Sounds & Tastes of the Americas 2021
This year as we celebrate our 25th anniversary, the Sounds & Tastes of the Americas will be held virtually on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
The Sounds part of the event will be hosted by Adrian Harewood and include a pre-recorded video featuring performances by Colores Andinos and testimonies by students, project partners and volunteers.
The Tastes part of the event will include Latin American fare by Raphael Express (Peruvian cuisine) and La Cabaña (Salvadoran cuisine) via delivery service or pick up.
The auction will be held online from November 12 to 21, 2021.
A marketplace of holiday baskets filled with fair trade and organic Camino products will be held online from November 12 to December 4, 2021.
Stay tuned for more details!
Back to School 2021
In August 2021, ACCESO International partnered with South East Ottawa Community Health Centre to provide backpacks filled with school supplies, masks, hand sanitizer to 121 students in grades JK to 12 from low-income New Canadian families in Ottawa. Students in grades 7-12 also received a personal care kit containing essentials such as soap, shampoo, and toothbrushes. A big thank you to all the ACCESO volunteers and Amigos Club members who helped with the shopping and packing of the personal care kits and backpacks. We are very grateful to our donors for their support of this project that enables under privileged students to begin the school year with dignity.
Parents/guardians shared the following messages regarding their experience with receiving school supplies from ACCESO:
“Everything was wonderful and covered what my children needed.’’
“I hope this program continues forever because it is amazing!”
“My children liked the backpacks and were very happy. The quality was very good and the supplies were perfect. This saved us a lot of money. I have 6 children and spend almost 600$ on school supplies.”
“The bags were beautiful and amazing! You surprised us and the bags came just in time, thank you so much!”
Since 2003, more than 1300 students from new immigrant and refugee families have been supported by our Solidarity With Students: Making Education More Accessible for New Canadians program.
25th Anniversary Fundraising Goal
To celebrate 25 years of enabling education, we hope you can help us meet our 2021 goal to raise $25,000 dollars from individual donations, and $25,000 more through a virtual edition of the Sounds and Tastes of the Americas.
Thank you for your continued support of ACCESO’s promotion of education, a sure way to make the world (and the year 2021) better for everyone!
Celebrating 25 Years and a New Look!
2021 marks ACCESO International’s 25th year of helping students receive greater access to education. As we continue our efforts across the Americas we will also be celebrating all that we have achieved with your generosity. On January 25th we launched our anniversary year with a new logo, designed by ACCESO Amiga Rachel, and a 25th anniversary blog to highlight the many important parts of ACCESO International that make it a successful organization.
We are planning events throughout the year and will revisit our accomplishments and the people who made them possible. Be sure to check this website, our new blog and our social media to stay up to date and join in our celebration!
Annual Campaign – 2020
This holiday season we’re asking you to renew your support by donating to our 2020 Annual Campaign. Your donation remains our most valued support and it means a great deal to the beneficiaries. Please consider a donation as part of your holiday giving!
2018 Annual Report
For updates on Acceso International’s activities in 2018 please see our 2018 Annual Report.
Trivia Night – Fall 2019
On Saturday, November 2nd ACCESO International held another fun and laughter filled Trivia Night at the Stittsville Lions Club Hall – 1339 Stittsville Main Street.
Community Partnership Award
ACCESO International was recently recognized with a Community Partnership Award from the South East Ottawa Community Health Centre for its Solidarity with Students Project. Special thanks to Sarah Alderwick and Karen Mount for their contribution to this project!