As well as the backpacks every child needs black exercise books, pens, pencils, rubbers, sharpeners, A4 files, set squares, scissors etc.

This year, the need is bigger than ever, due to the effect of Covid 19, which has greatly increased the number of unemployed parents without the means to buy the necessities for their children.

Would you be willing to add some items to your shopping trolley to enable a child to start the term with a smile? From 21 August Continente and other shops will be stocking their BACK TO SCHOOL range.

Or if you prefer, a donation of 35 Euros will buy and fill one backpack. This is the IBAN number PT50 0079 0000 4342 6419 1012 2 (Associação solidariedade Crianças Carenciadas Algarve no. Contribuinte 506088090)
All donations will be given out at start of the new school year in September. There is an enormous need and all help will be very much appreciated.

School Materials and Backpacks can be delivered to the following Drop-off Points between 21 August and 4 September:

  • Alcantarilha -The Golf Shack, EN125;
  • Almancil - Curiosa Indoor&Outdoor , Troto, EN125;
  • Almancil -Iceland Overseas Supermercados;
  • Armação de Pêra - Holiday Inn Algarve;
  • Galé - Iceland Overseas Supermercados;
  • Guia - Iceland Overseas Supermercados;
  • Silves - Castelo de Sonhos;
  • Portimão - Iceland Overseas Supermercados.

For more information about this appeal please contact ACCA - Wanda Crawford on 919 617 995or email
ACCA - Margaret Garnett 913550015
Castelo de Sonhos - Sue Butler-Cole 968 335 856 or email