Agora accepts responsibility for the impact of our decisions and actions on the society and natural environment. We take steps towards sustainable growth, including the wellbeing and health of the society, and respond to the expectations of our stakeholders.
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charity activities helping people in need
educating of the society in the necessity to support people in need
education towards rational consumption and preventing food wasting
good health anf well-being
improving the quality of life and health in the society through actions and initiatives
promotion of healthy lifestyle
activities for improving the quality of education
activities supporting gender equality and equal treatment
initiatives strengthening the role of women in contemporary society
effective prevention of discrimination on any grounds and in any aspect
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
projects supporting innovation, promotion of new business and entrepreneurship models and solutions
Sustainable cities and communities
supporting the development of sustainable cities and their inhabitants, addressing the most important aspects of urban development
Peace, justice and stron institutions
strengthening institutions and organizations that contribute to social development and the growth of civic society
Partnerships for the goals
partnership for growth, particularly development of education, culture, art, journalism and mass media and supporting gender equality
Social activities of Agora Group are compliant with relevant laws and international codes of conduct and are aligned with the organization’s operations, and practiced in our relations with stakeholders.
Social and Sponsoring Activities Policy at Agora Group was adopted in 2016 and reflects our strategic approach to corporate social responsibility.
The following goals were defined under Social and Sponsoring Activities Policy of Agora Group:
education, individual and social development
stimulating civic attitudes and respect for human rights
promoting culture and its inclusive availability
promoting health and healthy lifestyle
care for the natural environment
care for others through charity and relief / aid campaigns.
Social and sponsoring projects of Agora Group are an expression of the company’s commitment to the idea of corporate social responsibility and our care for the prosperity of the regions in which the Group operates as good places for living, working and realizing plans. They also contribute to the positive image of the Group and its brands as people’s organizations engaged in the lives of their respective communities.
Social and Sponsoring Activities Policy implemented by Agora also resulted in tangible benefits: strengthened Agora’s position as a leader among media brands in terms of involvement in current social issues, and employees’ engagement and satisfaction with the organization’s social activities.
In light of the industry profile of Agora S.A., the company adopted a procedure outlining the rules for accepting and publishing charity adverts in Gazeta Wyborcza, its supplements, website and magazines. The policy determines how such advertisements are classified, verified and published.głoszeń.
The main idea behind the procedure is to regulate all aspects of publishing and accounting for charity ads in Gazeta Wyborcza, its supplements, online media and magazines, as well as monitoring and managing such advertisements.
Projects delivered by Agora Group in the areas of social impact and local communities development have strengthened our relationship with local communities, thanks to expanded outreach, allowed us to address vital social issues, contributed to the company’s reputation and its positive perception by stakeholders (clients, local communities, social organizations) in all of our locations.
In 2018 Agora Group continued long-term initiatives in four segments:
Agora initiated new regional and nationwide projects.
Social activities of the entities and media of Agora Group focused mainly on the initiatives supporting diversity – both in terms of gender equality as well activation of seniors, as well as sustainable development of cities and quality of life of city dwellers. Events and discussions engage local communities and foster the growth of civic society.
#JESTEM (#IAM) cycle of video team of Wyborcza.pl
episodes in #Jestem (#IAM) cycle
#Jestem is a series of videos produced by Wyborcza.pl to celebrate the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in Poland.
The project shed a light on contemporary women and, in a series of short videos, showed the evolution of women over the century and what makes them what they are now.
The idea behind the project was to present all the many faces contemporary Polish women and recognize the importance of diversity. The cycle presented portraits of women as well as texts, animations and interviews.
The subjects were women of different ages, professions, experts in a variety of fields. #Jestem materials were published between March and November 2018 on Wyborcza.pl and Wyborcza.pl video profile in the social media.
Polka stulecia (polish woman of the century) poll of Wysokie Obcasy
Polish Woman of the Century was one of special projects celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence and of women’s suffrage in Poland. In the Polka stulecia poll, readers indicated Polish women who had had the highest impact on Poland and the world in the period 1918-2018.
The person who emerged from the poll as the most influential Polish woman of the century was one of Poland’s most outstanding scientists, first woman professor of Sorbonne, winner of two Nobel prizes and a scientist who discovered two chemical elements – Maria Skłodowska-Curie.
