The Humanitarian Organization Lifeline New York, which patron is HRH Crown Princess Katherine for over 25 years, organized a successful Benefit Dinner at Il Postino Ristorante in New York on 15 May 2022, in aid of the children’s hospitals in Serbia, continuing their long-time dedicated support to our country, and for the refugee children of Ukraine.
This humanitarian event with charity auction was attended by large number of friends and benefactors of Lifeline, who once again provided great support and showed their willingness and readiness to help those in need.
Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine were not able to attend this event since they were not in the United States. Crown Princess Katherine’s letter was read: “Your efforts are making a tremendous difference in the lives of the people in our homeland and Ukraine, they are touched by your generosity and selfless help, and you once again show them that they have not been forgotten. In addition to helping children hospitals in Serbia, this year you will be able to help the refugee children of Ukraine, who are inflicted with the terrible war in their country. Our prayers and thoughts are with them!
So many important projects were completed thanks to the generosity of Lifeline donors throughout all these years, which represent a substantial contribution to the healthcare, social welfare, and educational systems of Serbia and the Republic of Srpska. When I see the smiles on the faces of all children that you have helped it brings warmth to my heart. Your efforts are highly appreciated by all those whose lives you have touched.
I am equally honoured today as it is almost three decades ago when I became patron of the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization. When I look more into the past, I always, with great fondness, remember my parents, who were great humanitarians, and who taught me in my early years, the true joy of life which is the joy of giving. This is something that I see in all of you, our dear supporters. You all know very well the enormous joy it brings to you when you contribute to those who are in need.
All you wonderful supporters, donors, benefactors, and friends of Lifeline New York, have saved, touched, and changed so many lives, our mission continuous. Working together, united in our cause, helps us continue our efforts in making a difference in the lives of people in need.
I wish you a wonderful evening”.
We are very grateful to the people and the companies which made the charity auction possible with their generous support: Mr. Zarko Bogojevic and his company BZ Consortium LLC from Wisconsin, importer of the high-end Serbian alcoholic beverages, including the Perun brand, Mrs. Dusica Protic, Dr. Bojana Jankovic Weatherly, and Mrs. Dragana Djuknic, as well as to all donors and members of Lifeline New York Board of Directors and their team for, once again, showing their commitment and dedication.