Photos from School Supply Days in Guatemala

In mid January, Common Hope held the annual Días de Útiles, or School Supply Days, in San Rafael, San Miguel Milpas Altas, New Hope and Antigua. Each year, Common Hope provides approximately 3,300 school supply bags, which contain everything children need for the school year–that’s about 12,000 pencils, 3,400 pairs of scissors and 19,200 pens!

The combined effort of hundreds of people in the U.S. and in Guatemala helped make our 2014 School Supply Container Project a success. “Thank you” to each and every one of you! Visit this blog post to read more about the organizations, churches, schools, and individuals who contributed.

Browse our galleries below to see photos from School Supply Days at all four locations!


New Hope

San Rafael

San Miguel Milpas Altas

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2 Responses to Photos from School Supply Days in Guatemala

  1. Barbara Olson February 13, 2015 at 2:44 pm #

    It was so fun shopping for the children of Guatemala’s school supplies. I remembered how my 4 children were excited to have new school supplies each fall and a back pack to put them in if required. I bought only sturdy backpacks for Guatemala because they may last for several years. It’s great to see the photos of the unloading of the contents, apparently separated out for the various ages by their needs. Thank you for all the work you do! I have 3 students & know they are being well provided for.

    A few years back I was able to visit Common Hope & meet two of my students, seeing firsthand the hardships they contend with.

    • Kallie Sandell February 13, 2015 at 3:33 pm #

      Thank you so much, Barbara, for your support and donations. It really means a lot!

      -Kallie Sandell
      Development Associate

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