On the 76th anniversary of the United Nations (on 24th October 2021) during the UN Day Gala, Jerzy Owsiak was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Sustainable Development and received the UN Sustainable Development Architect Award.
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 Foundation has teamed up with the Warsaw city council to establish a temporary shelter for Ukrainians escaping the war in their native country.
The emotions that accompanied us during the 30th GOCC Grand Finale are slowly fading, and the countdown to the opening of this year's Most Beautiful Festival in the World edition has started! In gratitude for your help, support and commitment to the organization of the Summer Blaze in January, the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation invites you to the 28th Pol'and'Rock Festival, to express the strength of brotherhood, friendship and love in our festival community!