US MARINE CORPS TO DONATE GIFTS
The members of the US Marine Corps will deliver a donation today which consists of gifts for approximately 80 children at the SOS Children’s Village in Skopje.
"US Marine Corps serving at the U.S. Embassy in the Republic of Macedonia have coordinated a donation drive to benefit a local charity in Macedonia for the third year in a row," a press statement says.
“We are pleased to participate here in Macedonia in this long standing tradition. Our goal is to deliver a message of hope to less fortunate children that will help motivate them to grow into responsible citizens and community members”, Staff Sergeant Vicente Mendez, commander of the Marine detachment at the Embassy said.
MD: Great, Macedonia is among 132 countries worldwide hosting an SOS Children’s Village. The SOS Children’s Village concept was initiated by the Austrian philanthropist Hermann Gmeiner in 1949, with the goal of giving parentless children a permanent home and a stable, family like environment.