The hundred Polish women on the voting list published on Wysokieobcasy.pl in autumn 2018 were selected from hundreds of candidates. Also the readers suggested their picks, as well as the journalists and editors of Wysokie Obcasy. Other Polish women on the list were scientists, activists, singers, writers, sculptors and soldiers. Several thousand of votes were cast in the poll.
KOBIETY NA MURY (WOMEN ON WALLS) – CAMPAIGN OF 'WYSOKIE OBCASY'
The outcome of a project organized by Wysokie Obcasy was an original mural path with portraits of unique women who influenced the history of the region, Poland or the world. The women are:
Jolanta Wadowska-Król – doctor who saved hundreds of children suffering from lead poisoning in 1970s Katowice-Szopienice,
Wanda Rutkiewicz – Polish Himalayan mountaineer who climbed Mount Everest (as the firs Polish woman) and K2 (as the first woman),
Kora – a freedom icon, a unique artist, singer, songwriter, whose courage reached beyond stage.
Wysokie Obcasy invited recognised artists to design the murals: in Wrocław – Marta Frej, in Katowice – Andrzej Wieteszka, and in Warsaw – Brunon Althamer.
KOBIETY WIEDZĄ CO ROBIĄ (WOMEN KNOW WHAT THEY DO) – CAMPAIGN OF 'WYSOKIE OBCASY'
In the project, the editorial team of Wysokie Obcasy weekly offered women a place to speak and make people aware that feminism is important to everybody.
To stress the idea that women know what they are doing when they fight for their rights and views, and that feminism means having a choice, the team of Wysokie Obcasy developed a series of events, articles and activities addressed to the readers and all employees or Agora.
The events filled with discussions with women and about women and women matters: looking after yourself and others, and the entire world. Each event was a forum for exchanging thoughts and experiences, and offered an opportunity to meet experts and leaders – artists, politicians, scientists, researchers, businesswomen – and to listen to speeches and panel discussions.
Free admission conferences were held in Gdańsk, Łódź, Poznań and Kraków. Additionally, #KOBIETYWIEDZĄ videos were produced with women journalist and ambassadors of Kobiety wiedzą brand.
The common theme of all published content was a set of intriguing questions that will be answered in the new improved Wysokieobcasy.pl service.
'WYBORCZA KOBIET' ('WYBORCZA OF WOMEN') - SPECIAL INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY ISSUE OF 'GAZETA WYBORCZA'
International Women’s Day presented a perfect opportunity for Gazeta Wyborcza and Wyborcza.pl service to stress again the importance of gender equality.
Women constitute more than a half of Agora’s employees and a substantial part of the editorial team of Gazeta Wyborcza.
On 3 March 2018, the weekend before International Women’s Day, Gazeta Wyborcza came out with a special supplement authored and edited exclusively by women contributors.
In Wyborcza Kobiet the writers and editors demonstrated a women’s outlook on the world. The readers could find out how they solve problems, what inspires them and where they get the strength to change the world around them.
DŁUGOWIECZNI (LONG-LIVED) IN SILESIA
DługoWIECZNI is a joint initiative of Gazeta Wyborcza and Marshal Office of Silesian Voivodship. In 2018 the campaign took the form of workshops for seniors and younger participants and representatives or cultural institutions.
The workshops were held in Mysłowice, Sosnowiec, Wodzisław Śląski and Katowice. During the sessions participants discussed topics such as activating seniors and encouraging them to take part in the life of their communities.
Over 130 participants joined the discussions. The organizers also announced the winners of Miasto/gmina życzliwe Długowiecznym (SENIOR FRIENDLY TOWN/COMMUNE) contest.
SPOTKAJMY SIĘ W POWIATOWEJ 17 – SERIES OF GET-TOGETHERS OF 'GAZETA WYBORCZA' IN POZNAŃ DISTRICT
locations in Wielkopolskie region
Between February and October 2018 Gazeta Wyborcza Poznań and Barak Kultury Foundation, with financial backing of Poznań district, invited members of local communities, activists and members of local governments in 17 communes of Poznań district to join group discussions about transport, investment and other topics. In each of the series of debates
Spotkajmy się w Powiatowej 17 organized by Gazeta Wyborcza Poznań, groups focused on the topic relevant to their location: transport, road construction and financing investment, as well as culture or promotion of small communities in the region and country.
