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The hospitality team takes a break from the office to work construction for a week

Last week, our hospitality staff in Guatemala traded in their computers and office supplies for hammers and shovels, working alongside our construction staff in an effort to provide new homes for our families! Development & hospitality manager, Erin Treinen, explains that the construction staff at Common Hope needed help because there were many families who had […]

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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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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 […]

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