The 31st Great Orchestra of Christmas charity (WOSP) finale in Warsaw brought to an end several weeks of countrywide fund-raising by WOSP volunteers, who collected donations for specialized medical equipment, mainly for children's hospitals.
Saudi Arabia has granted USD 10 million to aid Ukrainian war refugees in Poland, the Saudi embassy in Warsaw said on Monday.
Poles, during the first months of the war, have privately given nearly PLN 10 billion (EUR 2 billion) to help refugees from Ukraine, a government think tank has reported.
Identical twins Lena and Laura Krosz from Starachowice in south-eastern Poland, had been wanting to do something to help others when they heard about the charity Rak ‘n’ Roll.
Taking time off from his busy career to aid incoming refugees, Nico Roskam said he instantly started recruiting people to join him on a dash to the border. Appealing online for others to join him, he was staggered by the response. He told TFN: “On the first day we were able to pick up 22 refugees. The next day we returned with five cars.” Many of the refugees have now ended up in Roskam’s own house, whilst others have been lodged courtesy of his network of friends.
Poland will contribute CHF 0.5 million towards humanitarian aid operations in eastern Ukraine by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday.
Money donated by Pope Francis will be used to help migrants stuck on the border between Poland and Belarus, a Catholic Polish charity has said.
Local teacher Izabella Galuba-Bryja came up with the idea during lockdown when hairdressers were closed.
After surviving four cancer operations and being forced to live in communal housing and on handouts, mum of two Patrycja Wydrzyńska from Gdańsk says she has emerged from her troubles stronger and now wants to help others who need assistance.
Taiwan will become a donor to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation by providing PLN 1.5 million (EUR 338,000) for the support of educational projects devoted to the history of the Nazi German death camp, the foundation announced on its website on Monday.