We would like to extend our sincere thanks to the Polish Yacht Club Chicago for donating the proceeds from the “Rejs Spełnionych Marzeń” to benefit the Polish American Association’s Teen Starting Point program participants.
We are truly grateful for fueling the dreams of our two exceptional teens.
Exploring Poland, Heritage Study Tour - Summer 2015
Please see information below regarding an upcoming trip to Poland for undergraduate and graduate students. Additional information is available at 21stcenturypolonia.pl.
Chairman’s Brunch Successful Fundraising for PAA
On Sunday, April 26th, we held our Annual Brunch to raise awareness about PAA programs and services offered to our community. Governor Bruce Rauner was our guest speaker and took time to acknowledge the need to improve the support of non-profit work such as PAA, in his remarks. PAA raised more than $32,000.
Since 1922, the PAA has sought to develop and enhance the lives of our community. Although founded for the purpose of supporting Poles recently immigrated to the area, the organization has evolved to offer its programs to any individuals who come to our doors in need of these social services. We strive to expand our impact through outreach and advocacy on those issues we see need attention.
Pączki Days 2015 - Thank You!
Many thanks to Everyone who contributed to making our annual Pączki Days fundraiser on Fat Thursday February 12 and fat Tuesday February 17, 2015 a remarkable success!
We are very appreciative of Governor Bruce Rauner for visiting the PAA and celebrating Fat Thursday on February 12th and Mayor Rahm Emanuel for visiting the PAA and celebrating Fat Tuesday on February 17. Both were able to meet with the PAA’s Board, Staff and clients. We sold more than 5,000 pączki and raised over $17,000.
Our deepest gratitude and heartfelt appreciation to Bogna Solak, our board member, who annually donates pączki and lets us sell them at the seven locations of her business, Oak Mill Bakery.
And special thanks to: Adam’s Jewelry for donating the silver jewelry to be randomly placed inside the pastry as a sweet surprise for some lucky winners and Polish Radio WNVR1030 AM and Polvision for offering us free air time to promote PAA’s programs and Paczki Days fundraiser. Please click the buttons below to see the pictures and videos:
Thank you All very much for participating in the Pączki Days charity event!
Piotr Kochanowicz named The Man of the Year
One cannot think of anyone deserving this honor more than Piotr. We are very happy for Piotr and proud to have him on our clinical team. You can check out the Polish Daily News article for more details HERE. Piotr, thank you for all you do for others!