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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 16, 2014 Vol. 11, No.23

"I'm taking all the negatives in my life, and turning them into a positive."
-- Pitbull

KFC RENOVATES THE OPARZNO SCHOOL BIOLOGY ROOM

It all began early on Friday morning as our good friends from member-company KFC began shopping for building supplies and materials for the KFC Team Building exercise at the Oparzno School Biology classroom. There was no question that the school was in no condition for learning and that a major renovation was in order. The Team Building project was under the supervision of KFC General Manager of Plac Rodla, Mariusz Pentela of the KFC store in Stetchen. Please view the following photos of the team as they go about the business of providing a better life for our Oparzno PromiseKids.

FINISHED PRODUCT – NEW CLASSROOM

GOVERNMENT TO INCREASE MINIMUN WAGE

The Government has stated it is set to increase the minimum wage to PLN 1750 ($583) per month in the coming year. Speaking on Tuesday, PM Donald Tusk announced the figure is set to rise by PLN 70 from its current level of PLN 1680 – which has been the figure since January of this year, reports TVN.

The PM also made a point of highlighting the fact that this new increase would be a higher amount than the legal statutory requirement of PLN 1,731.

“For the first time in recent years we have been able to raise the wage more than we are obliged to by the statute and this shows that we are breaking the damage of the crisis and we are treating this as a good start,” the PM told reporters. Mr. Tusk also stated the Government will be introducing new changes to help make life easier for self-employed people. “These changes will deal with issues such as VAT settlements and will be more in line with other European nations,” he said.

UNEMPLOYMENT DOWN TO 12.5%

The registered unemployment rate in Poland fell to 12.5 percent in May, according to an estimate released by the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy on Thursday. In April the figure was 13 percent. The decline mostly results from economic growth, which guarantees an increase in the number of jobs, Labor Minister Władysław Kosiniak-Kamysz said while presenting the estimate.

He added that the number of unemployed persons fell below 2 million last month and stood at 1.99 million. The decline that we are observing this year is not only seasonal, it is also a result of trends being reversed, the minister said. If the trend continues in June and July, we should observe a decline to 12 percent in the summer vacation period, he added.

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

"Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose."

-- Helen Keller

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