Community Action Committee
The human nature of giving is one of the most powerful forces. At The American Society of São Paulo, we harness the efforts of our staff and volunteers to positively impact the lives of those most in need of assistance. We’d love for you to join us in helping to improve the situations of people in need from the São Paulo community.
The CAC supports our selected organizations through multiple channels:
Financially- through sponsorship, donations, and fundraising efforts
Socially- though social engagement and recreational activities
Manually- through cleaning and facility improvement projects
Educationally- through tutoring and enrichment programs
The goal is that community support and assistance enables these organizations to provide a safe and nurturing environment for children at-risk. This, in turn, provides a solid foundation for these children to build a successful future.
Events and social engagement provide children with unique and enjoyable social experiences to enrich their lives and connects them with the community, which broadens their social experiences, social maturity, and community network. Perhaps most importantly, the goal of these experiences is to bring joy into their lives. Another fortunate outgrowth of these events is the benefit gained by those who volunteer to help. In some ways, they are equally impacted by the time shared with these amazing children.
FEATURED CAC EVENTS
It Starts With the Will to Make a Difference
Requesting Your Support
Every person has the chance to make a change for good — no matter how big or small. Whatever amount you can give, or time you are willing to dedicate, know that your contribution makes a difference in the lives of others. Your donation, together with those of our other supporters, brings us ever closer to our goals.
If you feel moved by the causes The American Society of São Paulo promotes, we would very much appreciate your support. Set up your donation to The American Society of São Paulo today. It’s easy and most importantly, it will make a major difference in the lives of so many who are in need of help. Contact us today to learn more or click below to donate now.
Are you looking to support The American Society of São Paulo? We’d love to receive your help, and so will the community we provide for. Contact us to learn about donation opportunities. However you are able to help, we can assure you that it will have a major impact on the lives of many.
Volunteer Your Time
For Legal reason all AmSoc organized volunteering at our charities is for registered members only. We have many events that require volunteers including helping at fundraising events open to the community at large.
Purchase a membership plan and come volunteer at our events
Coordinate corporate work days
Commit to a reoccurring volunteer position at one of our organizations
Find out more about the Charities we Support:
Our team is dedicated to the mission of helping those in need in the São Paulo area. Get to know the people who make The American Society of São Paulo what it is. Our team is an unbelievable source of information and we are ready to share our events, activities, and the ways for you to get involved.
Casa Limiar serves vulnerable children that are brought into the home through the judicial system who have suffered ill-treatment, abandonment, living in situations of risk, among other reasons and are sheltered until they can be reintegrated with their families, adopted, or age out of the program at the age of 18.
Lar Tia Edna
Founded in the 50's by Edna Deakins, an American missionary, Lar Tia Edna provides a warm, loving home to approximately 15 children, most of whom will remain there until they reach adulthood or are legally adopted. Subsidized entirely by charitable donations, LTE is run by Henry (one of Edna's first adoptees) and his wife Nilma, who live on the premises and zealously care for their family. Their primary focus has always been the childrens' education; Henry and Nilma work with inexhaustible enthusiasm, pursuing every opportunity for their advancement.
The children who demonstrate interest are offered music lessons and a few have scholarships at Cultura Inglesa, where they study English.
Mission Abba is a Christian community that rescues youth at risk. Its goal is to reunite street children with their own families, and remedy the situation that led to a breakdown.
Founded in Interlagos in 1993 by an association of churches, ABBA is now led by Thomas and Susanna Smoak and a team of missionaries and volunteers. ABBA runs multiple programs including, 2 community centers, a shelter for children, as well as other social outreach programs aimed to strengthen families and keep children off the streets. It is funded by churches and individual donors, with occasional donations from corporations.
This is a community center that provides crucial educational assistance, career training, and social guidance to 480 at-risk youths in Campinas.
Established in 1981 by Jade Sieh, Chinese-American Sociologist, the NGO was originally designed to help women in Campinas escape prostitution. Sieh quickly learned that most of the prostitutes were from Jardim Sao Marcos, and after acquainting herself with the community, shifted her focus to prevention. Grupo began offering continuing education and vocational programs to the school age girls in the community.