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A “Sponsorship Means” Story from Wendy Vezzosi

Throughout SPONSORPALOOZA we are sharing stories of what sponsorship means to students, their families, and their sponsors. Supporters can share their stories and videos on social media using the hashtag #SponsorshipMeans. We received the following #SponsorshipMeans Story from Wendy Vezzozi, a longtime sponsor and volunteer: This beautiful poster was written by our sponsor child Rutilia […]

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Sponsors and visitors share in many joyous moments

This year, Common Hope the pleasure of welcoming 47 visitors to our 2015 graduation celebration in Guatemala. Visitors came from all over the United States, many traveling to Guatemala for the first time. In fact, there were a lot of “firsts” over the course of the week! In Antigua, we hosted our first-ever Sponsorship Carnival, the mother of one […]

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A surprise Skype visit makes a former sponsor’s dream come true

Sharon Harren has worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters for twenty years. As a gift of appreciation, the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff teamed up with Common Hope to fulfill one of Sharon’s biggest dreams: the chance to meet her formerly sponsored student, Victor Hugo. Sharon began her journey of sponsorship 24 years ago when […]

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A small town in South Dakota has a big heart for our mission

Frederick, South Dakota, a small town of roughly 250 residents, is home to a group of people who are making a difference for our families in Guatemala. Teresa Hermodson-Olsen, our Sponsorship Coordinator in the St. Paul office, traveled there last month to get the word out about Common Hope, child sponsorship and our 2015 School Supply […]

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An emotional visit 15 years in the making

Toni Pflueger and her daughters Sara and Becky traveled to Antigua earlier this November to attend Common Hope’s graduation ceremony. It was Sara’s second trip to Guatemala, but the first for Toni and Becky. All three felt that attending graduation was an exciting opportunity, one that doesn’t come around often. To make their trip even […]

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