Among the topics covered were also smog, adapting the system of education to market needs or culture.
'GAZETA WYBORCZA' TESTS READERS’ KNOWLEDGE IN WARSAW, TRI-CITY AND WROCŁAW
readers took part in tests of knowledge about their city in Warsaw, Tri-City and Wrocław
'Gazeta Wyborcza' and Wyborcza.pl support sustainable development of cities and want to help to activate their inhabitants. In 2018 local teams of Gazeta organized ‘know your city’ tests in three locations: Warsaw, Tri-City and Wrocław.
The first test was hosted by Wrocław in June 2018. In December readers could check their knowledge about Tri-City and Warsaw.
Each test attracted participants who could verify how well they know their city, its demographics, geography, economy, culture, sport, recreational and touristic aspects.
ADOPTUJ PSZCZOŁĘ (ADOPT A BEE) – CAMPAIGN OF GAZETA.PL AND GREENPEACE POLSKA
bees adopted in the sixth Adopt a Bee campaign
Adoptuj pszczołę is the largest (number of participants) crowdfunding project organized by Greenpeace Polska. The main focus of 2018 campaign was National Strategy for the Protection of Pollinators.
In September 2018 Gazeta.pl joined the campaign by encouraging the public to help bees through virtual adoption. Gazeta.pl provided real-time reports and, traditionally, like in the previous three years, the portal logo was altered to incorporate an image of a bee.
Gazeta.pl published a new bee-themed quiz, materials about the life of bees and information about the events accompanying the campaign. 130.5 thousand bees in total were adopted by Internet users in 2018.
USŁYSZ SWOJE MIASTO (HEAR YOUR CITY) CAMPAIGN OF RADIO TOK FM
Hear Your City debates
Radio TOK FM organized the fourth #Usłysz (#Hear your) national debate series in 2018. This time the debates focused on the candidates for city president and were titled Hear Your City.
#Usłysz events were organized in 12 locations. All debates were broadcast by TOK FM and streamed online.Events were held on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons in:
Each debate was preceded by a journalist tour of the city, broadcast by RADIO TOK FM in six episodes. Additionally, each debate was followed by a Hyde Park in which Paweł Sulik invited the listeners of TOK FM to comment on the debate.
WYBORCZA NA ŻYWO (WYBORCZA LIVE)
Wyborcza Live events have been organized since 2016 in Warsaw, 19 local editorial offices of Gazeta Wyborcza around Poland, cafes and theatres in Polish cities. Each event is dedicated to important events, social phenomena, culture as well as local matters important to the communities.
In 2018 the following events were organized:
Poland – Hungary – similarities and differences, inspired by the book Węgry. Anatomia państwa mafijnego (22 May),
series of meetings with Adam Michnik about the album 'Lec. XX wiek' by Wiktor Szenderowicz – in Katowice (11 September), Poznań (28 September), Gdańsk (12 October), Kraków (23-26 October) and Lublin (8 November),
an event titled 'Na starość nie ma czasu' (No Time to Be Old) (10 January),
a meeting with Anne Applebaum dedicated to her book 'Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine in Lublin' (1 March).
100 DRZEW NA 100-LECIE NIEPODLEGŁOŚCI OD ROCK RADIA (100 TREES FOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF INDEPENDENCE)
Rock Radio celebrated the 100th anniversary of Poland’s independence with a special project engaging the listeners to work for the benefit of the environment.
In the project 100 Trees for 100th Anniversary of Independence a hundred listeners of Rock Radio planted trees in three cities - Warsaw, Poznań and Opole. The locations were determined by Municipal Forestry Offices, the station’s partners in the project.
Educational activities conducted by Agora Group were addressed to children, youth and adults and were designed to initiate public debates on topics such as: health, quality of life and responsible consumption.
