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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.

March 4, 2013, Vol. 10, No. 8

"Always give without remembering and always receive without forgetting."
-- Brian Tracy

THINKING BACK OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS

We have been thinking back over the past 10 years of FCSR life and trying to find a way to fully express the pride we feel for all of our accomplishments. There is much to say, write, sing, show and brag about. One thing for sure… we have enough information to fill many large volumes of newsletters.

We can’t say enough about our “Kick Off” Dinner Dance held this past January. Even though I was laid up in bed and had to miss the event, it went forward without my hands on and my voice resonating throughout the Grand Ball Room of the Warsaw Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Many of you have asked about obtaining photos of the extravaganza. Please see the link at the end of the newsletter.They are amazing!

Next week we intend to start a short series highlighting our 10 PromiseLand Schools. It has been so long, and memories do fade. Our hope is to remind some of our “Old Timers” of our FCSR history and to introduce many of our new friends to our schools, teachers, students, buildings, educational goals, and to the overall state of the health of our FCSR PromiseKids.

Over the next few weeks, you can expect to hear a great deal more about the end of the school year. As spring approaches, our PromiseKids get excited about the…

“No more teachers, no more books,
No more teachers dirty looks”

Yes, we mean the end of the school year. We mean holidays, vacations, strawberries, and a time to regroup and plan for the future. So many of our Member Companies have planned special events and trips for our Promisekids, and you can read all about it right here in our FCSR Newsletter.

We know how difficult it is for us to visit our PromiseKids in their homes and schools. By use of our newsletters, we intend to bring our kids a little bit closer to you.

Hope you continue to enjoy our efforts to bring this news to you. We will be sitting here every week-end getting ready to deliver. It’s great to know you are there to receive. Let us know what you think.

HORSEMEAT FOUND IN FOOD AND MEAT FACTORIES

The horsemeat scandal which hit Europe over the last month galloped into Poland this past week. Testing showed traces of horsemeat in everything from meatballs to burgers.

IKEA was hardest hit when the Czech food standards authority (CTK) announced that their inspectors had discovered traces of horsemeat in IKEA’s popular beef and p
In response to the report, a spokesman for IKEA in Poland confirmed that the group has taken action in regards to packets of meatballs sold through the stores’ food sections, but not those served in their restaurants. The restaurant meatballs come from another supplier, who has assured IKEA that the meat is not tainted. In the meantime, the packets of grocery meatballs have been removed from the shelves and are being stored in freezers, until DNA testing is completed.

In a related incident, the office of the Chief Veterinary Officer in Poland told a local TV station that his labs had recently found horse DNA in meat being sold as beef, by three meat producers in the country. Three positive results have come back from 121 tests so far, with a further 80 tests to take place. The three plants are located in Mazowiecke, Lodz and Warmia-Mazury. At the same time, Czech authorities warned that they found horse meat in burgers labeled “podsmazone burger wolowe (Fried Beef Burgers) distributed by Bidwest Czech Republic. These burgers have since been removed from the market.

When these meat scandals originally broke out in the UK and Ireland earlier this year, there had been suspicion that some of the horsemeat, incorrectly labeled beef, had originated in Poland. Testing at the time proved negative, but these new reports will certainly put greater focus on Polish meat producers until all testing is completed.

SPECIAL THANK YOU FROM OUR PROMISEKIDS

Our children are very grateful and thankful for what the Foundation does for them. During a recent visit to the Brzezno School, Meg and Basia were surprised and honored to receive the following “thank you” card from the kids.

Another surprise awaiting Meg and Basia was the display of our 1% campaign posters in the school hallways!

A special thanks to the parents, teachers and Foundation friends for promoting our 1 % campaign in the PromiseLand schools and in the local communities. You guys are the best!

Please see photos below.

DINNER DANCE PHOTOS

Our crack team of Dinner Dance photographers did an exceptional job memorializing our special event for all to see. They took over 4,000 photos and have been heavily burdened getting them out for your enjoyment and use. Thank you Tomek Kowalski and dobrezdjecia.pl for the wonderful photos!!

Please click on the link to see the photos: http://dobrezdjecia.pl/fcsr_dinner_dance_190113/

You can also find the photos on our main webpage www.fcsr.pl

DONATE 1% AND HELP POOR CHILDREN IN POLAND!

It is with great pleasure that we announce that Foundation For Corporate Social Responsibility became a Public Benefit Organization(OPP) and now is qualified to receive 1 % of your income tax!

The primary focus of our Foundation is to serve poor Polish children. To date, the Foundation has fed over 4 - million meals to needy Polish children. Presently, the Foundation feeds children from 10 Polish schools and provides many education programs( English Online Program, Arts and Dance Program, and more). Please visit www.fcsr.pl to find out more.

IMPORTANT! When filling out your PIT please enter our full KRS number:

KRS 0000180452

Please click on the video to see what we do to help needy Polish children!

"FCSR - Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility. This is a 1 minute movie promoting the foundation's "Please Donate 1%" program. www.fcsr.pl PRODUCED by: Pablo Montano - Gooday FILMS. Member of FCSR. info@gooday.pl MUSIC by: "The Broken" by Admiral Bob (feat. jeris) www.ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/33304 is licensed under a Creative Commons license: www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/"

Thanks to your donation and support we can FEED, EDUCATE and EMPOWER the poorest children in Poland!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP AND SUPPORT!

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

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

April 30, 2013 - Last day to fill out your taxes with our KRS 0000180452 number with that all important 1% for Our Promisekids.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Wealth consists not in having great possessions but in having few wants."

-- Epicurus

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