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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 6 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 27, 2014 Vol. 11, No.4

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead

DINNER DANCE JUST ONE-WEEK AWAY

We are grateful to all our members, friends and guests for making reservations for next week’s 11th Annual Dinner Dance. Without your continued support, we would never have been able to provide over 6 million meals to our Foundation’s PromiseKids over the past 11 years.

As we make our final preparations for “Hollywood’s Most Famous Music,” we would like to recognize those companies and individuals that have gone above and beyond in their commitment to our Foundation’s Dinner Dance.

Warsaw Hilton Hotel and Convention Center – Hilton General Manager, Erwin Verhoog announced last summer that the Hilton Hotel would once again sponsor our Foundation’s Dinner Dance. We would like to thank Erwin and his incredible staff for making this major commitment to our Foundation. Hilton’s sponsorship of the Dinner Dance includes: rooms and meals for our 50 PromiseKids, the use of the Hilton Grand Ballroom, and a 5-star dinner for our Dinner Dance Guests. Thank you Erwin!

Grand Cru – We thank Grand Cru for providing the wine for our Dinner Dance. We can’t thank Grand Cru President, Peter Pulawski, for this incredible contribution for the second year in a row. Grand Cru was founded by and is managed by Peter, a Dane, with a Polish and Swedish background. He decided to create a company offering "GOOD WINES AT DECENT PRICES." Grand Cru carefully selects top-quality wines with character, mainly via personal contacts with producers and suppliers from the most important wine-making regions of the world.

We know that Peter will select just the right wines for next week’s gala evening. Thanks Peter!

KFC - Lunch at KFC is a major highlight for our PromiseKids. They just love the “finger Licking” taste of KFC, and can’t seem to get enough of this delicious chicken. There are no KFC stores near the PromiseLand, so this trip to Warsaw helps ease their KFC cravings.

KFC is a part of the AmRest restaurant group, an international fast-food and restaurant operator. KFC has been a member of our Foundation from its inception 11 years ago. Thank you KFC!

Brill AV Media - It is with great pleasure that we thank Brill AV Media Ltd. for providing the lighting and sound for our Dinner Dance. Brill has provided this service to our PromiseKids for the past 6 years. It is such a pleasure to work with Brill\'s General Manager for Poland, Michal Czerniak.

Brill AV Media specializes in providing Audio Visual services for all kinds of meetings and events. Simultaneous translation, voting systems, projection systems, sound technology and lighting are only a few of the services Brill can deliver. Professionalism, experience and a wide range of cutting edge technical equipment are the features that Brill AV Media offers to its customers and partners. Sustainable adaptation of the latest techniques allows Brill to become a partner of some of the finest conference centers in Warsaw like the Hilton Hotel.

The professionals at Brill give nothing but the best. .We thank Brill for their continued support of our Foundation and our PromiseKids. Brill AV Media is leaving tracks that will be known forever by our Foundation and the children we serve.

Primo Polska - Primo Polska’s General Manager Marta Was has once again offered to provide school supplies and special treats to our Dinner Dance PromiseKids. She and her staff are always there with their “bags of Joy” when the Dinner Dance bus arrives at the Hilton Hotel from the PromiseLand. What an incredible treat it is for our kids!
Primo Polska is exclusive distributor in Poland for following brands: Faber-Castell, Graf von Faber–Castell, Adel, Eberchard Faber.

Faber-Castell is one of the world’s leading manufactures of high-quality products of writing, coloring and creative design. The international group of companies was originally founded 250 years ago (in 1761) as a pencil factory in Stein near Nuremberg, Germany. It is thus one of the oldest industrial companies in the world.

Today, the Faber-Castell group produces over 2 billon black-lead and color pencils every year, making it the world’s largest pencil manufacturer. Faber-Castell employs approximately 6,500 people in 16 production sites and 20 sales organizations around the world.

We thank Marta Was and Primo for remembering our PromiseKids.

BGZ Bank - We want to take this opportunity to thank President Joseph Wancer and BGZ Bank for providing the bus that will transport our PromiseKids from the PromiseLand to Warsaw and back. All I needed to do was ask, and Joseph used his magical powers to make this contribution a reality. It’s no wonder our Foundation honored Joseph by making him an Honorary Trustee three years ago.

Bank BGŻ is a universal commercial bank, which has been counted among the biggest banks in Poland for many years. It specializes in financing agriculture, food economy and regional infrastructure. One of the Bank's strengths is its commitment to the development of local communities. By building the cooperation with its social partners it becomes for them a trusted and reliable partner.

Thank you Joseph and BGZ Bank for providing the bus for our PromiseKids.

Craig Boothe - One of the highlights of the Dinner Dance experience for our PromiseKids is the visit to the Multikino in Warsaw’s Zloty Terasy Shopping Center.

Our Foundation’s good friend Craig Boothe wrote and said he would once again fund this movie delight for our Dinner Dance PromiseKids next week. Did I mention that pop corn is included?

We thank you Craig… you are the best!

Coca-Cola Hellenic in Poland – We thank our long-time Foundation member, Coca-Cola for providing all of the soft drinks for this year’s Dinner Dance.

Coca-Cola is the second-largest bottler of products of The Coca-Cola Company in terms of volume with sales of more than 2 billion unit cases.

It has broad geographic footprint with operations in 28 countries serving a population of more than 570 million people. Coca-Cola Hellenic offers a diverse range of ready-to-drink non-alcoholic beverages in the sparkling, juice, water, sport, energy, tea and coffee categories. Coca-Cola Hellenic is committed to promoting sustainable development in order to create value for its business and for society. This includes providing products that meet the beverage needs of consumers, fostering an open and inclusive work environment, conducting our business in ways that protect and preserve the environment and contribute to the socio-economic development of our local communities.
We thank Coca-Cola for helping our PromiseKids.

Matt Lynch – We thank Matt Lynch for providing Foundation Logo shirts for our Dinner Dance Performer. Matt has done this for many years now, and we do appreciate what he does. Thanks, Matt

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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

February 3, 2014 - Foundation’s Annual Dinner Dance Sponsored by the Warsaw Hilton Hotel and Convention Center. Things get underway at 18:30. Make your reservations now!

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"If we counted our blessings instead of our money, we would all be rich."

-- Linda Poindexter

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