Time for some real talk, guys: Becoming an active, engaged member of the community is important. It’s even more important when there are numerous opportunities to help those less fortunate, connect with causes that truly make a difference, and forge new bonds in a country where inequality is still a pressing issue. If you’re looking for a chance to incorporate charitable acts into your life, we’ve got the perfect event for you. Join SACS – Send A Child to School – this Thursday, October 24th at 7:30 PM at the posh Quinta Anchorena in San Isidro to celebrate 20 years of helping the schoolchildren of Argentina take on the new academic year with a new backpack chock-full of supplies.
Founded in 1999 by a group of expat women, SACS distributes backpacks filled with age-appropriate school materials to underprivileged children in need. With an initial founding team that included the wife of the Australian ambassador to Argentina and the wife of ex-President of Exxon Mobil, today SACS is mainly run by a team of expats and volunteers. Hailing from the US and passionate about education, current President Stephanie Bruchou realized the importance of SACS’ having a permanent leader and has settled herself in Argentina with her family.
Since the application process involves children’s demonstrating both their attendance and financial need, you can be sure that any money you donate is directly allowing Argentina’s most deprived schoolchildren to access the help they need to succeed academically. Bruchou always makes sure that SACS works with Argentine NGOs as well as teachers who are based in the villas to make sure they’re donating the most useful and relevant items.
Tickets for the big SACS 20th anniversary bash are are available via advance sale only – and note that it always sells out! Contact the organization via email at [email protected] for more information and to save your spot. And if you can’t make it but still want to donate, you can donate via the web here. You can also follow SACS on Facebook to keep up with all of their awesome work throughout the year.