The Gajusz Foundation celebrated its silver jubilee with a charity ball in February. B+N and B+N’s Polish subsidiary, INWEMER were partners of the event celebrating 25 years of helping disadvantaged children and families.
Helping is a matter of the heart
The Gajusz Foundation has been helping disadvantaged children for 25 years. Over a quarter of a century, the devoted team of 400 volunteers and 160 professionals has helped 5704 children experiencing difficult transitions, who were sick and/or abandoned by their parents. Each year, the foundation receives an additional 1,000 children in its care.
„The Foundation’s activities are very close to us because women are a large part of our employees: sisters, mothers, grandmothers. Caring for children and providing all kinds of help and support to children and parents when they face hardship is very important. It was an honour to celebrate their 25th birthday with the entire Gajusz Foundation community!” – shared Joanna Kubiak, Key account representative of the board of directors at Inwemer.
„To help children in need is a matter of the heart for us at B+N. As a continuation of our Christmas donations – when we donated for Hungarian children’s homes and hospitals – on hearing about the goals of the Gajusz Foundation, it was almost a given that we would find a way to help.” – added Erika Kókai, marketing director of B+N Referencia Zrt.
Flamingo, the symbol of support and help
The anniversary ball featured performances by the children in the Foundation’s care and flamingo statues (the symbol of the Foundation) were also handed out to honoured individuals and companies supporting the Foundation. Among the invited guests was the Children’s Rights Ombudsman Mikołaj Pawlak.
INWEMER, B+N’s Polish subsidiary can also boast such a statuette, received in April 2021.
All proceeds from the ball – raffle, auction, tickets – will be donated to support the activities of the Centre for Therapy and Help for Children and Their Families.
How it all began
„On February 20, 1998, I received the documents from the court in Warsaw. I was 28 years and 12 days old. That day I became the founder of the Gajusz Foundation. I did it out of gratitude for saving my son. And also because during the many months of hospital treatment of little Gajusz, I came to realize how many parents and children lack support. Ordinary, human needs like a kind word, fun, shopping or taking care of the child, so that mom has at least a moment to herself. At that time, there was no volunteering at all, not even in hospitals. I am grateful literally every day for the lives of my daughter and three sons – emphasizes the president of the foundation, Tisa Żawrocka-Kwiatkowska.