Tuesday, 25 July 2017
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Help ACCA get needy kids back to schoolChildren’s charity ACCA has started its annual drive to ensure that youngsters across the Algarve can start the new school year with confidence… and with the basic essentials to help them achieve. Your help is needed

Although the government here does provide text books for the poorest, it does not supply children with the simple, everyday materials that are vital to support the learning process.

Every year, ACCA increases its back-to-school programme in an attempt to help as many kids as possible – in 2016 the charity gave out 841 back packs, filled with those all-important essentials and this year hopes to top that figure.

Here’s where you come in and can make a real difference…

ACCA needs the following for each student under 10:
A4 lined, squared and plain exercise books
1 A5 plain exercise book
Pencil case, scissors, colouring pencils and felt tip pens
30cm ruler, pencil sharpener, rubber, HB pencils, blue pens, glue stick

For children over 10, the above plus:
Recorder, set square and protractor set
Blue, black and red biros
A4 files, A4 paper with punched holes
Calculator, compass

For senior students, the above plus:
1 ream of plain paper
Post-it notes
Pen drives, stapler, scientific calculator

If you can shop for any of the above and drop your purchases off at one of the points listed below, you will be making that difference. Or, if you prefer to let us have a donation, we will do the shopping and assemble that back packs (we can purchase these – and gym bags – for just €5, or you can order by emailing backtoschoolalgarve@gmail.com or phoning 936 463 177)

Drop off points
Almancil – Curiosa, Lewis Andrews, and Nobre Pharmacy
Albufeira – Iceland and Paws4pets
Armação de Pera – Holiday Inn Algarve 
Alcantarilha - The Golf Shack
Lagos – C.A.R.D.S and Moveison
Silves - Castelo de Sonhos

Help ACCA get needy kids back to schoolACCA, the Algarve-based charity dedicated to to helping children in need across the region, was founded in 2000. Over the past two decades, ACCA has delivered life-saving, and life-changing, therapies and medical aid to disadvantaged youngsters who either live below the poverty line, or are orphaned and in care, or who require specialist treatment that is not available to them through Social Services.
ACCA is run by a small Committee who give their time, experience and enthusiasm freely to making the world a better place for these children. Thanks to our generous sponsors, donors, and volunteers we can make a difference, and put smiles on young faces.