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Back-to-school programme - we are doing it again!

ACCA Back to school programmeWe need your help! Children’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 2017 the charity gave out 850 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 x 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 between 21st August and 5th September, you will be making that difference.

Drop Off Points

Alcantarilha: The Golf Shack, EN125
Albufeira: Bookworms - near bullring/Globe roundabout
Almancil: The Hut, opposite Apolonia
Almancil: Curiosa Indoor & Out, Troto, EN125
Armação de Pêra: Holiday Inn Algarve
Boliqueime: Diamond Properties, EN125
Guia: Iceland, Albufeira Retail Park
Guia: Barbearia JUST
Montcarpacho: Casa de Povo
Messines - The Bombeiros Charity Barn
Lagos: CARDS, Centre and  MoviesOn, EN125
Portimão: Iceland, Retail Center
Santa Barbara: Julie´s Bistro
São Brás: The Museum
Silves: Castelo dos Sonhos
Tavira: Somewhere Else, Dave's Bar

Or, if you prefer to let us have a donation, we will do the shopping and assemble the back packs (we can purchase these – and gym bags – for just €5, or you can order by emailing: backtoschoolalgarve@gmail.com or phone Lynda on 936 431 77 or Su Davis - su.davis@sapo.pt.

ACCA, 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.