Thanks to the great dedication of individuals, families, educational institutions, and other organizations, the WCM succeeded in making these holidays special for children on the move currently at reception centers across BiH – they received almost 1.400 gift packages of friendship!
As a part of the “Let’s Make Gift Packages of Friendship” initiative, a total of 1.380 gift packages, prepared by children and adults alike, were collected. The gift packages of friendship arrived at the WCM from the cities of Sarajevo, Vogošća, Kiseljak, Jajce, Bihać, Bugojno, Tuzla, Gračanica, Kalesija, Zenica, Donji Vakuf and Goražde, and the stunning community response allowed us to surprise children not only at TRC Ušivak, as originally intended, but also reception centers in Bihać and Tuzla.
”You helped us remember this year by something more than the pandemic, and "Let's make gift packages of friendship" is one of these things. Thank you for starting the initiative, because it really showed us how strong we are and how giving things is so much more important than receiving them. It really made the holidays more special to me. Thank You!Ajla Džambić (15), Kalesija
Our partners, the Caritas BiH and the Youth Center “John Paul II”, supported the implementation of the initiative, with two additional organizations, Pomozi.ba and Centrotrans, assisting us with the transportation of the gift packages to and from Sarajevo.
Take a look at how the gift packages transformed the WCM’s exhibition space here, as well as in the gallery of images below.