Morton Grove residents invited to help put the fun in fundraiser

December 25, 2013 by  

Morton Grove residents, especially those of Polish decent, have an excellent opportunity to support a good cause next month by attending the Wielka Orkiestra Swiatecznej Pomocy (Great Orchestra of Christmas)—a charity event that will be one of many such held around the world.

This year will mark the 22nd year for the event and it will run for eight hours. Guests will be entertained with live music ranging from pop, to rock-and-roll, to blues with more than 13 performers along with dance and variety groups. The Center’s children’s workshop ‘Little Stars’ will also be performing.

Last year’s event garnered $80,000 for the foundation’s directive, which is to buy medical equipment for hospitals in Poland and fund five nation-wide medical programs, as well as one educational program. The main focus of this endeavor is caring for children and the elderly. This year, WOSP is hoping to top that total.

Printing companies can still sponsor this event—larger sponsors will have their logos printed on posters that will be distributed around the venue, as well as on the event’s website. Banners will also be available. Smaller sponsors will be offering goods and services gift cards for the silent auction.

Due to it’s the popularity, the event will encompass all of Copernicus Center’s facilities – theater, annex, lobby, and its five parking lots. Doors will open at noon and close at 8:00 pm Sunday, January 12. Copernicus Center is located at 5216 W. Lawrence Ave, Chicago.