The merry tunes of the Great Orchestra reach the world's ends! Our melody of solidarity and friendship will once again play across the globe thanks to our amazing volunteers. What are the colours of the wind coming from both the poles?
Temporary shelter for refugees in Warsaw
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity has teamed up with the Warsaw city council and other NGOs to establish a shelter for Ukrainians arriving in Warsaw. The super-sized, heated tent is located in the Warsaw East railway station. Refugees are welcome to stay for 24 hours. Facilities available at the humanitarian aid point include showers, washing machines, childminders, psychology support and warm meals and beverages. In addition, of course, there is a large sleeping area and comfortable rest and relaxation zone for people waiting for their trains or deciding on what to do next. Our shelter guests can also use wheelchairs, pushchairs and accessories for animals, such as kennels.
Mayor of Warsaw and Jurek Owsiak have been joined by Andrij Deshchytsa, ambassador of Ukraine in Poland, who expressed his gratitude to NGOs and private individuals who offered help to people fleeing Ukraine.
On 5 December, we organized the 68th Open Tender dedicated to the aim of the 30th Grand Finale of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity, i.e. paediatric ophthalmology.
Today we observe the World Spank Out Day (No-hitting, no-smacking, no-spanking day for children) promoted by the American EPOCH (End Physical Punishment of Children) organization, annually. It has been 20 years since the GOCC Foundation initiated the Teddy’s Tale – Don’t hurt me, love me! action aimed at raising the awareness among adults and children on the harmful effects of corporal punishments of the underage.