Even though there’s still plenty of time left until the 28th Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Finale, International Collection Centers are not slowing down at all! In true rock’n’roll fashion, they rolled up to Pol’and’Rock Festival, set up camp, and are inviting everyone for a visit!
27th Grand Finale will take place on Sunday, January the 13th, 2019
Discover the Grand Finale Fundraiser!
The Grand Finale fundraiser is a one-day public charitable fundraiser, which traditionally takes place on the second Sunday of January. The collection is held internationally and it is managed by the local hubs of charitable activity – Collection Centres. 1700 Collection Centres organize the work of 120 000 volunteers. Our charitable Orchestra “plays” across the world –wherever there is an active and thriving Polish community abroad: Australia, New Zealand, Japan, across Europe, in Americas and on board of Polish ships and vessels and even at the North Pole research station!
The day is packed to the brim with events, activities, concerts and sporting challenges and the communities get to come together to have fun and raise funds.
Since 1993, Grand Finale fundraiser is held in aid of a specific medical objective. Our main goal is to support Polish children’s hospitals by the purchase of modern medical equipment. We also finance 6 medical and one educational initiative. Benefactors can support the initiative by putting money in the Collection Boxes, making online and mobile transfers as well as taking part in charitable auctions held via Allegro platform.
At 8:00 PM we all gather to witness a spectacular light show. Known as “Light to the Sky”, the display is meant to bring people together to celebrate the community and to alight the winter sky with a positive message.
Another highlight of the day comes at 11 PM. We auction off some of the most precious lots – Golden Heart pins and Golden SIM Cards are sold during an exciting bidding war which is broadcast during a live telethon. At midnight we announce the preliminary results of the charitable collection.
In the 26 years of our charitable endeavours, we raised and donated equipment worth over 951million PLN!