Saturday, October 27, 2012

World Day - Week of Hunger in Macedonia

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Last week, The Art of Living Macedonia organized few actions for collecting food, on the occasion of the World Day of Hunger, October 16. For this purpose several points were placed throughout the capital Skopje and across few more cities, Strumica, Stip and Tetovo... everywhere in Macedonia. 
AOL volunteers worked hard throughout the week. In the action were involved and passers-by who looked curiously and returned and donated a bag of food. We collected over 4.000 kg /10,000 - 12,000 meals/ of food that will be distributed to disadvantaged families, The Center for people with disabilities in Negotino, The Care Center for people with mental and physical disabilities in Skopje, and a part of the food was also divided between the Macedonian defenders from Stip who were present at a humanitarian weekend seminar for defenders. 
With this action we encouraged a lot of people, as well as other non-governmental organizations including SUNA, Art Life, Food Bank Macedonia, Woman association from Strumica, Dimitar Vlahov Agricultural schools form Strumica, Youth Alliance from Tetovo, citizens and firms to join us and participate. Significant donation has also arrived from QBE Foundation UK & Macedonia.