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THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF 90 INTERNATIONAL CORPORATIONS ACTIVELY WORKING IN POLAND TO AFFECT POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH CORPORATE PHILANTHROPY. WE FEED, EDUCATE AND EMPOWER POOR CHILDREN IN POLAND. COLLECTIVELY, WE HAVE FED OVER 5 MILLION HOT MEALS 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.

December 19, 2011, Vol. 8, No. 37

"Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way."
- Dr. Seuss

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New figures released this week suggest that one in ten employed Poles run the risk of being dragged into poverty. The data released by the European Commission in its annual report entitled “Employment and social development in Europe,” shows that as many as 11 percent of working Poles could easily slip into a financial quagmire.

The statistics are made even more astonishing when compared to the average figure for the European Union, which currently is 8 percent. The report states that those employed through temporary contracts or with a lower level of education are among those most threatened. It also found that the risk of poverty was four times higher in households with only one breadwinner where it reached 20 percent, compared to only 5 percent in cases where two people were employed full-time.

Poland was by no means the worse nation listed in the study. Romania was as high as 17 percent and Greece and Spain hit almost 14 and 13 percent respectively.

JUST THE RIGHT PLACE TO BUY YOUR WINE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON…

Our super member company Grand Cru has a special offer for our Foundation member companies this Holiday Season. When you purchase your wines from the Grand Cru online store at www.kupdobrewina.pl, 5% of the purchase price will be donated to our Foundation’s Hot-Meal program. When it comes time to pay for your purchase, be sure to give our club password: FCSR.

ONLY 2 MORE DAYS REMAIN FOR THE MAKRO CHRISTMAS COLLECTION FOR OUR PROMISEKIDS

Make sure you do your last minute Christmas shopping at your closest Makro Cash & Carry Store and help our PromiseKids this Christmas season. Thanks Makro!

NEW YEARS EVE AT THE INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

Make your reservations for New Years Eve at the InterContinental Hotel as shown below, and 5% of your reservation will be contributed to our Foundation’s Hot-Meal Program. We do encourage you to enjoy New Years Eve to the fullest knowing that you are helping some very special kids.

PLEASE SEND US THE NAMES OF YOUR DINNER DANCE TABLE GUESTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

We don’t issue tickets or invitations to the Dinner Dance, but we do check names of invited guests. Please send us the names of your special guests as soon as possible.

SUPPORT THE FOUNDATION

DATES TO REMEMBER

December 20th – Makro Christmas Collection finishes

December 25th – Merry Christmas

January 1, 2012 – Happy New Year

February 13th – 8th Annual Dinner Dance at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel. Please make your table payments of 2400 PLN to our bank account below.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful... that's what matters to me."

- Steve Jobs

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