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Annual School Supply Drive a Success!
By ACCESS Charity | Published  09/2/2007 | Community News | Rating:
ACCESS Charity
ACCESS: Allowing Children a Chance at Education, Inc. is a non-profit organization in Ontario, geared towards providing children in the developing world with opportunities for education. Founded by a Brampton high school student, the organization's goal is to provide needy children in the developing world with school uniforms and necessary school supplies, so that they have the opportunity to obtain the education required to find decent employment and support their families, in addition to education local youth on related issues. Contact ACCESS by email or visit 

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Successful School Supply Drive for Students in Developing World

Brampton - A huge thank-you goes out to community members and parishioners of St. Marguerite d'Youville Parish (Torbram Rd. & Sandalwood Pkwy) who displayed their support for the ACCESS Charity during its second annual School Supply Drive.

The event, hosted by ACCESS Charity through student volunteers and members of the Youth Ministry at St. Marguerite d’Youville Parish, ran over three weekends and concluded on September 2nd.

“Donating supplies directly helps make citizens aware that they can in fact make a difference in the world,” grade 12 student Daniel Francavilla explained. “As well, I think it’s a great time to remind ourselves of those less fortunate, while we do our back-to-school shopping.”

Others preferred to make monetary donations, which amounted to $1350.00 at this event. Funds will be spent to further develop projects funded by ACCESS, such as purchasing school uniforms for students in the Dominican Republic and improving school facilities in Colombia.

All of the supplies will be sent to developing countries in need, such as a school in the Honduras with over 2000 students, which ACCESS supported last year. The supplies will be shipped through Dr. Andrew Simone’s Canadian Food for Children, a charitable organization whose warehouse is located in Toronto.

ACCESS would like to thank all of those involved in making this fundraiser a success.

If you have any questions, please for more information, as well as photos and video from ACCESS events.

You are invited to sign the Guestbook on their website, or contact the charity by emailing

ACCESS Volunteers for the final day of the collection included (from left to right): Michael Charron, Michael Raczywolski, Michael Onabolu, Daniel Francavilla, Kody Robinson, Simon Cymerys, Kimbert Quesada, David Nasr, Nathalie Atanda, and Kristen Francavilla. Not pictured: Ann Le

Volunteers sit ready at the ACCESS booth set-up at St. Marguerite d'Youville Church during the three weekends of the drive.


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  • Comment #1 (Posted by connie Mbarek)
    To Whom it may concern,

    keep up the good work what you all is doing,its great...i think it makes people feel good knowing that that are people like you all helping others..good job.

    From Malta Europe.
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