Living in Canada is a blessing and with it comes a responsibility to care for the less fortunate. This responsibility is what drove the establishment of the Anba Abraam’s Charity in 1994. Our primary focus is to alleviate and decrease poverty through financial assistance, access to education, empowerment and the establishment of firm foundations.
We offer sustainable income projects, educational programs, food banks, community kitchens, medical clinics, and training centers in several countries worldwide. Today, our programs serve over 25,000 monthly based on our donors’ generosity.
Our mission is to improve the lives of the underprivileged people in Egypt, Canada and around the world by utilizing and mobilizing the power of humanity. We are motivated by God’s love to serve all people regardless of religion, ethnicity, race, or gender.
“While visiting Anba Abraam Charity’s projects I was most touched by a home for physically and mentally challenged children. There was a wide range of issues and ages. This project was just in its infancy and yet there were a large number of children. The children are given the respect and support that is needed where they may otherwise not receive it. The children were filled with love and joy. Much more support is needed to train and educate volunteers at the facility. With the support of donors around the world to AAC I know these kids have a bright future.”
“On my trip to Egypt I was given a tour of a workshop which supported impoverished women to learn a trade. They are taught how to sew and use specialized equipment for embroidery. While they are training they are paid and then hired. This very important service helps woman to save up for a dowry which then always them to choose a spouse rather than to be forced into a marriage. Their work was beautiful and there was a great sense of pride in all the women we met.”
“My husband and I had the opportunity to visit a home for the dying which is one of Anba Abraam’s Charity programs. We saw first hand the state of art equipment that was bought through the support and funds of donors. It was a clean and well cared for building. The patients are all bed ridden and yet they have smiles on their faces. This project has given these elderly and terminally ill people a chance to end their days in dignity and comfort. We were moved and proud that our donations were so well spent.”
"Love is not patronizing and charity isn't about pity, it is about love. Charity and love are the same -- with charity you give love, so don't just give money but reach out your hand instead."