About SACS

Together, we can provide hope for the future in Argentina

SACS stands for Send a Child to School – which is precisely our goal. We are an all-volunteer organization that provides a grade-appropriate backpack with school supplies to children at the beginning of each school year. Through an application process, students are selected, based on need. SACS is a non-profit that exists completely on volunteerism and monetary donations from individuals and corporations.

Who we are

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Provide students with the educational tools

In 1999, the Buenos Aires International Newcomers (BAIN) group started a toy drive the low-income children living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. However, after doing this for a few years and talking to members in the community, the group decided to switch its focus to helping children arrive prepared for the first day of school in order to have a greater impact. The project soon evolved into what is now Send a Child to School (SACS). Today SACS is a nonprofit organization run by a group of dedicated Expatriates and Argentine volunteers supported by dozens of individual volunteers, corporations and small businesses.

 

What is our mission?

Our mission is to provide students with the educational tools they need to reach their academic potential.

 

How do we accomplish our mission?

Provide students with the educational tools

Our efforts each year have helped low-income school children walk proudly into their classrooms on the first day, equipped and ready to learn. Those first few days of school are so important. The students begin classes prepared to succeed.In 2019, we prepared 2,500 backpacks and delivered them to 38 institutions, traveling 8,000 kilometers through  Santiago del Estero, Corrientes, Salta, Ruta 40, Uruguay and Buenos Aires in just 22 days.

Group homes, homework centers, food kitchens, nutrition centers, shelters for battered women and other organizations located in Buenos Aires and Greater Buenos Aires request support for their children. The board reviews the requests and makes site visits. The recipients are chosen based on greatest need and commitment to school attendance. The board members and volunteers personally deliver the backpacks to the children before the start of the school year.

 

How can you help?

Together, we can provide hope for the future in Argentina.

Provides students educational tools they need to reach their academic potential.

> Volunteer: Provide help organizing events or with the backpacks assembly and distribution.

> Donate: Use the PayPal button on our website to make a quick and secure donation.

> Purchase a Pack (PAP): Buy a backpack and supplies through PAP at one of our events.

> Sponsor School: Sponsor a school, orphanage, study center with backpacks and school supplies.

> Join future events: Attend one of our variety of fundraising events which include: feria americanas, concerts, and embassy receptions.