JUTRONAUCI (TOMORROWNAUTS) BILET ZA HORYZONT (TICKET BEYOND HORIZON) COMPETITION
projects in Bilet za horyzont competition of Jutronauci project
Bilet za horyzont is a part of Tomorrownauts project delivered by the editorial team of Gazeta Wyborcza in cooperation with Kulczyk Investments. It offers young people an opportunity to become new Tomorrownauts through executing their original projects with the help of experienced mentors, experts in their respective fields, who already create our future.
Organizers of the 2018 competition received over 200 projects. Maximum three contestants in each category were selected by mentors, and invited to present their ideas to Jury. The winners were selected by mentors and announced at Tomorrownauts gala held in November 2018 in Warsaw.
MATEMATYKA SIĘ LICZY (MATHEMATICS COUNTS) EDUCATIONAL FESTIVAL OF 'Gazeta Wyborcza'
participants in Mathematics Counts conference
The fifth mathematics festival was held on 1 December 2018 in Warsaw, organized by 'Gazeta Wyborcza' and mBank Foundation as a part of Mathematics Counts project. The main idea behind the event was to stress the importance of mathematics in life and emphasise how proper teaching and talking about mathematics is a key to success.
The festival was targeted at children, parents and teachers. Participants could attend any of 12 workshops and visit 20 stands. The event attracted ca. 800 visitors. Organizers also announce the winners in the 2018 Matematyka w cyfrowym świecie competition addressed to primary school children from schools across the country.
FAMILY FEST ORGANIZED BY EDZIECKO.PL (GAZETA.PL) AND CO JEST GRANE 24
attractions in the first Family Fest,
Organized in 2018 Family Fest is the first event of its kind providing a host of attractions for entire families. Concerts and theatre performances as well as film screenings were held in the culture zone. In the entertainment section guests could enjoy attractions such as: roller skating, crazy cart, food trucks and other sports attractions.
In the open free admission knowledge zone created for parents, special panel discussions were held, with experts providing advice for preparing for labour and confinement period, for choosing safe products for children, preparing children for day care, and what any parent needs to know about the most common health problems.
All employees of Agora and their families were invited to attend Family Fest. The event was held on 23-24 June 2018 in the head office of Agora.
KINO NA TEMAT AND KINO NA TEMAT JUNIOR (CINEMA TO THE POINT AND CINEMA TO THE POINT JUNIOR) IN HELIOS CINEMAS
viewers of movie
Kino na Temat and Kino na Temat Junior are projects addressed to youth and children and delivered by Helios cinemas since 2013. Kino na Temat is a series of film events focusing on important social themes, historical events and topics relevant to young viewers.
Film screenings are accompanied by debates with guest speakers – experts and journalists.
Kino na Temat Junior is a form of lessons for younger children conducted in cinema. Every screening is preceded by an educational workshop developed by film educators to fit the core curriculum for a relevant education level.
In 2018 nearly three thousand screenings of over 200 film titles were held for children of various age groups, 300 thousand in total.
GALERIA PLAKATU AMS (AMS POSTER GALLERY)
designs entered the contest
AMS Poster Gallery contest
Jedz ostrożnie (Eat safely) – was the theme of the 19th AMS Poster Gallery competition. A record number of over 700 designs were submitted, on the themes of healthy diet and its social importance. Some were alarming posters on the problems related to obesity. Others approached the subject with humour.
Winning designs were displayed on AMS citylights in cities around Poland for the duration of the year. The campaign generated a fair degree of controversy, stimulated a public debate in which the organizers felt it necessary to emphasize that the posters were manifestations of independent artistic expression of their creators’ views on the subject.
AMS Poster Gallery is a non-profit project aiming to stimulate public interest in outdoor advertising, promote the best Polish poster designs and bring closer advertising and academic communities.
The annual open competition for a poster on a social or cultural theme is addressed to students of art schools and young graphic designers.
ODWAŻ SIĘ (BE BRAVE) – CAMPAIGN OF Gazeta Wyborcza in KATOWICE
Poles are becoming bigger. This is particularly evident in children and teenagers. Excessive weight increases the risk of diabetes, stroke, cancer, gallstones or hormonal imbalance. Poland has reached the top five of the most overweight nations in Europe. This is caused by unhealthy eating habits and insufficient exercise.
