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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 7 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 2, 2014 Vol. 11, No.21

"You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them."
-- Maya Angelou

KFC TO THE RESCUE!

The following photos show just what our Oparzno School students face every day in their biology classroom. You will agree that this classroom presents a real challenge to our Kids and needs renovation right away.

Our good friends and member company, KFC, feel that the school is in no condition for learning and plans to do a major renovation of the Oparzno School Biology classroom in the next few weeks. The Team Building project is under the supervision of of KFC General Manager of Plac Rodla, Mariusz Pentela along with the Director of the School, Dorota Admiak. Please have a look at the super folks at KFC store in Stetchen as they make their tentative plans for the construction plans.

POLISH/ENGLISH DICTIONARIES FOR OUR DREAMS COME TRUE INTERACTIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

As we approach the end of the school year, we are making plans to reward our best students in our "Dreams Come True” interactive English language program. It is our way of showing that we are proud of our students by giving them Polish/English Dictionaries for the super job they have done this school year.

Just to remind our readers, we have 290 PromiseKids taking part in our English training program this year. The program provides interactive training for elementary and middle school kids in our 10 PromiseLand schools. Since the program is not a part of the Polish public school curriculum, our PromiseKids must fit the English program into their before and after school hours. The kids love the program and we are very proud of their accomplishments.

Here is how you can help… We would like to give our top students a Polish/English Dictionary at graduation in June. Please let us know if you would like to give a dictionary (only new dictionaries) or fund these awards @50PLN ($17.00) per dictionary.

See PayPal below for U.S. dollars or click here.

Please contact Natalie (605 99 1716 fcsr@chasey.ipgate.pl) or Meg (667 937 273 malgorzata.ciucka.fcsr@wp.pl) if you would like to make a contribution for these super kids. You may want to use the PayPal link below:

CORPORATE GIVING UP FROM 2010 LEVELS

Citing improved performance, a majority of the world's largest companies increased their giving between 2010 and 2013, a report from CECP finds.

Based on a survey of two hundred and sixty-one companies conducted in association with the Conference Board, the 2014 Giving in Numbers Brief found that 64 percent of respondents increased their corporate giving in 2013 from 2010 levels, with the 52 percent of companies that boosted their giving by more than 10 percent reporting a median increase in revenues of 11 percent. The survey also found that the increase in giving was driven in part by a rise in non-cash gifts, including product, pro bono, and other in-kind contributions; and that education — including both K-12 and higher education — was the most popular issue area, followed by health and social services.

In addition, the survey found that 59 percent of companies provided paid-release time volunteer programs for their employees in 2013, up from 51 percent in 2010; that the median number of hours volunteered grew 37 percent; and that 50 percent of respondents offered pro bono service programs, up from 34 percent in 2010. While 76 percent of respondents reported measuring the social impact of their investments and using the data to inform their programs, many indicated they were just beginning to do so.

"As CECP and companies build the business case for investing in solutions to societal challenges, we are very interested in seeing that generous companies are doing well financially," said Michael Stroik, manager of research and analytics at CECP. "Investors, consumers, employees, and other stakeholders are increasingly judging a company’s value by its stake in the community, as the data suggest."

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 27, 2014 - End of the school year.

July - August, 2014 - Sports camp for promiskieds sponsored by Ghelamco.

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"There is no better test of a man's integrity than his behavior when he is wrong."

-- Marvin Williams

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