Archive | October, 2013

We need your help. We’re gearing up for the 2014 school year, which starts in late January, and we need to make sure our 3,200+ students have all the supplies they need. That means more than 10,000 pencils and pens! The more donations of supplies we can get in advance, the less we’ll have to […]

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Preschool graduation

The cuteness factor was at an all-time high last Friday at the Antigua site, where the preschool held their annual graduation ceremony. To celebrate, each preschool group (babies, toddlers, four and five year olds) presented a short skit complete with costumes. Then they walked down a runway to display their costumes, everything from princesses to […]

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Lee Kop

The $50 million milestone

How does it feel to give $50 million to charity? “Not much different than it felt yesterday,” say Lee Kopp of Kopp Investment Advisors, who reached that milestone earlier this year. “You can’t get carried away with your achievements in life,” says Kopp. “There’s always another hill to climb tomorrow.” Lee Kopp has been climbing […]

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Paulina

Celebrating a new home

Doña Paulina is a sweet, soft-spoken mother of six. She is eager to talk, though, when you ask about her new home. Until now, her family of eight has been living in a tiny cement room. It is just big enough for the two double beds where all six children, along with Paulina and her […]

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Special show on a special day for children

Yesterday was Dia del Niño—Day of the Child—in Guatemala. Google even created a special doodle for the day on their Guatemala homepage. To celebrate this special day, the library hosted a performance of “Peter and the Wolf,” presented by the well-loved theater group that performed “The Tortoise and the Hare” for last year’s celebration. In […]

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