DUE TO THE ONGOING WAR IN UKRAINE, NASZA FUNDACJA HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN HELPING REFUGEES SEEKING SAFETY AND SHELTER IN OUR COUNTRY.
Dom pod Lipami, built and supported by NASZA FUNDACJA and located about 30 km from the Polish-Ukrainian border, is getting ready to welcome children from Ukrainian orphanages. NASZA FUNDACJA is adapting new rooms to provide shelter for as many children fleeing the war as possible.
NASZA FUNDACJA also financially support the Benedictine Abbey in Przemyśl, where the Nuns have been receiving refugees upon their first moments in Poland after crossing the border. Older pupils of the Dom pod Lipami assist the Nuns in their daily activities related to helping the refugees. All those fleeing war need first and foremost the provision of basic needs: security, shelter, warmth and food.
NASZA FUNDACJA rents and furnishes flats in Warsaw, which are made available free of charge for mothers with children fleeing Ukraine. In this difficult time we offer them a shelter, look for a job for mothers and find places in schools and kindergartens for children. We take special care of children who require treatment, and we try to provide them with the necessary medical assistance.
One of many things these children and their parents need at the moment is to believe that – after all – the world is full of good people.
„Nasza Fundacja” was established in 2008 to provide comprehensive care for children from the Child Care Home in Jaroslaw, Podkarpacie province. The ﬁrst, basic and biggest challenge for us was to build a new house for the children.
In continuing its mission, The Foundation seeks to ﬁnancially support the children by paying for tutoring, language and sports camps and additional activities to develop their talents and interests. As far as any medical issues are concerned, The Foundation helps by covering the costs of orthodontics, specialist diagnostics and treatment, a psychologist and a speech therapist. We have created a scholarship system to motivate children to work on themselves and to learn. We want to broaden the children’s horizons and constantly encourage them to be proactive. We try to make them believe that it’s worth it… that their future depends on themselves. It is our aim and dream to help them enter adult life with the kind of family support that they wouldn’t have had otherwise. We intend to provide them with beneﬁcial apprenticeships and assist them in achieving their employment potential. After they become independent, we want to provide them with small apartments for the ﬁrst three to ﬁve years so that they do not have to return to the place from which they came to the orphanage. Our goal is to provide each child with the best possible conditions for personal development and a chance for a positive start to adulthood.
We try to raise funds for our activities throughout the year. However the most successful event is the annual „Charity Evening of Nasza Fundacja”. For this special evening we invite an elite group of friends of „Nasza Fundacja” to Pałac Sobański – the seat of the Polish Business Roundtable. On this special day, Sonia Bohosiewicz and Juliusz Windorbski, both irreplaceable and wholeheartedly devoted to „Nasza Fundacja”, host the evening and the charity auction. Icons of the Polish music scene (Urszula Dudziak, Kasia Kowalska, Justyna Steczkowska, Patrycja Markowska, Stanisław Sojka) add splendor to every „Charity Evening of Nasza Fundacja”, performing pro bono. Instead of auctioning material goods, we oﬀer unique prizes to our guests, special experiences that cannot be bought regardless of economic status. The auction covers artistic, sports, recreational and cultural events, as well as dinners with outstanding, extraordinary personalities.
During our auctions, the following special events have been on oﬀer: private dinners with the Former President Lech Walesa, Agnieszka Holland, and Krystyna Janda; a boat trip on the Vistula River with Stanisław Tym; a Special Episode with Robert Kubica, a football match and dinner with Anna and Robert Lewandowski in Munich, premieres at La Scala with an invitation for an exclusive dinner, opportunity to become one of the heroes of Dorota Masłowska’s novel, a dinner for 10 prepared at home by Ania Starmach, a match with the world’s best tennis doubles team, Fyrstenberg – Matkowski as well as many other fascinating events with exceptional people – the founders of our auctions. „Nasza Fundacja” is a Public Beneﬁt Organization and does not allocate a single zloty from the collected funds to ﬁnance its own activities. The annual “Charity Evening” is ﬁnanced by the private funds of the Foundation’s governing body. All the money raised goes to help the children. Together, we adults can change the fate of many children and give them a chance for a decent life, now and in the future.