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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 30, 2014 Vol. 11, No.25

"With my sunglasses on, I'm Jack Nicholson. Without them, I'm fat and 60."
-- Jack Nicholson

SCHOOL’S OUT! – SUMMER FOUNDATION SCHEDULE

The Foundation offices will be closed for the month of July so our PromiseStaff can enjoy a well deserved vacation. Normal operations will begin again on August 4th. The school year is a major challenge for our staff and they need some quality time with their families and friends. We can always be reached by email and/or telephone if necessary.

This will be the last newsletter for the summer. We will return for the new school year on September 1st.

The Foundation staff will hit the ground running in August with two major events planned for our PromiseKids:

“DREAMS COME TRUE” – FCSR INTERACTIVE ENGLISH PROGRAM

Under the leadership of Ghelamco’s CEO Jeroen van de Toolen, Member Company Ghelamco will sponsor a three day summer sports camp for 20 primary students from Nielep and Oparzno PromiseLand Schools from August 25-27th.

The camp will be held at the "Janina" Resort in Łeba which is located approximately 200m from the Baltic Sea and only a 5 minute walk to the beach. .Janina Resort also has its own magnificent swimming pool.

http://www.leba-janina.pl/index.html

The PromiseKids will have swimming lessons, kick boxing activities, a variety of outside activities, dancing classes and a short course in practical spoken English. Bus trips to local attractions are planned and the kids will return home to the Promiseland with many fond memories. (See below)

"Dinosaurs' park" http://lebapark.pl/#galeria

"Sea park" http://www.seapark.pl/

"Maze Park in Łeba" http://www.labiryntparkleba.pl/galeria.html

7TH INTERCONTINENTAL SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The top 10 scholars from our PromiseLand schools will be the guests of the InterContinental Hotel in Warsaw from August 8-11th. Each of our PromiseLand Schools selected their best all-around student to qualify as an InterContinental Scholar and will board a bus to Warsaw for a trip of a lifetime.

This is the 7th year in a row that the InterContinental Hotel of Warsaw will host the InterContinental Scholars Program for our PromiseKids. The kids just graduated from their respective schools and are preparing for this life-changing 3-night 4 day trip they will never forget. We speak for all the Scholars when we say: "InterContinental, you are the best!" We'd like to express our gratitude to the Geneneral Manager of the InterContinental Hotel, Marten Schoenrock, for this special gift to our PromiseKids.

Here are the main attractions:

Friday 08.08.14

15:00 Kids’ arrival in Warsaw
15:10 InterContinental Hotel check-in
16:00-17:00 Pool +swimming lesson
17:30 Dinner at the Hotel
19:00 Old town at night: Royal Castle, King Sigismund’s Column, Presidential Palace, Krakowskie Przedmieście.

Saturday 09.08.14

8:30 Breakfast + lunch boxes for noon
9:30-11:30 Multikino
12:50-14:50 Warsaw City-Tour
17:00 Swimming at the hotel
18:30 Dinner at the hotel
19:30 Lazienki Park & Palace

Sunday 10.08.14

8:30 Breakfast + lunch boxes for snack
9:30 11:00 - Copernicus Science Center - PLANETARIUM - THE HEAVENS OF COPERNICUS,
12:00 Warsaw ZOO
17:30-18:30 – Pool at the hotel+ swimming lesson
19:30 - Awards Ceremony at the Intercontinental Hotel

Monday 11.08.14

8:15 – Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 – Departure for the PromiseLand

Thanks InterContinental Hotel. You are the best…

THANK YOU NOTES FROM THE PROMISEKIDS

We were very touched to receive a series of thank-you notes and art presentations from our PromiseKids this past week. We thought we would share some of these expressions of thanks with you.

THANK YOU PETER GAJEWSKI AND DISCIPLINE MEDIA

We would like to thank Peter Gajewski, and his staff at Discipline Media for the incredible job they have done in preparing our weekly newsletters this past school year.

I prepare the newsletters each Saturday morning and send my draft off to Peter each Saturday Afternoon. Peter does his magic and returns the finished newsletter to me for distribution each Sunday evening.

Peter has been doing this for our Foundation for the past 13 years. It’s hard to imagaine the Foundation without Peter and his staff. We thank you Peter! Have a great summer and we will see you again on September 1st.

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

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

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a Tree a long time ago."

-- Warren Buffett

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