The homeless from Kotow live extremely modest lives. There is PLN 50 per inhabitant per month. Most adults are the jobless. It becomes the worst in winter, as in summer they can earn some money by working in the forest. Their boss, Adam Drewniak, goes to no end of trouble to help them weather through this most difficult period, and he asked us for help. Duval Foundation again decided to support the inhabitants of Kotowo in Bircza district, where 40 homeless from all over Poland found shelter. This time we bought footwear that is so needed to work in the forest and hygiene items.
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Duval Foundation again purchased and sent the most needed cosmetics for the Kids of the Child and Family Assistance Centre in Góra Włodowska.
This time Duval Foundation became involved in interior decoration of the Mother Veronique Centre in Lublin. We have paid for the design by Daria Pelchen and Andrzej Banaszewski, who designed the colourful and spacious drawing room to brighten up and improve the living conditions of the Kids. Before transformation After transformation Before transformation After transformation Before transformation After transformation
Duval Foundation donated medals, cups and material awards for contestants participating in the Third Spring Disabled Run organised by Special Education School Complex No. 105 and the Interschool Sports Centre No. 3 Varsovia in Warsaw.
Duval Foundation received make-up cosmetics from Clinique and sports footwear from Amer Sport Group. The gifts were distributed to several care centres and orphanages across Poland, among others to the Child and Family Assistance Centre in Góra Włodowska.
Duval Foundation donated PLN 5,000 to the Sławek Foundation to help publish a book for kids whose parents are in prison - “What is Behind the Wall?" by Karolina Lijklema. For more information about the book please see the Sławek Foundation.
Duval Foundation contributed to the winter holiday of youth. Seven young tourists and their carer received return tickets, accommodation in youth shelters and board. We also bought climbing sticks. The successful adventure in the Bieszczady mountains was organised by the Warsaw Social Workers.
The volunteers of Duval Foundation, Linda Sztyller and Malena Kowalska, resolved to devote more time to the Foundation this year, therefore they chose four Child Orphanages in Tarnów for donating Christmas gifts. These were „Przyjazny Dom”, „Słoneczny Dom”, „Pogotowie Opiekuńcze” and J. Korczak Centre, totalling 90 kids and youth. In one of the Centres, youth asked for one joint gift for all, a new PC equipped with software, MS Office, loudspeakers, headphones and a multifunctional apparatus. In the other 3 centres, Duval Foundation met the individual Christmas dreams of EACH of more than 70 Kids. We bought sports shoes for boys, a microphone with a filter and a tripod for a musician, many gift cards for chain stores chosen by kids, the dream clothing, cosmetics and perfumes, many MP3 and MP4, headphones and even tablets. These included formal shirts, trousers, and ladies cosmetics [...]
Just before bitter cold winter, we decided to buy a necessary central heating furnace for the Single Mother’s Home in Lucimia.
We love to support artistically gifted kids. This time, we have purchased drawing sets for kids attending a day-care room of the school complex in Studziana.