A December Full of Activities for Croatian Large Families Association

The President of Croatian Large Families Association “Obitelji 3plus“ was a guest of the TV show Argumenti: The Importance of long-term demografic policy – are we late? 

President of the Croatian Large Families Association “Obitelji 3plus“, Ph.D. On December 7, 2023, Kristian Jambrošić was a guest on the show Argumenti on Laudato TV and emphasized that families with three or more children expect support from Croatian politics and are at the same time disappointed in the current situation. He emphasized the needs of 3plus families and the challenges they face.

“Every child needs a child allowance, a child needs a place in kindergarten, families need available real estate and support in the form of housing and tax policies so that they can afford them. “Parents need the opportunity to work with half the working time and full salary, as well as support when buying a bigger car,” said the president of the association Obitelji 3plus, Ph.D. Kristian Jambrošić in the show Argumenti on the topic “The importance of long-term demographic policy – are we late?”.

We also heard in the show that we cannot influence the desire and decision of parents to have more children, but what we can influence is support for parents who want to have children, but do not dare because they do not have the support of legislators and society. We heard several positive examples of population and demographic policy abroad that could be applied in Croatia.

Christmas giving for Croatian Large Families Association “Obitelji 3plus“ members 

Wanting to connect 3plus families even more all across Croatia and to give a chance to give and to better know each other Croatian Large Families Association “Obitelji 3plus“ connected 38 3plus families in action of Christmas giving.

 From our last giving of this kind, real friendships sprung up and families were in great excitement. Based on the information exchanged, the families themselves chose the gifts to give to another 3plus family.

The first Fair for the exchange of childrens’ clothes, shoes, toys and other equipment of the Croatian Large Families Association “Obitelji 3plus“ was held 

 Everyone was invited to the fair, but we gave preference to the members of our Association in such a way that they could take items in the first hour, and for the next hour, taking items was also possible for those who were not members of the Association. We received about 30 applications and almost 700 various items. The joy on the faces of people who were leaving the fair with bags full of different pieces of clothing, shoes or toys was our goal, which was achieved. Numerous inquiries from visitors about the next fair and their suggestions are a great motivation for us to continue organizing such fairs.

Pieces that were left and weren’t exchanged were donated to the social cooperative Humana Nova and also center Krugovi so we are thanking them for their cooperation. Finally, a big thank you to our volunteers, without whom the fair would not be possible. 

We are proud that on Saturday, December 2, 2023, the first Fair for the exchange of children’s clothes, shoes, toys, and other equipment was held. The fair took place in the Point shopping center Zagreb from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The leadership of the branch of the Croatian Large Families Association “Obitelji 3plus“– Varaždin county was elected

On Tuesday, December 5, 2023, a session of the Assembly of members of the branch of the association “Obitelji 3plus“ – Varaždin County was held, where the leadership of the Branch – Varaždin County, the head and the deputy head were elected. The selection of the leader and deputy leader was confirmed at the meeting of the Board of Directors on December 6, 2023.

In accordance with the decision of the Management Board, and in accordance with Art. 7 of the Rulebook on the operation of branches and other organizational forms of the Obitelji 3plus association, the session was chaired by Katarina Jarnjak, member of the Board of Directors of the Obitelji 3plus association. After presenting the candidacy for the head of the Obitelji 3plus branch – Varaždin County, Kristina Bambir was elected, and Silvija Mioč was elected as her deputy.

Kristina is the mother of five children, has a degree in economics and her desire is to show the public the beauty and richness of the life of large families. She believes that it is worthwhile to invest efforts in the reconstruction of the family as the basic unit of society and that large families as well as their involvement in the educational, economic, and social system of our society can be the initiators of change. Deputy leader Silvija Mijač is a mother of four children, a doctor by profession, sensitive to the needs of others, conscientious, and responsible. We believe that this leadership team will greatly contribute to the work of the Association, and especially the Varaždin County branch, with its knowledge and competences. 

The purpose of the Association is to contribute to the creation of better living conditions for families in Croatia, especially those with three or more children. By establishing branches, the Association wants to bring its activities closer to all families throughout Croatia, and we believe that through branches at the county level, we will enable easier and more successful cooperation of our members for the benefit of families with three or more children.

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