Charity & Charitable Organisations

The New Goldra Dog Sanctuary
Volunteer run sanctuary for abandoned dogs for food, housing, medical care and adoption.
Mr No Ears - Rescue and Retirement Sanctuary
A rural shelter for retired and disabled street cats. Located within Carvoeiro Cats Charitys grounds, it is to be known as "MR NO EARS RESCUE AND RETIREMENT SANCTUARY" in honour of Algarves world famous street cat.
Charity that supports children in need in the Algarve. Raises funds to help support the needs of individual causes and existing institutions that work with children. Covers the whole of the Algarve. At Almancil.
ACT-Associacao Crista de Tavira
Here to help the needy of Tavira. 10:30-14:30. Wed Thu. Fri. and Sat. Donations of all items large or small gratefully accepted. Close to Tavira rail station. Email or call for directions or information.
AGA - Amigos dos Gatos do Algarve and Animal Charity Shop
Charity organisation in support, feeding, TNR-neutering of stray and feral cats. Fundraising, charity shop, boot sales, merchandise, cat adoption, sponsoring. The Charity Shop in Montechoro, latest cat news on Facebook also Mr No Ears
Salvation Army
Christian based organisation sharing their faith by action. Homes for elderly, childrens home, food and clothing centre, soup kitchen and programmes for the marginal society.
AEZA Aljezurs Animal Shelter
A small charity that rescues abandoned, unwanted dogs and cats from the Aljezur concelho. Volunteer operated and using flight parents for out-of-country transport.
You cant save a whole world of dogs, but you can save the whole world of one dog.
The Goodwill Charity Shop - Portimao
Charity shop situated close to the Portimao Theatre. Glad to receive clothes, bric-a-brac, furniture, books and anything that can be sold to help the elderly, local schools and orphanages. At Portimao. Shop open every day 10:00-14:00 sat 10:00-13:00
Cadela Carlota & Company - Animal Protection Association
ACCC - Animal protection society. Non-profit association, relies on donations and proceeds from charity shop in Lagos at Estrada Porto de Mos, Lote 3. Links also from Lagos Camara website for dog adoptions from municipal kennel.
Friends of the British Cemetery
UK registered charity for the maintenance of the British Cemetery in Elvas and for the Chapel of S. Joao da Corujeira, adjoining the cemetery. Remembrance ceremonies are held in the British Cemetery each 11th November and in May.
Tavira Treasure
Charity taking in clothes, books and bric-a-brac to donate or sell to the needy of Tavira. At Tavira Christian Centre and is open 10:00 -12:30 Saturdays.
Ria de Alvor - Nature Reserve
The beautiful river estuary between Portimao and Lagos. A nature reserve of dunes, marshes, forest and agricultural land. 273 bird species, 500 plant species, 75 butterfly species... Accessible by boat and also on wheels via the boardwalk.
Associacao Animais de Rua
Volunteer run national organization that works to capture and neuter stray animals using TNR (Trap-Neuter-Return), which are then returned to their familiar grounds. Adoption program, online store and links for discounted pet food. Also on Facebook.
Wolf Valley Charity
The Charity was founded by residents and friends of Vale do Lobo, with the aim of helping the less fortunate in the area. All work is voluntary and all monies raised are used to supply items needed by various local causes.
Centre Algarve
Holiday centre for people with special needs. Fund raising includes sponsor an animal, volunteers welcome.
The Nandi Charity Shops - Lagos
Registered animal charity 2 shops Lagos to raise funds for sterilisation, vets and animal food. Donations wanted, can collect furniture. Aids other charities. Main Shop open all wk 10.00-16:00 Urb do Rossio de Sao Joao No2, next to English Card Shop
Refugio dos Burros Charity Shop
Located Estombar (between Lagoa, Portimao) Offering second hand clothes, shoes, handbags, books, furniture and much more. All proceeds go towards rescue, rehabilitation and re homing of donkeys, dogs and cats. Shop open Thur-Sat 11:00-15:00.
Madrugada Charity Shop
Encore is our fashion and accessories shop. One in Praia da Luz and one in Almançil selling good quality and designer second-hand clothes. Our "Home" shop in Praia da Luz sells second-hand furniture, bric-a-brac and useful household items.
NECI - Childrens Charity
Nucleus for the Education of the Misfit Child, is a private charity Association, non-profit, with public purposes, main activity for disabled people in the municipalities of Aljezur, Lagos and Vila do Bispo.
Charity organisation. Social marginalization, hunger, poverty, disease and underdevelopment aid. Homelessness, people in need, prison visits, after prison socialisation, self-financing projects, development and awareness. Promote Christian values.
Saluting for Charity
Charity association who do fundraising for other local charities. Based in Vale do Lobo, Almancil. Info also on Facebook.
SOS Algarve Animals
Registered Algarve charity, privately funded, to help abandoned animals. Education in benefits of sterilization and responsible pet ownership. Adoption and temporary care so pet owners receive healthy and social animals. Volunteers always welcome.
APAA - Association for the Protection of Animals in the Alga...
Registered animal charity. Operates 3 charity shops in Albufeira, Alvor and Silves. Main focus is spaying and neutering scheme. Also has veterinary treatment scheme to help people who cannot afford full cost of emergency treatment for their animals.
Castelo de Sonhos - Charity, Silves
Charity Association helping the underprivileged in the Silves area since 1999, with 8500 people registered. Mission: Eradication of Poverty. Donations of food and clothing can be made, also money via Caixa de Credito Agrícola bank.