“Spring is the time of plans and projects.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Although in some areas where many of you live, it may seem that Spring is a long way off, here in the US and in Poland, it actually is only a matter of weeks! And, at our FCSR office and in our schools, it has indeed been a time for planning and launching new projects. Our biggest news is that beginning on March 1st we rolled out an exciting new website! This has been months in the making and I can’t thank FCSR Executive Director, Marta Was, FCSR Operations Director, Malgorzata Ciucka, FCSR Arts Director, Basia Kolasinska and Paweł Szynkiewicz the owner of „SOFF Creative Studio” enough. They have been working on this project for a number of months now. The website is jam packed with photos, videos, newsletters and information about the Foundation. Please check it out at www.fcsr.pl I know you will be as excited as we are! Please read on for more news…

Blessings,

Virginia Chasey

President, FCSR

NEW MISSION STATEMENT FOR FOUNDATION

In keeping with our “new face” on the internet, under the direction of our Executive Director, Marta Was, we have updated our FCSR Mission Statement to more accurately reflect the purposes and activities of the Foundation. It now reads as follows:

“Our mission is to enrich the lives of children from the poorest rural areas of Poland and to equalize their chances for a better start in the future, by organizing creative activities and programs. We believe our CREATIVE EDUCATION evokes in children a greater eagerness to learn, inspires them to take action, encourages them to acquire knowledge faster and makes them happier both at school and at home. Through a diverse range of after school classes, kids can discover new ideas and practice new skills that will benefit them for a lifetime.”

“STAGE PASSION” MAKES DEBUT AT FCSR SCHOOLS

Our FCSR dance program, “We Can Dance”, has been very popular for the past fifteen years in all of our Foundation schools. Based on the popular television program by the same name, hundreds of PromiseKids have danced in our schools and communities throughout the years and engaged in many competitions. As music and dance are not a part of the regular school curriculum in the schools it is a great adventure for our kids. Perhaps what some of you may not know, is that singing has been an equally important component in this program.

So, this year, we’ve decided to put a new twist in the title. While competition will still be an important element, we want to foster a spirit of “passion” for not only dancing, but singing and performing in general. Through regular vocal and dance activities, we hope our children will gain good physical condition, sensitize themselves musically and develop their creativity by stimulating their imagination. Most of our kids start in this program when they’re seven and continue straight through their teen years.

Throughout the school year, our dancers and singers have the opportunity to try their hand at many stages, starting with local festivals, school and community programs and picnics, ending with our FCSR Dinner Dance gala.  From 2004 – 2017, over 600 children participated in these activities. For sure, classes are never boring! Conducted under the watchful eye of FCSR Arts Director, Basia Kolasińska, there’s no doubt that our children have gained a “passion” for the arts!

1% CAMPAIGN CONTINUES…

Remember, your 1% contribution can make a 100% difference in the lives of our PromiseKids!

CHANGES IN CONTACT INFORMATION

Due to the new website, staff emails have also changed as follows:

– Main foundation email address: foundation@fcsr.pl

– Marta Was: marta.was@fcsr.pl

– Basia Kolasińska: basia.kolasinska@fcsr.pl

– Małgorzata Ciućka:malgorzata.ciucka@fcsr.pl

– Virginia Chasey : virginia.chasey@fcsr.pl

 

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.

 – Bernard Williams

 

Virginia Borys Chasey BA, MLS

President, Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility

Email Address: virginia.chasey@fcsr.pl

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Address:

Nowomiejska 35

78-300 Świdwin

GSM Tel: (48) 667-937-273

Email Address: foundation@fcsr.pl

– FOUNDATION BANK ACCOUNT –

Alior Bank SA

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