Sponsorpalooza is a campaign to honor current sponsors and encourage new sponsors to BE THE HOPE for an impoverished student in Guatemala.
When you become a sponsor, you provide support and encouragement to a student as they work towards their dream of high school graduation.
You are giving the gift of HOPE!
WHAT IS SPONSORSHIP?
At any given time, there are more than 600 students who are looking for someone like you to BE THE HOPE. With a monthly gift of just $60, you can provide everything a student needs to be successful in the classroom. Your donation also provides the student’s entire family with access to our health care, housing, and family development services.
But sponsorship is more than a monetary gift – it’s about building a relationship. Common Hope will connect you to a student in Guatemala. You will receive a photo and twice-yearly letters from them, along with Activity Reports that outline how your student is doing.
As a sponsor, you are free to write your student as frequently as you would like. Common Hope also offers the opportunity to visit your student in Guatemala!
Get to know the students below by reading their stories, then click their picture to begin your sponsorship! If you would like to sponsor a student of a specific age or grade please email us or call us at (651) 917-1045. We are happy to answer any questions!
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Orlando Gustavo With a 3rd and 6th grade education, my parents currently work as a mason’s assistant and tortilla maker, but it is inconsistent work. I am almost done with the 3rd grade and have passed each one of my classes this year! I have big dreams of becoming a doctor.
Glenda Marisol My parents and eight siblings live in the community of San Rafael el Arado, where my parents work as farmers. I am four years old and have just started school. The Common Hope Education Promoters are helping me prepare for school by doing reading activities every week.
Belizardo Emmanuel I am seven years old and in 1st grade. My parents, eight siblings and I live on our employer’s land just outside of Antigua. I do my homework in the afternoons with help from my sister. When I grow up I want to be an Accountant. After school, I help my dad to cut firewood.
Ayda Noemí My mom is raising me and my sister by herself. She makes a small income selling snow cones and tending a farm. I am 11 years old and in 4th grade but school has been difficult for me this year. I am looking for a sponsor who is willing to take a risk on me.
José Luis Studying in 8th grade and being 19 years old is often times difficult as I’m the oldest in my grade. I hope to be a bank manager. My mother does the best that she can for my brother and I, but she makes very little money washing clothes and our living conditions are poor.
Kimberly Yesenia I am in 2nd grade and hope to be a Physical Education Teacher. My father wants to improve our lives and our living conditions since the place where we live puts us at risk for mudslides. Along with working full-time, my father is also trying to attend University for Industrial Engineering.
Antony Isaac I am still waiting for a sponsor after six years. My mom and I live in a small house in the community of San Miguel Milpas Altas. As a beautician, my mom earns less than $200 a month. I turn eleven on September 19th and the best gift would be to have a sponsor.
Sara Dayana My family recently moved to the Antigua area in search of better opportunities. My parents work as a farmer and a house cleaner which provide little income for the family. We rent a house now, but it is in very poor condition. I am finishing 9th grade and will start high school in January.
Marvin Yobani I live in San Miguel Milpas Altas with my parents and two brothers. My goal is to pass Jr. High and study more. I don’t have too many friends. What I like the most about 7th grade is reading class. When I grow up I want to be an aviator pilot or an engineer.
HOW CAN I BE PART OF SPONSORPALOOZA?
SPONSOR A STUDENT
This is what SPONSORPALOOZA is all about – giving hope to an impoverished student through the gift of sponsorship! All of the kids in the gallery above have one dream in common – to graduate from high school and have a brighter future. YOU CAN BE A PART OF THAT DREAM! Become a sponsor today and we will send you everything you need to know about the program, your student and their family. It’s time to begin a rewarding journey.
JOIN US ON OUR COFFEE TOUR
Our Sponsorship Team is hitting the road throughout September and October to spread the hope of sponsorship! Check out the SPONSORPALOOZA calendar to see what cities the team will be touring through. Everyone is welcome to join us at any of the stops and we encourage you to bring friends! We would love to buy you a cup of coffee and talk about the real difference you make in a student’s life.
HOST A HOPE IN THE HOME PARTY
Common Hope sponsors know firsthand the difference their sponsorship is making. If you’re a sponsor who wants to share that experience with others, host a home party! We will send you a Party Box Kit, which has everything you need to host your party including invitations and RSVP cards, profiles and pictures of 8 students, info about sponsorship and Common Hope’s mission, and party gifts for your guests! You will also receive hostess perks!
GET SOCIAL WITH SPONSORPALOOZA
An easy, yet powerful way to help us spread the word about SPONSORPALOOZA is by using social media. Share Common Hope’s posts on Facebook and Twitter, or share your own sponsorship story. Use the hashtags #sponsorpalooza, #bethehope, and #sponsorship means to see your posts show up below. Join other sponsors across the country and spread the HOPE! Click below to view our “Get Social” guide.
INVITE COMMON HOPE TO SPEAK
Are you interested in having Common Hope speak at your business, church, or club? Send us an email or call us at 651-917-1045. We would be happy to work with you to coordinate a speaking engagement! Whether it’s a book club with 10 members or a corporate group of 150 people, we can cater a presentation that will fit your needs.
GIVE A PRESENTATION
Are you passionate about sponsorship and enjoy public speaking? Consider giving a presentation at your work, church, school, or club! Common Hope provide you with talking points, photos, a powerpoint, handouts, or whatever you may need for your presentation. Email us to let us know you’re interested or call us at 651-917-1045.