CSR

CSR opportunities in polandAbout us

The Ocalenie Foundation has been operating since 2000. We are a team of over 40 people from 9 countries in our offices in Warsaw and Łomża.

In 2020, we helped 2,321 people.

 

 

OUR ACTIVITIES

Foreigners in Poland struggle with learning the language and understanding how the authorities, schools and the health care system work. They often do not know all their rights and fall victim to dishonest employers. They have problems renting a room or a flat. Some people do not have access to social security. Due to the lack of appropriate integration support in schools, children are at risk of dropping out. 

We respond to these problems by running various programs and activities:
(data for 2020)

Help Center for Foreigners

7055 consultations with a cultural mentor, lawyer or psychologist

Housing support
173 people, including 93 children, received rent and bill subsidies

Polish language courses for adults

634 people attended classes during three trimesters

Magazin (material aid)
857 visits by the Foundation’s clients

Support for children and youth

105 students used our after-school club, or received individual tutoring or a scholarship program

Food aid

846 people, including 444 children, received shopping vouchers or food parcels

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Cooperation with business

Many of our activities receive support from the business sector. We are open to cooperation in various forms.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS

We accept:

  • general donations intended to support our statutory activities,
  • targeted donations, intended to support activities selected by the donor.

The Ocalenie Foundation has the status of a public benefit organization, which means that donations are tax deductible.

FINANCIAL DONATIONS

We accept:

  • general donations intended to support our statutory activities,
  • targeted donations, intended to support activities selected by the donor.

The Ocalenie Foundation has the status of a public benefit organization, which means that donations are tax deductible.

JOINT PROJECTS

We are open to consider new cooperation initiatives, implementing our business partners’ CSR goals as long as they are consistent with the mission and scope of the Foundation’s activities.

Due to the costs of administration and coordination, we only launch new joint projects if the donation amount exceeds PLN 15,000.

IN-KIND DONATIONS

We accept in-kind donations which support our clients (e.g. electronic and household appliances, furniture, laptops, telephones, domestic detergents, cosmetics, diapers, sanitary napkins, new underwear, bed linen and towels) or help upgrade Foundation’s equipment (e.g. laptops, computers, office supplies).

If you wish to make an in-kind donation, please contact us before you start preparing it. It will give us a chance to confirm whether we are able to accept it, considering our limited space. 

SPECIAL EVENTS AND WORKPLACE FUNDRAISERS

We encourage employees of companies to organize workplace fundraisers or charity collections as well as special events such as auctions, fairs or contests.

We offer:

  • organizational and communications support,
  • preparation and delivery of promotional materials,
  • preparation of a summary and thank-you notes for all involved employees.
MATCHING GIFT PROGRAMS

We are registered on the Benevity platform, which allows financial donations from employees participating in the matching gift program to be matched by their employer.

WORKSHOPS AND TRAININGS

We offer specialist workshops and trainings:

  • Anti-discriminatory – how to prevent and tackle discrimination, and promote an organisational culture of diversity and inclusion;
  • Diversity management;
  • Global education, devoted to the issue of migration and the situation of refugees;
  • legal: for HR departments on the employment of foreigners, for foreign employees regarding their rights and obligations in Poland. Please note: due to large differences between companies, we prepare tailored legal trainings. They should be booked at least 2 months in advance .

We also organize networking and teambuilding activities, such as:

  • culinary workshops,
  • multicultural activities for children.

Our workshops and trainings can be:

  • in Polish, English or Russian,
  • Online or in-person

We also offer educational materials, such as presentations, brochures and quizzes.

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERING

We welcome volunteers supporting two areas of our activities:

  • teaching adults the Polish language;
  • helping children in studying.

Both forms of volunteering:

  • are of a long-term nature,
  • take place in Warsaw, generally in a stationary form (during the pandemic, Polish courses are held online),
  • require a minimum commitment of 2-4 hours a week,
  • are preceded by a training organized by the Foundation.

You can apply for volunteering:

  • individually, during open recruitments (see: current volunteering offers>>>)
  • or in an organized manner, by a group of employees. For such a group, we can organize additional training, financed by the employer. 

Benefits

BENEFITS FOR THE COMPANY

Cooperation with Ocalenie Foundation means cooperation with the organization that is:

  • recognizable – one of the largest in Poland in the area of ​​supporting refugees and migrants, active in social and traditional media, participating in the public debate;
  • expressive – clearly and unambiguously standing up for human rights, equality and dignity and against discrimination;
  • diverse – employing people from minority groups and exposed to discrimination: refugees, migrants, women, LGBT+ people, people with disabilities;
  • stable – active since 2000, constantly developing a team of more than 40 specialists and the scope of assistance offered;
  • professional – on basis of merit, communication and administration;
  • reliable – holding a status of a public benefit organization (Organizacja Pożytku Publicznego, OPP), cooperating with many Polish and international companies and institutions.

For companies with similar values, this means:

  • contributing to change – building a more friendly, open and diverse society;
  • possibility to implement the goals of your CSR strategy;
  • contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals, in particular Goal 10. Reducing inequalities,
  • building an image of the organization operating in line with its values;
  • promoting openness and tolerance among employees and building a corporate culture of diversity and inclusion.
BENEFITS IN RETURN

Depending on the form and amount of support, taking into account the need to protect the privacy of people we help and the expectations of the Partner, we offer return benefits:

  • communication services in selected or all of the Foundation’s channels (websites, social media);
  • preparation of materials summarizing the company’s engagement (e.g. blog article, photo report, video spot, diplomas and thank-you letters);
  • preparation of short electronic publications for employees promoting multiculturalism (e.g. brochures with recipes from various world cuisines);
  • meetings, workshops or trainings for employees or their children (e.g. meeting with a representative of the Foundation, anti-discrimination training, culinary workshop, multicultural animations for kids).

Contact

CSR różnorodnośćMarianna Wartecka
Business Cooperation Coordinator

[email protected]
+48 509 133 804 

 

 

Our Partners

 

Strategic Partnerships

 

CSR różnorodność

We are also supported by:

 

  • Fundacja Valores 
  • Open Society Foundation
  • Fundacja Stefana Batorego
  • Fundacja Drzewo i Jutro
  • King Baudouin Foundation
  • Fundacja CAF
  • Polsko-Amerykańska Fundacja Wolności
  • Fundacja PZU
  • mFundacja
  • Amazon
  • Wavemaker i Mindshare
  • Brainly
  • Societe Generale Oddział w Polsce
  • ING
  • Sollers Consulting
  • Yope
  • Henkel