This year, we decided to donate to three charitable organizations and launched a worldwide survey within the company to find out which local organization would be happy to receive a monetary donation.
Many suggestions came from all our employees worldwide. In the end, we chose three organizations in Poland, the USA and Germany, all of which support children and young people.
Freelab Września is one of these organizations that received a donation from us. Since 2014, Freelab has been a non-profit organization based in Września. They educate younger people and implement projects in the field of urban space design. Regional hospitals and clinics were supported by this organization during the pandemic. They providing their 3D printers to produce visors. You can learn more about Freelab Września here: http://wrzesnia.freelab.edu.pl/
The next non-profit organization is Big Brother Big Sister Foundation, headquartered in Holbrook, Massachusetts. It is one of the largest mentoring networks in the nation. The BBBS Foundation supports more than 30,000 children, with the youngest being five years old and the oldest in their teens. Each of them receives a personal mentor from the organization. This mentor not only promotes the individual strengths of his or her protégé, together they also engage in a wide variety of leisure activities such as cooking together, bowling, fishing, miniature golf or going for walks. If you want to know more about Big Brothers Big Sisters: https://www.bbbsfoundation.org/
The third and last non-profit organization is Menschen für Kinder e.V. in Germany, which supports long-term illnesses with a focus on children with cancer. It collects donations through various events such as "Lahnau Rocks fot Benefit", bicycle auctions and much more. Thereby the donations go to children's hospitals and children's oncologies in Germany. You can find out more about Menschen für Kinder e.V. here: https://menschen-fuer-kinder.de/