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!