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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.

Newsletter March 9, 2015 Vol. 12, No. 9

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."
-- Winston Churchill

THANK YOU FANEX!

Easter is coming and we have good news for our FCSR families. The Fanex delivery truck will arrive at our PromiseKitchen just two weeks before Easter. filled with treats and delights for making delicious Easter fare!

We’d like to thank the Piotr Kubiczek General Manager of FANEX for donating their products to so many FCSR families. We'd also like to thank Bożena Sajnog, Key Account Manager for organizing the delivery of these delicious FANEX products.

Here is a story of one of the families we've been supporting:

Anna Łakomiec, a mother of four children at our Bierzwnica school lives in a small village. Her husband went abroad to earn a living, so she brings up her kids alone: Patryk (10), Sandra (8), Natalka (6) and Dawid (17). The last time she received a box of Fanex products, Anna decided to bake cake – using Fanex mayonnaise! Even though she has very little money, she invited us to share this delicious cake. We'd like to thank Anna and her family for this grateful gesture.

ENGLISH FOR THE LITTLEST

We are happy to announce that our brand new program, "English for theLittlest" turned out to be one of the most popular programs among our FCSR nursery children. As we previously mentioned, for the first time in this school year, Polish children, ages 5-6, are attending public school - the "nursery kids"! Furthermore, beginning with the 2015 school year, English will be a compulsory subject in these nursery grades.

We want our kids to get ahead of the curve, so we started our own program. We began in three schools with 86 nursery kids and use teaching materials from the YDP (Young Digital Planet) program, "English for Kids (4-7) Penguin Alex and Friends".

We are aware of the fact that the more they are exposed to English, the easier they will find it to learn and use the language. That is why during our English classes we make the most of the classroom opportunities to speak English. They listen to a teacher speaking with a soft puppet and finally they find spoken English very natural.

Games and songs are fantastic tools through which children absorb language easily. By singing their routine songs such as “Hello and Goodbye", they learn to count to 10, know colors, identify domestic and wild animals, and name some toys. As you can see, we have a very enthusiastic group of students, who are very excited about learning their new language!

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.

1% OF YOUR CORPORATE AND INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX BURDEN FOR OUR PROMISEKIDS?

As a reminder of all the things we have accomplished together this past year, click on the following link highlighting our activities in 2014. Let’s keep it going!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvJNeH85OwU&feature=youtu.be

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

Love yourself enough to never lower your standards for anyone.

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