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!