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Help Us Change Their Lives

We depend on the generous contributions of our sponsors and the many individuals who donate to the cause of helping the world’s orphaned children.

Please also be so kind as to remember Polish Orphans Charity in your Will / Testiment as these (below) very generous people have done
(see here).

If you wish to make a donation, please send your cheque to:
Polish Orphans Charity
50 Cumberland St.,
Toronto, ON, M4W 1J5
Att: Dr.Richarda D.Russ

Business Number (charitable): 88493 5818 RR0001
There are many other ways you can donate to our cause, including volunteer work,
goods and discounted services.

Cheques can be deposited directly to:
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
Account number 9204903
2 Bloor Street West,
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 2G7

Recent Donations / Estate Donations

Dr. Richarda Russ, on behalf of POC would like to extend a deeply heartfelt thank you to the family, friends and the very generous individuals who bequeathed portions of their estate to Polish Orphans Charity by their Last Will…
Estate of : Gerhard Kuehnel
Donation : $550,000
  Received in 2014
Estate of : Zofia Arazny (aka Sophie Arazny)
Donation : $10,000
  Received in May 2013
Estate of : Irena Cebo-Kozik
Donation : $41,275
  Received in December 2012
Estate of : Anna and Edwin Cichon
Donation : $10,000
  Further Details (from a letter submitted to POC by Mr. Witold Allina)...
Dear Madam Russ,

I have been wanting to write to you for some time now, unfortunately, I haven't been able to gather my thoughts in order to properly deal with the task at hand.

I would like to let you know that I am now prepared to make a donation to the Polish Orphans Charity in accordance with the will of my late aunt. Her only condition was that the money be used for children's cause. The internationally extended character of your charity's activity seems fitting the reality of my extended family whose members, though deeply linked to Poland, are spread in several countries. The donation will be in the amount of $10,000.00 and I would like it to be recorded in the names of Anna and Edwin Cichon.

My uncles found themselves in England during the World War II. Edwin Cichon had always considered himself to be lucky and vowed to never abandon his parents and siblings who remained in Poland. Over the next few years he would use every opportunity to provide material assistance to his family. After the war my uncle married Anna Chadzynska and soon after they settled in Montreal. Having no children of their own, over the next fifty years my uncles supported their extended families in Poland. In the context of the post war years, it is impossible to over value their generosity. In fact, among my family in Poland Edwin achieved a status of an angel benefactor.

I am also aware that my uncles became active supporters of many causes and organizations, both Polish and local, in Montreal area. It is worth mentioning that my aunt has requested that a significant donation from her estate be made to the Polish Library in Montreal. This has already been done.

The actual payment would be made to Polish Orphans Charity through the Bank of Nova Scotia who are assisting me in caring out the duties of the estate liquidator.

Kind regards,
Witold Allina
Estate of : Dorota and Roman Furman
Donation : $317,000
  Further Details...
Dorota and Roman Furman were both Polish. Dorota (Dorothy) Furman was adopted as a child by a Canadian family and was raised in Canada. Roman Furman served in the Polish army during WWII and later immigrated to Canada. They met in Montreal, got married and settled in Toronto. They did not have children and divided their estate among various Polish organizations and charities, including Polish Orphans Charity.
For more information about the Polish Orphans Charity, please call (416) 921-4016 or contact us here.