Year over year, the number of online donations received by our charity from abroad is growing. For 2.5 million Poles living abroad, being able to contribute to WOŚP every year is of big importance. To address the above, since the 27th Grand Finale, people from all over the world will be able to donate easier, safer and quicker directly by using global online payment platform, PayPal.
 Based on a survey carried out by IQS, using the CAWI interview methodology, on a representative sample of Poles, for the needs of the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. The survey was conducted in the period of 30/11-3/12/2018 (https://www.wosp.org.pl/aktualnosci/polacy-od-16-lat-najbardziej-ufaja-fundacji-wosp)
Our partnership with Wielka Orkiestra Świątecznej Pomocy is not only a milestone for millions of Poles living abroad but also the one I’m the proudest of. Globally, we’ve been working closely with charities for years, to name just #GivingTuesday initiative - with over 1 million PayPal users collecting nearly $98 million to charitable causes in 2018 alone. I am sure we will be able to leverage our experience, as well as dedication here to now support WOŚP in enabling and further developing their cross-border donations stream.
Marcin Glogowski, General Manager of PayPal Central and Eastern Europe
The opportunity to pay with PayPal was the most often raised question by our donors from abroad. Enabling such a possibility is a significant milestone. I hope that not only it will lead directly to wider support of the Orchestra by the Polish diaspora, but also will contribute to the popularization of the idea of our Foundation all over the world. Joining the group of our donors from abroad will be simpler and faster. Not to mention the fact that the Orchestra will receive additional donations enabling it to provide special children's hospitals in Poland with the latest medical equipment. This way we will increase the chance for an effective fight for the health and lives of the most seriously ill children.
Krzystof Dobies, Press Officer of the GOCC