In 2019 mBank again provided its banking services to the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity (WOŚP). We serviced the 27th Grand Finale of WOŚP, which took place on January 13, 2019, as well as financial operations the foundation made throughout the year.
During the 27th Grand Finale of WOŚP mBank was responsible for:
- organising cash transportation from 1,700 locations across Poland, as well as counting and depositing cash in the Foundation’s bank account,
- delivering 700 terminals to WOŚP volunteers and mBank branches, and accepting and calculating donations made via terminals
- equipping WOŚP collection centres with coin counters,
- establishing an mBank outlet in the main collection centre nearby the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw, and training over forty persons servicing the outlet.
Over 1000 mBank employees from various areas were involved in the above initiatives.
Apart from servicing WOŚP, we donated PLN 3.7 million to the foundation: PLN 2 million as part of the campaign “100 tys. zł za 100 wpłat” (“PLN 100,000 for 100 donations”) and PLN 1.7 million from the auction of over 40 works of art from mBank’s collection.
Every day starting from 25 December 2018 until the 27th Grand Finale of WOŚP, mBank donated additional PLN 100,000 for every 100 donations made daily by our clients. Since mBank clients willingly participated in the campaign, we donated PLN 2 million in total. During the 27th Grand Finale of WOŚP, the first auction of works of art for the benefit of WOŚP took place in DESA Unicum auction house. We donated over forty works of art from our collection built over many years. The entire amount from the auction (PLN 1.7 million) was donated to the purchase of state-of-the-art medical equipment for specialist pediatric hospitals.
On a day-to-day basis, we provide our services to the foundation. Thanks to individually negotiated terms and conditions, the foundation can use the collected funds with maximum effectiveness.
In 2019 mBank again acted as a strategic partner for the Pol’and’Rock music festival (formerly known as Woodstock Festival Poland), organised in Kostrzyn nad Odrą by WOŚP as a way of saying thank you to all volunteers and benefactors of the charitable drive.
An important element of the festival is the Academy of Finest of Arts, which fell under the patronage of mBank. mBank employees helped in its organisation as Peace Patrol volunteers. The Academy is a place of meetings, discussions, workshops, educational and social activity inspired and organised by several dozen NGOs.
We also prepared a surprise for the festival goers: special bank accounts for new clients with a PLN 140 bonus for being an active account holder, and 10,000 debit cards featuring the festival’s logo designed by Jurek Owsiak. The card was available to both existing and new clients.