Pomoć beskućnicima (English below)
Vikend od prosinaca 16./17., tri žene su se ujedinile u namjeri pomoći beskućnicima.
Nakon Morganinog posjeta iz Nizozemske, Jurja Marinić je imala ideju da učinimo nešto za beskućnike nakon najave oštre zime. Ona kaže da je podjela žetve u ovo doba godine jako stara tradicija koju treba dijeliti. Vjerujem u ljudsku potrebu, kaže, i došli smo sa planom da pomognemo potrebitima, da te stvari dodju u ruke onih kojima stvarno trebaju. U gradovima gdje mnogi žive ljudi se osjećaju usamljeno i izolirano, a humanitarna akcija spaja ljude s obje strane, pa se osjećamo manje bespomoćnima.
I tako smo spojile naše mozgiće. “Hrvatska” Morgana Black (da ne bi bilo zabune sa legendarnom Morganom iz PFI iz Nizozemske) organizirala je skupljanje donacija u na popularnom Alternativnom Buvljaku. Napravila sam Facebook event i tako su PFI i Alternativni buvljak, sa tri ženske glavice, složile brzu humanitarnu akciju.
U samo dva dana, i nakon samo tjedan dana najave na Facebooku, 50-tak ljudi je donijelo tople kapute, veste, ćak ski odjela, hlaće, zimsku obuću. te higjenske potrepštine poput papirnate maramice, šampone, vlažne maramice, uloške, paste za zube, britvice, svega, malo hranei još mnogo toga.
Helping the homeless and those in need
by Anita V Pagan
Over the weekend of November 16./17. 2017 three women teamed up for the homeless.
After we all meet for the events around Morgana’s visit from the Netherlands, Jurja Marinic had the idea of doing something for the homeless, as a harsh winter has announced itself. As she says, sharing our harvest in this time of the year is a very old tradition and sharing is, “I believe, a humane need. We came up with our little plan to help people and to make sure that those in our community, that need some things, really get them. In cities where many live, many also feel alone and isolated, taking some charity action brings people together on both sides, so we all feel a bit less helpless.”
So we put our brains together. Since Croatian Morgana Black (not to be confused with our legendary Morgana from PFI in the Netherlands) has organised the “Alternative Flea-market” we combined this popular local event with a call for donations. I set up the Facebook event, so PFI Croatia and the Alternative Flea-market were organisers with three woman’s brains running the short and effective action.
Morgana Black has run the alternative flea-market for more than two years and as she says, it is known that subcultures of the “black heart” are susceptible to social injustice. One of our thoughts we had was that also non-Christians can do good around the winter solstice.
In only two days, after only one week announcement as Facebook event around 50 people cleared their closets and brought amazing, I really mean beautiful and quality clothes, countless warm jackets, great shoes and boots, and even lots of skiing overalls and pants.
At the same time we also collected food and sanitary materials and got countless new toothbrushes, toothpastes, shaving-kits, sanitary napkins and tampons, soaps, tissues, wet wipes, and much more.
Morgana Black nicely said, that the idea was born with the intention of helping people who do not have much help in finding clothing, food and hygiene products, to make these days around this sosltice season a little bit easier for them. The feeling of helping and giving is special! And we shared the opportunity with many people, who brought their donations, which then were shared with those in need. Among them a mother, as the lady from Kosnica told us a day later, who had no words, only tears of joy.
A blessed winter solstice to all!