To address these problems, Gazeta Wyborcza in Katowice and their partners organized a family picnic OdWaż się. The event was held in June 2018 in Tychy as a part of a joint campaign of the Marshal Office of Silesian Voivodeship and 'Gazeta Wyborcza'.
The main purpose of the project was raising public awareness of the health threats associated with overweight and obesity.
UWAGA, WAKACJE! (ATTENTION HOLIDAY!) – GAZETA WYBORCZA AND WOŚP TEACH FIRST AID
Correctly administered, first aid often decides about the health and life of a victim. Gazeta Wyborcza joined forces with Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity to develop a special guidebook to help keep a cool head in emergencies and administer first aid safely and efficiently.
In June 2018 special booklets Uwaga, wakacje! were distributed with Gazeta Wyborcza.
The booklets could be brought on a trip, camp or holiday stay and contained first aid instructions for situations such as road accident, drowning, stroke, heart attack or anaphylactic shock developed by the instructors and experts of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity.
JEM, KUPUJĘ, MYŚLĘ, NIE MARNUJĘ (EAT, BUY, THINK, DON’T WASTE) – DEBATE WITH EXPERTS IN WARSAW OFFICE OF GAZETA WYBORCZA AND FOOD COLLECTION
Each year nine million tons of food is wasted in Poland, of this volume, two million come from individual households. It would be difficult to find a Polish household that does not waste any food.
Unfortunately, research shows that the food we throw away is usually healthy and viable. Gazeta Wyborcza invited experts to discuss potential solutions to the problem.
On 12 February 2018 a debate was held with experts speaking about planning shopping and meals, shared proven solutions to avoid wasting food – from traditional ways used by our grandmothers, to new applications for sharing or exchanging food. The audience was also invited to join the discussion.
In the area of culture in 2018, entities of Agora Group supported cultural and readership projects and initiated a number of events centred around books, films and creators in Czerska 8/10 Premiere Centre.
PRZYGARNIJ PLAKAT (ADOPT A POSTER) – SPECIAL CAMPAIGN OF AMS FOR WARSAW ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS
people saw Adopt a Poster campaign in Warsaw
Posters awarded at International Poster Biennale were only available for viewing at exhibitions accompanying the event. AMS joined forces with #PrzygarnijPlakat campaign to present the designs awarded in the 26th Biennale to the general public. Presented in an attractive, multimedia format, posters were displayed throughout 2018 summer vacation on Premium Citylights located in bus stops, and on AMS advertising stands in Warsaw. In selected shelters with built-in mp3 players, passengers could listen (using their own headphones) to the reasons for awarding the particular design and information about its author. The campaign also included a competition in which internet users and members of the public could win one of the awarded posters.
'GAZETA WYBORCZA' CELEBRATES UNESCO WORLD POETRY DAY
In 1999 UNESCO established 21 March World Poetry Day.
In 2018 the editorial team of 'Gazeta Wyborcza' published a special issue of daily, with poems by representatives of various generations and styles – from political poems of Ryszard Krynicki and Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, through satirical pieces by Wojciech Młynarski or Ziemowit Szczerek, a love poem by Zuzanna Ginczanka, science-themed one by Wisława Szymborska, a text by Marta Podgórnik about the traps faced by writers , to a poetic report from the fight of Andrzej Gołota composed by Marian Grześczak.
CENTRUM PREMIER CZERSKA 8/10 (8/10 CZERSKA STREET PREMIERE CENTRE)
events of 8/10 Czerska Street Premiere Centre in 2018
8/10 Czerska Street Premiere Centre is a forum for creators and creative works in literature, film, theatre and music. Czerska Premiere events are organized by 'Gazeta Wyborcza' in cooperation with Agora brands and held in Agora’s Warsaw headquarters and streamed on Wyborcza.pl and in the social media. Admission to each event is free.
Eight events were held in 2018, including discussions with:
Wojtek Kurtyka and Bernadette McDonald
Lucyna Kirwil and Jerzy Bralczyki
Katarzyna Surmiak-Domańska and Jerzm Stuhr, Andrzej Titkow and Grażyna Szapołowska
an event entitled Zawód: reporter accompanying the premieres of the films 'Jeszcze dzień życia' and '53 wojny'
a discussion around the biography of Jacek Kuroń
one of the events was the premiere of a play by Mikołaj Lizut 'Czekam na telefon'.
