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Exclusive Depeche Mode Concert Experience and Online Auction to Support CARE Refugee Relief in Poland

Warsaw, Poland, July 19, 2023 — CARE is pleased to announce a new collaboration with Depeche Mode aimed at supporting Ukrainian refugees in Poland during the band’s Memento Mori world tour. This joint effort offers fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend the upcoming August 2nd show in Warsaw and meet the band’s co-founders Martin Gore and Dave Gahan. As part of this effort, a special online auction has been launched on Allegro Charytatywni, running from July 19th – July 29th.

Martin Gore, a dedicated supporter of CARE for nearly a decade, expressed his enthusiasm for this collaboration: “As someone who has witnessed firsthand the incredible impact that CARE has on refugees worldwide, I am truly inspired by their work. I invite you to join me and the band in supporting CARE’s work and in making a difference.

Martin Gore is a true humanitarian who has consistently leveraged his global platform to create a positive impact on the world,” said Michelle Nunn, President and CEO of CARE USA. “His commitment to making a difference aligns so well with CARE’s mission, making him an invaluable partner. For the last eight years, we have had the privilege of working alongside Martin, and we are immensely grateful for his, and now Depeche Mode’s, support.

From July 19th through Saturday, July 29th, CARE and Depeche Mode will be auctioning an extraordinary concert package including:

Two top category tickets to the August 2nd Depeche Mode Memento Mori concert at PGE Narodowy in Warsaw

A pre-show Meet & Greet and photo for two people with Depeche Mode co-founders Martin Gore and Dave Gahan

– A Memento Mori vinyl record signed by Depeche Mode

– A special Depeche Mode merchandise bundle

To take part in the auction or for more information, please visit https://allegro.pl/oferta/spotkanie-z-depeche-mode-i-2-bilety-na-koncert-14022437443.

The proceeds generated from this partnership will have a direct and meaningful impact on CARE Poland’s ongoing efforts to support Ukrainian refugees. “Given the tremendous popularity of Depeche Mode in Poland, we are confident that this collaboration will bolster our cause,” stated Piotr Sasin, Country Director of CARE International in Poland. The funds will be dedicated to providing essential support for Ukrainian refugee children and youth, ensuring they receive access to quality education and vital psychosocial services in Poland.

Allegro Charytatywni is a space within Allegro that combines online shopping with helping others. “I am very happy that thanks to our platform we can support CARE and be a partner of this auction. As a socially responsible company, we do not charge any fees or commissions from the sales of charity products. Therefore, all the funds raised from the auction will go directly to CARE and will help those in need,” says Marta Byra, CSR Expert at Allegro.


About CARE in Poland

When Americans had the opportunity to send the famous CARE packages to war-torn Europe right after World War II, one of the countries they reached with humanitarian aid was Poland. In the second half of the last century, CARE was active in Poland during times of social unrest and natural disasters. Its programs included donating ambulances, distributing parcels to people in marginalized rural areas, and helping flood survivors.

When the war in Ukraine escalated last year, CARE returned to Poland to help Ukrainian refugees. Working with local partners, CARE International in Poland has reached 400,000 Ukrainian refugees in the region. The Polish office is also active in Slovakia and Hungary and runs operations in Ukraine.


About CARE

Founded in 1945 with the creation of the CARE Package®, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. CARE places special focus on working alongside women and girls. Equipped with the proper resources, women and girls have the power to lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. This year, CARE and partners worked in 111 countries implementing 1,600 poverty-fighting development and humanitarian aid projects and initiatives that reached 174,000,000 people. To learn more, visit www.care.org.


About Depeche Mode

Having sold more than 100 million records and played to more than 35 million fans worldwide, Depeche Mode remain an ever-evolving and singularly influential musical force. Following their induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2020, Depeche Mode released their 15th studio album, ‘Memento Mori’, to great critical and fan acclaim in March 2023 and embarked on the Memento Mori World Tour. With over two million tickets already sold on the Memento Mori Tour, it is on track to be one of Depeche Mode’s largest to date, as well as one of the largest worldwide tours of 2023. An indelible inspiration to fans, critics, and artists alike, Depeche Mode continues to forge ahead, with Memento Mori representing the opening of the newest chapter of a peerless and ongoing legacy. For more information on Depeche Mode and the Memento Mori tour, please visit depechemode.com.


About Allegro Charytatywni

Allegro Charytatywni (Eng. Allegro Charity) was established in 2014 to enable customers of Allegro to participate in fundraising initiatives while shopping online, and to support non-government organisations in conducting collections and raising funds for important social causes. Allegro does not charge any fees or commissions from the sales of charity products. All generated proceeds are donated directly to the fundraising organisation. To learn more, visit charytatywni.allegro.pl


For media inquiries, please contact:

Jakub Mejer, Communications Officer, CARE Poland via: jakub.mejer@care.org

Anisa Husain, CARE US Press Officer via: anisa.husain@care.org


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