Milomir, 95, from Canada, donated €130,000 to his home area for Christmas. He does this every year
Older and closer relatives of Milomir received 5,000 euros each, the younger ones 4,000 each, while the children got 2,500 euros each.
A well-known benefactor, a Serb from Canada, Milomir Glavcic (95), a native of the village of Kovaci on Kopaonik who lives in Niagara Falls in Canada, this past Christmas and Serbian New Year once again made happy closest relatives and neighbors in his homeland.
His Christmas donation, worth a total of 130,000 euros, was distributed by the humane Milomir to 50 Glavcics from Kovac, Josanicka Banja and other Kopaonik villages. Older and closer relatives of Milomir received 5,000 euros each, the younger ones 4,000 each, while the children got 2,500 euros each.
"Every year for Christmas uncle Milomir remembers us in his native land and sends us such valuable gifts. We also receive gifts for the feast day of St. Ilija, last August we received 23,000 euros. We are immensly grateful to him and we are very sorry that he never once came to Kopaonik to the village from which he left more than 60 years ago," says one of Milomir's closest relatives from the hamlet of Pope near Josanicka Banja.
Milomir left his native land in 1947 as a 22-year-old, arriving in Canada through an immigration camp in Greece and then in Italy. He first worked the hardest jobs in a mine, and when he moved to Niagara Falls he became a successful hotelier. He at that time vowed to constantly help his people on Kopaonik, which he does to this day as an elederly man.
Many say that Milomir Glavcic is our greatest post-war donor. In addition to helping his relatives and neighbors, he is also building churches and infrastructure in the villages of Kopaonik, and is a major donor to the Raska municipality, the city of Kraljevo, and to the Serbian Orthodox Church.
In his hometown, in the area under Kopaoniak, around Josanicka Banja, he built a culture center, a kindergarten, a library, two churches, helped asphalt several roads, and donated an ambulnace.
He also renovated a school building that he attended as a poor child wearing torn clothes, without textbooks or a school bag...
For his charity and humane actions, Patriarch Irinej honored Milomir Glavcic with the Order of Saint Sava of the Third Order, while former President of the Republic of Serbia Tomislav Nikolic presented him with the Sretenje Gold Medal. Kraljevo and Raska have made him an honorary citizen.