Charity campaigns of Agora Group are delivered through the involvement of our readers, users, employees and local communities, as well through supporting public benefit organizations and promotion of philanthropy and charity.
MEDIA AND BRANDS OF AGORA GROUP SUPPORTS GREAT ORCHESTRA OF CHRISTMAS CHARITY
collected by Agora Media the 26th Finale of Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP)
edition of Finale of Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP)
In 2018 the media and brands of Agora joined the WOŚP campaign. The most popular auctions organized by Agora were:
a walk in Białowieża Forrest with Adam Wajrak (PLN 20.2 thou.),
100-year and one day longer (WOŚP tagline) subscription of Gazeta Wyborcza (PLN 11 thou.),
live appearance on TOK FM (PLN 8.1 thou.),
six special TOK FM mugs (PLN 7080),
PLN 3646 was collected in the auctions of Sport.pl,
Gazeta.pl gathered nearly PLN 98 thou. in the virtual Siepomaga.pl collection box.
views of the materials on Gazeta.pl in Tydzień Dobrego Serca
Christmas is a special time of warmth, togetherness, goodwill and helping others. In this spirit the team of Gazeta.pl organized a campaign titled Good Heart Week. Every day readers were introduced to a different charity and encouraged to support it.
Presented organizations include:
Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity,
Through a variety of formats, articles, quizzes, live broadcasts, infographics and videos, the portal also encouraged users to join a charity collection.
All Good Heart Week content was featured on the home page of Gazeta.pl. Also the logo of Gazeta.pl was temporarily modified to incorporate hearts and project hashtag.
All content published under the project attracted 182 thousand visits and 250 thousand views. Total social media exposure reached 900 thousand impressions.
CHARITY RECORD FOR CHILDREN PRODUCED BY WYDAWNICTWO AGORA AND KARIMSKI CLUB
In September 2018 Agora Publishing House released a new record by Karimski Club. This time the record was addressed to children and was inspired by Karim composing a score for the series Kuba i Śruba.
A series of animations about the adventures of the two main characters was produced in the famous Animation Studio in Bielsko-Biała. Most of the singing on the record was performed by children.
For performances in concerts in various locations across Poland, the organizers recruited local children that joined the rehearsals on the day of the concert and then sang to local audiences, also predominantly children.
All profits from the sale of the record and auctions conducted during the concerts shall be donated to Fundacja Spełnionych Marzeń that works with children suffering from cancer.
CHARITY AUDIOBOOK WITH WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL FAIRY TALES AVAILABLE ON PUBLIO.PL
Publio.pl partnered with myPhone to develop a unique audiobook with popular fairy tales narrated by Jan Nowicki and actors residents of Home for Senior Stage Artists in Skolimów.
Total profits from the sale of the audiobook are to support the Home for Seniors and the audiobook is available for purchase on Publio.pl.
World’s most beautiful fairy tales offer over 150 minutes of unique narration: unforgettable Grimm stories as well as classics written by Hans Christian Andersen.
ROCK RADIO CHARITY AUCTION FOR RAK’N’ROLL FOUNDATION
In June 2018 Rock Radio launched a Mundial campaign Rock Radio plays for Rak'n'Roll. During the Football World Cup guests of the station signed a World Cup ball, which was then auctioned raising over 1500 PLN.
The funds were donated to Rak'n'Roll Foundation for people with cancer. This was another project in which Rock Radio supported a non-governmental organization or a charity.
'GAZETA WYBORCZA' ON CHILDREN'S DAY – CHARITY ACTIONS
'Gazeta Wyborcza' and Toyota Motor Poland joined forces again (13th time) to create a special cover to be published on International Children’s Day.
The entire profit from the campaign was donated to Łupków Łódź hospice for children, a facility for children and adults with chronic, incurable diseases. The hospice and its patients were also introduced in Gazeta and on Wyborcza.pl, with materials about professional approach to helping.
Additionally, to celebrate Children’s Day, Gazeta Wyborcza published special materials around children and educational themes.
