Together We Can Help
The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity is the biggest, non-governmental, non-profit, charity organization in Poland and for the past 29 years has been raising money for pediatric and elderly care. Holding the American Heart Association certification, the GOCC aims to support health care in Poland by purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment for Polish hospitals and clinics and by establishing and running six medical programs and an educational one. The foundation supports pediatric and geriatric wards, furnishing them in both complex medical devices, such as MRI scanners, and providing long-term care units with anti-bedsore mattresses and beds.
In normal, non-Covid times, a Grand Finale concert takes place. This is a day-long public fundraiser held in Poland and everywhere where there is an active Polish community. The public fundraiser is organized locally, by volunteer-run Collection Centers, and is accompanied by various events such as concerts, sport competitions, and firework displays. Volunteers, carrying branded collection boxes collect money across the country, and people donating money receive distinct red-heart stickers in return. The day culminates with a firework display – known as Light to the Sky, which takes place in front of the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. The funds are raised during a public money collection, in online auctions, and personal and corporate donations.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s Grand Finale fundraiser will take place exceptionally at January 31st 2021, albeit in very different circumstances due to Covid restrictions. Also, e-moneyboxes have been created this year, enabling money collection over the Internet.
This short video explains how the GOCC was founded.
This year’s goals
This year’s Grand Finale objective is focused on raising money to buy medical equipment for pediatric otorhinolaryngology and head diagnostics. These state-of-the-art devices are all necessary to perform complicated ENT surgeries and are paramount during complicated ENT procedures in order to speed up the treatment and improve the recovery time for the youngest patients.
Being 50% Polish (Aleksandra), 50% Portuguese (Tiago), Funderwear.pt decided to take part on this initiative, promoting it to its clients and visitors. To know more about Funderwear.pt you can head to our About Us section.
If you wish to be part of this event with us, head to our e-collection box where you can donate for this important cause. Please note that all donations go straight to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity account. Funderwear.pt serves only as a messenger for this beautiful initiative.