The Board of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation decided that this year the charity will be using the funds raised through 1% charitable tax donations to support the child and adolescent psychiatric facilities.
Thank you for the 26th Grand Finale!
Each year the outpouring of support our initiative receives from the community of good people from all over the world is more and more remarkable and humbling. The charitable Orchestra 'plays' to support public medicine in Poland, and in order to do so successfully and on a big scale, we hold an annual public fundraiser.
This year we have been joined by 120 000 volunteers, working tirelessly at 17000 Collection Centres - local hubs of activity - located all over the world. We would like to thank each and every one of the wonderful people who has been involved in the organization of the fundraiser: dedicated crews at the Collection Centres, who began their work months ago, sponsor, who have lend funds and resources, local authorities for their support and each volunteer who has taken upon themselves to collect money on January the 14th. Without you, it would not have been possible!
We also would like to thank for each generous gift and donation made either in person, online or in a form of item donation for our charitable auctions - money raised thanks to your generosity will go towards the purchase of medical equipment for neonatological wards in Polish hospitals. Together we can transform the face of Polish medicine and ensure that all babies born in Poland have equal access to medical care.
There are still options to support the cause of the Grand Finale. You can donate using online methods until the end of January 2018. For all methods of donation, please click here.
Founder, chairman of the board and a long-term volunteer of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has been named the most admired public figure in Poland by the YouGov ranking for 2018.
Today we have received amazing news from the European Parliament. The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation has been awarded the esteemed European Citizen's Prize, which honours exceptional achievements of European citizens and organization.