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THE FOUNDATION FOR CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IS A NETWORK OF 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 3, 2012, Vol. 9, No. 38

"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have
known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and
have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an
appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that
fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving
concern. Beautiful people do not just happen."
-- Elizabeth Kubler Ross

10TH ANNIVERSARY DINNER DANCE

The volume of “buzz” and “chit chat” in the halls of our PromiseLand Schools increases daily as the date of our Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Dinner Dance draws nearer. Yes, the kids making the trip to Warsaw for the January 21st event can tell you the exact number of weeks, days, hours and even minutes remaining until the PromiseLand Express Bus leaves Swidwin enroute to an experience of a lifetime. They will arrive some 8 hours later at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel and Convention Center in the heart of Poland’s capitol Warsaw. One girl shows her classmates what she has etched on her notebook cover: 48 DAYS, 6 HOURS, 23 MINUTES – WARSAW HERE I COME!…

Well, much is still to be done before our joyous traveling party departs. Rehearsals will continue until the very last minute, costumes still need stitching, banners must be painted, and lyrics must be memorized.

Meanwhile back in Warsaw… company tables must be confirmed and paid for. (Call Natalie) Special guests must be invited, new dresses and shoes purchased, suits cleaned, flowers selected, sound systems organized, wines and beers carefully coordinated, and 5-star meals arranged for 600 discriminating tastes.

This will be a good week for all of our members and guests to make sure they are prepared as well. Make sure you all have invited your 10 table guests. Remind them that this is not a formal affair; business attire will do just fine. The events of the evening will begin with cocktails at 1830, followed by the show of all shows, “Keeping our Promise – 10 Years,” presented by the PromiseKids Singers and Dancers. A 5-star gourmet dinner, as only Hilton can prepare, will delight our pallets, as will the dancing to the best band in the land, 36.6 until 23:00. Good night sweetheart, la la la.

Once all these things are done, no need to worry again until after Christmas and New Years.

CHRISTMAS JUST GOT BETTER FOR OUR PROMISEKIDS, THANKS TO COLGATE-PALMOLIVE

Colgate-Palmolive never forgets our PromiseKids, especially just before the Christmas season. We had a delivery just last week to our PromiseLand Kitchen of 5 Euro pallets of special surprises that will last our kids and their families throughout their holiday celebrations. How can we thank you enough Wojciech Krol, CEO of Colgate-Palmolive!

The personal care supplies consisting of tooth brushes, toothpaste and various liquid soaps were unpacked and distributed to each of our 10 PromiseLand schools, for distribution to all our PromiseKids and their families.

This is a special time for our PromiseKids and their families and Colgate-Palmolive has made life so much better for these poor folks in our PromiseLand. We thank you for this generous contribution to their lives.

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

Our Dollar a Day program may be just what you have been looking for and the PayPal method of delivering your money makes it so easy. 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.

DATES TO REMEMBER

October 1 – December 31, 2012 - Hilton Hotel Warsaw and Krakow conduct “Small Change – Big Difference” Campaign to benefit our Hot-Meal Program.

January 21, 2013 - Foundation’s 10th Anniversary Dinner Dance. 2013 is the10th Anniversary of our Foundation and we will make this Dinner Dance bigger and better than ever.

February 2, 2013 - Miss Polonia Final Competition. Contact Natalie for more information.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over."

-- F. Scott Fitzgerald

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