With Grand Finale looming on the horizon (not long to go before we celebrate the biggest fundraising drive in the country!), some Collection Centres are already holding fundraising events and Collection Boxes are displayed on business premises and shops.
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.
Are we getting ready to volunteer with the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity? We have picked our volunteers brains for the best tips and advice on how to make your volunteering experience best it can be.
We were honoured to receive the Gold Synapse award from the Polish Psychiatric Association. We were nominated in the "Friend of Psychiatry" category. We are delighted that our commitment to improving conditions at paediatric psych wards in Poland.