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.
Because we care
Our "Love Heals" initiative was inspired by a viral testimony of a mother who described her stay in the hospital, where she accompanied her baby. The mother told how she tried to catch some shuteye sleeping in a sleeping bag, which she placed on the floor under her baby's hospital cot. Then, she used social media to vent. As her post went viral in 2017, there was an outpouring of similar tales: parents and guardians who accompanied their kids at hospital wards are unable to rest or relax. So our charity decided to act immediately - we established our "Love Heals" initiative and donated over 5 000 recliners and nursing chairs to hospitals nationwide.
Recliners for parents
Recliners for parents
We have purchased over 2 000 recliners, which will be used by parents staying by their children's side,
We are very well aware that parents and guardians not only offer invaluable help to medical personnel at hospitals, taking over the care of the child but also the contact with their loved ones, with family, reduces the stress the child feels during prolonged hospitalization and is beneficial in the overall healing process. We want to ensure that parents stay by their child's hospital bedside in dignified conditions. Therefore, we will continue the purchase of recliners and nursing chairs for hospitals that request them.
Since the initiative's start, we have donated 5 395 recliners and nursing chairs worth almost 10.9 PLN.
This year we are playing to ensure the highest standards of sight diagnostics and treatment in children. Although it is the first time that the January collection is dedicated to this issue, these are not the first actions undertaken by the WOŚP Foundation in support of sight treatment and diagnostics.
Our charity not only supplies medical devices to hospitals in Ukraine but also provides medical devices to hospitals in Poland, in particular to locations which treat patients escaping the war in Ukraine. Przemyśl, which is the town on the border between Poland and Ukraine has been struggling with the influx of patients since the beginning of the war.