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Newsletter March 27, 2017 Vol.14 No. 13

"Behold, my friends, the spring is come; the earth has gladly received the embraces of the sun, and we shall soon see the results of their love!"
-- Sitting Bull

CELEBRATING SPRING AT OUR PROMISELAND SCHOOLS

Brzezno School - Our smallest PromiseKids from Brzeżno performed at the "Spring Day" celebration on March 21. The whole school community, from parents to littlest siblings came out to welcome in the first day of spring. FCSR Arts Director, Basia Kolasinska, prepared a beautiful artistic program incorporating all the elements of Spring for the audience. A wonderful time was had by all.

Slawoborze Special Education School – A different kind of Spring celebration took place at the Slawoborze Special Education School on March 21. All 109 PromiseKids, with different degrees of disabilities, participated in a short lecture about hygiene. At the end of the workshop, all the participants received Colgate-Palmolive cleaning supplies: toothbrushes, toothpaste and cosmetic sets for boys and girls. As many of you know, our late President and Founder of FCSR, Dr.Bill Chasey, spent most of his years in academia doing research on children with disabilities, so they had a special place in his heart. In 2005, he visited this school. Since then, we have had a close relationship with the children there and try to help when we can. Thank you Wojciech Król, GM of Colgate – Palmolive, for your continuous support!

UPDATE ON “DREAMS COME TRUE’ PROGRAM

Things are getting serious for 50 primary PromiseKids who are studying English on an e-learning platform, under the direction of FCSR Operations Manager, Malgorzata Ciucka. The students, from five schools: Bierzwica, Brzezno, Nowe Worowo, Mielenko, Drawski and Nielep, are involved in a competition for English awards at the end of this school year. Remember, the program is only offered before and after school, so these students, and their families are committed to learning English. Isn’t that wonderful? They are all doing great, so the competition is rigorous! Good luck to all participants! We always like to award the winners with English/Polish Dictionaries. If you would like to contribute a dictionary, please contact Malgorzata.

GALA PLANS ON THE FAST TRACK!

Momentum is growing and plans are coming together for our Annual FCSR Gala on September 23, 2017, at the Intercontinental Hotel, Warsaw. It is so exciting! In the next issue we will announce our Honorary Co-Chairs and more details about the event. Pre-invite letters to our supporters will be going out this week. We want to give you first priority on reserving your table(s) – and they will go fast!! All proceeds will go towards a very exciting international exchange program for our PromiseKids. Be sure to get your reservations in early!

1% MEANS 100% TO OUR KIDS

Poland’s 1% Tax Charitable Contribution ends April 30th. If you haven’t dedicated your 1% yet, please remember our PromiseKids. Take a look at the programs we provide to some of Poland’s poorest children. Help us keep our promises to them for a better future through educational and enrichment programs. Thank you!

UPCOMING EVENTS:

1% personal income campaign keeps going: 1st January, 2017 – 30th April, 2017

aster: 14th - 17th of April

FCSR gala, InterContinental Warsaw Hotel – September 23, 2017 Reserved your table yet??

4th April - latest news - trip to KFC Szczecin for 21 kids from the Slawoborze Special Education School

THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK

"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven…a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted..."

-- Eccl 3:1-2

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