28. Jun is an international humanitarian organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
Founded in 2012, to date the Not-For-Profit has delivered 184 tons of humanitarian, medical and disaster relief aid worth over $6.1 mil to the Western Balkans.
We appraise the effectiveness of our work by the number of people we help and how their needs are met over a prolonged period.
Our first step is to identify neglected regions and establish contact with reputable local institutions to facilitate the distribution of aid. Once the partnerships are cemented we ask the community to identify their needs by making a 'wish list'. Our global network then begins the process of acquiring the supplies and the funds needed for transport.
Minimizing the politicization of our work in regions where clientelism is rampant proved to be challenging.
We counter this reality with a culture of transparency and accountability through partnership building, unprecedented documentation and most importantly tangible results. Aid is first independently appraised to justify transportation costs before being photographed, labeled, documented and finally shipped.
Regional coordinating mechanisms like the Red Cross and creditable religious institutions are designated as consignees while 28. Jun recruits members from the affected communities to enhance local capacity.
Once the donation reaches its destination our partners and volunteers check inventory lists to confirm the entirety of the aid has arrived before distributing it to the population.
The media is invited to cover the entire process which further demonstrates our commitment to transparency to our members, supporters and beneficiaries.
Additionally, an even more detailed record of the procedure is broadcast over our extensive social media platform which is updated daily. A follow up report is conducted 6 months after each delivery to assess how the aid is being utilized and how we can improve in the future.
What’s in a Name?
June 28th in the Gregorian Calendar is the feast day of St. Vitus, the patron saint of protection against storms.
Being an organization which exists to assist the needy through stormy times, we found it appropriate to name ourselves 28. Jun, a stylized spelling of June 28th.
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28. Jun is the first humanitarian organization from the Western Balkans to be granted Special Consultative Status with the United Nations.
28. Jun has delivered 184 tons of humanitarian, medical and disaster relief aid worth over $6.1 Mil to the Western Balkans since 2012.
28. Jun’s 500+ members have held events in over 120 cities across 30 countries, collectively contributing over 300,000+ volunteer hours.
28. Jun has 10,000+ individual donors, 200,000+ newsletter subscribers and 500,000+ followers across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
28. Jun lead the global response to the 2014 Southeast Europe floods, airlifting material donations from Walmart, Gatorade, and Target.
28. Jun helped over 500 families across the Western Balkans and estimates 3.4 Mil people have directly benefited from the aid it delivered.
28. Jun submitted a petition signed by 150,000 people to UNESCO calling for the protection of Serbian cultural heritage in Kosovo and Metohija.
For every $1 donated to 28. Jun we have delivered $18 worth of humanitarian aid to the Western Balkans. We estimate the number of people who have directly benefited from the 184 tons of aid we have delivered exceeds 3,370,000.
Humanitarian Aid Deliveries 2012-2018
TOTAL $6,101,000/367,000 lbs (184 tons)
The monetary value of the aid is based on estimates made by the Red Cross, Forbes and a qualified independent appraiser.
Estimates reflect the output of all 28. Jun global chapters for the period of 2012-07-31 to 2018-07-31.
Financial statements prepared by Canwest Accounting Ltd.
2018 $1,195,000/36,000 lbs
JUL. Delivery of Medical container to Serbia, Croatia, Republika Srpska, Kosovo & Montenegro – $850,000/30,000 lbs
MAY. Delivery of Sports Equipment to Serbia & Republika Srpska – $10,000/1,000 lbs
JAN. Delivery of Christmas Gifts to Kosovo – $27,000/5,000 lbs
JAN. – DEC. Delivery of Humanitarian and Financial relief for ‘Help Serbian Families’ project – $208,000+
APR. Delivery of Computers to Staro Gracko, Topola, Leskovac & Kragujevac – $20,000
JAN. Delivery of Humanitarian and Financial relief for ‘Help Serbian Families’ project – $207,000+
JAN. – DEC. Delivery of Humanitarian and Financial relief for ‘Help Serbian Families’ project – $211,000+
2015 $259,000/49,000 lbs
DEC. Delivery of Humanitarian supplies + cash to Serbia, Croatia, Republika Srpska, Kosovo & Montenegro – $30,000/3,000 lbs
JUN. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Kosovo – $75,000/15,000 lbs
JUN. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Croatia – $75,000/15,000 lbs
JAN. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Montenegro – $75,000/15,000 lbs*
JAN. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Belgrade – $4,000/1,000 lbs
2014 $1,150,000/245,000 lbs
NOV. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Podgorica – $150,000/30,000 lbs
NOV. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Doboj – $75,000/30,000 lbs*
SEP. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Novi Sad – $25,000/5,000 lbs**
AUG. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Cacak $25,000/5,000 lbs**
AUG. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Paracin – $50,000/10,000 lbs**
AUG. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Obrenovac – $150,000/30,000 lbs
JUL. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Belgrade (from Chicago) – $150,000/30,000 lbs
JUN. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Belgrade (from Toronto) – $150,000/30,000 lbs†
MAY. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Belgrade (from Germany) – $75,000/15,000 lbs*
MAY. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Belgrade (from UK) – $75,000/15,000 lbs
MAY. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Belgrade (from Switzerland) – $75,000/15,000 lbs*
MAY. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Belgrade (from Austria) – $75,000/15,000 lbs*
MAY. Delivery of Flood Relief container to Belgrade (from Sweden) – $75,000/15,000 lbs*
2013 $1,522,000/27,000 lbs
DEC. Delivery of Medical container to Nis – $500,000/10,000 lbs
DEC. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Knin – $10,000/2,000 lbs
OCT. Delivery of Humanitarian container to Berane – $12,000/5,000 lbs*
JAN. Delivery of Medical container to Visegrad – $1,000,000/10,000 lbs
2012 $1,500,000/10,000 lbs
JUN. Delivery of Medical container to Gracanica – $1,500,000/10,000 lbs
* In partnership with Serbian Orthodox Church
** In partnership with Red Cross
† Airlift delivery
2012-2018 CASH donations to Serbian Orthodox Church, Novak Djokovic Foundation, Canadian Red Cross, Serbian Red Cross, Ana and Vlade Divac Foundation, Humanitarian Foundation ‘Budi Human’, Blic Foundation + more – $35,000+
2017-2018 donations via digital ads to ‘Cause of the Month’ families – $2,000+
28. Jun members have worked tirelessly holding fundraisers and awareness events in over 120 cities across 30 countries.
With an innovative approach and proven mechanism for measurable results, we strive to fulfill our mission of providing humanitarian assistance to people in need.
Sincere in philanthropic spirit with a proven mechanism for scaled success, we strive to realize our vision in which all vulnerable people are provided for with dignity and efficiency.
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