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Get your high heels ready! Posted by on Sep 24, 2020 in Culture, Current News, Kids, Organizations

On September 25th you are going to see a lot of pictures with women (and not only) wearing high heels! Why? Because it is a High Heels Day (Dzień Szpilek)  – a virtual charity event (akcja charytatywna) that takes place in Poland.

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

A lot of you will ask: what is it? Well, High Heels Day is an amazing action which shows that without leaving your home you can help children who really need it. Not only Internet users are involved in the campaigns, but also stars from the music, film, television or other industries. 

The gesture (gest) is amazing, which is why the High Heels Day in 2020 has its second edition. This campaign was initiated on social media in 2019. It not only unites all women, but also helps! A year ago, the campaign was supported by many stars.

Image by StockSnap from Pixabay

High Heels Day has its rules that are very simple. Everyone can help (wszyscy mogą pomóc) – not only women, but also men (although I think women are the ones who enjoy this day especially). What is it actually about?  Just take a photo of yourself wearing high heels and post it on social media by adding the hashtag #DzienSzpilek. For each photo posted on Instagram or Facebook on September 25, 2020, on which the pins will be visible, Moliera 2 will donate PLN 2 to the Helping Children with Cancer Foundation (Na Ratunek Dzieciom z Chorobą Nowotworową). Interestingly, everyone can take part in the social action – be it a woman or a man! Moreover, it is worth noting that the first edition of the action, which took place a year ago, was very well received. Over 15,000 internet users published the photo in high heels within 24 hours! As a result, PLN 31,150 was donated to the Alivia Foundation.

So let’s all put our heels on and let’s help children!

 

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About the Author: Kasia

My name is Kasia Scontsas. I grew near Lublin, Poland and moved to Warsaw to study International Business. I have passion for languages: any languages! Currently I live in New Hampshire. I enjoy skiing, kayaking, biking and paddle boarding. My husband speaks a little Polish, but our daughters are fluent in it! I wanted to make sure that they can communicate with their Polish relatives in our native language. Teaching them Polish since they were born was the best thing I could have given them! I have been writing about learning Polish language and culture for Transparent Language’s Polish Blog since 2010.


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