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Crown Princess Katherine’s foundation shows support for Serbian orphanage

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia
Royal Palace Belgrade

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia visited the Serbian orphanage “Drinka Pavlovic”. Thanks to Crown Princess Katherine`s Foundation and the Lifeline Humanitarian Organization in Chicago, the orphanage has realized another important project with the complete renovation of two common premises for children.

Significant funds were used to procure new furniture, replace doors and install new lighting as well as floors and renovate the walls.

Renovation included the overhaul of 8 rooms, as well as buying new furniture: beds, mattresses, bedspreads, night tables, tables, chairs, closets and bookshelves.

Crown Princess Katherine thanked donors for the immense help they provide to children in Serbia. Her Royal Highness said in a speech: “Thanks to generous donation of The John and Mildred Medic Wuchenich Foundation, we succeeded in completing another project for children without parental care and children and young people with disabilities and thus remind them that we are always with them”.

The official presentation was attended by Serbian Minister of Labour, Employment, Veteran and Social Affairs, Darija Tepavčević, who thanked the Princess Katherine Foundation for its help and said in her speech: “Here we are today with our friends, Crown Princess Katherine and her associates within the Crown Princess Katherine Foundation. They again showed their good will and their solidarity and continued to invest, this time in this home for the care of children and young people. Last time we opened a playground, then a computer classroom, and this time we came to see how the rooms, living rooms, rooms for accommodation of users have been completely renovated”.

In 1993, Crown Princess Katherine founded the Lifeline Humanitarian Organisation which currently has offices in Chicago, New York, Toronto, London and Athens. This organisation, together with the HRH Crown Princess Katherine Foundation, works to collect money for medical equipment that has been delivered to numerous hospitals in Serbia.

About author

Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.