Twenty-five portable ultrasonography sets donated by Philips Polska arrived at the headquarters of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. These devices will be sent to isolation hospitals, which treat COVID-19 patients.
GOCC Going Global
Our initiative is going global - Collection Centres, and volunteers are playing with us from the most remote corners of the world. They not only run very successful collections, raising more and more funds each year - they become fantastic ambassadors for Polish culture, cuisine, and tradition.
This year our Orchestra will sound in 100 different locations across the globe - from Japan, New Zealand, Australia, Bali, Russia, Germany, Ireland, Spain, France, Denmark, Belgium Croatia, Norway, Singapore, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Iceland, Georgia, Austria, Estonia, Czechia, Tanzania, Cyprus, Thailand, Hungary in the US, Canada and Mexico! Polish community overseas comes together to celebrate and raise funds and gives the local community a taste of festivities back home in Poland. Our volunteers from Australia, based in Perth, Melbourne, and Sydney decided to launch their own bushfire relief fundraiser.
Just like our volunteers become fantastic ambassadors for Poland, we here in Poland, have amazing support from the embassies based in Warsaw. The ambassadors traditionally donate items to our charitable auctions, and this year we were honoured to receive donations from the embassies of France, Great Britan, Japan, Palestine, Ireland, Australia, China, and German consulate.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity bought equipment for four laboratories testing coronavirus samples. Lab equipment worth almost PLN 10.5 million (over EUR 2 300 000) will be donated to laboratories in Warsaw, Łódź, and Poznań. This latest commitment takes the purchases in aid of COVID-19 Relief to PLN 50 million.
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has oficially summed up its activities and support of Polish healthcare which aimed to address coronavirus pandemic in Poland. Our charity has donated medical equipment for PLN 48 000 000.