The upper house of the Polish parliament will host a debate on children's mental health services on October 21st. Our charity will join forces with the Senate to find the solution to the problems which plight children's psychiatric care in Poland
5 Easy Ways How to Become a Great Volunteer
We are gearing up to hold the biggest charity event in the country and local Collection Centres are already looking for people who will make it all possible - the heroes of the winter Grand Finale fundraiser - volunteers! Everyone is welcome to take part in the charitable festival and help out as much as they are able to - whether by taking a more substantial and time-consuming role as a member of the team at the Collection Centre, or as a volunteer taking part in the public collection on the day of the Grand Finale. Regardless of your age, creed, profession - you can help raise money which will go towards the purchase of equipment for specialized children's hospitals in Poland.
Wondering how to make your adventure with the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity an unforgettable experience? We have 5 simple tips you can follow to become a great volunteer!
1. Stay positive!
One of the main ideas behind the work of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation is positive thinking. We want to create a joyful occasion, where different people can come together to achieve a common goal and have fun too! Volunteers are the ambassadors of this beautiful initiative, that's why we ask you to remain upbeat and grateful for even the smallest donation. Remember that we never discriminate and want to bring joy to everyone!
2. Keep smiling!
Volunteering is a great way to meet new people and make new, like-minded friends. A smile is the best accessory any volunteer can use when collecting funds. Be polite, grateful and rely on your great attitude and your Collection Box will fill up in no time! Remember that you might have to put some legwork into the collection, though.
3. Don't pester!
Please make sure to keep in mind that making a donation is a voluntary act of kindness, and you cannot force anyone to donate. We don't ever do door-to-door fundraising, rather, our volunteers are present in public spaces, such as streets, squares, marketplaces, and - if your Collection Centre received their permission on the premises of large shopping centres and other venues. If someone wants to donate, they will seek you out and approach you! A good tip for making yourselves more noticeable in the crowd is a fun outfit or a costume!
4. Take a friend!
Good company is essential when taking part in the fundraiser. First of all, it is more fun to spend the day around friends. You can also divide task between each-other. Secondly, it is much safer to collect funds in a company of a friend. Remember never to fundraise alone!
5. Take your gear!
Volunteers must have their ID badges on them at all times. The registration number on the ID should correspond with the number on the Collection Box used by each individual volunteer. You should also make sure to have enough heart stickers to hand out to donors. It is also important to secure your Collection Box against the elements.
Next year's edition of our winter fundraiser will take place, on January 10th, 2021. We are making all necessary adjustments to the fundraising process to ensure that we can hold our charitable fete safely and still have fun raising money for modern medical equipment.
We raised PLN 17 234 732 (over EUR 3 800 000) through 1% tax donation. Polish revenue allows taxpayers to choose a non-governmental organisation which will receive a donation amounting to 1% of their tax.