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2015 Fall Fundraising

We are pleased to announce the 13th Annual Sounds and Tastes of the Americas taking place Saturday April 23, 2016 at the Ukrainian Hall, 1000 Byron Ave. This is our primary fundraising event and it features a dinner, a silent and live auction and entertainment. As the event date approaches you can learn more about the event and how to obtain tickets by visiting our Events page. The Sounds and Tastes of the Americas normally sells out so be sure to get tickets early!

Thanks to all who donated to last year's Fundraising Campaign. This year's campaign is now under way so please check our Donations page and read our latest 2015 Fall Donor Report and Fundraising Request which highlights a few of our accomplishments during 2015 and our expectations for the coming year.

As always, we would be grateful for any financial support that you can offer, especially in the immediate future. To donate now:

On-Line:

Donate Now Through CanadaHelps.org!
Donate using a secure payment system at canadahelps.org. Please note that a small portion of your donation (3%) is used by Canada Helps to cover credit card merchant rates, transaction fees, banking costs, receipting, reconciliation and disbursement.

By Cheque/Credit Card: Please make your cheque payable to Acceso International and send it to Acceso International, P.O. Box 11395 Postal Station H, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K2H 7V1. Please provide your name, full address and phone number for tax credit. For credit card payments please call (613) 831-9158. When you donate directly to ACCESO International, 100% of the amount donated will be allocated to our projects. Thank you for all of your past support and we look forward to seeing everyone again next year at the 2015 Sounds and Tastes of the America!


Since 1996, Acceso International has worked in 12 countries helping:

  • 45 pre-schools and daycares
  • 24 primary schools and 6 high schools
  • 30 women’s human rights workshops and cooperatives
  • 2 vocational centres & 2 orphanages
  • 2 dormitories
  • 6 libraries and 6 homework centres
  • 15 summer camps and 4 playgrounds
  • Over 2,500 primary students with bursaries
  • Over 475 high school students with bursaries
  • Over 1,500 post-secondary students with bursaries
  • Over 1050 immigrant and refugee children
  • Over 3,600 post-secondary students
  • Over 6,000 high school students
  • Over 15,000 primary students
  • Over 2,100 preschool children
  • Over 15,000 library patrons

For thousands of children, we have put pencils in their hands, notebooks on their desks, shoes on their feet, uniforms over their shoulders, school bags on their backs and in some cases, food in their stomachs. For dozens of teachers, we have put chalk in their hands, resources in their classrooms and books in their libraries. For dozens of youth, we have paid for their tuition, their transportation, their books and their nourishment. For dozens of women, we have provided positive alternatives, educational activities for their children, and more promising employment opportunities. More importantly for all of these recipients, we have put smiles on their faces, hope in their hearts and visions of equality, peace and ambition in their minds.