Grow our Arts and Cultural Centre in Rio de Janeiro – GivingForChange

Grow our Arts and Cultural Centre in Rio de Janeiro


Help grow our Arts and Cultural Centre in Rio de Janeiro and give the kids a better future.

 Make a positive difference to the children of Rio de Janeiro by helping Arte Para Kids grow their Arts and Cultural Center.

Tourism has brought many problems to the Rio de Janeiro, including drugs, alcohol and sex trafficking. The local population is too busy laboring to give attention to their children and the poorly-funded schools are open barely four hours a day. By the age of eight many children are still unable to read and adolescents without education or skills are seeking illegal ways to earn money. Four deaths by shooting have occurred in a place that up till 2010 was a peaceful paradise. With drug wars bringing new violence and the uglier side of tourism corrupting the local youth, a change is desperately needed.

Samir Mason Tisdale (known as Sam) is an American martial arts instructor who has moved permanently to Rio de Janeiro to follow a dream: to build a multi-generational Arts and Cultural Centre to Rio de Janeiro that will allow a brighter future. Sam’s dream is to reciprocate the help and influences he received when he was a youth and needed guidance.

While teaching English and arts, this center will also instruct in reading, writing and math. The art itself involves dance, acrobatics, music, calligraphy and painting.

As of now the building of this arts and cultural centre has been run by Sam and other helpers from the local community on land donated by the local with the help of volunteers and no income.


However, to grow our fledgling charity we need to have official status and an official bank system. 

In order to develop this centre we envisage – one where families come together in community projects and tourists mix with locals to break down boundaries of culture, wealth and religion - we need to raise $3,000. This money will be used to furnish the centre, buy books, art supplies and other materials. 

All this costs money and as our building is almost complete we need the money as soon as possible.

Help us create a better world for these children, giving them a sense of pride and a sense of unity. Your financial assistance will make a huge difference to these young lives. We have the fiscal support and sponsorship of Arts Warriors a 501c(3) United States charity so that any donation will be eligible for tax benefits in the US.


The community of Rio de Janeiro needs your help and will be grateful for any amount you can spare.

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Name Donate Amount Date
Kaleb Huerta $80.00 January 17, 2019
Pierce Berg $35.00 November 08, 2019
Riley Luna $100.00 March 04, 2020
Atticus Little $65.00 September 01, 2019
Julia Morris $200.00 July 04, 2019
Kaylin Briggs $60.00 December 25, 2019
Isabel Beck $100.00 June 30, 2019
Alyson Ross $150.00 October 05, 2019
Makai Kramer $175.00 June 22, 2019
Conner Craig $100.00 September 12, 2019
Laila Moody $150.00 August 19, 2019
Kymani Jones $85.00 September 10, 2019
Stephen Conrad $100.00 June 22, 2019
Orlando Holland $35.00 August 22, 2019
Alanna Pham $50.00 January 10, 2019
India Sandoval $50.00 August 09, 2019
Desiree Ortiz $105.00 October 30, 2019
Adrianna Maxwell $45.00 June 16, 2019
Sage Freeman $95.00 May 29, 2019
Catherine Cantu $75.00 April 30, 2019
Sage Cherry $75.00 December 13, 2019
Maximilian Blevins $200.00 April 05, 2020
Brodie Holt $135.00 September 11, 2019
Ibrahim Warner $200.00 July 14, 2019
Kiana Mccann $300.00 April 20, 2020
Markus Dorsey $125.00 June 02, 2019
Rylee Hunter $135.00 December 09, 2019

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