By gathering a group of friends or your community to collect supplies through the year, you can help the people of Guatemala. Although our needs are different depending on the season, we accept donations to any category throughout the year. If you want to organize a supply drive or have questions, please contact Colleen Tracy at (651) 917-0917 or colleent@us.commonhope.org.

Winter Supply Drive

Emergency relief
We are collecting items to prepare for the rainy season which starts the beginning of May: rain coats and ponchos, flashlights, batteries, orange reflective decals, megaphones, first aid kits and supplies, rain boots, long underwear, glow-in-the-dark tape, duct tape, whistles, work gloves.

Office supplies
We can spend more money on programs if we spend less on our needed US or Guatemala office supplies: glue sticks, laser computer paper, paper clips, stamps, 2-inch binders, large kitchen trash bags, napkins, paper towels, colored file folders and ink cartridges for our Dell printer (Dell 5130CDN).

Spring Supply Drive

Spanish children’s books
We are collecting new or gently used Spanish books for children and youth for the libraries in our schools.

Daycare / preschool supplies
Plastic bibs, sippy cups, safety gadgets for (cabinets, electrical sockets), etc., small toys for early childhood stimulation, safe rattles, blocks, block and board books, baby sleepers (with zipper, so you do not have to use blankets), training pants, chalk, Play Doh, cookie cutters, puzzles and games.

Summer Supply Drive

Education supplies
Backpacks, pens (black/blue/red), pencils, erasers, sharpeners, glue bottles, 12-pack colored pencils, children’s scissors, rulers, watercolors, scientific calculators, 12 pack -crayons (No notebooks, paper, or folders.)

Classroom incentives for our partner schools
Stickers, pencils, hair things for girls, fun folders, activity games for boys and girls, small craft kits.

Please note: We only accept newly purchased items.

Fall Supply Drive

Hats, gloves, mittens, and scarves
Store-bought or hand-made items help families stay warm through the rainy season, when temperatures can dip to 40 degrees Farenheit.

Hygiene products
Bars of soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes.

Box Tops for Education

Help us save money and spend more directly on programs by collecting and clipping Box Tops off your favorite products! You can drop them off or mail them to our office.


Spread the word

Introduce your family and friends to our work by hosting a party in your home, setting up a presentation at your faith community, workplace, or civic group, or organizing a fundraiser.

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