ACCA helps children in need return to school with full backpacks

ACCA helps children in need return to school with full backpacks

Algarve children’s charity ACCA is once again promoting its ‘Back to School’ campaign, which collects backpacks and school supplies and distributes them among hundreds of children in need across the region.

As in previous editions, the list of needed items is extensive and includes backpacks, reams of paper; black A4 notebooks (plain, ruled and squared books); rulers; scissors; A4 files; pencil cases; felt-tipped pens; coloured pencils; calculators; compasses and set squares.

There are several drop-off points which will be welcoming donations between August 21 and September 4: Curiosa Indoor & Outdoor and The Food Co in Almancil; Holiday Inn Algarve in Armação de Pêra; Iceland Overseas Supermarkets in Guia and Portimão; and Castelo de Sonhos in Silves.

Alternatively, you can donate directly into the charity account and ACCA volunteers will shop for the needy children on your behalf (IBAN: PT50 0079 0000 4342 6419 1012 2). A donation of €5 buys a backpack, while €35 is enough to fill a backpack with essential school supplies.