This coming Sunday both in Poland and all over the world, our volunteers will be fundraising in aid of our charity. How to recognize the volunteers helping out hold 30th Grand Finale?
28th Anniversary of GOCCRegistration
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation was officially registered exactly 28 years ago - on March 2nd, 1993. Paperwork was filed two months after the resounding success of the first-ever Grand Finale fundraiser. The brunt of the official paperwork related to the disbursement of funds, purchase of medical equipment was initially undertaken by the staff at the Memorial Children's Hospital in Warsaw.
The first Grand Finale was supposed to be a one-time event, a fundraiser which was held to collect money to finance the purchase of just one single piece of equipment used to carry out heart surgeries. The result of the fundraiser surpassed our expectations. We collected PLN 1 535 440, 68, which was used to buy not one, not three, and not four - but many more medical devices. Our charity bought cardiopulmonary bypass, heart monitors, incubators, AED, syringe pumps, pulse-oximeters, CPAP therapy devices, medical ventilators.
Casting our thoughts back to the first days of our charitable works, we worked with a really small team of co-workers, who quickly became friends. As our charity grew, and our work became more challenging, our team grew, and now we employ nearly 50 people. Founders of the Foundation, Jurek Owsiak, Lidia Niedźwiedzka-Owsiak, Bohdan Maruszewski, and Piotr Burczyński are on the Board of the Foundation.
We have launched the operation of a Humanitarian Aid Point in Michałowo, which will be a first chain in the supply chain for
It's September, and the winter Grand Finale charitable collection is 142 days away! Even though the registration process is not open yet, some Collection Centres are getting ready to play in the anniversary 30th Grand Finale fundraiser.