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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.

January 30, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 4

“"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work."
-- Aristotle

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

While a lot is said about making the business case for CSR, companies stand to gain a lot by going beyond it and justifying sustainability and responsibility efforts on the basis of values--or by appealing to the deep satisfaction that working on CSR issues can inspire. CSRwire, 1/26/2012

SPECIAL DINNER DANCE EDITION

We trust you will find this newsletter helpful in answering all of your questions regarding our 8th Annual Dinner Dance coming up in just two short weeks. We do not send invitations to invited guests, so we suggest that our 62 table hosts forward this newsletter to their respective invitees so that their quests will be fully informed.

Admission: We will have 600 attendees and guests will enter by name and table host. Please be sure we have the names of all invitees this week.

Date: Monday, February 13, 2012

Location: Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Center

Time:

18:30 – Cocktails – Compliments of Foundation Member, Kompania Piwowarska
19:00 – Table Seating and Welcome
19:30 – Musical Presentation of “What a Wonderful World” by the Foundation’s PromiseKids Singers and Dancers.
20:15 – 5-Star Dinner by Hilton’s Executive Chef Sven Thomsen
21:00 – Dancing to the music of the “Best Band in the Land” 36.6
23:00 – Good Night Sweetheart

Dress Code: This is a dinner dance and not a ball. Dressy business attire will be just right.

Honorary Patron – We are very proud to welcome the Honorable Lee Feinstein, U.S. Ambassador to Poland as the Honorary Patron for our 8th Annual Dinner Dance, “What a Wonderful World.”

A special thank you to the following companies that are doing just a little bit more...

Host - Remco Norden, General Manager of the Hilton Warsaw Hotel and Convention Center

Beer and wine host - Rob Priday, General Manager, Kompania Piwowarska

Soft drink host - Ahmed Elaffi, General Manager, Coca Cola HBC

Foundation PromiseKid Shirts - Matthew Lynch, Country Manager, Russell Europe

Bus and costumes for the PromiseKids presentation - Elro van den Burg, Director, Netherlands Polish Chamber of Commerce

Best band in the Land - 36.6

Final word - We are accepting stand-by guests who would like to attend this year’s Dinner Dance. Please let us know your intentions.

DOLLAR A DAY FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HELP FEED OUR HUNGRY POLISH CHILDREN

We are frequently approached by individuals who would like to help support our Foundation’s Hot-Meal Program. Our Dollar A Day program may be just what you have been looking for.

We pay just about $1.00 to feed one hungry Polish child a hot-meal per school day, $20.00 per month, $200.00 per year. Click PayPal below to contribute for a week, month or year.

DATES TO REMEMBER

FFebruary 13th – 8th Annual Dinner Dance at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel. Please make your table payments of 2,400 PLN to our bank account below, AND PLEASE PROVIDE US WITH THE NAMES OF YOUR TABLE GUESTS THIS WEEK!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them."

-- William Arthur Ward

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