In 2021, the Dot Dot Dot Connect supported the production of a fundraising campaign in Austin called WOSP, which stands for The Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (GOCC). You can learn more about WOSP Austin on their website.
GOCC is a non-governmental, non-profit foundation established almost 30 years ago in Poland, with local chapters across the globe. The Foundation supports a variety of child healthcare programs, such as neonatology, cardiology, prevention or early diagnosis of cancer.
In 2021, the 29th WOSP campaign in Austin was a series of online and on-site events to give everyone who wanted an opportunity to participate in a way they found appropriate for their comfort level. There was a family bike ride, a dance fitness class, an online pierogi making class, a family sport event, and an online live auction with a special guest from Poland: Mr. Maciej Orłoś, who is a well-known media personality in Poland. The Finale event was a socially distant picnic with live music, dance, martial arts classes, and activities for children.
WOSP Austin have also reached out to the Polish communities in Dallas, Houston, and even in San Francisco. We engaged WOSP Volunteers, Polish businesses, and an impressive number of collaborators to make this fundraiser a success.
Together, we have raised 12,680.54 USD!