Frequently Asked Questions

About Us

What is AAC?

Anba Abraam Charity (AAC) is a Canadian, volunteer-based, non-profit charity registered since 1994 (Registration # 1050720 Business Number: 88759 3267 RR0001). The purpose of AAC is to serve the local and the global community by educating, empowering and equipping them to break the cycle of poverty and impact their lives in a positive way.

How does AAC work?

In partnership – we work in partnership with local organizations so we can collaborate on similar goals as much as we consider our beneficiaries as partners in the process and the decision making.

In a holistic way – looking at the socio-economic factors and also the cultural dimension that allow us to put in place programs that are relevant to people’s needs and cultures. We also look at beneficiaries’ various needs: education, health, sustainable incomes and spiritual fulfillment.

In a sustainable way – we invest in long term solutions that target and serve the community as a whole. We train and empower local leadership to set up the community up for long term success so that they can be self sustaining and self sufficient.

Is AAC a religious organization?

Since 1994, AAC’s programs and activities are guided by God’s love, the fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, and voluntary service. These principles allow us to provide help to serve people regardless of their race, religion, social status, and culture.

Humanity
In a sustainable way – we invest in long term solutions that target and serve the community as a whole. We train and empower local leadership to set up the community up for long term success so that they can be self sustaining and self sufficient.

Impartiality
AAC makes no discrimination to nationality, race, or religious beliefs. It seeks to relieve the suffering of all individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

Voluntary Service
AAC is a voluntary charitable organization not prompted in any manner by desire for financial gain. Being volunteer based, there is no overheads cost being spent on staff or fundraising.

Where does AAC work and why?

AAC works locally in Canada serving low income families and new immigrants, mainly in the Peel region as well as First Nation communities in Aroland (5 hours north of Thunder Bay).

Internationally, AAC works in Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, and Bolivia through development programs (education, health and sustainable income), and humanitarian volunteer trips.

AAC has selected communities who are in the greatest of needs and work in these specific countries where we have had the experience and the resources to be able to mobilize efforts in the most efficient ways.

Donations

How much of my donation reaches beneficiaries and projects directly?

Due to the advantage of being a volunteer-based charity, AAC doesn’t have any overhead cost, therefore 99% of your donation goes towards beneficiaries and projects and about 1% is spent on administrative cost (Food bank rent of 2 locations, food delivery, utilities, etc.)

How do I make a donation?

There are different simple ways to donate

Online Donation: Using your credit Card (Visa or Master Card) or Pay Pal. To make a donation, please visit www.anbaabraamcharity.ca

You can mail or drop of your donation in AAC designated boxes.

Mailing address:

AAC

P.O.Box 207, A12 – 1250 Eglinton Ave. W.

Mississauga, Ontario L5V 1N3

Can I make a monthly donation to AAC?

Yes you can! Through your credit card (Visa or Master Card) or to be withdrawn from your bank account. In this case you have to fill the monthly donation form on line or send it by mail to us. Monthly donations are matched to monthly expenses that run educational programs and enable us to rely on a steady income. You can however choose to match it to any other fund and/or stop, increase or decrease your monthly donation at any time.

Can I raise money for AAC though a fundraising event?

We are very grateful for anyone who would like to help us raise money through a community fundraising event or an employee campaign. Before you start planning, please contact us to speak with a member of our fundraising team who can help you plan your event and provide you with some useful tools, resources and materials.

Does AAC accept donations of medicines and medical equipment?

AAC accepts donations of medicines and certain medical equipment includes ultrasound units, dialysis units, monitors, hospital beds. AAC issues tax receipts for in-kind donations. Please contact us for more details.

Taxes

Do I get a tax receipt for my donation?

You will receive an official tax receipt for the total amount you donated at the end of each fiscal year to your mailing address.

What if I have misplaced my tax receipt?

Please contact us at 905 812 9039 to request a copy of your receipt. We will send you a replacement for the tax receipt.

Still need help? Send us a note!

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