“The power of human empathy, leading to collective action, saves lives, and frees prisoners. Ordinary people, whose personal well-being and security are assured, join together in huge numbers to save people they do not know, and will never meet….Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places….We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”
– J.K. Rowling, author, philanthropist, and founder of the children’s charity, Lumos
Charity activities in Circles
One of our tasks as volunteers is raising donations. We help at a humanitarian stand in shopping malls and participate in public events organized by Association Krugovi.
We regularly support the action called ,,I kuna je dovoljna”, which means ,,One kuna is enough”. The main idea is that even small donation makes a difference. From collected donations, we help to the children and parents who suffer from malignant diseases. Users who receive donations are very grateful because they don’t have enough money to buy medicines, pay expensive therapy or special food. So our volunteering help them to improve they lie conditions.
Donation stands are located in many places in Zagreb, and our job is collecting money, presenting the stand and providing information. Every citizen who donate, receive a greeting card with a wise note or some souvenir.
Asia’s experience working on the stand
Last Saturday I worked with volunteers Marta and Peju in beautiful park ,,Bundek”. Working together was a lot of fun. During this event we were collecting symbolic donations by selling toys, games, books and hand-made products to support families with children suffering from malignant diseases, elderly and disabled people. It may seem hard, but at the same time people are usually willing to help and want to know more about the organization.
Krugovi mean circles – a drop of water starts a small circle that is getting bigger and bigger. This is the way we see our job.
We can collect symbolic donations, but in the end they make a big difference