The Dubrovnik Foreign Circle (DFC) raised 62,800 kuna for charity at its 8th annual Second Hand Sale, held at the Lazareti complex in early October. All funds raised will be donated to three local non-profit organizations which support local residents with health concerns: the Dubrovnik Neretva County Association of the Blind, Life is Sweet (UdrugaSlatkiŽivot), which supports families with children who have type one diabetes, and Together for Health (Udruga Zajedno do Zdravlja) which assists families from the Dubrovnik area who need to travel to Zagreb for extended therapy or surgery.
-Many thanks to everyone who participated in this event, whether as donors, shoppers or volunteers - said club president Christiane Mandukich and added that over the past eight years that they have organized this sale, interest has grown dramatically.
-We even added an extra day this year to accommodate all the shoppers and the great quality merchandise that was donated. It’s wonderful to see that the local community has embraced the idea of this sale, and that it has even become something of a tradition that people look forward to each October. We are very proud that through this event, we are able to raise money to support important local charities, and also provide local families an opportunity to purchase needed items, such as clothing and household goods, at very reasonable prices. Residents who donate their used items also feel good knowing that that their items are being used and appreciated by someone else in the community – explained Mandukich.
Over the last eight years, the Dubrovnik Foreign Circle has raised and donated more than 335 thousand kuna to various local charities in Dubrovnik and the surrounding area.
For those who might still not be familiar with the club, the members of Dubrovnik Foreign Circle, are mostly foreign residents who make Dubrovnik their permanent home year round, and who have been part of the life of the city for many years. More information about the club’s activities can be found on the website, www.dubrovnikforeigncircle.com.
Dubrovnik Foreign Circle has just one more thing to tell you all: See you at next year’s second hand sale!