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THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF 90 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE CEOs ACTIVELY WORKING IN POLAND TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. COLLECTIVELY WE HAVE FED OVER 4 MILLION HOT MEALS (60,000 PER MONTH) TO SOME OF POLAND’S MOST NEEDY CHILDREN. OUR MISSION IS TO LEAD THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN RAISING THE LEVEL AND QUALITY OF CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

April 4, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 10

"A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life."

-- John Hancock

LINK TO CEO BREAKFAST PICTURES BELOW

http://dobrezdjecia.pl/fcsr_250311.zip

MICHAL MLYNARCZYK OF HAYS POLAND JOINS FOUNDATION’S ADVISORY COUNCIL

We are pleased to announce that Michal Mlynarczyk, Managing Director of Hays Poland, has agreed to become a member of the Foundation’s Advisory Council. He will begin his new responsibility at the Advisory Council’s next meeting on April 21st at the InterContinental Hotel.

Michal is a global leader in specialist recruitment and is a University of Sydney graduate with a Master of HRM degree, and a graduate of the University of Warsaw with a Master of Employment Marketing Degree. He is presently working on his Ph.D degree in Economics.

He has over 10 years experience in recruitment and the HR industry working for major international companies in Poland and abroad. Michal has been a British-Polish Chamber of Commerce Board Director for the last 2 years. He has been with Hays since its early days in Poland in 2003 and has successfully set up Construction and Property and IT divisions for Hays.

Hays Poland is a part of Hays plc, the largest publicly-listed recruitment group in the United Kingdom and the world-leading Specialist Recruitment and HR services company. The Group operates in 31 countries, has over 380 offices with about 8,300 consultants. Polish offices are located in Warsaw, Katowice, Wroclaw, Cracow, Lodz and Poznan, with a total number of 100 specialist consultants.

The Foundation Council represents the member companies of the Foundation. It consists of Member CEOs and meets three times per year. It provides advice and support to the Foundation’s Management Board on all issues related to the Foundation’s activities.

RANDSTAD PLANS STAD AMSTERDAM CLIPPER SHIP EXCURSION FOR 50 PROMISEKIDS

Randstad has something really special planned for our PromiseKids on August 18-19th. Plans are nearing completion for a cruise like no other cruise we have ever experienced. Randstad Poland is the Polish subsidiary of the Randstad Group, one of the largest staffing organizations in the world, and they love our PromiseKids.

Fifty 5th and 6th grade PromiseKids aged 12-13 years, will be selected to participate on the cruise from the Nowe Worowo, Lekowo, Oarzno, Brzezno and Bierzwnica PromiseLand Schools. A painting contest called the “Sailing Clipper” will be held in the above schools during the month of May. The artists of the 50 best pictures from 180 entries will be selected for the cruise.

I suggest you read about the Stad Amsterdam Clipper Ship on the following website:

http://www.stadamsterdam.com/content/home/index.xml

See the tentative schedule of the sailing cruise below:

18th of August:

Arrival in Gdynia on the evening of August 18th. Dinner and overnight in one of the Gdynia hotels.

19th of August:

10.00 - 11.00 - Breakfast on board the Stad Amsterdam Clipper.
11:00 - 11.30 – Tour of the ship.
11.30 - 12.00 - Preparations for the trip. Kids will wear pirate costumes and learn sailing songs.
12.00 - 15.00 - Cruise on the Bay of Gdansk. Games and activities on board, including a special “Baptism at Sea” Ceremony.
15.00 - 16.30 – Return to port - lunch, diplomas, photos, and souvenirs.
17:00 – Return home.

We thank you General Manager Kajetan Slonina, and we thank all the great folks at Randstad for making this trip possible for our PromiseKids.

GET READY FOR MCDONALD’S! GRADUATION TRIP TO THE BALTIC JUNE 6-10TH

For the 6th year in a row, the McDonald’s busses will arrive at all of our 15 PromiseLand Schools, and transport our Sixth-Grade PromiseKids on the trip of their young lives. You see its getting close to graduation time in the Promiseland, and these 12-year-olds will graduate from their respective Junior High Schools in the next few week and become Gimnazjum students in one of our other PromiseLand Schools in the fall. Thanks to McDonald’s, even PromiseKids have graduation trips!

Because of the large number of PromiseKids, we will divide the travel schedule into 5 separate trips over a one-week period, with about 50 kids on each trip.

The short 60 Km bus trip to the seaside may not seem like much to us, but for most of our kids it is their first venture outside of their small villages. Eighty percent of our Promise Kids have never seen Kolobrzeg or the Baltic Sea. Very few have ever been inside a cinema, visited a museum or entertainment park, taken a boat trip, or experienced an all-you-can-eat feast at McDonald’s. What a wonderful experience it will be for all…

What an incredible thing you will do for our Promise Kids, Piotr Jucha, Krzysztof Klapa, Marcin Dąbrowski and all the wonderful people at McDonald’s.

DATES TO REMEMBER

April 21- Advisory Council Breakfast Meeting, InterContinental Hotel at 0830.

May 5-6th – Cooking Trip to the PromiseLand. Reservations now being accepted.

June 6-10th – McDonald’s Graduation Trips to the Baltic.

July 1-3rd - InterContinental Hotel Scholars Program in Warsaw. The top scholar from each of our 15 schools will be the guest of the InterContinental Hotel.

August 2-13th - The Reagan Legacy Foundation’s Liberty Education Tour To California. We will select two PromiseKids to attend.

August 18-19th – Randstad Stad Amsterdam Clipper Cruise.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Never be afraid to try something new. Remember amateurs built the ark, and professionals built the Titanic."

- Unknown

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