Our charity has been raising money to buy medical equipment for children's medicine for almost 30 years. We have raised over PLN 1.5 billion and donated over 65 200 medical devices. We also initiated and help run 8 medical initiatives and one educational programme.
The primary objective of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation is to purchase state of the art medical equipment for paediatric wards in public hospitals in Poland. The Foundation has also bought medical equipment for geriatric and long-term-care units.
However, due to an overwhelming amount of appeals for help, the Board of the charity has launched an initiative to extend help to children, who require continuous rehabilitation. The Foundation can help finance the purchase of rehabilitation devices or other necessary medical equipment for children up to the sum of 5000 PLN or cover 85% of the cost of the device. We address our help to children and young people with disabilities under the age of 26.
The Foundation can buy rehabilitation equipment for one person once in 3 years.
Since launching the project in 2005, we have purchased rehabilitation equipment for 6 460 children and adolescents and spent PLN 26 291 252,56 (EUR almost 6 000 000)
The documents required by the Foundation include:
- written request for equipment (complete with contact details)
- a proforma invoice for the purchase of the chosen equipment
- details about any additional funding
- medical opinion
- doctor's recommendation
- documents confirming the family's income