wife, Vesna Snay, donated humanitarian items to the organization’s Cacak chapter in the name of Bridges to Serbia.
For most people who have spent time around the Serbian community in the United States, the Circle of Serbian Sisters evokes thoughts of care, tradition, hospitality, and gracefulness. The Circle of Serbian Sisters groups, translated “Kolo Srpski Sestara,” are groups of Serbian women committed to serving the Serbian community. The groups are usually affiliated with a Serbian Orthodox church, and the women who belong to these groups organize church events, cook for church gatherings, and teach church members about Serbian culture.
Kolo Srpski Sestara groups are also long-established and active in Serbia. In fact, Kolo Srpski Sestara groups trace their roots back to 1903, when the first group under that name was established in Belgrade. The groups in Serbia are not directly connected to the Serbian Orthodox Church, although they do sometimes work with churches to complete projects.
The pictures we’ve include on this page illustrate the Cacak chapter of Kolo Srpski Sestara assembling care packages for needy families and Lazar accepting a certificate of appreciation from the director of the organization, Bojana. The care packages were distributed to families around the city of Cacak.
Kolo Srpski Sestara has proven to be a life-changing organization, and these groups both here and in Serbia can use each Serbian-American’s help in accomplishing their philanthropic missions. If you are interested in contributing to volunteer projects led by Kolo Srpski Sestara in your area or abroad, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.