SANTA CLAUS FACTORY OF 'GAZETA WYBORCZA'
collected in 2018 in Santa Claus Factory project
The main goal of the 15th Santa Claus Factory was to collect funds for Ostoja care centre for intellectually handicapped adults, often multiple disabilities.
Over PLN 162 thou. was collected with the help of sponsors, to finance the special therapy room and replacement of the lift in the facility.
The official donation ceremony was preceded by a nativity play staged by the patients of Ostoja centre.
Entities of Agora Group engage in the activities of public benefit organizations in education, culture, arts, journalism and the media, promotion of gender equality. Agora Group companies also found such organizations.
GAZETA WYBORCZA FOUNDATION
Gazeta Wyborcza Foundation was established on 5 October 2018. Its main areas of operations will be culture and education with focus on supporting developments in education, culture, arts, journalism and the media. The organization was formally registered on 4 December 2018.
WYSOKIE OBCASY FOUNDATION
Wysokie Obcasy Foundation was established on 5 October 2018. Its main goal is to promote gender equality. The organization was formally registered on 11 December 2018.
FUNDACJA POWSZECHNEGO CZYTANIA (FOUNDATION FOR UNIVERSAL READERSHIP)
On 4 September 2018 Agora and other partners established Foundation for Universal Readership. One of the key goals of the foundation is the promotion of readership in Poland.
Foundation for Universal Readership was created by the representatives of publishing industry, including Agora and Agora Publishing, industry institutions and individuals. Alarming readership figures in Poland were the main impulse that propelled the project. Consequently, the purpose of the foundation is to promote readership as a worthwhile form of spending free time.
An important aspect of the new non-profit organization is cooperation between founders and with other NGOs, public institutions and individuals who care about the promotion of readership.
Among the council members is Małgorzata Skowrońska, publishing director in Agora Publishing. Foundation website https://fpc.org.pl/
Agora Foundation was created in October 2004. In 2005 it acquired OPP status (public benefit organization). In recent years the foundation has focused on organizing and financing campaigns conducted with Gazeta Wyborcza and on charity programmes. Projects of Agora Foundation are often supported by the media of Agora Group, including Gazeta Wyborcza, and have a long history. The breakthrough campaigns, Rodzić po ludzku, Leczyć po ludzku (Childbirth with Dignity, Healthcare with Dignity) and Narkopolacy (NarcoPoles) or Pomóż swoim rodzicom (Help Your Parents) - promoting volunteer caregiving, were financed from the collection of 1% of income tax write off.
In May 2018 Agora Foundation joined forces with Gazeta Wyborcza to organize Solidarni z niepełnosprawnymi, a campaign that yielded PLN 150 thou., later donated to Wspólnota Chleb Życia of Sister Małgorzata Chmielewska and Anna Dymna’s Against All Odds Foundation. The organizations spent the funds helping those who need it the most, purchased wheelchairs, prosthetics and orthopaedic shoes, hearing aids, constructed a balcony lift, purchased coal, financed repairs and necessary furnishings, training of an assistant dog and physical therapy.
In 2018 Agora Foundation conducted Help Your Parents campaign supporting seniors and their caregivers. In cooperation with Fundacja Hospicyjna in Gdańsk, volunteers were recruited for the local volunteering network. Coordinators were prepared to work in the project through training necessary to recruit volunteers and coordinate their work. Website: wolontariatopiekunczy.pl Plans of Agora Foundation for 2019 include a campaign highlighting the needs of people with disabilities Różni ludzie, jeden świat (Different people, one world).
FUNDACJA AKADEMIA INTEGRACJI. PRACA. EDUKACJA. SPORT (ACADEMY OF INTEGRATION FOUNDATION – WORK, EDUCATION, SPORT)
Academy of Integration Foundation was established by AMS SA and is a continuation of the project AMS for Integration. Its focuses broadly on issues associated with life, activity and social role of people with disability, with special emphasis on work, education and sport. Among the originators and employees of the foundation are fencers in wheelchairs, outstanding athletes and multiple medallists of World and European championships, who volunteer with other employees of AMS. The main goals of Academy of Integration are: to encourage people to develop sensitivity to other human beings, to help people with disabilities become integrated into the society, to activate people with disabilities.