What’s Happening 2018-09-06T15:43:32+00:00

What’s Happening

Stay up on all the latest happenings at Common Hope, and in Guatemala. This is your source for the heartwarming stories of perseverance, inspiring moments of success and so much more. It’s all right here, and it’s your window into the day-to-day of Common Hope and the families we touch.

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Sadie and Iliana, two girls a world apart, with lots in common

Sadie, an 11-year-old at Minnewashta Elementary, won an award for community work at her school. That award included prize money. Instead of buying something for herself, Sadie decided she wanted to make a difference. That decision led her on [...]

September 25th, 2018|Categories: Our Favorites, Sponsorship, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

Minnetonka High School IB/IS students donate Spanish novels for teens in Guatemala

In March, students from the Minnetonka High School International Baccalaureate (IB/IS) program raised money for Spanish books, specifically Spanish novels for teenagers. At their IB/IS Global Gathering and Giving Event, they raised more than $250! The students also made [...]

September 19th, 2018|Categories: Guatemala News, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

The Legend of the Guatemalan Worry Doll

Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to [...]

September 18th, 2018|Categories: Guatemala News, Our Favorites|0 Comments

Florida Charter School Gives ‘Home Sweet Home’ New Meaning

The inspired mind can accomplish great things no matter the age! Common Hope School Partner Bonita Springs Charter School proves it and are this month's honored supporters in action.Just last December, Spanish teacher, Sarah Egberg confirmed that Bonita Springs Charter [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: Supporters In Action|0 Comments

Guatemala becomes second home for volunteers Steve and Marilyn Brown

With a heart full of appreciation, we say "hasta luego" to Steve and Marilyn Brown, long-time sponsors and volunteers for Common Hope. Over the past 18 years, they’ve spent a total of 3 years in Guatemala volunteering their time. [...]

April 16th, 2018|Categories: Supporters In Action|0 Comments