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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.

June 24, 2013 Vol. 10, No.23

"Approach life knowing there will be plenty to go around. Be generous."
-- Frank McKinney

NEWSLETTER GOES ON SUMMER BREAK

This will be the last newsletter until schools resumes classes on September 2, 2013. This is the time of year for summer holidays, and we always give our FCSR staff time during the month of July to relax and enjoy their families. The office will be on a summer schedule in July, and back in full operation in August.

We wish you all a most pleasant summer and look forward to the 2013-14 school year beginning in September.

KFC EXECUTIVES VISIT THE PROMISEKIDS

No one can ever question the fact that KFC has a love affair going with our PromiseKids. In addition to being our Foundation’s biggest contributor, the KFC executive staff always manages to provide very special life-experiences for our kids. Today is no exception!

Ten of KFC’s senior staff members will travel to PromiseSchool Nowe Worowo to give the kids 2 summertime days they will always remember. The team is headed by KFC President Olgierd Danielewicz who will be ably assisted by KFC Brand Manager Anna Bednarska. Please take a look at what these great folks have in store for our PromiseKids

Schedule:

June 24th - Barbecue at the Nowe Worowo School
The KFC team arrives at the Nowe Worowo School to spend relaxed time with the kids. They have planned many activities like playing football, other outside sports, and a super barbecue, as only KFC can provide. We extend a special thanks to Member company Fanex who is providing delicious dips, ketchup and mustard for the barbecue.

June 25th - trip to Multikino and KFC Restaurant in Koszalin
Twenty-nine PromiseKids have been invited for a trip to Koszalin by the KFC team. Mariusz Pentela, Manager of KFC Szczecin, is responsible for the event. During the trip the children will receive a number of prizes including T shirts, KFC mugs, school supplies and special prizes.

The list of KFC guests:

Olgierd Danielewicz - Brand President KFC
Anna Bednarska - Brand Manager KFC
Bartek Szuas - District Coach KFC West
Wojtek Zapałacz - Aera Coach Szczecin
Marta Wójcik - Manager of KFC KORONA
Paweł Giewielisz - Manager of KFC PASAŻ
Adriana Krzos - Manager of KFC MIC MAC
Agnieszka Jakubek - Manager of KFC RYGA
Daniel Simiński - Manager of KFC CASINO
Mariusz Pentela - Manager of KFC RODŁA

Don’t you just love the clever T shirts (above) the KFC folks prepared just for our PromiseKids? Have fun and thanks for everything KFC!

DREAMS COME TRUE – FCSR INTERACTIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

We're pleased to announce the winners of our “Dreams Come True” Interactive English Training Program for 2013. Two-hundred-fifty PromiseKids participated in the program this year, and the kids in the photos below are the best of the best. This program couldn’t have happened without the financial support of the following sponsors who provided licenses for the kids:

Randstad Polska - 120 licenses
Rabobank - 57 licenses
Craig Boothe - 14 licenses
Jeroen van der Toolen - 14 licenses
Chris Barrow - 10 licenses
John Treuge - 10 licenses
Adam Kozłowski - 2 licenses
Ann Coolman - 2 licenses
Bruce Robinson - 2 licenses

We also want to thank the following people for providing prizes for the English students: General Manager of Makro Szczecin - Ryszard Malec, and the General Manager of Makro Koszalin - Beata Krzyżanowska.

We thank our own “Dreams Come True” Director, Meg Ciucka and the group of teachers and support staff she assembled to help her this school year. Let me venture to say that you will be hearing a lot more English coming from our PromiseKids in the future. We congratulate all of our students enrolled in our “Dreams Come True” program. We especially want to congratulate the winners of this year’s English program.

Since we are not a part of the Polish school curriculum, our English students do their studies at school before or after classes. They did a remarkable job under such hardship.


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Nielep


Bierzwnica


Lekowo


Brzeżno

CHARITY RIJSTTAFEL 2013

We are pleased that the Netherlands - Polish Chamber of Commerce has once again chosen our Foundation to be the raffle recipient at the Dutch Chamber’s Rijsttafel on September 14, 2013. The black-tie extravaganza will be held at the Warsaw Hilton Hotel. We encourage all of our members and friends to contact the Chamber for reservations. We thank you.

BILL HONORED FOR FOUNDATION LEADERSHIP

Bill Chasey was selected “Apostle of the Year” for 2013 by the San Diego Leadership Forum. He was presented with his award at the Forum’s Annual Leadership Breakfast held in San Diego, California earlier this month.

The San Diego Leadership Forum is a local, nonprofit entity, whose goal is to empower leaders who are placed in positions of leadership in San Diego and the nation, and to network them in small, invitation - only forums of their peers.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN HELP OUR PROMISEKIDS

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

June 24 and 25th - KFC Executives visit the Promisekids

June 24th - Last newsletter of the school year. See you on September 2nd!

June 28th - Last day of the school year for all 10 PromiseLand Schools

August 1- 2nd - Ghelamco Summer Sports Camp for PromiseKids

September 14th - Dutch Charity Rijsttafel 2013

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Stay committed to your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach."

-- Tom Robbins

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