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November 27 - Friday after Thanksgiving – has marked the beginning of the traditional PSFCU charity drive, Children's Holiday Smile. For the seventh time, PSFCU Members will be able to support children in need. This year, the campaign will last until December 31.

This time we will be collecting funds for two institutions caring for seriously ill children in Poland, a hospice in Vilnius, and to provide assistance for Polish-American children. Deposits can be made at one of the 20 branches of the Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we strongly encourage you to make payments using the PSFCU Online and Mobile Banking to the account numbers listed below.

Hospice of Blessed Father Michał Sopocko in Vilnius (account number: 1426548) offers care for patients depending on their health condition: outpatient at the patient's home (home hospice) or in an inpatient hospice. It is a place where free help is provided to everyone in need, regardless of nationality or religion. Importantly, the hospice also helps the relatives of the sick by offering, among others, services of a lawyer, psychologist, therapist, clergymen and volunteers. PSFCU members have already supported the facility in Lithuania once before, collecting $ 31,788 in 2015.

"Dom Chłopaków" Nursing Home for Children and Youth in Broniszewice (account number: 1426551). A nursing home near Pleszew in Greater Poland, run by the Dominican Sisters, looks after 56 disabled boys. Thanks to the help of thousands of people, it was possible to build the House for Boys and take care of its surroundings and equipment (a farm for animals, renovated school for its charges, occupational therapy workshops). Currently, the sisters collect funds for the renovation of the house where the boys reside.

The Children's Home Hospice Foundation "Promyczek" in Otwock (account number: 1426554). Since 2010, the "Promyczek" Children's Home Hospice has been providing home palliative care to terminally ill and dying children from several counties of the Mazovian Province. "Promyczek" provides round-the-clock and week-long medical, psychological and spiritual care for sick children staying in their family homes, lends them the necessary medical equipment free of charge and provides psychological social support to families that find themselves in a difficult financial situation due to their child's disease. Up to 30 small patients are periodically looked after by the hospice.

New York Children's Smile Foundation (account number: 1426539). Established in 1999, the foundation provides assistance to children who find themselves in a difficult life situation. It raises funds by organizing regular charity events and thanks to the support of sponsors and donors. Since 2014, it has been a co-organizer of the "Children's Holiday Smile" charity campaign, together with our Credit Union.

More info: https://en.psfcu.com/files/pslavic/1/file/Children's_Holiday_Smile/CHildrens_Holiday_Smile_cropped.pdf


Already 732 thousand dollars

Thus far, through six editions of the "Children's Holiday Smile" charity campaign, members of our Credit Union have collected 732 thousand dollars, the full amount of which went to children in need because PSFCU does not charge any transfer or funds collection fees. We hope that also this year - so difficult for all nursing homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic - Members of our Credit Union will show great heart and generosity by supporting children in need.

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